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Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship
Beijing, China; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Split Year (2 sems)
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Level of Study: Undergraduate Program Type: Scholarship
Program Description:
Program Description:
Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship

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.
Successful applicants will be awarded AUD$12000 for the scholarship. This includes:
  • AUD$9500 to build your Asian adventure.
  • AUD$2500 for the Leadership Development Program.
This scholarship is available to students from all disciplines and considers applicants on their generosity of spirit as well as academic merit.

  • Build your own adventure with the  freedom and flexibility to individualise your exchange and enhance your experience.
  • An immersive Leadership Development Program to 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.
Scholarship applicants must:
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be enrolled an undergraduate degree at UWA in second year or beyond when commencing their exchange.
  • Hold a minimum of a credit average.
  • Intend to do a one or two semester exchange to China, Singapore or Hong Kong commencing in UWA semester 2. Please note that selection for this scholarship will be contingent upon you being placed at a university in one of these countries. 
  • Not hold or intend to hold another merit based scholarship for the purpose of tertiary study in Asia for the same period
Selection Criteria
  • 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.

To Apply
Applications for the Westpac Exchange Scholarship Semester 2 2019 are now open and close (AEST) 31st December 2018.
After applying to Westpac, applicants will be shortlisted by UWA. If successful with being shortlisted, candidates will be asked to complete a video interview for Westpac towards the end of January. The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation will convene selection panels to determine successful candidates. Please pay close attention to your emails at that time.For more information, including Scholarship Guidelines, see here.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you will also need to apply for the UWA Student Exchange Program for Semester 2, 2019. Applications are open from the 8th of August 2018, and close on the 7th of December 2018. You will need to include a university from Singapore, Hong Kong or China as your first preference. Come along to one of our information sessions to find out about the exchange application process and for an opportunity to ask your questions about the scholarship.

As this scholarship is not guaranteed, you are encouraged to apply for the UWA Overseas Study Grant concurrently to any exchange application.


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