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Westpac Young Technologist Scholarship

Future student scholarship
Young Technologist scholars gain access to ongoing networking, learning and development opportunities through the national Westpac Scholars Alumni program.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Information technology

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
1 August 2019
Applications close
15 November 2019

What you'll receive

You will receive:

  • $5,000 per year up to five years, or until you complete their course, whichever comes first.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must

  • be graduating Year 12 in 2018 or have had no more than 1 gap year since graduating high school
  • be starting university for the first time in 2019
  • have achieved an unadjusted OP 1 - 5 (or equivalent unadjusted ATAR)
  • be enrolling full time in the Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments or a double degree including one of these degrees at QUT
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident under 26 years of age.

Eligible applicants will have:

  • a passion for technology
  • interest in enhancing Australia's future technology landscape
  • focus on personal growth and development
  • commitment to be an active Westpac Scholar Alumni member
  • diverse skills and experience

How to apply

Applications open - 1 August 2018

Applications close - 16 November 2018

Start a new application

Continue a saved application

What happens next?

Scholarship assessment is based on academic performance and responses to the written questions and an interview with representatives from the Westpac Scholars Trust.

Round 1 scholarship offers will be made to applicants who have placed QUT as their first course preference in January 2019. Not all first-round offers are accepted, for a variety of reasons. So if you don't receive an offer in the first round, you may still be eligible for an offer in the second round. Round 2 scholarship offers will be made after the acceptance due date for the first round has lapsed.

Only students who are successful in being offered a scholarship are notified.

Although you may have been successful in your scholarship application, this does not mean that you're automatically accepted into the Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments degree. You must still be successful in your QTAC application.


To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • be enrolled full time (in 48 credit points per semester) in an eligible IT degree for the duration your studies .
  • achieve a minimum course grade point average (GPA) of 5 on the QUT 7-point scale throughout your course at QUT.

You can't defer your scholarship offer.

Read the full terms and conditions (PDF file, 145.7 KB)

About the scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Westpac Scholars Trust.

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