At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Coursework
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and NZ citizens

Scholars will be exceptional people, chosen for their potential to make a difference to Australia's future.

Award value:
Up to $120,000 over 2-3 years
Applications open: 
15 June 2018
Applications close: 
5 September 2018
  • Eligibility

    Eligibility requirements

    • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • You have completed an undergraduate degree after 1 September 2013 or will complete before 31 December 2018
    • You have achieved or are on track to achieve an average result of Honours 1 or Honours 2A equivalent
    • You have chosen to undertake a Masters by coursework or research (MPhil) or a PhD at one of our participating universities with demonstrated world-class capability in the proposed area of study
    • You must commence study following the year of the application
    • Your proposed program of study:
      • Can be in any field and must be relevant to the Foundation’s focus areas
      • Can include international opportunities, such as a period of study at an overseas university, a presentation at a conference significant to the discipline, or an internship or placement at an overseas organisation which will develop your leadership skills and global networks
      • Must underpin a worthy and viable post-study plan that benefits Australia

    Further details on the Westpac scholarship website 

Do you have a vision to change Australia for the better? Scholarships of up to $120,000 are available to support those with the drive to shape Australia. The Westpac Scholarship Program is an initiative of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation that will fund 100 scholarships and fellowships every year.