2023 BCG Scholarship & Early Intake 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.  
Alongside our Scholarship Program, we consider outstanding university students in their second-last year of study (or earlier) for a full-time graduate position at BCG.
A life changing experience

Applications are now closed for our 2023 Scholarship and Early Intake program.
If you are interested in working for BCG then please Click here to apply for our full-time graduate roles.

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.  You can find more about who we are and the work we do here.
Scholarship overview

In 2023, 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.
Early Intake program

Alongside our scholarship program, we will consider students who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria for a graduate role as part of our Early Intake program.
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 below between now and 10:00am Monday 8 May 2023 (AEST).  This will take you to our global application page – you will need to select one of our Australia or New Zealand offices (Auckland, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth) as part of your application. 

To help you with your application, we will run a workshop on writing a good cover letter and resume in April.  You can also review the FAQs below. 

If you are selected to interview for one of the scholarships, you will be invited to a workshop designed to help you get to know BCG and prepare for the interview.  You will also be allocated a current BCG consultant as a “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. 

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Women and Non-binary Scholarship
Open to undergraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand University in their penultimate (second-last) year or earlier who identify as women or non-binary.
Indigenous Scholarship
Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students at any university who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pasifika or Maori.
General Scholarship 
Open to all undergraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university in their penultimate (second-last) year or earlier.
If you apply for any of our scholarships, you will be considered in all eligible categories.  Applications close at 10:00am Monday 8 May 2023 (AEST).

Students in their penultimate year of a professional Masters degree not available as undergraduate e.g., at the University of Melbourne or University of Western Australia are eligible to apply for our scholarships.

What are we looking for?

An exceptional candidate for our Scholarship and Early Intake programs 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. 

Our General and Woman and Non-Binary scholarships are open to undergraduate students at a registered Australian or New Zealand university who are in their penultimate (second-last) year of study or earlier. 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 undergraduate and postgraduate students in any year of their studies at a registered university.

In order to apply for a BCG ANZ Scholarship, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you 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 the Talent Acquisition team 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, and/or attending a job interview. This includes any specific support for transgender and gender-diverse individuals.