Scholarships

 To be eligible applicants must be studying full time at a New Zealand University and are a NZ Citizen or have NZ Permanent Residency status.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand offers four types of scholarships for students studying at a New Zealand University.

They are:

Eligibility

The scholarships are available each year to students majoring in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Law and Accounting studies, who attained at least a B+ grade point average and who intend to continue studying to Honours or Master's level.

Please note that students who are entering their first year of university are not eligible.

We're looking for future leaders who're interested in becoming well-rounded central bankers and who demonstrate our values of integrity, innovation and inclusion.

A key focus for us is attracting diversity of thought and experience, to enable our vision of Great Team, Best Central Bank'.


Māori and Pacific Islands Scholarship

Enabling and supporting diversity in our talent pipeline is important to the Bank. One of the ways we do this is by offering Maori and Pacific Island scholarships, to those studying towards the afore mentioned qualifications.

Value

The scholarship is valued at $3,000 for each of the first year and second years of study and $5,000 in the final year of study. These funds will be paid fortnightly during the academic year.

The successful applicant will be paired with a Reserve Bank staff member who will act as a mentor. The mentor will make regular contact with you during the scholarship programme and can assist with research, advice and provide you with access to some of our resources at the Bank.

As a successful recipient of this scholarship, we will endeavour to make a summer internship opportunity available to you during your three year scholarship.


Women in Central Banking Scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at increasing opportunities for women in central banking and forms part of our wider commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Value

The scholarship is valued at $3,000 for each of the first year and second years of study and $5,000 in the final year of study. These funds will be paid fortnightly during the academic year.

The successful applicant will be paired with a Reserve Bank staff member who will act as a mentor. The mentor will make regular contact with you during the scholarship programme and can assist with research, advice and provide you with access to some of our resources at the Bank.


The Roger Perry Memorial Scholarship *

The Roger Perry Memorial scholarship is for those students entering their final year of study and working towards Honours or Masters. This scholarship has been established as an enduring recognition of the immense contribution Roger made to the Reserve Bank.

Value

The value of this scholarship will be $10,000. These funds will be paid fortnightly during the academic year.

In addition to the $10,000, a conditional offer of a graduate position is provided at the completion of your qualification.

A condition of the receipt of the scholarships is that you will accept the graduate position offered with Reserve Bank, conditional on meeting the graduate programme criteria.


Reserve Bank of New Zealand Scholarships

The RBNZ scholarships is open to all students.

Value

The scholarship is valued at $3,000 for each of the first year and second years of study and $5,000 in the final year of study. These funds will be paid fortnightly during the academic year.

The successful applicant will be paired with a Reserve Bank staff member who will act as a mentor. The mentor will make regular contact with you during the scholarship programme and can assist with research, advice and provide you with access to some of our resources at the Bank.

As a successful recipient of this scholarship, we will endeavour to make a summer internship opportunity available to you during your three year scholarship.


How to Apply

Applications for the 2021 scholarships are now open.

Please complete our online application, as part of this you will need to provide the following information:

  • Your CV
  • A copy of your official academic transcript
  • A recent essay or assessment (to demonstrate your written work) you have submitted as part of your degree
  • Details of 2 – 3 referees who are able to give verbal references

Application close 5pm Monday 22 February 2021.

Apply now

 

For further information please contact
The Culture and Capability team

* Roger Perry

Roger Perry (1959-2018) joined the Reserve Bank in 1980 after graduating at the University of Otago with B.Com (First Class Hons). He went on to forge an impressive career in the financial sector. An integral part of his life was raising his family in Auckland with his wife Norida, and completing an M.B.A (Beta Gamma Sigma) at University of Auckland.

Roger returned to the Reserve Bank in 2013, holding management positions in the Macro Financial Department, Financial Markets Department and Economics Department. He was an intellectually-curious manager who, contributed greatly to Phase One of the Reserve Bank Act review.

Roger had a love of strategy and a passion for learning and developing his staff, both professionally and personally. He was particularly fond of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and was regularly found quoting his favourite habits.

Despite being diagnosed with cancer in early 2017, Roger maintained his positive outlook and determined character.

The Roger Perry Memorial Scholarship has been established as an enduring recognition of the immense contribution Roger made to the Reserve Bank.

Those who were fortunate enough to work with Roger will remember him as energetic, people focused, and courageous in spirit.