Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Provided by the Westpac Scholars Trust, the Future Leaders Scholarship supports exceptional individuals to undertake graduate study or research in the areas of sustainable futures, an inclusive country, Australia in Asia or a thriving tech sector. The University of Melbourne is one of the partner universities that delivers the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.

Applications open

5 Jul 2023

Applications closed

6 Sep 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Tuition fee exemption
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $120,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    Selection criteria

    Eligible candidates will be selected based on demonstrated academic excellence, a desire and potential to lead and a bold vision to contribute to the growth and prosperity of Australia.

  • Application process
    1. Apply for admission to a graduate coursework or research degree at the University of Melbourne.
    2. Apply for the Westpac Future Leaders scholarship on the Westpac Scholars website.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be notified of the outcome in January.

What are the benefits?

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • Up to $120,000 over 2-3 years to cover the cost of study (e.g. course fees, living allowance, travel and conference attendance)
  • Enrolment in a nine-month bespoke Leadership Development Program
  • Opportunity to add a global context to your education, with a tailored international experience of up to six months
  • Lifelong membership in the Westpac 100 Scholars Network
Register here for the 2024 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Information Session
Read more about the current Westpac Future Leaders at the University of Melbourne.

For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.