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Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship

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What is the Asian Exchange Scholarship?

Valued at $12,000, the scholarship supports students who are interested in Asia, and want to actively contribute to Australia's success in Asia in their chosen field. It presents young Australians with the exciting opportunity to spend up to two semesters studying at a leading Asian university and develop global leadership skills.

Why an Asian exchange?

The rise of Asia presents a unique opportunity for Australia. With this rapid growth in economic power and influence in our region, Australia is well placed to contribute to, and benefit from, the growth opportunities right on our doorstep.

Already the most populous region in the world, the coming decades will give rise to an increasingly wealthy and mobile Asian middle class, creating new opportunities across a range of industries.A greater understanding of Asian culture, markets and languages will be vital to build stronger business  and cultural connections across the region.

Australia will need future leaders connected to those markets, and Asia-literacy will be critical to harness these opportunities in our region.


Total value of $12 000

  • Build your own adventure with the freedom and flexibility to individualise your exchange and enhance your experience.
  • A 10-month bespoke Leadership Development Program. This will further develop your key employability skills for a globalised world.
  • Become a member of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network, growing by 100 scholars each year, forever.
  • Attend the Westpac Scholars' Summit , an annual event that brings together Westpac Scholars from across all five scholarship programs.
  • When arriving in your host city, attend a Westpac Welcome Event and meet those in the local office and your Westpac Buddies.
Number offered
  • 4 scholarships are available for exchange in Semester 2 2018

Westpac Asian Exchange Scholars will demonstrate the following:

  • A clear understanding of Asia’s role in Australia’s future prosperity
  • A passion to learn about a specific Asian culture, language, tradition or business through a combination of academic study and cultural immersion.
  • The potential and ambition to contribute to strengthening Australia-Asia in their future endeavours.
  • A genuine desire to be an active member of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network.
  • The attributes of a Westpac Scholar (refer to Scholarship Guidelines).


All conditions must be met

To be nominated for the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship, you must:
*Please note: where a student has been offered and equity based scholarship, the University may, at its discretion, approve the additional scholarship.
Application and other information
  • Applications closing midnight (AEST) 20 December 2017.
  • You must submit a separate application form for this scholarship.
  • For more information, including Scholarship Guidelines, visit
  • Once applications close, UWA will provide a shortlist to the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation. Then shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a video interview. The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation will convene selection panels to determine successful candidates.
  • For information about Monash Abroad exchange programs to the universities listed above, contact Monash Abroad. Any enquiries should be submitted via