Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to offer the following scholarships and bursaries to students applying to begin study starting in September 2015.


Alumni and Progression Discount

Eligible undergraduate students and alumni receive a discount on their taught postgraduate tuition fees when they enrol on one of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science postgraduate taught courses starting this year. Under the Scheme we offer:

10% Alumni Discount

All Kingston University graduates are automatically eligible for a 10% discount off a postgraduate taught course. See full details about the alumni discount.

25% Progression Scholoarship

Available for any Kingston University student who is currently studying an undergraduate degree (bachelors degree) in 2014/15 who meets all the entry criteria for their chosen postgraduate taught course offered by Kingston University. You must start the postgraduate course in 2015/16.

See a full list of the Faculty’s postgraduate courses.
For more details please contact fasspostgrad-info@kingston.ac.uk

Details of eligibility and exceptions are available on My Kingston.


Hilary Mantel Creative Writing Award

This bursary opportunity is exclusively for US Students applying to the MFA in Creative Writing and is endorsed by Hilary Mantel the author of Wolf Hall, winner of the Man Booker prize in 2009. Her novel sold more than 220,000 copies in hardback and became the prize's fastest-selling winning book as well as the first to go straight to the no.1 spot in the general fiction chart when it was released as a paperback.

Designed specifically with US students in mind, these scholarships, worth £10,000 each over two years, will be given to the two most promising writers, scholars, teachers, as evidenced by:

  • MFA course application
  • Writing sample
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Possible phone interview

Benefits of studying in the UK include:

  • US Financial Aid available
  • No GRE required
  • Work part-time while studying
  • This two-year course provides an opportunity to earn a UK postgraduate teaching certificate

All applicants from the US who apply for the MFA by May 29th 2015 and meet the criteria will automatically be considered and successful applicants will be advised by June 14 2015.


Bloomsbury Publishing Scholarship

The Bloomsbury Publishing Scholarship is a £10,000 award available to students starting an MA Publishing course at Kingston University in 2015/16.

The award is designed to support students who are the first generation from their family to enter higher education. It covers the fees for the MA Publishing course along with an additional one-off payment towards living and course-related costs.

The scholarship honours the strong relationship between the MA Publishing course and Bloomsbury Publishing and the support and opportunities Bloomsbury provides to Kingston’s MA students. Many Kingston Publishing students undertake placements within Bloomsbury and some also gain paid work experience in the company. This enables aspiring publishers to build their knowledge, skills and confidence as well as boosting their career prospects. Four of Kingston’s MA Publishing alumni have now secured permanent positions in the company.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • you are a Home or EU domiciled student and have been studying an undergraduate course since September 2012 and have paid fees at the higher level (more than £3,465 per year); and
  • you are completing your undergraduate studies in 2014/15 and immediately starting a postgraduate taught masters course in 2015/16; and
  • you are the first generation from your family to enter higher education or you have been part of the Kingston University Compact Scheme.

As part of your application, you will be required to submit a personal statement explaining how this award will make a difference to your postgraduate studies at Kingston University.

Applications will close on 31 May 2015.

Apply now.

You can contact the Student Life Centre for more information on 020 8417 7315.

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The University also offers a wide range of funding opportunities to both UK/EU and international students. Please click here for more information.