Majlis Travelling Scholarship


The Majlis Travelling Scholarship's purpose is to assist and inspire artists to achieve their full creative potential through the opportunity to travel overseas following the completion of their third year of undergraduate study. 

Successful shortlisted applicants will exhibited in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery.



Open and closing dates

Applications are now open at this link. They will close at 11.59PM Tuesday 23 April. Applicants can expect to receive an outcome by the end of May.

The scholarship is open  for award annually to 3rd year undergraduate students in the School of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. 

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the selection committee on the basis of:

  • artistic merit, as demonstrated by entry requirements for the course (i.e. up to 6 images including up to 2 video images); 
  • a brief artist statement; and
  • a statement of the proposed travel plans with an outline of the expected benefit to their future studies and career.

The judges will initially meet to consider the submitted slides and to select a shortlist of artists to participate in the Scholarship Exhibition. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the end of June. Applicants may be invited to meet the judges in order to assist with the final selection.  Each selected artist will be invited to submit one original work that has been produced in the two years immediately preceding the date of making application for the Scholarship. The works included in your folio of images should be available for exhibition.

The successful applicants will receive additional information regarding installation and the exhibition itself after the shortlisting process has been completed. The work will be judged in situ, with the winner announced at the opening night 5:30 to 7:30pm Thursday 30th August . The exhibition will be on from 31st August to 22nd September.

Additional requirements

To accept this scholarship, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.

How to apply

Please read the Majlis Travelling Scholarship Terms and Conditions before completing this application. 

Refer to the Open and Closing Dates section above for the application link. The link is only visible when applications are open.  

You will be asked to provide your personal information, including course and year level. You will also be required to attach some documents, such as 6 digital images of your recent work (or including up to 2 short video excerpts); a brief artist statement; and a statement of your proposed travel plans with an outline of the expected benefit to your future studies and career.