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The MFA at The University of Hong Kong is the first MFA programme in Creative Writing in Hong Kong and Asia. It is vibrantly located in the HKU Black Box at a top 25 Ranked University in the World Overall (2019 QS World University Rankings) and 1st Globally for Most International University (Times Higher Education Rankings 2019). With more than ten years of experience in supporting creative writers, The MFA at HKU offers uniquely designed workshops and craft classes led by top local and visiting writers. A customized balance of coursework and individual supervision, for each student in the MFA, provides professional feedback and advanced practices toward completing an original Creative Thesis, ready for circulation and potential publication.
The MFA at HKU offers the gold standard in the field, including a special focus on creative contexts of the multilingual writer. At HKU, we welcome creative writers from Hong Kong and overseas. The programme offers one year of intensive and dedicated study among fellow writers at the HKU Black Box Studio, a home to creative writers and the arts in Hong Kong. Students join together and forge a life-long community of writers.
Writers may apply with samples from a growing creative project, or a treasured work-in-progress, including short stories, a novel, memoir, a play, a screenplay, or poetry.
Mode of Attendance
Full Time (one year)
Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements
1. A good Bachelor's degree from a recognised university, or equivalent qualifications, and a sample of Creative Writing in English.
2. Applicants majoring in the following fields are encouraged, while all fields are welcomed: literature, language and communication studies; journalism; drama; media and cultural studies; music; fine arts; and law.
3. Applicants are required to submit a sample of original Creative Writing in English for evaluation. The creative sample may include, for example, a short story, a chapter from a novel, a selection of poems, scenes from a play, or excerpts from a memoir or another type of creative nonfiction. The sample is expected to have 12-15 pages, printed on one side of A4 paper. Finalists will be asked to interview as part of the selection process.
Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
|Professor Page Richards|
List of Programmes
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