Fully-funded Miriam Cotter MA Scholarship in Creative Writing at the University College Cork, Ireland 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on March 21, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Creative Writing
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

      Scoláireachtaí Agus Duaiseanna  

Creative writing devotees are being offered a fantastic chance to develop their abilities and foster their skills in a college setting at the University College Cork. The Miriam Cotter MA Global Scholarship in Creative Writing is explicitly intended for writers with exceptional commitment.

About the Scholarship 

Creative Writing permits us to interface with and shape our impacting world; to study and impact artistic qualities and practices; and to develop innovative and credible types of articulation. The UCC MA in Creative Writing urges students to be interested in writing, to seek after creative greatness, and to foster their writing in a college atmosphere. The course all in all energizes and upholds a full investigation of the creative self while likewise maintaining areas of strength for accentuation.

The Miriam Cotter MA Scholarship in Creative Writing will be granted to an essayist of outstanding commitment who is writing from a customarily underrepresented area of society and who has proactively been acknowledged for full-time enlistment on UCC’s MA in Creative Writing in 2023-24.

The scholarship awards amount to €8,670 for the successful student stipend and coverage of fully-funded tuition fees.

Scholarship Provider: University College Cork 

About the Provider

An honor-winning institution with a history of independence extending back more than 170 years. The University of College Cork is pleased to be positioned in the top 1.1% of colleges all over the world. The wonderful university paved the way for only 115 students in 1849 and they presently have a student populace of north of 24,000.

Established in 1845, Set on 42 acres of land lush ground, just a brief stroll from the Cork Downtown area. A constituent university of the Public University of Ireland. It is one of the three Sovereign’s Colleges in Ireland, situated in Belfast, Cork, and Galway. The university positions 397th in Best Worldwide Colleges and 303rd in the QS World University Rankings 2023.

The University College Cork is focused on giving students a top-notch experience that incorporates great education, learning, and research. Moreover, the university offers a lively and dynamic scope of chances for students to take part in extracurricular exercises.

Scholarship Purpose 

The motivation behind the Miriam Cotter MA Scholarship is to empower cooperation and accomplishment by students who are generally monetarily hindered and who are from networks altogether underrepresented in advanced education. They are resolved that a proactive way to deal with variety and inclusivity is significant in reviewing uneven characters of portrayal and variety, both on the university MA course, and in the more extensive social scene in which we as a whole work and make.

Thusly, they especially energize writers from generally underrepresented social foundations to apply for the course, and as such might want to offer help to such students through the honor of this award. If you are a writer, they genuinely want to believe that you feel urged to submit an application.

Applications for the scholarship are welcomed from all students who wish to begin a MA in Creative Writing in September 2023. Keep in mind that to apply for the scholarship you should as of now have applied for the MA course and have been offered a place on the course. Applications for the MA will be considered from alumni, everything being equal. Candidates will normally and yet not generally have a 2nd Class Honors Grade II in a primary distinctions degree (NFQ, Level 8) or above in any discipline. Related knowledge and learning may likewise be perceived.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: EU or International Students
  • Degree Level: Masters
  • Field: Creative Writing
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Duration: NA
  • Scholarship Awards: Tuition fee and stipend
  • Scholarship Country: Ireland
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes

What sorts of students does it mean for the ”underrepresented areas of society”? 

  • Writers from the Irish Traveller community
  • Writers with a disability
  • Writers from ethnic minorities
  • Writers who are single parents
  • Writers from diverse backgrounds with regard to gender & sexuality
  • Writers from disadvantaged socio-economic groups

Moreover, the following nine grounds on which discrimination is disallowed in Ireland, under the Fairness Act:

  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Family Status
  • Sexual Orientations
  • Religions
  • Age
  • Disabilities
  • Race
  • Membership of the Traveller Communities

Assuming that you believe you are writing from an under-represented area of society not addressed above, You can actually apply and outline your situation inside your application.

  • All applicants are required to meet the academic entry-level or equivalent to the Irish requirements.
  • The applicants must have good communication skills in oral and written English and must meet the English language requirements of the university.

Applicants who will qualify under more Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students have been offered a full-time in MA Creative Writing which will begin in September 2023
  • Students who have not yet applied to the course before applying to the scholarship awads

Application Process

Eligible applicants can start their application in an online portal provided by the university. The application portal requires registrations for which the applicants create or registered their email addresses.

All applications will be evaluated by the scholarship committee, keep in mind that there will be an additional requirement for the scholarship application. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered and will be automatically rejected.

Selection Process

The selections will be made from current applications in light of a mix of legitimacy, qualification, and need. Need and qualification will be evaluated through the application structure and supporting documentation, and legitimacy will be surveyed by means of the writing test given as a feature of the student’s unique application to the MA.

Students pulling out from, suspending, or rehashing their examinations, because of sickness, loss or other remarkable conditions will be managed depending upon the situation.

Scholarship Awards

  • Full EU fees
  • €8,670 Stipend

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until June 1, 2023.

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