Whitecliffe Pathway Awards: MFA

Whitecliffe is pleased to offer up to six Whitecliffe Pathway Awards towards 2024* fees for students to embark on their MFA study.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in fine arts (or similar) and will be assessed on their GPA (Grade Point Average), submitted portfolio, Statement of Intent, and potential to succeed in MFA study.

How to apply:

  1. Complete a full application form on the website
  2. Provide proof of ID (passport or birth certificate),
  3. Provide a portfolio and statement of Intent, and proceed to interview


  • Complete the MFA application process before Monday 8th January 2024
  • Postgraduate faculty will review all eligible applicants for the awards and successful recipients will be notified by mid-January 2024.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Up to six Whitecliffe Pathway Awards will be available in 2024.
  • The Scholarships are only open to domestic students.
  • Scholarships are available for students studying Master of Fine Arts.
  • Scholarships will cover 120 credits of full-time study in 2024.
  • This scholarship covers course fees only. Student levies and course-related costs are not included. It cannot be redeemed for cash or transferred from one programme to another.
  • * Fees will be reimbursed to the student or student loan account on completion of the relevant courses and/or programmes.

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