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For a MA /Mphil/Phd fee waiver or Isaac Arthur Green Scholarship

MA fee-waiver bursaries

(MA in Literary Studies; MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education; MA in Sociocultural Linguistics; MA in Translation) When making a decision about the awards, we are looking for:

  • signs of significant academic potential indicated in particular by evidence of distinction and diligence in prior BA studies.

How to apply

You must have already submitted an application to the relevant programme in order to submit an application for a fee waiver. 

To apply for the fee waivers, please send a CV and a letter of application, following the guidelines below, to Joanne Dodd at j.dodd (@gold.ac.uk) by the deadline specified on the awards and scholarships page.

New students applying for the fee waivers should also include the names and contact details of two academic referees.

The letter of application should be less than 500 words and:

  1. Outline the grounds for your choice of MA programme (approx 75 words)
  2. Indicate how you expect your MA to help you achieve your intellectual, academic, or creative goals (approx 75 words)
  3. Make a strong case for your ability to complete the MA programme with excellent results (approx 350 words). In making this case, you may want to expand on some aspects of your CV, and you would certainly be well advised to frame this case with reference to the specified criterion above.

Isaac Arthur Green Scholarship

(MA in Creative and Life Writing) When awarding these Scholarships we are looking for:

Open to Home/ EU students only

  • signs of significant potential in writing poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and life writing, indicated in particular by the presentation of a strong creative writing portfolio at the moment of application
  • all other things being equal, the Department may give preference, in the case of one of the awards, to a student pursuing an interest in life-writing.

The Isaac Arthur Green Scholarship is only open to new MA Creative & Life students who already have an offer from the College. We will use the portfolio and references from the applicant's original application unless something more recent is submitted.

How to apply

The letter of application should be less than 500 words and:

  1. Outline the grounds for your choice of MA programme (approx 75 words)
  2. Indicate how you expect your MA to help you achieve your intellectual, academic, or creative goals (approx 125 words)
  3. Make a strong case for your ability to complete the MA programme with excellent results (approx 300 words). 

To apply for the Isaac Arthur Green scholarship please send the above to Joanne Dood.  

MPhil/PhD fee-waiver bursaries

(All MPhil/PhD programmes). When deciding about awards for research degrees, we are looking for:

  • evidence of distinction in a prior BA and/or MA programme
  • diligence and timely progress in the conduct of original scholarly research of high quality, or of creative writing of high quality.
  • Applications from students working in any field of creative writing, literary criticism, linguistics and translation are welcome. All other things being equal, the Department may give preference, in the case of one of the bursaries, to high-quality applications focussing on literature before 1830.
  • provide a brief description of your research/creative project (50-75 words);
  • Indicate its likely and potentially original contribution to the existing field of critical study/creative literature (100-150 words);
  • Make a strong case for your ability to accomplish your project (350-450 words). In making this case, you may want to expand on some aspects of your CV, and you would certainly be well advised to frame this case with reference to the specified criteria above.

Students who are holders of AHRC or similar publicly-funded studentships for the same academic year for which they are applying are not eligible for this funding. Other exclusions, based on other awards held, may also apply.

How to apply

You must have already submitted an application to the relevant programme in order to submit an application for a fee waiver. 

To apply for the fee waivers, please send a CV and a letter of application, following the guidelines below, to Joanne Dodd at j.dodd (@gold.ac.uk) by the deadline specified on the awards and scholarships page.

New students applying for the fee waivers should also include two academic references

The application letter should be less than 650 words and:

All fee waivers (MPhil/PhD and MA) will be awarded via competition, on the basis of merit, as defined by the specified criteria, and not on the basis of need. Awards will be made only where applications are judged to have met the criteria convincingly.