Application and Fees

Applications: Application should be made on the standard MA application form downloadable below. A 25-page portfolio of creative writing must accompany the application and the combined forms can be emailed to or posted via Registered or Insured Mail to:

The Registrar
Rhodes University
P.O. Box 94
South Africa.

The application fee is R100 (one hundred South African Rand). Closing date for applications is the end of October.

Course fees: The course fee changes every year, and can be found at under the first general heading of "All Faculties other than as specified below". Part time students pay the full fee for each of the two years. If a student drops out or fails to fulfil the programme requirements, fees are not refundable.

Bursaries and funding: There are a limited number of scholarships for full time students covering both fees and living expenses, provided by the Mellon Foundation. Contact the Rhodes office of Postgraduate Funding ( for an application form. The closing date for these scholarships is the end of October, the same closing date as applications to the course itself Postgraduate bursaries in creative fields including creative writing are offered by the National Arts Council, or 011 8381383. These are offered for a brief period in September (best to check by phone exactly when this will be) before anyone knows if they have been accepted. However the NAC allows bursary applications to be submitted followed by later confirmation of acceptance.

The Rhodes Postgraduate Funding office provides loans, normally covering fees only, and only for full time students. Contact as above.

 Download the Rhodes University MACW info & application form 2017

Last Modified: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:15:05 SAST