Postgraduate funding for English and Creative Writing

Discover postgraduate funding opportunities in the Department of English and Creative Writing.

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Fee waiver bursaries

The Department of English and Creative Writing will be awarding a limited number of competitive fee waiver bursaries for the academic session 2024 - 25.

Informal enquiries about English and Creative Writing fee waivers may be directed to the Arts & Humanities School Operations Team: ah (

Applications for 2024 - 25 are now open until Monday 10 June 2024, 12:00am

Students applying to the following MA programmes are eligible to apply for a limited number of 30% fee waivers*:

*NB: These MA fee-waiver bursaries will be in addition to the Goldsmiths Excellence and Alumni fee-waivers.

Overseas students may apply for these fee waivers but should note that the value of each award will be equal to the fees applicable for home/EU students. Exclusions and adjustments based on other awards held may apply.

Find out more and apply for an English and Creative Writing's MA Fee Waiver Bursary.

Up to an equivalent of two full-time fee waivers for full-time and/or part-time MPhil/PhD students, for the academic session 2024 - 25. 

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.

Applicants for these fee waivers must have formally applied for entry to the MA or MPhil/PhD programmes (application links can be found on the relevant programme pages) and must include with their application two academic referees.

Overseas students as well as home/EU students may apply for the fee waivers, but should note that the value of each award will be equal to the fees applicable for home/EU students. Students in receipt of AHRC funding for the same programme may not apply. Exclusions and adjustments based on other awards held may also apply.

Find out more and apply for an MPhil/PhD fee waiver bursary.

Up to an equivalent of one full-time fee waiver, which might take that form or the form of up to two part-time fee waivers, for the academic session 2024 - 25. 

Current students should include a covering letter, CV and a supporting statement from their current supervisor.

Current MPhil/PhD students now holding, or having held, fee waivers may re-apply for these awards, as appropriate. Students on completion or continuation status are not eligible to apply.

Find out more and apply for a MPhil/PhD fee waiver bursary.

External awards and scholarships

CHASE PhD studentships

Goldsmiths is one of nine leading research institutions that are part of CHASE, the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts Southeast England. CHASE funds up to 56 studentships for talented doctoral candidates each year.

Research projects by MPhil/PhD applicants for any Goldsmiths Department oriented towards Arts and Humanities Research are eligible to be considered for funding. Find out more about Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding opportunities.

Additional support for current students

As well as substantial research funding to present research papers at conferences, a number of bursaries will be made available annually to support research students' training and development activities (such as studying a language or training in a particular software necessary for a project).

Attendance to specialist advanced summer schools is also generously supported. We have an affiliation to, and support participation in

In recent years we have also supported attendance to:

As part of the MA Multilingualism, Language and Education programme, there is the possibility to apply to spend part of the summer term at our partner institution the Federal University of Bahia (Salvador, Brazil). The number of places available varies each year, according to available funding. 

Students can apply for this opportunity through Goldsmiths once they have enrolled on the MA. Successful students will not have to pay tuition fees, and will receive a grant for living expenses while in Salvador provided by Turing Institute.

Students will be able to conduct their research projects as well as take a range of modules at the host institution.

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