At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Coursework
Postgraduate Research
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens
Award value:
Up to $120,000 over 2-3 years
Applications open: 
15 June 2017
Applications close: 
5 September 2017
  • Eligibility

    • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
    • You have completed an undergraduate degree after 1 September 2012, OR will complete an undergraduate degree in the year of application
    • You have achieved or are on track to achieve an average result of H1 or H2A equivalent (approx. 75%) 
    • You have chosen to undertake a full-time Masters by coursework or research of a PhD at one of our nine participating universities with demonstrated world-class capability in the proposed area of study 
    • You must commence study in the following year of the application (Jan - Dec)
    • Your proposed program of study:
      • Can be in any field and must be relevant to the Foundation's focus areas
      • Include international opportunities, such as a period of study at an overseas university, an invited presentation at a conference significant to the discipline, or a period of internship or placement at an overseas organisation, which will develop your leadership skills and global networks
      • Underpin a worthy and viable post-study plan that benefits Australia
    • 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.

    Further details on the 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. The Foundation is celebrating Westpac’s 200th anniversary in 2017 with a $100 million gift to future generations of Australians.