Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologists Scholarship

If you are commencing a computer science, information technology or software engineering degree at RMIT in 2017, this scholarship could assist with your study costs.


The scholarship provides $5000 per year for up to five years.

Number of scholarships available

There are eight scholarships available in 2017.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be aged 26 or under as of the 01 January 2017
  • be commencing full time study in one of the following programs at RMIT University:
    • Bachelor of Business Information Systems (VTAC code 3200317511)
    • Bachelor of Computer Science (VTAC code 3200332831)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science (VTAC code 3200332901)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science (VTAC code 3200333381)
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (VTAC code 3200333331)
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Graphics Programming) (VTAC code 3200332191)
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering (VTAC code 3200332261)
    • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) (VTAC code 3200332381).
  • have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) in Australia within the last two years (2015 or 2016) with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of at least 65,
  • be progressing from a relevant vocational education program (e.g. a diploma or advanced diploma) or secondary bridging program with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater.

Recipients will be selected based on academic merit however applications from students who can demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage will be strongly considered.

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Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 31p).

Further info

The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is a scholarship fund with an exclusive focus on the education and advancement of Australians. A one-off contribution of $100 million will fund 100 scholarships and awards annually in perpetuity to Australians from all walks of life who have the potential to shape Australia’s future.

The Foundation was launched as a gift to future generations of Australians to commemorate Westpac’s 200th anniversary in 2017.

For Australia to realise its full potential in the technology space we must invest in tomorrow’s leaders today. With the digital economy now touching every aspect of our lives, world-class technology skills are vital to leverage the opportunities in this rapidly changing market.

The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologists Program aims to strengthen Australia’s pool of local talent, building a cohort of technology-literate future leaders. Importantly, the scholarships also aim to address the current lack of gender balance and diversity in technology graduates.


Coursework Scholarships Office

Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Successful candidates will be notified by 31 March 2017.Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer letter by 31 March 2017, your application has been unsuccessful.