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Treasury Post-Graduate Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis following a call for proposals. The deadline for applications is 15 December of each year.

They are awarded for research topics specifically related to Treasury's interests, but candidates from a wide range of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Students will receive notification of the scholarship or otherwise by 31 January.

The scholarships have a maximum value of $5,000 - half will be paid at the commencement of the scholarship and the other half will be paid after receiving confirmation of adequate progress from a supervisor half way through the year.

They can be held concurrently with any other scholarship the student wins. Recipients are expected to present a seminar at Treasury at the conclusion of their work. In contrast to our Study Award scheme, these scholarships do not necessarily imply any future employment with the Treasury.

Of course, holders of the scholarship are encouraged to apply for employment positions at the Treasury through normal channels.

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand Scholarships

Each year, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand offers three scholarships for students studying economics, finance and banking studies.

1. Reserve Bank of New Zealand University Scholarships. There are two of these scholarships available to students who are majoring in economics or finance and who are entering their Honours, Masters or final year of PHD study. Students must have attained at least a B+ average.

2. The Māori and Pacific Islands' Scholarship in Economics, Finance and Banking Studies. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage Māori and Pacific Islands' students to pursue studies in the field of economics, finance and banking studies. The Reserve Bank's objective is to increase the number of Māori and Pacific Islands' students with tertiary qualifications in economics, finance and banking studies to Honours level, and thereby increase the numbers of these students employed in policy departments within the Bank.

For more information regarding these scholarships see