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Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for Master's Programmes

There are various scholarships on offer for candidates applying for MA courses within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. The following scholarships will be available to MA candidates who are looking to start their course in September.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Studentships

The Faculty of the Arts and Humanities at the University of East Anglia is pleased to announce the availability of 4 Home/EU MA funded studentships for entry in 2016/17. For UK residents awards consist of fees (£7,150) and a tax-free maintenance grant (equivalent to Research Councils UK RPM rates which in 2015/16 was £9,681. The 2016/17 figure will be announced soon shortly) and for EU residents awards are on a fees only basis (£7,150)*. All applicants will be assessed on the merit of their full application (which includes one academic reference). Applicants wishing to be considered for these studentships should apply for a place on a Master's programme in the Faculty by 15 March 2016 and hold an offer by 31 March 2016, therefore early applications are recommended. This funding is part of the University’s commitment to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.

*For the MFA in Creative Writing, a scholarship will be awarded only for the first year of the course.

50% Final Year Undergraduate Continuation Scholarships

Just graduated with a 1st class degree? Congratulations! You can now progress onto a postgraduate course starting in September 2016 and receive UEA’s 50% fee reduction scholarship. Don’t worry if you didn’t gain a 1st class degree, as you’re still eligible for the brilliant 10% UEA Alumni Scholarship as a postgraduate, outlined below. Terms and conditions apply. 

UEA Alumni 10% Scholarships

We highly value our Alumni at UEA, so a 10% fee reduction scholarship is available to graduates looking to stay with us or return for postgraduate study in September 2016. We also offer subject specific scholarships tailored to your course. Follow the Faculty links below that interest you to find specific course funding opportunities. Terms and conditions apply.

UEA Literary Festival Poetry Scholarship (Poetry)

One scholarship of £3,500 towards tuition fees will be awarded to a student enrolled on the MA Creative Writing Poetry. Applications must be received by 1 May 2016 to be eligible for consideration for funding. All eligible applications will automatically be considered for the award.

UEA Literary Festival MA Crime Fiction Scholarship (Crime Fiction)

One scholarship of £7,000 towards tuition fees will be awarded to one student enrolled on MA Creative Writing (Crime Fiction). The award will be made by a Selection Committee in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing based on material submitted by students for admission to the course. Applications must be received by 1 May 2016.

Donor Funded Scholarships

Visit the website for more information. Please note some of these scholarships require an application form to be completed. 

  • The Annabel Abbs Scholarship
  • The Bryan Heiser Memorial Bursary
  • The Charles Pick Fellowship
  • The David Higham Scholarship (Prose Fiction)
  • The David Higham Scholarship (Crime Fiction)
  • The David T K Wong Fellowship
  • The Ink, Sweat and Tears Poetry Writing Scholarship
  • The John Boyne Scholarship
  • The Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship
  • The Seth Donaldson Memorial Bursary
  • The UEA Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship