Rhodes University in South Africa is accepting applications for the Mellon Creative Writing Scholarships in 2020. The course includes Sixteen weeks of intensive coursework followed by a closely supervised creative thesis written in either English, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Kaaps or combinations of two languages.

Worth of Award

This Scholarship is worth  R100 000


  • The Mellon Scholarships are for 2020 full-time MACW applicants and are not available to part-time applicants.
  • The scholarships are awarded to South African citizens who can prove a financial need and demonstrate creative writing ability. Equity considerations will also be taken into account.
  • Your writing ability will be assessed from the writing portfolio that you send with your 2020 MACW application.
  • No further documentation or motivation is required. The purpose of this form is to establish financial need.

How to Apply

Completed documentation to be returned to the Postgraduate Funding  – Research Office electronically to the following email address: [email protected] (only), Main Admin Building:  Contact Tel number: 046–603 8755

Deadline: Applications close on October 31, 2019.


Click here for more details and to apply

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