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The Kit de Waal Scholarship is offering one aspiring writer the chance to study creative writing for free at Birkbeck University‘s Department of English and Humanities.

Fully funded scholarships in creative writing is rare, so this is an opportunity of a lifetime and should not be missed.

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The scholarship is the brain child of Kit de Waal, the award winning British author of My Name is Leon. The scholarship is targeted at talented writers from disadvantaged background.

Deadline is February 15!

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See details on how to apply.

Applicants should apply for the MA Creative Writing here (https://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2015/postgraduate/programmes/TMACWRIT_C/) and indicate clearly on their application form that they are applying for the Kit de Waal Scholarship. Along with filling in the form, applicants must submit 5,000 words of their writing together with a personal statement of not more than 1,000. They must also fill in an application form for the award which is available here where they must make a statement of financial status:https://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/research/research-bursaries-studentships-funding/arts-ma-bursaries

Applications for the Kit de Waal Scholarship are now open and will close on Monday 15th February 2016.

Applicants must be able to travel to London for classes at least one evening a week during term time. And the recipient of the Scholarship will be asked to provide proof of financial status. The Scholarship will provide full fee remission for Home/EU students for one candidate worth £7,950 and include a travel bursary.

The Birkbeck MA programme does not require a first degree. To be eligible for this award you need to demonstrate that you are a committed and talented writer and have no other means of affording the fees for the MA degree.

Further details about the MA Programme can be found here:

 

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