Postgraduate 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.

  • Māori Creative Arts Research Study Awards

    E nga mana, e nga reo, rau rangatira ma. Nei te mihi maioha o Toi Rauwhārangi ki a koutou. Tēnā koutou katoa.

    At the College of Creative Arts, Massey University is committed to supporting the academic excellence of Māori and Pacific students and creating a learning environment where their advancement is supported.

    As we work towards this goal, we are building our staff competencies, workplace and classroom experiences to ensure we celebrate our place in the Pacific and honour Te Tiriti of Waitangi and its principles. We are working to provide more research-led opportunities to help achieve positive development outcomes for Māori students.

    Our aim is to grow our capacity to respond to the current learning and development needs of Māori students and their iwi, hapu, whanau and their wider communities.

    As a Tiriti-led university, we are committed to demonstrating authentic leadership in a contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand as we uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles through our practice. The University is championing new strategies for advancement and integration of te reo Māori and Māori knowledge.

    We recognise that positive affirmation is required in the short-to-medium term to assist in helping Māori and Pacific students reach their potential.

    In 2019, we are offering six $10,000 scholarships for Māori and Pacific designers and artists who would like to pursue a postgraduate masters qualification in design, fine arts or Māori visual arts.

    The design and arts academics of the School of Design Ngā Pae Māhutonga, Whiti o Rehua School of Art, and Toioho ki Apiti, Māori Visual Arts are looking for candidates who have the potential to lead in their field of research and creative practice.

    View the requirements for application and the eligibility criteria.

    Otira, ko te manako ka aro mai koutou ki tenei tono o Toi Rauwharangi.

    E tau ana.

    Applications due 3 December 2018

  • Pacific Creative Arts Research Study Awards

    Tēnā koutou, Talofa lava, Kia orana kōtou, Mālō ē lelei, Fakaalofa Atu, Ni sa bula vinaka, Halo ola keta, Mauri, Aloha mai kākou, Mālō ni, Warm Pacific greetings.

    The College of Creative Arts Massey University is committed to supporting the academic excellence of Pacific students and creating a learning environment where Indigenous achievement is nurtured.

    For 2019, we are proud to be offering six $10,000 scholarships for Māori and Pacific learners to further pursue a postgraduate masters qualification in design, fine art or Māori visual arts.

    The design and arts academics of the School of Design Ngā Pae Māhutonga, Whiti o Rehua School of Arts, and Toioho ki Apiti, Māori Visual Arts invite candidates to apply who have the potential to lead in their field of research and creative practice. We want to provide an inspiring learning environment for future Māori and Pacific creative academics by supporting more research-led opportunities.

    Our aim is to grow our capacity to respond to the current learning and development needs of our Pacific Indigenous communities.

    View the requirements for application and the eligibility criteria.

    Fakafetai lahi.

    Applications due 3 December 2018

  • 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: 16 February 2018. 

    Click here for more information and an application form.

    For previous scholarship winners click here.

  • 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.

  • The Electoral Commission Suffrage Scholarship

    Created to celebrate the anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand, the Electoral Commission’s Suffrage Scholarships cover fees for post-graduate research into voter participation.

    These scholarships encourage research that furthers our understanding of voter participation and the factors that motivate voters to take part.

    Eligibility
    Students are eligible to apply if they:

    • are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
    • have achieved a recommended B+ average in their university studies.
    • are enrolled as a full time student at a New Zealand university in an Honours or Master’s programme for the year of tenure of the scholarship and engaged for a substantive part (ie. at least half) of their enrolment in research which satisfies the purposes of this scholarship.

    Value and number awarded

    • Up to three scholarships may be awarded each year.
    • Each scholarship will fund the New Zealand domestic fees for one year up to the value of 1 EFTS for study at Honours or Master’s level.
    • The scholarship award will not fund any non-tuition fees or levies for which the scholar is liable.

    Closing date
    1 February 2018

    Decisions made late February.

    For more information or to apply for the scholarship, visit universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/electoral-commission-suffrage-scholarship.

  • Massey University School of Design 2018 Master of Fine Arts (Design) Tuition Awards

    The School of Design is awarding four Master of Fine Arts (design) tuition awards, $3000 each, for first year study in 2018.

    Qualified applicants are sought with an interest in exploring creative practice in the areas of data visualisation, user experience, technology-enhanced experience design including virtual and mixed reality, exhibition/installation design, performance design, product and furniture design, and sustainable fashion and textile practices. Transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary practices are encouraged.

    The MFA(design) is the College of Creative Arts' premier postgraduate qualification for practising designers. The MFA emphasises the production of original creative work that is research-driven, critically engaged, expertly realised and highly innovative.

    The MFA is a two-year advanced research degree. 

    Interested?

    Review the CoCA website for further details on the MFA degree and how to apply: https://creative.massey.ac.nz/study/master-of-fine-arts-in-design/.

    For more information on the tuition award, contact Prof Brian Lucid (b.lucid@massey.ac.nz) or Prof Julieanna Preston (j.preston@massey.ac.nz). To apply for the tuition award, please email Prof Brian Lucid or Prof Julieanna Preston your expression of interest, portfolio and CV. 

    • This tuition award can be used in tandem with other scholarships.
    • Full time study will take priority.
    • Selection will be made on the basis of the quality of portfolio, undergraduate marks, and fit with academic research expertise.
    • Applicants must be accepted and enrolled in the MFA program before the tuition award is granted.

    Important dates

    • Applications due: 14 February 2018
    • Tuition Awards notification: 16 February 2018
    • MFA summer camp: 19-22 February 2018
    • Start of semester 1: 26 February 2018