Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries

A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to postgraduate overseas and home / EU students.

Find out further information about the postgraduate scholarships that are available.

If you are starting a course from September 2016, you will be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to study for a postgraduate masters degree. Taught and research-based courses are eligible and funding is available for both full-time and part-time study.

Hilary Mantel Creative Writing Award

There are two scholarships of £10,000 available specifically for US students studying the Creative Writing MFA.

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 31 May 2017 and meet the criteria will automatically be considered and successful applicants will be advised by 16 June 2017.

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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.