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.
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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.

Philosophy Scholarships

Two £5000 scholarships

  • Scholarships for international (non-EU) students on MA Contemporary European Philosophy - 18‑month joint award with the University of Paris 8
  • Deadline 7 February 2015

Three £2000 scholarships

  • One scholarship for each of the three one-year taught MA programmes
  • Deadline 20 April 2015
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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.