Scholarships

The College of Creative Arts has a number of research and teaching related awards and also encourages staff to apply to the wide range of University awards, which are available in recognition of contribution and excellence.

For more Massey scholarships, click here.

  • L’affare Photography Scholarship

         

    Established in Wellington in 1990, L’affare is a pioneer of New Zealand’s celebrated café and coffee culture. Creativity is a vital part of exploration; discovering new things from afar and threading them back into the fabric that is L’affare. The role Massey University’s College of Creative Arts plays is one L’affare relates to, as it is a place where nurturing this creativity is a priority.

    L’affare want to support young creatives at Massey University. They appreciate the challenges and opportunities that a career in the creative arts can bring, and are keen to help foster the curiosity, determination and passion that a creative career demands. Two L’affare scholarships in photography will be awarded to first year students who meet the criteria below:

    Eligibility

    • L’affare Photography Scholarship is open to applicants enrolling in the first year of the Bachelor of Design (Hons) degree, intending to major in photography
    • Applicants must be New Zealand domestic students

    Applications must include

    • Your name, address and cell phone number
    • Brief statement (up to 500 words about you, your photography, your inspirations and motivations)
    • PDF Portfolio (5 to 10 photographic works)
    • NCEA results (or equivalent)

     

    Tenure and Value

    • Two L’affare Photography Scholarships shall be awarded annually
    • The value of the Scholarship is $5000, of which $4000 contributes towards fees and $1000 towards course related photography costs (receipts required for the purchase of equipment).

     

    Conditions of the Award

    • The recipient will be acknowledged on the L’affare Photography Scholarship page of the College of Creative Arts website with a photo and a statement
    • Should the scholarship recipient defer or withdraw from their studies, they may apply in writing to the Programme Leader Photography for the scholarship to be carried forward for a specified period of no more than 12 months.
    • The selection panel may refrain from making an award in the event of there being no suitable applicants.
    • All applicants should continue to apply in the usual manner to Study Link for fee loans. Successful applicants will have their fees refunded to the value of $4,000. 

     

    Selection Process and Criteria

    • The purpose of the award is to identify and support new voices in contemporary photography.
    • Applications will be considered by a selection panel comprised of three faculty members from Massey University’s College of Creative Arts.
    • The panel is looking for applications that demonstrate innovation, skill and enquiring minds. All types of photographic work will be considered.

     

    Exhibition

    Successful applicants will be supported to stage a small exhibition of their photographic work at L’affare (Wellington) at the completion of the first year of study.

     

    Contracted Work

    There may also be the opportunity for contracted work at L’affare, which will be explored as the student progresses through their studies.

     

    Closing Date

    Applications must be submitted electronically by 1 October each year to

    A.Trenwith@massey.ac.nz, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington. Any enquiries can also be made to David Cook, Programme Leader Photography D.B.Cook@massey.ac.nz 

    Please download more information and the application form here.

  • Toioho ki Āpiti (BMVA) Undergraduate Scholarship

    Whiti o Rehua School of Art wishes to encourage a wider knowledge of Maori contemporary art in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

    Ten scholarships of $5000 each will be awarded to students entering their first year of the BMVA degree programme in 2017. This award will be distributed throughout the four years of study, and will be available for students to use as needed – art materials, living expenses or tuition fees. 


    Eligibility
    All applicants must be eligible, and intending, to enrol:
    •for full-time (minimum of 105 credits) study;
    •in the first year (i.e. 100 level) of the Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts (BMVA) programme;
    •in the year following this award.
    The Award is open to domestic and international students.

