Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship


In partnership with author Robert McKee, we're honoured to offer this scholarship to one student per term, studying Screenwriting and Producing or Screenwriting and Producing with Foundation.

Type of funding Scholarship
How many offered? One per term – reviewed annually.
Reward amount

£7,000 towards fees for each year of study.

A complimentary place at the London Screenwriters’ Festival, whenever it’s hosted at Regent's University London.

A leading role in Film, Media & Performance events at Regent’s.

Level of study Undergraduate
Nationality All nationalities
Programmes BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing and BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Producing with Foundation.
Criteria Complete the task set out in the How to apply section.
Application deadline 30 November (January entry) and 30 June (September entry).


Robert McKee

Robert McKee, a Fulbright Scholar, is the most sought-after screenwriting lecturer around the globe – having dedicated 30 years to educating and mentoring screenwriters, poets, novelists, playwrights, documentary makers, producers and directors internationally.  

Stories live inside us all. Too often, talented writers from diverse backgrounds remain unnurtured and lost. I’m thrilled to partner with Regent’s University London and give voice to those yet to be heard.

Robert McKee

McKee’s former students include over 60 Academy Award winners, 200 Academy Award nominees, 200 Emmy Award winners, 1000 Emmy Award nominees, 100 WGA (Writers Guild of America) Award winners, 250 WGA Award nominees, 50 DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award winners and 100 DGA Award nominees.

How to apply

Please complete the following task and send your statement and script as attachments to [email protected].

Please include your full name, nationality and student number within the email.

Submit a short film script

Please submit a short film script, in correct screenplay formatting, of up to five minutes in length and a 1,000 word statement answering the following question:

  • ‘Why would being a Robert McKee International Screenwriting scholar be important to you?’ 

If your application is shortlisted 

If shortlisted, you will be invited to interview (face-to-face or online) with members of the Film, Media & Performance team at Regent’s. You will be asked to discuss your short drama script and points from your statement, as well as answer other interview questions.