The University of East Anglia is currently seeking applications for a prestigious program called John Boyne Scholarship. This scheme will run for the academic year of 2020-21.

The aim of this application is to inspire talented students to consider pursuing one-year master level studies in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. This award is worth 5,000.

Department: School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Course Level: Postgraduate

Awards: £5,000

Number of Awards: One

Access Mode: Online

Nationality: Home, EU or International

The award can be taken in the UK

  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Available Course or Subjects: MA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) course
  • Eligibility Criteria: Please check out the following requirements to see whether you are eligible for this role or not:
  • Must be from home, EU or international
  • Must hold an offer to study in MA creative writing within the school of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at University of East Anglia
  • Preference is given to those over 35
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate genuine financial need

How to Apply: Candidates must have applied for the MA in Creative Writing to be able to apply for this application . To start the application process for this award, you will need to fill out an online application form.

  • Supporting Documents: You will have to submit the following documents at the time of admission:
    • Pre-qualification degree
    • Copies of academic transcripts and award
    • Certificates of English language proficiency
    • A statement
    • A copy of passport
  • Admission Requirements: The minimum requirement across the University for entry in the master program is at least a 2:1 in a UK undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • Language Requirement: If English is not your first language, then you can prove your proficiency in this language through
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • Pearson Academic English of 58 overall with a minimum of 42 in each component


The total award amount is £5,000. The qualified candidates will receive this award for paying their study-related expenses in the UK.

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Application Deadline: June 1, 2020