Apply Now To Do Your MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes

Applications for Rhodes University's 2022/2023 MA in Creative Writing course are now open. Rhodes University's MA in Creative Writing is committed to innovative approaches to literary production that expand the possibilities of writing.


Rhodes University is now taking applications for their MA in Creative Writing course for 2022/2023.

Rhodes offers creative writing in Poetry, Prose, Graphic Novels and Hybrid genres in English, isiXhosa, Afrikaans and Kaaps.

These applications are for:

  • full-time studies in residence for 2022 
  • part-time studies for 2022/2023 (not in residence)


Honours degree or equivalent

Applications close on 1 July 2021.

How To Apply

Applications should be made ONLINE via the Rhodes ROSS system:

  • When completing your application, please select “Humanities” as the faculty, and “School of Languages and Literatures” as the department.
  • There is no need to complete the “supervisor” field, as this will be determined later.

Please ensure all supporting documents required by the University are included in your application:

  • previous University transcripts (from all previous institutions studied at) and certificate(s) of good conduct.
  • Application Portfolio of creative work
    • 30-35 pages
    • The portfolio should be an indication of the kind of writing we can expect from you. Even if you are unsure of your writing, it should always reflect your true intentions.
    • This writing can be previously published or unpublished – as long as it is written by you. In terms of genre, again, show us what you want to do or where you want to go (prose, poetry, hybrid genres, graphic novels/comics, non-fiction, and so forth).
    • Show where you’d like to develop your creativity, the direction in which you think your writing might go. It is also perfectly acceptable to simply show what you consider to be your very best writing, should you have no real strong feelings about where your writing could go.
    • For Graphic novels/comics/photo comics: 10 relevant still images must be provided in addition to the writing portfolio. These can be conceptual art, comic pages or photographs sent as a pdf.

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To know more about this programme, click here.

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