Global Leaders Program

Your future starts here.

The world is changing. Becoming more complex by the day. The Academy’s Global Leaders Program gets you future-ready. Prepares you to compete with the world’s best, and become a leader of tomorrow.

The program is a pathway for students with exceptional potential to receive an early offer and a premium experience within The Academy, including:

  • Membership of The Academy.
  • A $2,000 'Smart Start' scholarship.
  • A university-sponsored overseas academic or leadership experience incorporating domestic or international* travel.
  • Advanced study of global citizenship, democracy and social change.

*Our international travel opportunities are currently being reviewed due to the situation with COVID-19.



Become a future leader.

"Through the Global Leaders Program, I feel empowered that my influence can span far further than just in the Macarthur region, but nationally and globally."

— Briana Melville. Academy Global Leaders Award Recipient. Completed Democracy and Citizenship Studies at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in the Academy Global Leaders Program.

Applications for 2020 have now closed.

Successful applicants will be advised and will receive an offer to study at Western Sydney University prior to the HSC. If you have any questions please email

Terms and Conditions

Excluded degrees

Due to additional selection criteria and capped placements, guaranteed early offers cannot be made to the following courses:
  • Doctor of Medicine,
  • B Occupational Therapy,
  • B Physiotherapy,
  • B Midwifery,
  • B Health Science (Paramedicine),
  • B Architectural Studies,
  • B Speech Pathology,
  • B Education (Primary) – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education,
  • B Education (Primary),
  • B Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth – 5/Birth – 12) Diploma Pathway,
  • B Music (Dean's Scholars) and B Music, B Music/B Creative Industries and B Creative Industries (Music) are subject to additional selection criteria of audition or HSC Music result.

Get in touch

Contact our Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669, click the Live Chat icon at the top of the page or email