2021 BCG Scholarship Program

At BCG, we have a proud history of offering annual scholarships since 2004 to university students in Australia and New Zealand to support outstanding future leaders with their studies and beyond.

Applications are now open

Applications close at 5pm (AEST) on Friday 30 April 2021
A life changing experience
Your application is the start of a life-changing experience in which you'll work with leading businesses on their toughest strategic and operational problems.  We encourage ambitious students from a diverse range of experiences and degrees to apply.  Applying for a BCG Scholarship offers you the opportunity to secure your graduate role early in your studies with the world's fastest growing premium management consulting firm.  Aside from securing a graduate position, the most outstanding applicant in each category listed below will also be awarded a $20,000 scholarship to further their studies.

We offer three scholarships to penultimate year students

Women's Scholarship
This scholarship is offered in line with our commitment to support women to build successful careers and is designed to recognise a high potential future leader.
Open to pre-penultimate and penultimate year undergraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university who identify as female.
Indigenous Scholarship
In 2021, we are proud to introduce this scholarship designed to recognise diverse talent and support a high potential future Indigenous leader.
​​​​​​​Open to pre-penultimate and penultimate year undergraduate or postgraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Pasifika or Maori. 
​​​​​​​General Scholarship
This scholarship is offered in line with our purpose of unlocking the potential of those who advance the world and is designed to recognise an outstanding future leader.
​​​​​​​Open to all pre-penultimate and penultimate year undergraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university.
Application Criteria
Each application should include your CV, cover letter and academic transcripts. We want to get to know you so please make sure you include information in your cover letter and CV about things you’re passionate about and why BCG is a great career fit for you.  We are seeking students who can demonstrate leadership, critical thinking and great communication skills, as well as curiosity and problem solving.
As a guide, we’d like to see details about:
  • Your work experience be it business-related (banking, consulting, retail etc.) or other. We are seeking motivated individuals who can showcase a strong career trajectory and a high level of impact in the roles they have held – make sure to include how many hours a week you work (if relevant)
  • Your extra-curricular activities, whether on campus or outside of university life. Have you played sport extensively or are involved in an activity that takes up a lot of your time?  We look for individuals to demonstrate evidence of impact and legacy, significant contribution, and high levels of commitment, initiative and responsibility.
  • Your academic credentials.  Please include details of prizes or scholarships you’ve attained.  For the General and Women's Scholarship, you must be in the penultimate year of your undergraduate studies (or Masters degrees - excluding MBA - at the University of Melbourne or University of Western Australia).  For the Indigenous Scholarship, applications will also be accepted from postgraduate students.
  • The impact that you would like to have on your community if you are the successful recipient of a Scholarship.
Application Process
Through the Scholarship Program, you are also applying for a graduate role with BCG.  Because of this, you should select the Consulting – Full Time application when you apply.  Please make it clear in your cover letter that you are also applying for the Scholarship Program. 

You may select up to three offices of your choice in order of your preference, but if you would like to be considered for BCG ANZ please select either Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Canberra as your first office preference. Other countries recruit on different timeframes.

We will be in touch with all candidates approximately 1-2 weeks after you submit your application to let you know the outcome.


Have questions?
Contact our Talent Acquisition Team directly.

Micky van Waesberge
Mary Katergaris For enquiries about the General or Women's Scholarship  
Inez Meijneke
Kim Luu For enquiries about the Indigenous Scholarship