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Joyce Nield Scholarship
Scholarship Name Joyce Nield Scholarship
Academic Year 2020
Nationality Any

The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University is pleased to welcome applications for the Joyce Nield Scholarship for students joining the programme in September 2020 or January 2021. The scholarship will assist a student from a non-UK Commonwealth country with the cost of an MFA or MA in Creative Writing.

The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant of outstanding potential and commitment, and will cover the tuition fees for one 30-credit course unit from your programme of study, whether you are studying full- or part-time, on campus or online.

To be considered for the scholarship, you should:

  • Be a citizen of a non-UK Commonwealth country (a list is available here: http://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries);
  • Submit an application to the MFA or MA Creative Writing programme before 31st August 2020 (for September 2020 entry) or 30th November 2020 (for January 2021 entry);
  • If you are offered a place on the Masters programme, email postgradenglish@mmu.ac.uk with “Joyce Nield Scholarship application” in the subject line, detailing which non-UK Commonwealth country you are a citizen of, and also how you would meet the criteria for a successful applicant (as detailed below).
  • Please note that the Scholarship is not transferrable; if a student transfers courses or changes their study mode or date of entry to the programme they will no longer be eligible for the Scholarship. If a student withdraws from the programme before completion, they will be required to repay the value of the Scholarship to the University. The Scholarship is for self-funding students only and cannot be applied to sponsor invoices. Students in receipt of the Scholarship are required to check this does not conflict with the terms and conditions of any other scholarships, bursaries or funding sources. 

The successful applicant will be expected to act as a “Masters Scholar” and make a modest, but important, contribution to the learning community of the Manchester Writing School – whether on campus here in Manchester or on an international basis through distance learning platforms. Examples of this might include: arranging a seminar, workshop or small project; representing the university at an event or festival; undertaking a pilot project or placement with one of our partner organisations; encouraging the wider university community (including undergraduate students) to engage with Manchester Writing School activities.

If you have any enquires or would like any further information, please contact Postgraduate Creative Writing Admission Coordinator James Draper on +44 (0) 161 247 1787 or postgradenglish@mmu.ac.uk.

Joyce Nield (1950-2003) was co-director, with Michael Schmidt, of the Literatures of the Commonwealth Festival which took place at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2002. The festival created a legacy of scholarships in Joyce’s memory for Commonwealth students studying with the Manchester Writing School.

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