Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship

Applications open
9am AEST, Monday 13 September 2021
Applications close
5pm, AEST, Monday 29 November 2021
Payment per year
to the value of $12,000
Semester 2, 2022 Exchange
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
Type of Scholarship
Travel Scholarships
Available In
All Faculties
Available To

The Westpac Asian Exchange 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.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Studying full time at a participating Australian university (all fields of study are eligible)
  • Enrolled in second year or beyond when commencing their exchange
  • Holding a minimum of a credit average
  • Intending to do a one or two semester exchange commencing in semester 2, 2022

Selection Criteria

Westpac Asian Exchange Scholars will demonstrate the following:

  • A clear understanding of Asia’s role in Australia’s future prosperity
  • A desire 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.

For more information, including Scholarship Guidelines, please visit Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship.

To read a reflection piece from Natalie Ormond, a 2017 Westpac Asian Exchange Scholar please click here.

Where can I study in Asia?


Hong Kong (SAR)



South Korea


Application Outcome

The Westpac Scholars will notify applicants the outcome of their application in February 2022.


Direct all enquiries to Study Overseas ( +61 8 8313 8220 )

Please note: Students cannot concurrently hold another merit based scholarship for the purpose of tertiary study in Asia. If students are offered an equity based scholarship, the home (Australian) University may, at its discretion, approve the additional scholarship.