Chillisoft-ESET Cyber Security Scholarship

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 01 Nov 2020

Closing date: 25/11/2019
25/11/2020
November each year
Value of Award: $5000 contribution to fees
No. of awards: One
Tenure: Twelve months only (120 points)

The Chillisoft-ESET Cyber Security Scholarship was established in 2019 to support academically talented students studying towards a Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics at the Auckland University of Technology. ESET is an industry-leading developer of IT security solutions for consumers and businesses. With 30 years’ experience and more than 1000 staff, ESET’s endpoint, encryption and authentication solutions are installed on over 100 million computers world-wide.

The Chillisoft-ESET Cyber Security Scholarship will provide a student studying in the Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics programme with financial support in the form of a fees scholarship.


Selection criteria:
  • Applicants must be accepted into the Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics (MISDF) at the Auckland University of Technology in the year following application. Applicants for this scholarship must: 1.   Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. 2.   Be enrolling full-time in the MISDF. 3.   Demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in their tertiary study up to the time of application.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applicants must complete the online scholarships application. Applicants must upload a personal statement demonstrating the applicant’s: i.    Interest in the field of Cyber Security; ii.   Innovative thinking and/or entrepreneurship ability (particularly through extra-curricular initiatives, volunteering and project work); and iii.   Career aspirations.   Reference: Applicants must nominate via the online portal an academic referee in support of their application.  The nominated referee will be sent an email from the application portal AUT CommunityForce and asked to comment on the applicant’s ability to succeed in the MISDF and their suitability for the scholarship.
Regulations  [PDF, 201.1 KB]

Decision makers
The Selection Panel will comprise of two academic representatives from the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences in the field of Cyber Security (nominated by the Head of School), and a member of the Computer and Mathematical Sciences Industry Advisory Committee.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Applicants will be notified by the University Scholarships Office of the outcome as soon as possible after the panel have met. The Selection Panel may refrain from making any recommendations if it finds no applicant of sufficient merit. The Selection Panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the decision.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The Scholarship is conditional on the successful applicant enrolling full-time in the Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics in the year of award.

Additional information

Who else has information about this award?


For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Auckland University of Technology

Phone: +64 9 921 9837

Email: scholars@aut.ac.nz


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