2024 Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship

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Exchange scholarships to study in Asia

Applications for the 2024 Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship are now open.

Valued at $12,250 each for study at one of Asia’s leading universities, the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship is designed to develop your leadership skills, expand your global networks, and create an authentic cultural experience. The scholarship starts with a one-week overseas residential program in Singapore to help prepare you for your exchange and connect with Australian-Asian leaders.

If you’re an undergraduate student who is passionate about developing Australian-Asian ties and is in the process of applying for an exchange program in Asia, apply for a 2024 Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship. Visit the Westpac Scholars Trust website to learn more and apply.

Applications for the 2024 Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship closes at 5:00pm (AEDT) on Monday, 4 December 2023.

Exchange scholarship information session

You are invited to an online information session for the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship at 5:00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 18 October 2023. The information session will include eligibility criteria, funding guidelines, key attributes of a Westpac Scholar and tips to complete your application.

You will also hear from previous recipients of this scholarship and how it has helped them personally and professionally. There will be time for a Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

To attend the online information session please register here or click the button below.

Register Here

Apply for exchange

Applications for exchange commencing in Semester 2 2024 are now open. To apply, visit the Outbound Exchange Program or click the button below.

Apply for Exchange

University of Adelaide exchange applications close at 11:30pm (ACDT) on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.

To view a list of the University of Adelaide’s exchange partners in Asia, click on the following:

For further information about the Outbound Exchange Program, including eligibility requirements, how to apply and costs to consider, visit Semester Programs.


Claudia Agius, 2021 Westpac Asian Exchange Scholar

Student Testimonial

Claudia Agius

2021 Westpac Asian Exchange Scholar
Kansai University, Japan

"After discovering a passion for Japanese in high school, I imagined what an exchange experience in Japan would be like. The Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship helped me realise this goal and accomplish so much more.

Since I was awarded my Scholarship in 2021, I’ve had the opportunity to create unique connections with my fellow Asian Exchange scholars and the W100 network during the Scholars Summit, state events and at the Leadership Development Residential in Singapore. Our time in Singapore is one of my fondest memories from my scholarship: a week filled with invaluable insights from leading experts in Australia-Asia relations, sunsets spent connecting with my cohort whilst exploring Singaporean streets, and of course, laughing and conversing over delicious local dinners. Singapore was only the beginning of a transformative period abroad, where the opportunity to travel on a Westpac Scholarship allowed me to explore more of Asia than I had ever imagined, awarding me with greater perspective, awareness and appreciation for the countries and cultures I experienced. I don’t think I was prepared for the welcoming nature and kindness of locals, nor for the beauty of the natural landscapes on my doorstep, wherever I went.

I had the opportunity to meet many incredible people at [Kansai] University and throughout my travels, returning home with meaningful connections and friends from around the globe. My exchange was the adventure of a lifetime, and one I encourage everyone to experience."

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