Would you like to complete the ALA Masters course next year but need financial assistance to help with your living costs? Perhaps you are moving from interstate or have a background under-represented in the animation and visual effects industry.

Our industry partner, Animal Logic, is offering a scholarship of $18,000 to help a successful applicant cover expenses (or to use towards your tuition fees) while you complete the Master of Animation and Visualisation at the UTS Animal Logic Academy in 2022.

The scholarship is provided by Australia’s leading 3D animation studio Animal Logic, and provides financial support to talented individuals from under-represented groups or those experiencing financial hardship in order to enable them to participate in postgraduate study in the animation, visual effects and visualisation industries.

“Animal Logic has always been dedicated to developing future talent and diversity in the animation, visual effects and visualisation industries, and we are proud to launch the Animal Logic Scholarship with UTS. This opportunity is designed to inspire individuals to take the next step in their career and make their mark on the sector.”

Sharon Taylor, COO, Animal Logic

This scholarship offers a stipend of $18,000 that can be used to assist with living and/or tuition costs. This is paid in 3 instalments of $6,000 each after census date of each of the 3 subjects of the Masters course.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • Be enrolled in or intend to enrol in the Master of Animation and Visualisation; and
  • Apply under one (1) only of the following categories:

– Diversity

* Demonstrate a high-level of aptitude, enthusiasm and proficiency from an applicant from a diverse and under-represented background or group, such as (but not excluded to) ethnic diversity, gender or sexual orientation, neuro-diversity and First Nations’ Heritage.

– Financial Hardship

* Demonstrate a high-level of aptitude, enthusiasm and proficiency from an applicant that due to financial hardship, might otherwise not be able to complete the course.

  • All candidates must apply using the UTS online Scholarships Application form to be eligible.
  • In addition, applicants must complete the UAC Equity Scholarship application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) therein demonstrating financial disadvantage[1] and/or other Educational Barrier/s that may include:

– Regional or remote background
– Sole parent responsibilities
– Carer responsibilities
– Long-term medical condition / disability or ongoing effect of abuse
– Indigenous Australian
– Refugee status

  • All candidates must be available to attend an interview in person (online or face-to-face).

Applicants will be required to submit a statement of up to 1,000 words demonstrating each of the following in their nominated category:

– Motivation to succeed in the field of animation, visual effects and/or visualisation
– Initiative and achievements in personal and professional life
– Evidence of how the scholarship would assist them perform and/ or achieve in their course at a higher level than would otherwise be the case
– Demonstrate how their personal circumstances align to the goals of the scholarship to increase representation of under-represented groups in the animation, visual effects and visualisation industries.

  • Selection will consider financial hardship and/or other barriers as demonstrated via the UAC Equity Scholarship or as confirmed by the UTS Financial Assistance Service

To find out more information about the scholarship please make sure to visit the Animal Logic Scholarship page.

Also join Ian Thomson (Head of Animal Logic Academy), Alex Weight (Creative Lead) and Karen Bennett (Global Head of HR, Animal Logic), as they discuss the background behind why Animal Logic is offering the scholarship, eligibility criteria and how apply:


Scholarship applications close 9 December 2021.

Final round applications for the 2022 intake of the Master of Animation and Visualisation for domestic students close on mid-January 2022.

To learn more about the Masters of Animation and Visualisation, make sure to check out our course brochure or contact us at animallogicacademy@uts.edu.au