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Media Design School was the first school in New Zealand to provide specialised gaming degrees for aspirational game developers. Since then, we’ve been committed to supporting emerging female game developers showcase their talents, both in New Zealand and internationally. If you’re interested in studying Game Art or Game Programming, then this scholarship may be the right one for you.

The Girls in Games scholarship will give one female Game Artist and one female Game Programmer $2,000 to put towards their first year of undergraduate tuition fees at Media Design School.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible for the Girls in Games scholarship you must:

  • Identify as female;
  •  Apply for the first year of either the Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) or the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming);
  •  Demonstrate the potential for academic excellence in games by providing your Academic Transcript;
  • If you are applying for the Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) scholarship, you will need to supply a portfolio demonstrating your artistic ability.

How do I apply?

To be eligible for this scholarship, you will need to explicitly state that you are applying for this scholarship in your Letter of Intent, which is part of your official Media Design School application. 

All scholarship applications to study with Media Design School for July 2017 must be in by 7 July. The application must be handed in with all relevant paperwork (including past transcripts and certified documents) to be eligible for this scholarship opportunity. Scholarship results will be announced by the week of 10 July 2017.  

We encourage all applications for the Media Design School Girls in Games Scholarship for February 2018 to be in by 3 November 2017. Scholarship results will be announced by the week of 29 January 2018. 

Additional Information

This scholarship is open to both domestic and international students. The Game Art scholarship is also open to existing Media Design School students undertaking the Digital Creativity foundation programme.

The submissions will be judged by Media Design School’s Academic and Admissions Panel, which will consist of representatives from the Game Development degrees as well as members from the Admissions department. The Academic and Admissions Panel’s determination of the scholarship recipients will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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