CMIC Masters Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand

CMIC Masters Scholarship at Victoria University

CMIC Masters Scholarship is open for students to embark on a Masters by theory study at the Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC), Victoria University of Wellington.

Victoria University of Wellington (originally known as Victoria University College) originated in 1897, named after Queen Victoria, on the 60th anniversary of her coronation. The original name was Victoria University College, but on the dissolution of the University of New Zealand in 1961 Victoria or “Vic” became the Victoria University of Wellington, conferring its degrees.

The library was established in 1899. The collections are detached over four locations: Kelburn Library, Law Library, Architecture and Design Library, and Commerce Library. The library also has a collection of digital resources and full-text material online. In addition to electronic resources, printed books, and journals, the Library also obtains works in microform, sound recordings, videos, and other media consistent with the university’s academic program needs.

The library holds about 1.3 million printed volumes. It delivers access to 70,000 print and electronic periodical titles and 200,000 e-books. It is an authorized Depository Library (DL-296) of the United Nations System (DEPOLIB), one of only three in the country. The J. C. Beaglehole Room is the official repository of all archival and manuscript material and delivers a managed research service for Rare Books, fine or fragile print items, and ‘last resort’ copies of university publications.

Day-to-day governance is in the hands of the University Council, which contains 20 people: four elected by the Court of Convocation, three elected by the academic staff, one elected by the general staff, two appointed by the student union executive, four appointed by the Minister of Education, four selected by the Council itself, and the Vice-Chancellor. The Court of Convocation is self-possessed of all graduates who choose to participate. Charles Wilson, at the time the chief librarian of the parliamentary library, was a member of the original council and its chairman for two years. 

For New Zealand residents entry to most courses is open, with a few exceptions. Performance Music requires an audition. There is a selection for entry into the second year in degrees such as the LLB, BArch, and BDes. BA in criminology and creative writing is also founded on selection.

In 2010 there was the extensive condemnation of Victoria University of Wellington for removing the Gender Studies department. In 2017, a minor in Gender Studies was made available.

In 2012 a Facebook page that is related to Victoria University of Wellington students, Overheard @ Vic, was in the media for the many rape comments that were made. These comprised comments like “you’ve got to rape the paper, man, you can’t let the paper rape you” and “at least ugly girls don’t get raped”. In response to this, a spokesperson for Victoria University of Wellington said that “student safety was a key focus, and the university had joined with police and Wellington City Council to promote awareness of personal safety”.


CMIC  seeks to support New Zealand’s capability in interactive media via academic research. CMIC collaborates with industry professionals including major international media organizations to create new or advanced living virtual reality/augmented reality, film, and gaming technologies. The Centre is also a gestation space for digital start-ups, where tasks are created from initial concepts through to market-ready products. The CMIC scholarship is sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Universities program.

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Eligibility for the CMIC Masters Scholarship

The CMIC Masters Scholarship is for students to embark on a Masters by thesis study at the Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC), Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Applicants must be planning to seek a Masters by thesis study in the field of Computer Graphics at CMIC, Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants can be domestic or international students.

Documents Needed

  • A CV
  • Any supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, reports)
  • A brief outline of research interest

How to Apply for the CMIC Masters Scholarship

Applicants are needed to submit the detailed documentation outlined below if they wish to be considered for this scholarship. Send all documents to the CMIC Centre Manager:

The application deadline for this scholarship is not specific but the application is currently ongoing.


Official Scholarship Website

Disclaimer: This is NOT the official scholarship page. This is only a one-page summarized listing of the scholarship. While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct.

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