    Application requirements
    •A brief statement describing what interests you about contemporary Maori arts, and what you hope to gain from taking the degree (no more than 300 words).
    •A brief statement outlining what your future goals are in relation to your study (no more than 150 words).
    •School Leaver applicants: a copy of official interim NZQA Level 2 NCEA results (issued in January) (or exam equivalent – e.g.Cambridge exams etc) Note: if you have completed Level 3 NCEA please supply both Level 2 and Level 3 results.
    •Non School leaver applicants: a verified copy of your secondary school results or other post-secondary academic achievements.
    •10-15 images of your work in an appropriate digital or hardcopy format according to the medium eg. links to websites, flashdrives, link to dropbox, JPEG files or printed photographs.
    •A brief (no more than one page) curriculum vitae highlighting your academic achievements

    A supporting letter from an appropriately qualified person and/or organisation (e.g. art teacher, Te Reo teacher, dean, principal, gallery director, community leader, Kaumatua of your iwi/hapu/marae) will assist in the success of your application, although this is not compulsory.

    Applicants must disclose other awards they hold or have applied for. The Selection Committee is not obligated to consider other grants but might choose to take these into account.

    Responsibility for the Award
    The scholarships shall be awarded on the recommendation of a specified Selection Committee, consisting of the Head of School Whiti o Rehua School of Art, the programme leader of the Maori Visual Arts programme, and the Toioho ki Apiti Postgraduate Coordinator.

    Payment

    This $5000 award will be distributed throughout the four years of study, and will be available for students to use as needed – art materials, living expenses or tuition fees.

    Conditions to the award
    Successful admission to Massey and the BMVA programme. 


    Closing date
    30 November each year for the following year.

    Address
    College of Creative Arts
    Whiti o Rehua School of Art
    Wallace Street, Mount Cook
    Wellington 6121

    Application cannot be accepted before 01/09/2016.

    Download an application form here.

  • Peter Turner Scholarship in Documentary Photography

    The Peter Turner Scholarship in Documentary Photography, worth $5,000, is awarded annually to an exceptional candidate wishing to advance their photographic work through a period of postgraduate study.

    New Zealand and Australian citizens enrolling for full-time study leading to the degree of Master of Fine Arts in photography are eligible to apply.

    Application deadline: 15 December.

    Click here for more information and an application form.

    For previous scholarship winners click here.

  • Excellence Awards for Latin America

    The purpose of this award is to reward students from Latin America and provide financial assistance to study at Massey University.

    Category of awards

    1. Students who meet all academic and English language entry requirements into an academic programme will receive a one-off $5,000 award towards their tuition fees.
       
    2. Students who receive a conditional offer of place subject to meeting the English language entry requirements are eligible for the following tuition fees discounts:
             i.     For the Intensive English programme, students will receive a 50% tuition fees discount for the first three months of English study.
            ii.     For the Direct Entry English Pathway (DEEP) programme, students will receive a 25% tuition fees discount for the DEEP programme.

    Terms and conditions

    • This promotion is valid for any successful applications received until 31st October 2016, for commencement of academic study by 2018
    • The award is applicable only for students wishing to study a programme within the College of Creative Arts and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University
    • The 50% and 25% tuition fees discount on English language programmes will be applied only once a student successfully enrols and commences an academic programme in the College of Creative Arts or College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Awards are to be applied as a credit toward the tuition fees of the academic programme
    • The award is valid for study in the Intensive English and DEEP programmes on the Palmerston North and Wellington Campuses only
    • Students are eligible for one Massey University Excellence Award only
    • Students are eligible to receive other home government scholarships (eg. COLFUTURO) in addition to the Massey University Excellence Award
    • The Awards are for Bachelors, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters programmes at Massey University for programmes in the College of Creative Arts and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Download the flyer here.

    For more information contact

    Tim Croft
    College of Creative Arts
    Email: t.croft@massey.ac.nz                                        
    Phone: +64 21 886 949                                                     

    Djhoanna Lambert
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    E: d.lambert@massey.ac.nz
    P: +64 21 433 036

  • Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship

    Purpose

    The aim of the Massey University, Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship (“the Scholarship”) is to support international undergraduate students to study at the College of Creative Arts Massey University. The Scholarship is open to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in Creative Arts subjects while studying in New Zealand or abroad. The Scholarship is tenable in any of the following College of Creative Arts programmes:

    1. Bachelor of Design (Hons);
    2. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons);
    3. Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts;
    4. Bachelor of Creative Media Production; and
    5. Bachelor of Commercial Music, (“Approved Bachelor’s Programme”)

    Scholarships will be competitive and based on academic and artistic merit. Each Scholarship is valued at NZD $20,000 for a 4-year degree or NZD $15,000 for a 3-year degree. The Scholarship will be applied in equal parts at the start of each academic year as a tuition reduction for that year, provided

    a Grade Point Average of 5.0 (a ‘B’ average) is maintained each year. Students must study full-time (at least 120 credits a year) in order to be eligible.

