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The Novel Studio Scholarship

City, University of London offers the Novel Studio Scholarship to support a student of talent and potential who might not otherwise be able to accept an offer of a place on The Novel Studio

The aim of the scholarship is to support a student of talent and potential who might not otherwise be able to accept an offer of a place on The Novel Studio.

Applicants to the scholarship will go through the same process as all other applicants but will need to include a personal statement and provide evidence of financial need.

The top three applications will be shortlisted and a final winner chosen by a panel, including the course director, course tutors and Harriet Tyce.

Eligibility criteria

Applications will be welcomed from those who:

  • Have applied for The Novel Studio and met the criteria for selection
  • Show exceptional talent and promise as emerging writers
  • Are ordinarily resident in the UK
  • Have submitted a statement describing their financial situation and need, and why the scholarship is sought.
  • Have submitted a statement outlining their commitment to their development as a novel writer.

Employees of City, University of London are not eligible.

How to apply for The Novel Studio Scholarship

Applicants to the Novel Studio scholarship should apply in the same way as all applicants to the course, emailing their 2000 word fiction sample and CV to Course Director, Emily Pedder, using the subject heading “Novel Studio scholarship” in their email.

The deadline for applications to the scholarship is 20th April 2019.

Key dates

  • 1st February 2019: Novel Studio general applications and Novel Studio scholarship applications open.
  • 20th April 2019: Novel Studio scholarship deadline.
  • 26th April 2019: Deadline for general applications.
  • 4th, 5th, 6th June 2019: Novel Studio Interviews.
  • 10th June 2019: Novel Studio scholarship winner informed.
  • 20th June 2019: Novel Studio accepted students informed.
  • 2nd October 2019: Competition winners announced.

Please note all dates are subject to change at short notice.