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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Abertay university - International games developer student scholarship launched

Abertay University has signed a new agreement with top games developer Ninja Kiwi Europe to provide a new scholarship opportunity for students.

For the first time, a one-year scholarship will be open to fourth year students studying games, beginning in the academic year 2018/19.

As well as a £1,500 payment to aid their studies, the successful applicant will receive an invaluable month-long summer placement at Ninja Kiwi Europe’s Dundee studio, gaining work experience, industry insight and the chance to build key contacts.

The new partnership builds on a strong relationship with Ninja Kiwi Europe, whose Executive Vice Presidents David Hamilton and Barry Petrie are two of Abertay’s most successful graduates.

David said: “We are delighted to be able to sponsor this scholarship and help support future talent coming through to the UK games industry.

“It is vitally important that graduates coming from university are able to hit the ground running and we are looking forward to welcoming the successful student when they join us here at Ninja Kiwi Europe.”

Courses eligible for the scholarship include Computer Arts, Computer Games Application Development, Computer Games Technology and Game Design and Production Management.

Abertay lecturer Lynn Parker, a member of the scholarship panel, urged students to put themselves forward.

She said: “Ninja Kiwi Europe has been one of Abertay’s biggest supporters for some time now and we're so pleased to be able to work even more closely with them in delivering this opportunity, our first games scholarship.

“While the funding will be a massive boost, the real prize here is the depth of industry expertise and expanded links to the industry that our student will gain from being immersed in the working practices of such a successful company.

“This will no doubt provide them with the best possible start for a successful career upon graduation and we look forward to working with Ninja Kiwi Europe in the years to come.”

For more information of the Ninja Kiwi Europe scholarship visit

Based in Dundee, Abertay is the number one university in Europe for undergraduate computer games degrees and in the world top 10 for postgraduate degrees.
Since 1888, Abertay has been preparing students for the world of work and more than 92% of our graduates go into employment or further study within six months of graduation.
We were the first in the world to offer degrees in computer games and also in ethical hacking, where we uniquely train students in offensive security.
Made up of five schools – Design and Informatics; Science, Engineering and Technology; Dundee Business School; Social and Health Sciences and the Graduate School - Abertay is home to world-leading research teams with pioneering initiatives across a host of topics.

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