Girls in Games

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 29 February 2020

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

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.

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.

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.

How do students 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.

Decision makers

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.

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

Sandra Fatu-Nu’u
Pasifika Student Liaison Advisor
Media Design School
Media Design School, Media Design Centre, 92 Albert St, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 303 0402
+64 9 303 0646


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 December 2019.