2016 Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) University Scholarships, New Zealand

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is pleased to offer two university scholarships each year full time study over the academic year (February to November). The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) University Scholarships are offered every year for students who are entering their honours, master’s or final year of PhD study at a New Zealand University.

The aim of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is the country’s central bank which promotes a sound and dynamic monetary and financial system.

To be eligible applicants must be studying full time at a New Zealand University and be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to students who are majoring in Economics, Finance or Banking.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for students who are entering their honours, master’s or final year of PhD study at a New Zealand University.

Eligibility: To be eligible applicants must be studying full time at a New Zealand University and be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. Students must have attained at least a B+ average and be studying full time over the academic year (February to November).

Scholarship Open for International Students:Reserve Bank of New Zealand Domestic and International students who are legally entitled to work in New Zealand can apply for these university scholarships.

What does it cover? The value of each scholarship will be $10,000. In addition to the $10,000, an offer of employment is provided at the completion of their qualification. 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. The scholarship is valued at $1,500 in the first year, increased to $2,500 in the second year and $3,500 in the final year of study. The successful applicant will be paired with a Reserve Bank staff member who will act as a mentor. The mentor will make contact regularly during the scholarship programme and can assist with research, advice and provide applicant with access to some of resources at the Bank.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirement: To be eligible applicants must be studying full time at a New Zealand University and be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

English Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: 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.

How to Apply: Applicant please email their completed application to nikki.chalmers-at-rbnz.govt.nz.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 14th January 2016.

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