    All recipients of the Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship are guaranteed an offer of Halls of Residence accommodation, provided a complete accommodation application is received by the Accommodation Office no later than 1 October 2017.

    Eligibility
    Applicants must be either:

    1. International full fee paying students who have completed at least one full year (i.e. Year 12) at a New Zealand secondary school and earned an NCEA Level 2 Certificate endorsed with Merit or Excellence AND Excellence in an at least one Art, Design, Technology or Music subject; International students at high school in another country, who have achieved a level of academic ‘excellence’ equivalent to that of the New Zealand education system;
    2. International full fee paying students who will have completed a Foundation Studies (or Certificate of University Preparation) programme, and who have achieved a level of academic ‘excellence’ equivalent to that of the New Zealand education system; OR
    3. International full fee paying students who have studied in an approved University Transfer Programme (“UTP”), and who have achieved a level of academic ‘excellence’ equivalent to that of the New Zealand education system.
    4. As a guide, the expectation is a student will show high academic aptitude and also show excellence in at least one Art, Design, Music, Creative Media, or Technology subject. Scholarships are strictly awarded on merit.
    5. Applicants must achieve University Entrance for New Zealand.
    6. Applicants must meet the required English language requirement for entry into their selected academic programme.
    7. Applicants must have received a Conditional Offer of Place in an Approved Bachelor Programme to be awarded the Scholarship.
    8. Offers of the Scholarship to NCEA candidates are conditional upon the awardee earning a Merit or Excellence endorsement of their NCEA Level 3 Certificate.
    9. Applicants who are already enrolled in an equivalent bachelor’s degree programme at another New Zealand Tertiary Education Provider at bachelor’s level, and who are seeking Advanced Standing or credit transfer, are ineligible for the Scholarship.

    International Fees

    • Applicants must remain full fee paying International students whilst studying in their approved Bachelor’s Programme in New Zealand throughout the duration of their study.
    • The international rates for 2017 tuition fees are currently set between NZD $27,690 and NZD $33,680 per annum, depending on the programme undertaken and are subject to annual fee increases.
    • In the event a student pays fees per semester, the Scholarship amount shall be applied in two equal amounts of NZD $2,500 per semester.

    Term

    1. Every scholarship shall be tenable at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University for a maximum of four years for a full time 4-year bachelor’s programme and three years for a full time 3-year bachelor’s programme and three years full time study for University Transfer and Pathway programmes. No deferrals beyond this period is permitted.

    Tenure

    1. The tenure of the Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship shall commence at the start of semester one 2018.

    Value

    1. The value of the Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship shall be NZD $20,000 for a 4-year degree or NZD $15,000 for a 3-year degree. For University Transfer and Pathway programmes, the value of the Scholarship is a maximum of NZD$5,000 per year.

    Payments

    1. The Scholarship is for a maximum of NZD $5,000 per year and will be applied in equal parts at the start of each academic year as a tuition reduction for that year, provided a Grade Point Average of 5.0 (a ‘B’ average) is maintained each year.

    Conditions of Study

    1. All Scholarship recipients are required to engage in full time study (at least 120 credits per year) in their chosen programme throughout the duration of their study.
    2. A Grade Point Average of 5 (a ‘B’ average) must be maintained throughout the course of study in order to continue to hold the Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship.
    3. All recipients must inform the College of Creative Arts Massey University, as soon as possible, if an issue arises that will prevent them from complying with these regulations.
    4. In the event a recipient withdraws from the approved programme, Massey University has the absolute discretion to determine whether all or any part of the Scholarship shall be refunded to Massey University. 

