2022 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.
A life changing experience

Applications are now open for our 2022. BCG Scholarship Program. Applications close on Monday, 6 June at 10:00am AEST.

At BCG, our purpose is to unlock the potential of those who advance the world. We solve the toughest challenges and drive impact by bringing together diverse, multidisciplinary teams from across our businesses and geographies. 

We are looking for driven, curious students who are excited by a challenge and want to have a positive impact on their communities, whether local, national or global. 

If that sounds like you, we want to get to know you and help you reach your goals.  We invite you to join our community as a Scholar and/or as a graduate employee.  

As a BCG Scholar, you will receive $20,000 in scholarship funding, a mentor through the remainder of your studies and a full-time graduate job offer with BCG ANZ.   

As a graduate at BCG, you will be tackling the toughest challenges, benefiting from accelerated learning that serves you for a lifetime, and working with a caring, diverse and inclusive community of exceptional people.

Interested in learning more? You can find more about who we are and the work we do here or by attending one of our information sessions or get to know us events. If you are currently in Australia, see our events page here. If you are currently in New Zealand, click here
Scholarship overview
In 2022, we are offering three scholarships to students.

 We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and disciplines to apply - there is no 'standard type'. Our process is designed to help you get to know us and what we do at the same time as we are getting to know you. Through that process, we hope you come to see BCG as a place that provides an unparalleled start to your career and equips you to have the positive impact you seek. 

We particularly want to encourage applicants from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in our industry and empower them to become future leaders and change-makers. With that in mind, we offer two scholarships for students who identify specifically as:
 - Women or Non-Binary 
 - Indigenous (including Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islands, Māori or Pacific Island origin)  

Our third scholarship is open to all candidates who meet the eligibility and selection criteria. Anyone applying for one of the targeted scholarships will be automatically considered in this category as well.  

Click on one of the scholarships to start your application or scroll down for more information on eligibility, selection criteria and the application process. 
Women & Non-Binary Scholarship
​​​​​​Open to pre-penultimate and penultimate year undergraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university who identify as women or non-binary.


Indigenous Scholarship

Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Pasifika or Māori. 

General Scholarship
Open to all pre-penultimate and penultimate year undergraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university.

What are we looking for?

An exceptional candidate for our Scholarship will demonstrate:
  • A track record of achievement and impact
  • An appetite for tackling and solving complex problems
  • An ability to engage with and influence others
  • Initiative, creativity, tenacity and resilience
  • Alignment with our purpose and values
Eligibility criteria
Diversity of thought, background, and experience is a core part of our BCG values and is key to delivering value to clients. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, connected, and empowered to be themselves and contribute to their fullest potential.  

Applications are encouraged from people of all backgrounds, including people of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islands, Māori or Pacific Island origin, individuals with a disability, those from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ individuals, women, and gender diverse individuals. 

All three scholarships are open to students in their penultimate (or earlier) year of all undergraduate study at a registered Australian or New Zealand university. We also welcome applications from students completing their Juris Doctor or Doctor of Medicine, as well as other non-MBA masters at the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia.
Our Indigenous scholarship is open to students in any year of their studies, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

In order to apply for a BCG ANZ Scholarship, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.  
Application process
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or graduate position at BCG, submit an application by clicking on one of the buttons above.  This will take you to our global application page – you will need to select one of our ANZ offices (Auckland, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth) as part of your application. 

To help you with your application, we will run two workshops on writing a good cover letter and resume in mid-May.  You can also review the FAQs below. 

If you are invited to interview, you will be invited to a workshop in early July designed to help you get to know BCG and prepare for the interview.  You will also be allocated a current BCG consultant “buddy” who can answer questions that you have about consulting, BCG, or the interview process along the way. 

You should also review our interview preparation materials on this website.  

Interested in learning more? Register for upcoming events.
We will be hosting workshops and events to give you more opportunities to get to know us and ask questions. If you are currently in Australia, see our events page here. If you are currently in New Zealand, click here

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions?
Contact our Talent Acquisition Team directly.

We want to make sure everyone experiences a positive, barrier-free recruiting process. Please reach out to Samara Dunn at any stage if you require additional support or adjustments to assist you with your experience, including support in submitting your application, providing identity documents, accessibility adjustments, and/or attending a job interview. This includes any specific support for transgender and gender-diverse individuals.

Micky van Waesberge
Mary Katergaris For enquiries about the General or Women's & Non-Binary Scholarship  
Inez Meijneke
Samara Dunn For enquiries about the Indigenous Scholarship
Inez Meijneke
Emily Robinson For application and all other enquiries