Applications are invited from all students, including international students who are majoring in Economics, Finance or Banking and who are entering their Honours, Masters or final year of PhD study for the annual Reserve Bank of New Zealand scholarships. Two scholarships are offered each year to students who Students must have attained at least a B+ average and be studying full time over the academic year.
Value of Awards: $10,000 plus employment at the end of your studies. This money will be paid fortnightly during the academic year.
Scholarship Conditions

  • It is important to note that a condition of receipt of the scholarship is that you must accept the position with the Reserve Bank and must remain in that position for a specified period of time. Should this condition not be met you will be required to repay the sum of the scholarship payments made to you
  • They welcome applications from international students, provided you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

How to Apply
They will consider initial applications and draw up a shortlist of qualified candidates. Once short listing has been completed, successful applicants will be asked to attend a half day interview process at the Bank in Wellington. This typically takes place at the beginning of February.
Deadline: Applications for the 2012 Scholarship round close on Wednesday 18 January 2012.
For further information about submitting your application, please contact:
Nikki Chalmers
Human Resources Adviser
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 471 3680
Email: [email protected]
To read the scholarship announcement, click here.