The University of Otago in New Zealand. 

(Partially Funded)


Master of Professional Accounting – NZ$10,000

The Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct) provides an opportunity for graduates with little or no experience or qualifications in accounting to pursue professional accreditation through an intensive course of study and applied research over a period of 18 months. On completion of the degree students can gain professional membership with CAANZ and CPA Australia.

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The Master of Finance is a coursework master’s degree consisting of taught papers and either an applied or research project, which will equip you to be either professional practitioners in the field of Finance or academic researchers in the discipline of Finance. This qualification is designed for people seeking a career in the finance industry or for financial specialists in non-financial firms. The study options within the degree are designed to offer a number of pathways for you depending on your academic background and career aspirations. The primary pathway is for strong graduates of mathematically-oriented degrees such as mathematics and statistics, physics and economics. Applicants with a mathematically oriented degree and normally with an average grade of B+ in the papers

.satisfying the final year major subject requirement for that degree are encouraged to apply

Career opportunities   
The MProfAcct prepares you for launching a career as an accountant either in public accounting practices or private and public sector organisations. Highly skilled accountants and business managers having accountancy and finance backgrounds are high in demand both in New Zealand and

:internationally. The MProfAcct qualification opens doors to a range of career opportunities, such as

.(Chartered Accountant (CA-
.(Certified Practising Accountant (CPA-
.Business consultant-
.Tax consultant-
.Systems accountant-
.Management accountant-
.Chief Finance Officer-
.Forensic accountant-

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Chartered Accountant (CA).
  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
  • Auditor.
  • Business consultant.
  • Tax consultant.
  • Systems accountant.
  • Management accountant.
  • Chief Finance Officer.
  • Forensic accountant.
  • Analyst.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

18 months (3 semesters)

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum of a B+ grade average
  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
  • A candidate may be exempted from some of the required papers on the basis of previous study, subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce). Alternative papers will be required to be at an equivalent level of study, and to a maximum of 20 points
  • The MProfAcct commences in first semester each year – Enrolments are due by 10 December but late enrolments may be considered. To be included in the first semester intake, apply before the end of February.
  • International students with an undergraduate degree in either Finance, Maths, Engineering, Physics or Economics, with grades equivalent to a NZ B+ average (GPA 3/4), and who meet the University of Otago’s English Language requirements.
  • No deferrals allowed.
  • To be eligible to be awarded the scholarship, students must have an unconditional offer (including meeting English language requirements) by 5 pm, 31 October 2019 (NZ time).
  • Applicants may be offered the scholarship before 31 October, but if they have not met their conditions by this date, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn.
  • Current international students at the University of Otago are eligible to apply. Students who have been awarded another University of Otago scholarship are not eligible to be awarded this scholarship.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. All fees are inclusive of 15% GST, student services fee and insurance premium, but do not include course books, or living costs. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed the figure stated. Amounts shown are indicative and only applicable to the February 2019 intake. Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • International NZD$60,000
  • Local NZD$15,000
  • We are pleased to offer a limited number of School of Business Masters of Professional Accounting merit based scholarships of NZ$10,000 for international students.
  • Students with other University of Otago scholarship support are not eligible. Students must have been made an offer to be accepted into the programme and provide assurances they would enrol in the programme in February 2019 if they were successful.

How to Apply

There is no separate application process for this scholarship.

All applicants for the MFinc programme who submit the following additional documents will be considered for the scholarship

First Step:

prepare the following documents :

  1. A curriculum vitae (CV1)
  2. A cover letter outlining why they wish to study the MFinc at the University of Otago and why they are an excellent candidate for this programme

If the documents have not been uploaded by eligible candidates during the programme application process, they will receive an alert in their eVision portal inviting them to apply for the scholarship by uploading the additional documents

.Students will be advised of the outcome of the scholarship if/when an offer letter is issued-

Second Step:

Apply now for the MFinc programme and $10,000 scholarship: Here  

Third step :

-Create New Account on website and fill the application Here.

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