What is the Open Futures – MA in Creative Writing Scholarship?

The Open University is offering a select number of students the opportunity for a full fee waiver scholarship to study the MA in Creative Writing.

Two scholarships are available in 2022/23. A scholarship will cover the full tuition cost of your qualification, up to 180 credits in total.


To be eligible for the scholarship, you’ll need to meet all the following criteria:

  • Be ordinarily resident in the UK and eligible to pay a UK fee.
  • Identify as being from a Black background; applicants must have one of the following ethnicities:
    • Black African
    • Black Caribbean
    • Black Other
    • Mixed – White and Black Caribbean
    • Mixed – White and Black African
    • Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other)
  • Be intending to study the MA in Creative Writing starting in the 2022/23 academic year.
  • Have a personal annual income of not more than £25,000 per year, or be in receipt of a UK qualifying benefit.
  • Fulfil the entry requirements for the MA in Creative Writing.
  • Be able to demonstrate your experience of, and a passion for, creative writing.