This scholarship was established by the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation as part of Westpac's 200th anniversary celebrations, which will be officially commemorated in 2017.
The scholarship is awarded by ANU and the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation to undergraduate students who are undertaking up to two semesters of overseas study at a leading Asian University. This is an experiential program, with the opportunity to 'pitch your own adventure' by building in activities to enhance the exchange experience outside the classroom, such as an internship, work experience, volunteering or an intensive language course.
Field of Study and Characteristics of the Scholars
Scholarships are open to students from a wide range of fields of study. The program is looking for scholars who have the passion, ideas and drive to be an advocate for Australia's relationship with Asia. Westpac Asian Exchange Scholars will demonstrate the following:
Scholarship applicants must :
The Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship provides the following benefits:
$2,500 of the $12,000 value of the scholarship contributes to a four day leadership development program and will not be paid directly to the student.
How to apply
Applications are now open for Semester 2, 2019 and will close in December. See the Westpac website (below) for details of application dates.
Students who wish to apply, 1) need to start an application for both Westpac for the Asian Exchange scholarship and 2) to ANU Global Programs for your 2019 Semester Two exchange application.
For Westpac scholarship - please apply online directly to Westpac.
For ANU Global Programs - please apply online to Global Programs for exchange.
Please refer to the Westpac website for details of application dates, scholarship guidelines and eligibility: westpac.com.au/200years.
Once applications close, the Australian National University 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.
Students who have applied for the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship will be notified by late February 2019 of the outcome of their application.
Scholarship recipients are expected to actively engage as an Alumni member of the program, which includes a commitment, at least for the first 12 months after the scholarship, to actively share your experience, attend alumni events and promote the scholarship within ANU. Recipients are also expected to complete an in-depth report of your scholarship experience to be submitted to the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation.
If you have any enquiries please contact ANU Global Programs.