Apply for the Master of Creative Writing programme

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Creative Writing (MCW) programme.

The deadline for Master of Creative Writing applications is 1 April.

You need to submit two separate applications:

  1. An Application for Admission to study at the University of Auckland
  2. This application form including a sample of your work

Admission to the University of Auckland does not guarantee you a place on the MCW; the offer is conditional, subject to approval by the programme convenor.

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If you already have a University of Auckland Student ID number state it here
Please attach full transcripts of university qualifications (unofficial transcript is sufficient)
Please attach a CV including any professional experience, education, publications and/or prizes

Please attach a creative portfolio.

  • This must include a 20-page creative writing sample in the genre for which you are applying: novel, story collection, poetry collection or work of creative non fiction.
  • Prose samples must be double-spaced and in 12 point type. No samples of drama, screenwriting or academic work are acceptable as a writing sample.
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Please attach a summary of intention.

  • In one or two pages, please describe the project on which you will work during the Master of Creative Writing year.
Application for Admission