Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship

Are you curious about what Asia has to offer? Aside from its economic potential, it remains one of the most exciting regions in the world. Our Asian Exchange Scholarships will immerse you in everything this region – ultimately forging long lasting and meaningful relationships between the next generation of young Australian and Asian leaders.

The Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship is open to current Murdoch University undergraduate students, interested in studying at one of over 10 of Murdoch’s Exchange Partner Universities in China, Hong Kong, Japan or South Korea.

Up to two semesters in Asia, including a five-day leadership program in Singapore. One experience of a lifetime. That’s the promise of our Asian Exchange Scholarship, valued up to $12,250. And unlike most scholarships, this one is designed to give you the leadership skills that can help shape your future. It’s a genuine cultural experience to open your mind, develop your thinking, and offer you networking opportunities with some of the best Australia-Asia thought leaders and support networks. As a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholar, you’ll become part of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. Lifelong membership to this network gives you access to one of Australia’s most diverse meetings of like-minds. Drawing on the Scholars’ strong sense of purpose and desire to collaborate, the network is designed to be inspiring, influential and a life-long learning experience.

To apply for this scholarship, you need to show:

  • 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.

More information about the scholarship can be found on Westpac Scholars Trust website. And check out the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship videos here and here.

The duration of the scholarship and the exchange can be up to two semesters. 

No. of Scholarships:
35 available across all universities
Duration of Award:
1 Semester
Level of study:
  • Undergraduate
Semester Availability:
  • Semester 2
Study Area:
  • Law and Criminology
  • Social and Cultural Studies
  • Creative Arts and Communication
  • Technology
  • Teaching
  • Science
  • Health
  • Engineering
  • Business


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Citizen
  • Be enrolled full time in an Undergraduate (including Honours) degree
  • Have completed 24 credit points by Exchange commencement
  • Hold a minimum of a credit average
  • Intend to go on Exchange for one or two semesters in China, Hong Kong, Japan or South Korea
  • Intend to commence in July/August 2024 for the start of semester at your host university in Asia

To apply for the Exchange you must:

  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0; please note that some partner universities require a higher GPA
  • Have passed all classes the semester before you go on exchange
  • Be a good ambassador for Murdoch University and WA

Note: Students in Veterinary Science and Nursing are not eligible to go on Exchange. Chiropractic, Psychology and Education are advised to speak to their academic chair to check accreditation requirements and course structure. 

How to Apply

For more information, including Scholarship Guidelines, please visit Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship.

Required Documents

To apply for the Scholarship please complete the online application on the Westpac Scholars Trust website.

To apply for the exchange program please visit our exchange website Exchange Partner Universities.


Payment Method

Payment made on confirmation of exchange.