DAAD Scholarships in Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication and Film, Germany

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

Who can apply?
Foreign applicants who have gained a first university degree in the fields of Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication and Film at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.

What can be funded?
In this study programme, you can complete

  • a Master’s degree/postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or
  • a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification at a state or state-recognised German university of your choice (not an undergraduate course).

This programme only funds projects in the artistic and creative area. Other DAAD scholarship programmes are available for applicants from the field of History of Art or Art Studies or for artists with a scientific project.

Duration of the funding
Master’s degree:

  • Between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme
  • Start: usually from 1st October, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme
  • The scholarships are awarded for the duration of the standard period of study for the chosen study programme (up to a maximum of 24 months). To receive further funding after the first year of study for 2-year courses, proof of academic achievements thus far should indicate that the study programme can be successfully completed within the standard period of study.
  • Applicants who are already in Germany in the first year of a postgraduate course at the time of application may apply for funding for their second year of study. In this case, it is not possible to extend the scholarship.

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PhD Scholarships – Singapore University of Technology and Design

The SUTD PhD Programme offers you a chance to collaborate with the best in their fields.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

We offer the following in-house scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding full-time PhD Programme applicants:

SUTD President’s Graduate Fellowship (PhD)

  • Open to all nationalities
  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of:
    • S$3,500 (Singapore Citizens)
    • S$3,200 (Singapore Permanent Residents)
    • S$3,000 (International Students)
  • CPF contribution (Singapore Citizens only)
  • Annual conference funding support
  • Opportunities for sponsored overseas research, attachments and industry internships

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UNSW Art & Design International Scholarship, Australia

This Scholarship is to encourage international practicing artists and designers to undertake study at UNSW Art & Design.

Deadline: 31 October

Amount: $5,000 (paid in two instalments)

Tenure: Duration of the program

Application Eligibility
Full-time Masters (by Coursework) students studying at UNSW Art & Design

Residency requirement
Citizen of an overseas country, excluding New Zealand, and not normally reside in Australia.

Selection criteria
Selection will be based on academic merit, reasons for undertaking the current and/or proposed study, interview performance if required, and the relevance of his/her participation in study at UNSW Art & Design to its international projects and programs.

All applicants must provide a written personal statement that addresses the selection criteria to support their application. Additional supporting documentation can also be attached.

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International Master Scholarships Competition in Product Design, NABA, Italy

It is clear how models, habits and strategies that have sustained Design development over the last century have been slowly disappearing, exposing their weaknesses. For years, Design has supported the survival of traditional consumer behavior, through the creation of concepts of beauty, wellness, metropolis, architecture, interior and product design.

Design and manufacturing have been side by side since the very beginning. Through this alignment, design was able to accept manufacturing’s mission, mechanisms and values to achieve a problem-solving role without asking any questions on the paradigms of production, distribution and consumption.

However, questioning is the behavior that in topical historical moments was able to open up new ways of approaching the creation of man’s “home and things”.

This competition aims to predict modern solutions to the incoming transformation of the product design industry. Projects that aim to envision possible futures based on the paradigms and values of new/different living spaces:

  • New manufacturing and production methods
  • Different approaches to using materials and energies
  • Rethinking the concepts of wellness and beauty
  • New ways of distributing, owning, accessing, consuming and using
  • A project able to show hints about paradigms and values of the future.

Required Materials

  • Max 5 A3 boards in PDF or TIFF files that fully represent your design idea
  • An abstract of the project: max 1 page

Candidates are also required to submit:

  • Personal portfolio of works and projects
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Motivation statement
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree/Academic diploma translated into English/Italian
  • Academic transcript/marksheet of previous studies, translated into English/Italian, listing subjects and exams, with corresponding number of hours/credits
  • Copy of passport
  • NABA Master Programs Application Form – Academic Year 2018/2019

Candidates are asked to send their materials in English language and in two files in PDF format: one including competition project and one including the remaining materials.

* Application fee is waived for competition participants

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International Master Scholarships Competition in Interior Design, NABA, Italy

Over recent years, interiors have come to play an increasingly important role in the world in which we live. In fact, interior design should be viewed these days from a different perspective. Interior spaces are to be conceived as constructed substances, whose penetration no longer means entering into an empty space, but being part of a complex body. Interior design embeds itself in history, nestling in the interstices between objects, creating situations. In addition to being shaped in accordance with their function, interior spaces reflect the needs of aesthetic representation, of visual communication and of evolving dynamic cultural requirements. The organization of interior spaces speaks volumes, revealing their reason for being through a complex system of shapes, atmospheres, references and symbols.

Required Materials
Competition participants are expected to submit no more than three A3 sketches and a short text written in English. The materials are to be provided in a digital format (pdf file, max 10 Mb). Entrants are free to chose the scale of reference for their designs, but should specify what scale has been used. When illustrating designs, particular importance should be given to the visual and scenic representation of the interior space (3d models, perspective views and sections, rendering, etc.).