    Co-tenure

    1. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other Scholarships, Bursaries or Awards, so long as those Scholarships, Bursaries or Awards permit co-tenure.
    2. The Scholarship is not transferrable should the recipient withdraw from Massey University or change programmes to another College at Massey University.

    Concessions

    1. At the discretion of Massey University, the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any recipient.

    Applications

    1. Application forms are available on Massey University’s College of Creative Arts website: https://creative.massey.ac.nz/scholarships
    2. Applicants must provide their National Student Number (NSN), Cambridge International Exams number (CIE), International Baccalaureate (IB) or appropriate identification number for their respective qualification type.
    3. A completed application must be received by 1 October for guaranteed on campus accommodation, and by 10 November 2017 for remaining applications (including those not requiring on campus accommodation).
    4. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
    5. Applicants will be notified whether they have been awarded the Scholarship as soon as possible after the application deadline.
    6. Scholarships will be awarded via a selection committee comprising College of Creative Arts faculty.

    Admission

    1. An offer of a Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship is not an offer of admission to Massey University, nor does it imply approval of enrolment in a programme at Massey University.

    Closing Date

    Applications must be submitted electronically by 1 October (for on-campus accommodation priority) OR 10 November (for all remaining applicants) to creative.international@massey.ac.nz.

    Please download more information and the application form here.

    Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarships

  • Hinemoa Hilliard Memorial Scholarship

    E aku nui, e aku rahi, tena koutou katoa.
    Ahakoa kua ngaro i te tirohanga kanohi, ka ora tonu i a tatou nei mahi.
    The Hinemoa Hilliard Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of Hinemoa Hilliard's influence as an inspirational writer and teacher whose warmth and knowledge touched students and staff during the 15 years she worked at Massey University Whiti o Rehua the School of Art (1999-2013).
    The Scholarship celebrates strong writing about Māori art and design, engagement with kaupapa Māori and manaakitanga, and will support a first year College of Creative Arts student to continue their studies through a one year full domestic fee waiver for their second year of full time study.
    For more information please see the Hinemoa Hilliard Memorial Scholarship Guidelines here.
    Applications must be submitted electronically by 9 December to k.adams@massey.ac.nz

     

  • Helen Hitchings Fine Art Scholarship

    About
    Helen Hitchings (1920—2002) was a visionary art dealer and lifetime supporter of innovative New Zealand artists and designers. In her will, she established an annual scholarship to support a postgraduate Fine Arts student specializing in painting or sculpture, who shows exceptional artistic promise. The award will be made in association with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where Helen Hitchings’ archives and collection are now based.

     

    Tenure and value
    The value of the scholarship is $2,500 per annum. The scholarship is renewable for up to three consecutive years of a full-time postgraduate degree, or up to six years (on a pro-rata basis) for part-time study. The renewal of the award is conditional on satisfactory progress as advised by the student’s Head of School.

    The award will also cover travel expenses up to $500 for one professional development trip to Wellington, where the student is invited to meet with Te Papa art curators for feedback and discussion of their work. This part of the award is non-renewable, and can be granted only once during the tenure of the scholarship.

     

    Eligibility
    Applicants must be enrolled in a postgraduate fine arts programme (MFA, PhD, or equivalent) at a New Zealand university, with a specialisation in painting or sculpture.

     

    Selection
    Two nominees of exceptional promise will be sought from each Head of the Schools of Fine Art at the University of Auckland, AUT University, Massey University and the University of Canterbury. The shortlisted nominees will be selected on the basis of their programme submission portfolio.

    The final awardee will be chosen from the shortlist by the art curatorial team at Te Papa and former scholarship trustee Patricia Lawrey. The Scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who, in their opinion, demonstrates the most artistic promise, innovation and originality in the disciplines of painting or sculpture.

     

    Conditions of the award
    The award may be held concurrently with other bursaries or scholarships.