The Sonny Mehta Scholarship for Writers

​​The Sonny Mehta Scholarship for Writers will support a talented writer from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East or North Africa to enable them to undertake study in our prestigious department of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA. 

Candidates who self-identify as Roma in the application form under ethnicity, will also be considered. 

Applicants will only be considered if their birthplace, nationality, AND residency all fit into each of the following criteria:

Country of Birth: Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North Africa

Country of Nationality: Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North Africa, Roma

Country of Residency: Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North Africa

Type of Course

  • Postgraduate Taught

Funding Type

  • Tuition Fees
  • Maintenance

Total Value

£28500

Number Available per Year

1

Years Available

  • 2023

Criteria

  • Self Funded
  • Demonstrate genuine financial need

School/Faculty

  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Course

MA Creative Writing: Prose, Poetry or Scriptwriting

Country / Region

  • International
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Middle East

Academic Excellence

Demonstrate outstanding creative writing potential.

Applicant’s Nationality

  • Any

Country of Domicile

  • Any

Further Criteria

International: Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North Africa

Restrictions with other scholarships

Cannot be in receipt of any other awards or scholarships

Related Scholarships

  • PG Creative Writing

Application Process

To be considered for this scholarship please complete an application form. Applications are now open and the deadline is 5 May 2023.

Applicants will only be considered if their birthplace, nationality, AND residency all fit into each of the following criteria:

Country of Birth: Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North Africa

Country of Nationality: Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North Africa, Roma

Country of Residency: Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North Africa

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Terms and Conditions

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