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What does the scholarship get me?

$7,000 towards your university fees over the course of your degree

Closing dates for applications

Next: 28 July 2019

Applications open 12 June and close 28 July

Length of award

Up to three years

Number of awards offered

winners will be based on the calibre of applications received. Typically, between 15 and 25.

Purpose of award

We are looking for people who have had consistent academic success throughout Year 13, and who have made a positive contribution to school and community life. We are accepting applications from students who are intending to study commerce with any major, or as part of a conjoint degree.

You also need to be in Year 13 at one of the schools invited to participate in the PwC Scholarship Programme.
(see Additional Information for listing of invited participating schools).

Selection criteria

To be successful, your application should highlight the following:
* the degree and major you're planning to study at university. Our Scholarship programme is open to students studying commerce or business in accounting, economics or finance. This can be a single or conjoint degree.
* excellent grades
* leadership ability - you should highlight any leadership roles you have had
* a positive attitude and willingness to learn
*your school or community voluntary work
*any part time work while at school (doesn't matter what job)
* how you stand out from the crowd - this might be through sports, art, music, dance... tell us what are you passionate about.

The PwC Scholarship is open to schools around the country that have an existing relationship with PwC. Go to to check if your school is listed.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The PwC Scholarship will be conditional on satisfactory academic performance and the development of a mutually satisfactory relationship between the scholarship recipient and PwC, resulting from University summer holiday employment.

PwC has the right to withdraw support at the beginning of each academic year if these conditions are not met. It may turn out a selected PwC Scholarship winner does not match the culture of PwC, in which case PwC also has the right to withdraw the scholarship.

Recipients are obliged to make themselves available for holiday work from the end of the third year of their degree (or penultimate year of study for degrees longer than four years) as part of our established Summer Intern Programme. It is anticipated that as a result of developing a relationship, recipients may wish to seek permanent employment with PwC.

How do students apply?

If you or your school is interested in making this happen, please email or Click on the application process website link provided below for further information.
Online Application

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Shortlisting, selection and interviews occur August. Winners are announced early September.

Decision makers

PwC Select Committee.

History or background of award

PwC (Price WaterHouse Coopers) Scholarship Programmes (previously known as the PwC Aspire Scholarship Programmes).

Additional information

Should you apply for more than one grant or scholarship associated with your university study, acceptance of the PwC Scholarship is dependent on mutual acceptance by PwC and other scholarship providers. A PwC Scholarship may not be accepted in conjunction with another coorporate scholarship. This will be considered on a case by case basis

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Please contact your School Careers Advisor


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in August 2018.