Awards and scholarships

A variety of scholarships and prizes are available to students at the School of Economics and Finance.

There are a number of general scholarships available to students studying with Wellington School of Business and Government. More information can be found on the Scholarships web page

External scholarships

Reserve Bank of New Zealand scholarships

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand offers two scholarships each year to students who are majoring in Economics, Finance or Banking and who are entering their Honours, Masters or final year of PhD study. Students must have attained at least a B+ average and be studying full time over the academic year (February to November).

The Māori and Pacific Islands Scholarship in Economics, Finance and Banking. The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage Māori and Pacific Island 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 Island 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 sector.

For more information regarding these scholarships visit