At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Coursework
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens
Award value:
Valued at up to $120,000 over, typically, 2-3 years, scholarships will be awarded annually for research or coursework studies at graduate level.
Applications open: 
1 June 2016
Applications close: 
31 August 2016
  • Eligibility

    We're looking for Australia's best and brightest

    Your ability matches your drive - giving you the potential to make a lasting difference to Australia's future.

    We want to help you realise this potential. Scholarships are open to those:

    • Who have demonstrated academic excellence and are eager to undertake a PhD or full time Masters at one of nine universities, in a field of world class standing
    • Passionate about strengthening Australia's ties with Asia, driving technology and innovation or enabling positive social change
    • With 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
    • Possessing a desire and potential to lead
    • Keen to be inspired by others, build networks and collaborate across diverse disciplines 
    • Confident in taking on challenges.

    Requirements

    • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
    • You have completed an undergraduate degree after 1 September 2011, 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 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
      • 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.
    • 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.

    More questions?

    Info webinar

     

    Westpac will be hosting a webinar to provide potential applicants with a greater sense of what they’re looking for, tips to complete their application and an opportunity to ask questions.

     

    Wednesday 3 August 2016 at 3.30pm AEST

    Register here for the webinar

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The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation has made a promise to back 100 people with the imagination to shape Australia’s future, every year, forever.