Written by David on January 6, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Creative Writing
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    All, Monthly subsistence allowance, Travel and visa costs
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom Phone+44 1603 456161

The Sonny Mehta Writers Scholarship will help an outstanding writer from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, or North Africa study in our acclaimed department of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Candidates who self-identify as Roma in the ethnicity section of the application form will be considered as well.


About the Scholarship:

The Institution of East Anglia, which was founded in 1963 and is located in the western area of Norwich, is a renowned public research university. Initially, the university was housed in a makeshift University Village on the other side of the current campus. It began with roughly 1200 students enrolled in English and biological studies degree programs. Earlham Hall (currently the Law School block) was the university’s administrative building during the time. The university is now regarded as one of the greatest higher education institutions in the country.


The university campus covers 320 acres and contains college buildings, a healthcare center, a library with 24-hour access, athletic fields, and multipurpose halls. The Lower Common Room, or LCR, is the university’s main music and gig venue.


The school has a lake called Broad on its southern side, which is a fantastic place to go bird watching. On-campus housing is available in a variety of residence halls and buildings. On the campus, there are also cafes, bars, a tavern, a canteen, a book shop, and a bank. It is also well-connected to Norwich’s central business district and the railway station. The area’s frequent buses, taxis, and railroads provide for a convenient form of transit.

The university’s academic organization is divided into four faculties, each of which comprises 26 schools of study. Each of these universities offers a diverse range of degree programs in the sciences, medicine and health sciences, social sciences and arts, and humanities. Furthermore, the University of East Anglia’s Student Union contains around 200 organizations and sports clubs that cater to a variety of hobbies such as music, sports, debate, dancing, and so on. The university now has roughly 16,872 students, including 12,888 undergraduates and 3,984 postgraduates. Its administrative team consists of 3,712 people who work hard to ensure that the company’s operations run smoothly. In THE global university Ranking 2019, it is ranked in the top 50 for research citations.

Many prominent alumni have achieved great success and distinction in their respective disciplines as a result of their education at the university. Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, a well-known English novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017, is a UEA graduate. Gurinder Chadha, a popular English film director best known for films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice, is another notable alumnus of the university. Neel Mukherjee, Joanna Coles (Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan), Dame Jenny Abramsky (BBC Executive), Tim Lenton (a Climate Scientist), Anil Baijal (Delhi’s current Lieutenant Governor), Adam Shareef (Maldives’ current Defense Minister), Joseph Greenwell (CEO of Jaguar Land Rover), and Sir Paul Nurse are among the other UEA noble laureates (an English geneticist).

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is routinely placed among the top 25 universities in the United Kingdom in league tables such as The Times/Sunday Times 2021 and Complete University Guide 2021. It is an internationally famous university with excellent academic and social facilities.

In a variety of areas throughout the Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences, UEA’s Four Faculties deliver research-led instruction with academic rigor. When you choose to study at UEA, you will be encouraged to develop your voice, participate in debates, and generate new ideas. From hands-on lessons and small group seminars to huge lectures, you’ll study in a variety of ways.


UEA was designed as a campus university to house everything you need in one location. Shops, cafés, bars, a 24-hour library, a live music venue, and the Sportspark are all easily accessible from the campus’s various lodging options. It is set in more than 300 acres of parkland and includes The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, an on-campus art gallery.

With an on-campus live music venue, as well as weekly club nights and events, UEA has a bustling social scene. With 200 active athletic clubs and societies to join, making friends and participating in social activities is simple. There are plenty of possibilities to try new things, develop your hobby, and meet like-minded individuals whether you enjoy tennis, netball, magic, or arithmetic.

UEA is not just a fantastic place to study, but also a fantastic place to live. There are over 4,000 fully equipped rooms on campus, all with complimentary Wi-Fi. The student housing offers a range of price points, and its high-quality apartments are conveniently located near the library, cafes, bars, teaching spaces, and lecture theatres. Living on campus allows you to meet new people easily because there are so many possibilities. All of the apartments are fully furnished and are arranged around a communal kitchen. Self-catering is available, although there are plenty of places to eat and drink on campus if you want to take a break from cooking.

UEA is a research-intensive university with a reputation for high-quality research. It is ranked tenth in the UK for research output quality (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis). It is proud of its cutting-edge research on topics ranging from cancer, dementia, and climate change to water security and politics

When you enroll at UEA, you will become a member of a world-class research institution with a diverse student body. At UEA, you may have the opportunity to be a part of history in the making.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of East Anglia (UEA)

Host Country(s): Unitedd Kingdom

Scholarship Worth: £28500

Study Level: Postgraduate

Nationality: International

Scholarship Offer:

The scholarship offer is value at £28500 for

  • Tuition Fees
  • Maintenance

Eligibility for Scholarship

  • Self Funded
  • Demonstrate genuine financial need


International: Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North Africa

Field of Study

  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Application Procedure

​​In order to be considered for this scholarship, please complete an application form..

Admission deadline: 

Applications for THE SONNY MEHTA SCHOLARSHIP FOR WRITERS MA Creative Writing (Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North Africa) are now open and the deadline is 3rd June 2022.





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