The Bourne Scholarship The Bourne Scholarship

The Bourne Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled on the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction). The best-selling author, Elizabeth Macneal, a former recipient of the Malcom Bradbury Memorial Scholarship, understands first-hand how life-changing a scholarship can be. Elizabeth wants to give that same oppurtunity to a student who shares her passion for writing. To read more about Elizabeth, visit:


  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Fees: Home, EU or International
  • School: Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Course: MA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction)
  • Age: Preference given to those over 25
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate genuine financial need

What does it cover?

  • Total Value: £7,000
  • Tuition fees or maintenance: Either
  • Number available: 1

How do I apply?

Important Information: Scholarship applications are now open.

Please note that in order to be considered for the creative writing donor-funded scholarship programme, you will need to have submitted both your scholarship application and have applied for the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) by 12 noon on Tuesday 30 June. It is possible that you might not have a response about the outcome of your course application by this date, but you should still submit a scholarship application by this deadline if you wish to be considered for scholarships.

Application Form

If you have applied for this scholarship, you will be considered for any of the scholarships below for which you are eligible. You do not need to submit a second application for any of these scholarships.

The UEA Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship

The UEA Crowdfunded BAME Writers' Scholarship
The Miles Morland Foundation African Writers' Scholarship
The Kowitz Scholarship
The Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship
The John Boyne Scholarship
The Annabel Abbs Scholarship
The Seth Donaldson Memorial Bursary
The John Jarrold Scholarship in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction)

The Novelry Scholarship

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Postgraduate Scholarship Terms and Conditions before submitting your application. If you are offered the Scholarship, you must be prepared to accept these terms.


Please visit our FAQ webpage for further information.


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