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 International Scholarships
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities will be offering up to 10 scholarships worth 50% of tuition fees for academic excellence to International students who are looking to start their course in September 2017.
In order to be considered for an award applicants should submit a complete application, including references, for an MA course no later than 31 March 2017 and hold an offer of place on the course by 21 April 2017.
Please note that in order to be considered for a scholarship applicants do not need to submit a separate application as the scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and the overall strength of the application.
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Studentships
The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is pleased to announce the availability of 1 Home/EU MA funded studentship for entry in 2017/18. Studentships are available as +1 (Master's only) or 1+3 (Master's and PhD). For UK residents awards consist of fees (£7,300) and a tax-free stipend of £9,681. For EU residents awards are on a fees only basis (£7,300).
All applicants will be assessed on the merit of their full application.
Applicants wishing to be considered for a 1+3 studentship (Master's and PhD) should apply for a place on both a Master's programme and a PhD programme in the Faculty and hold an offer on the MA programme by 11 January 2017. PhD offers will be considered subsequently.
Applicants wishing to be considered for a +1 studentship (Master's only) should apply for a place on the Master's programme by 31 March 2017. This funding is part of the University’s commitment to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.
Please note that priority will be given to 1+3 applications.
*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 2017 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 2017. 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 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 2017. More information can be found here.
School Funded Scholarships
Two generous scholarships equivalent to full academic fees are available for international (ie, non-UK, non-EU) students joining the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction).
One scholarship is available to applicants from North America. Another is available to an applicant from anywhere else in the world. The awards are funded internally and the recipients are chosen by a panel of tutors on the Prose Fiction MA. The purpose of the awards is to make it possible for high calibre students to join the course from overseas who might otherwise be inhibited by the cost of studying abroad.
The main criterion for shortlisting will be the quality of your application including, crucially, the quality of the written work submitted. Interview performance will be considered as part of your application.
Candidates wishing to be considered for these scholarships will need to have made their application to study for the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) course by the deadlines indicated below:
- North American Bursary: full international tuition fees (Prose Fiction) - application deadline 31 March 2017
- International Bursary: full international tuition fees (Prose Fiction) - application deadline 1 May 2017
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 David Higham Scholarship (Prose Fiction)
- The David Higham Scholarship (Crime Fiction)
- The Ink, Sweat and Tears Poetry Writing Scholarship
- The John Boyne Scholarship
- The Kowitz Scholarship (Prose Fiction)
- The Main Scholarship (Crime Fiction)
- The Malcolm Bradbury Trust Scholarship
- The Seth Donaldson Memorial Bursary
- The UEA Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship