Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Postgraduate, Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Architecture and Planning, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering and Computing, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Law, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value Up to $120,000
Scholarship duration Two to three years depending on the program
Opening date 18 June 2019
Closing date 4 September 2019

Scholarship description

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships provide up to $120,000 over 2 to 3 years for postgraduate study at select Australian universities, including UQ.

The scholarship is offered in broad priority focus areas

  • technology and innovation
  • fostering Australian-Asian ties 
  • enabling positive social change

The scholarship also includes a 9-month Leadership Development Program commencing with a Sydney residential program from 16-21 February 2020.


Who can apply?  Scholars who:

  • have demonostrated academic excellence and are eager to undertake a PhD or full time Masters
  • are passionate about strenghtening Australia's ties with Asia, driving technology and innovation or enabling positive social change
  • have a bold vision to contribute to the growth and prosperity of Australia who can articulate this vision and how postgraduate study will help make it real
  • possess a desire and potential to lead
  • are keen to be inspired by others, build networks and collaborate across diverse disciplines
  • are confident in taking on challenges
  • have a desire to be part of and contribute to the Westpac 100 Scholars Network 

Visit the Westpac Future Leaders website for full eligibility requirements.

Funding requests for the purpose of medical research as defined in the ARC Medical Research Policy available on the Australian Research Council website will not be considered; MD, juris doctor programs or equivalent are also excluded.

Applications are closed.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

Applications will be accepted until 4 September 2019.

Selected finalists will be required to attend a National Assessment Centre on 9-10 December 2019 in Sydney.

Apply via the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships website

Applications are closed.


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