Sonny Metha Scholarship for Writers (International Creative Writers) in the UK 2021

The University of East Anglia is accepting applications for the Sonny Metha Scholarship for Writers (International Creative Writers) in the UK for the 2021/2022 academic year.

UEA works hard to build a diverse and thriving community in everything it does. A community alive with academic innovation, ideas that disrupt the status quo, and research that changes the world. It seeks to build a community of unique people ready to tackle today’s biggest challenges, together.

UEA’s campus is like a mini-city – it’s big enough to find your niche but small enough to call home.

From iconic architecture to unspoilt parkland, UEA’s campus is a diverse and inspiring place to study, with amazing on-campus facilities like the Ziggurats and Sainsbury Centre and just two miles from the vibrant city centre of Norwich.

The scholarship will support a talented writer from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East or North Africa. It will enable them to undertake study in the prestigious department of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA.

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Similarly, candidates who self-identify as Roma in the application form under ethnicity will also be considered.

Worth of Award

  • It is worthy of note that the scholarship is worth £28,500.
  • It will cover tuition as well as a maintenance grant.


​​In order to be considered for the Sonny Metha Scholarship for Writers, candidates must demonstrate

genuine financial need

outstanding creative writing potential

They must also be from

Very important

It is absolutely necessary to note that students who qualify for this scholarship cannot be in receipt of any other awards or scholarships.

How to Apply

All applications are to be made online via the official website.

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Deadline: Applications are now open and the deadline is May 14th, 2021


Click here for more details and to apply