Announcing the first MIGW Scholars Program to attend Melbourne International Games Week

The IGDA Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its first ever MIGW IGDA Scholars program to take place 22-29 October 2017. Melbourne International Games Week warmly embraces the IGDA Scholars program and is excited to welcome the IGDA scholars to Melbourne, Australia. In 2016, over 60,000 people attended this critical event in the Australia games community. The IGDA Foundation is grateful for the generosity of the GDAA, Unity, PAX AUS, and Creative Victoria so that 8 scholarship recipients will receive scholarships to attend Game Connect Asia PacificUnite Melbourne, and PAX AUS as part of the MIGW Scholars program. Recipients will also receive a travel stipend valued between $500 and $2000 USD depending on distance travelled from the IGDA Foundation.

To apply visit and submit your application by 1 Aug 2017.

Eligible recipients must be over the age of 18 at the date of application and a university student, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and advanced degrees, or have graduated from a university within 6 months before 22 Oct, 2017. The MIGW Scholars program is intended for students studying to receive a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or PhD in games or games-related fields who intend to pursue a career in games. It is an incredible opportunity for those who are interested in entrepreneurship, game design, and games business and ideal for those interested in independent development studios and the mobile games industry. Students, do not miss this once in a lifetime chance to travel to Australia and explore Melbourne International Games Week!

We would also like to thank the following members of the Australia games community who were critical in making this event happen: Giselle Rosman, Liam Esler, and Amelia King as well as the organisations, volunteers, and donors who have worked with us to provide this opportunity to our scholars.

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