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. 

Type of Course

  • Postgraduate Taught

Funding Type

  • Tuition Fees
  • Maintenance

Total Value


Number Available per Year


Years Available

  • 2022


  • Self Funded
  • Demonstrate genuine financial need


  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing


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

​​In order to be considered for this scholarship, please complete an application form. Applications are now open and the deadline is 3 October 2022.

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Terms and Conditions

General terms and conditions