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Find out about our PwC Scholarship programme

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The PwC Scholarship opportunity

Do you want a meaningful career where you can be yourself and make your mark on the world?

The PwC Scholarship helps give young Kiwi talent the best start possible by providing financial support during university, a mentor and a paid Summer Internship. The skills, knowledge and relationships you’ll build with us will benefit you for life.


With our Scholarship programme, you’ll be off to a great start

  • $7,000 towards your university fees and course related costs over the course of your degree
  • a PwC staff member to mentor you during your study
  • a paid Summer Internship to develop the foundation for your career
  • access to business networks amongst the best and brightest minds in New Zealand at our social and scholarship events
  • the opportunity to learn about what we do behind the scenes, so you can choose the career path that best suits you.

Your PwC mentor will be allocated to you before you start your first year of university, and they’re a current PwC staff member who’s passionate about helping you develop the skills you need for your career. They’re there to provide information about PwC and the different career opportunities open to you, and help guide your Summer Internship choice. 

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Get a head start

As a scholarship recipient, you have a fantastic career pathway ahead of you. We guide you through some of the most difficult decisions you’ll have to make at the start of your career. Your Summer Internship is a 13 week full time job in one of our core business areas: Consulting, Deals, Assurance, Private Business, Tax or Legal, and is part of your PwC Scholarship experience. We will give you the opportunity to let us know which area could interest you, and will advise on where we think you will fit best. This gives you a chance to see what life is like behind the scenes and what kind of career you can get into at PwC. 

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Scholarship history

The PwC Scholarship started in 2004 and we’re proud to have supported over 250 students in their higher education in the 15 years it has been running.

The programme has had several name changes over the years; it was originally known as the Career Assist Schools programme. In 2007, this changed to the PwC Aspire Scholarship programme, and then in 2012 this was again revised to become the PwC Scholarship programme, as it is known today.

In 2013, the Accelerate programme was created to provide mentoring support to students through their university years. The programme is run alongside the Scholarship programme, and recipients are selected from the pool of students who apply for a PwC Scholarship.

The John Waller Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 as part of a joint initiative with BNZ. It provides three scholarships annually to University of Canterbury students. You can find more information and submit your application via the University of Canterbury website.

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Who is eligible for a scholarship?

We're looking for students who want to have a meaningful career where they can be themselves and make their own mark on the world. To be successful, your PwC Scholarship application should show that you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicants should be a final year student at any secondary school in New Zealand.
  • Applicants should have an alignment between their choice of study and our business areas, which include Assurance, Deals, Consulting and Financial Advisory Services – Tax, Private Business and Legal. Please take a moment to explore our Student Careers website for more information on this.

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PwC Scholarship Team

PwC Scholarships, PwC New Zealand

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