[URBANTH-L]MA Applied Anthro Scholarships, Macquarie U, Sydney

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Thu Apr 13 10:48:59 EDT 2006

How Does Culture Matter?
Scholarships in Applied Anthropology in Australia

The Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University, located in
Sydney, Australia, is currently offering two Macquarie University
International Scholarships (MUIS) for its Master of Applied Anthropology
(MAA) program. 

The Master of Applied Anthropology is a coursework postgraduate degree
with a substantial research element. The degree is intended to help
current and future professionals understand the cultural impacts of and
cultural influences in government and corporate policy. It covers both
the 'traditional' domain of applied anthropology -- development and aid,
public health -- and the applications of cultural understanding and
ethnography in international relations, urban planning, design and
marketing. Graduates are expected to be able to apply anthropological
theory and ethnographic methodology in a wide range of professional
settings, whether community organisations, NGOs, government or

In addition to coursework units, students complete a supervised
research project on a topic of interest and write a short thesis. This
provides valuable experience in applying anthropological knowledge and
methods while allowing the student to develop expertise that will
further their professional career.

The scholarshipsare available to international students (not Australian
or New Zealand residents or citizens). They cover tuition fees for the
entire three semester program and are valued at almost $AUD21,000 in
waived fees each. They are available for the August 2006 intake only.
Applications will be judged primarily on academic merit, although work
experience and relevance of research interests will also be taken into
account. All international students who apply for the MAA are eligible
to apply for this scholarship, although one will be reserved for a
student from a low income country (as defined by the World Bank). 
Application forms and additional information on MUIS scholarships can
be found at

To apply for the scholarship it is necessary first to apply for the
MAA. Details on applying for Macquarie University postgraduate degrees
can be found here: http://www.international.mq.edu.au/
The closing date to applications is 30 April 2006.
To learn more about the MAA program, go to
http://www.anth.mq.edu.au/maaor contact the MAA administrator, Jovan
Maud at maa-admin at scmp.mq.edu.au.
Jovan Maud
Administrative Co-ordinator, Master of Applied Anthropology (MAA)
Department of Anthropology
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Tel.: +61-2-9850 8095
Fax.: +61-2-9850 9391

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