Applications are now open for Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship Semester 2019. Valued at $12,000, the scholarship supports undergraduates who are interested in Asia, and want to actively contribute to Australia’s success in Asia in their chosen field.

As a scholarship recipient you will be given the opportunity to spend up to two semesters studying at a leading Asian University. You will be encouraged to build your own adventure by having the freedom and flexibility to individualise your exchange and enhance your experience through a range of opportunities beyond the classroom. This may be a local internship, volunteering, work experience or intensive language course to enrich your Asian adventure.

An exciting feature of the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship is the immersive Leadership Development Program.

Partner Universities: 

They have partnered with eight leading Australian universities to deliver the Asian Exchange Scholarship.

  • The University of Adelaide
  • The Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Western Australia
No. of Scholarships:
  • They will be awarding up to 40 Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships for Semester 2, 2019. 
Eligibility Criteria:
  • 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, 2019
Who are they looking for?
  • Scholarships are open to students from all walks of life, 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:
  • 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.
How to Apply Asian Exchange Scholarship?

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us via email and quote your application number. For any technical difficulties please contact Smartygrants directly by phone +61 3 9320 6888 or email

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Application Deadline:

  • 31 December 2018.