Candidates are also required to submit:

  • Personal portfolio of works and projects
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Motivation statement
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree/Academic diploma translated into English/Italian
  • Academic transcript/marksheet of previous studies, translated into English/Italian, listing subjects and exams, with corresponding number of hours/credits;
  • NABA Master Programs Application Form – Academic Year 2018/2019

Candidates are asked to send their materials in English language and in two files in PDF format: one including competition project and one including the remaining materials.

* Application fee is waived for competition participants

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International Master Scholarships Competition in Communication Design, NABA, Italy

The competition is open to candidates willing to improve their critical thinking abilities and sharpen their problem solving skills, while utilizing the latest design tools and technologies to come up with innovative solutions in areas such as brand design, visual design, environmental design, multi-media publishing, as well as institutional communication, service/product communication and internal communication, in both B 2 B and B 2 C contexts.

Required Materials
Applicants are required to draft a 10-15 page marketing plan, with a specific focus on the communication campaign, promoting the place they love the most and that they would present to as many people as possible.

The marketing plan must include:

  • research on the target market (whom are you going to address?)
  • “snapshots” of the market segments;
  • grassroots/viral-style communication campaign for each segment that they have identified, pointing out the distribution/communication channels;
  • communication key visuals (website, coordinated graphics, advertising campaign, guerrilla…) including an aggregate budget for the communication campaign (not including website set-up), though not mandatory, will be considered a plus.

Candidates are also required to submit:

  • Personal portfolio of works and projects: (maximum 3 candidate’s best projects)
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Motivation statement
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree/Academic diploma translated into English/Italian
  • Academic transcript/marksheet of previous studies, translated into English/Italian, listing subjects and exams, with corresponding number of hours/credits
  • Copy of passport
  • NABA Master Programs Application Form – Academic Year 2018/2019

Candidates are asked to send their materials in English or Italian language and in two files in PDF format: one including competition project and one including the remaining materials.

* Application fee is waived for competition participants

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International Master Scholarships Competition in Fashion and Textile Design, NABA, Italy

Candidates are invited to introduce themselves through the presentation of a collection capable of reflecting their own personality.

The project revolves around the self-portrait: candidates have to reference their personal imagination, personality, moral and artistic qualities.

Required Materials
Candidates are required to submit:

  • A pdf file with the layout coherent to the content including*:
  • Written introduction
  • Visual introduction: moodboard – research –inspiration (If the candidate is not the owner, photo credits must be included)
  • Sketches of the collection: min 3 max 9
  • Drawings of the sketch you create
  • Outfit images (ready-to-wear or still life): max 4
  • Illustration: an illustration that represents the content of the project.
  • Work in progress pictures: you have to shoot pictures of each step during the creation of the outfit – Notes about the realization (i.e. sewn/made by the applicant, sewn/made by someone else, list of materials and techniques)
  • Personal portfolio of works and projects/personal collection
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Motivation statement
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree/Academic diploma translated into English/Italian
  • Academic transcript/marksheet of previous studies, translated into English/Italian, listing subjects and exams, with corresponding number of hours/credits;
  • NABA Master Programs Application Form – Academic Year 2018/2019

Candidates are asked to send their materials in English language and in two files in PDF format: one including competition project and one including personal portfolio.

* Application fee is waived for competition participants

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International Scholarships Programme, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Heriot-Watt University offers Fee Scholarships of 10% of the full fee (School of Textiles and Design) for high-calibre overseas students on our taught Masters courses. Scholarship applications can only be made once an offer to study on the course has been issued.

The School will decide which applicants will receive the scholarship based on previous academic merit plus supporting statement. We encourage students to complete and submit the attached form or contact the School directly for further information.

Forms should be returned by 12 August 2016 to pgenquires@tex.hw.ac.uk (School of Textiles and Design) or pgt.eps@hw.ac.uk (School of Engineering and Physical Sciences).

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Art and Design Research Scholarship, University of Gloucestershire, UK

University of Gloucestershire UKThe University of Gloucestershire is pleased to be able to reward academic excellence and operates an extensive scholarship programme for international students.

Open to all international fee paying students commencing a full-time PhD in Art and Design starting in 2016.

Award value: 30% off tuition fee

Term: Valid for 1 year only

Eligible courses
PhD Art & Design Curating as Practice – The aims of this PhD would be to align identified Fine Art interest in practice as research with the general faculty research investment area, Being Human, Past, Present and Future.

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Media, Arts and Design Excellence Scholarships, University of Westminster, UK

University of Westminster UKWith one of the most varied portfolios in Europe, the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design prepares students not just to enter the creative industries, but to shape and lead them. Our scholarship is intended to fund an international student through a professional and practice- based education, allowing them to develop personally as a reflective critical practitioner.

Amount: Full tuition fee award, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Eligibility: You must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree in the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design.

Criteria: Equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours or above, financial need and development potential. If you have significant and relevant industry experience you will also be given consideration.

Number available: 1

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