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Postgraduate journalism scholarships 2017

City, University of London are delighted to offer students exciting scholarship opportunities across the journalism department.

Nick Lewis scholarship 2017/18

City, University of London are delighted to announce the Nick Lewis Scholarship.

Nick Lewis ScholarshipThe object of the Nick Lewis Memorial Trust is to advance the education of the public, particularly in the field of journalism through the provision of scholarships, financial aid and support. City are proud to offer an exclusive scholarship for our Masters in International Journalism.

This exciting scholarship is for £10,000 from the Nick Lewis Memorial Trust and a fee reduction of £2,000 given by the City’s Journalism department.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • hold an offer for the Masters in International Journalism at City, University of London
  • have undertaken their undergraduate studies within the UK
  • be in receipt of a maintenance grant or any special grant support during their undergraduate studies
  • complete a 500 word statement on “what is the most important issue in International Journalism in 2017”

Please email you applications to The deadline for applications is Monday 1st May 2017 at 23:59. A panel of 3 of our Journalism staff will then shortlist and get back to students in June.

Marjorie Dean

The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation – International Excellence Scholarships

The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation funds several full scholarships exclusively for students who have been offered places on the MA in Financial Journalism. Both UK/EU and overseas students are eligible to apply. The selection criteria are academic achievement and promise, relevant practical journalism experience, and the potential to make a difference to the practice of financial journalism in your home country. Students should submit, by email, a covering letter, a detailed CV, and a written statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria to the Course Officer, Martin Chivers. A separate application is needed if you are applying for the scholarships.

You may be required to attend an interview, either in person or by Skype or telephone, and we may ask for a financial need statement.

The scholarships can cover the full cost of tuition, and discretionary living costs, dependent on need.

Deadline for applications: May 2nd 2017. Successful applicants will be notified within one month of the deadline.

Stephen Lawrence Daily Mail scholarship 2017/18

Applications are now open for the Stephen Lawrence Daily Mail Scholarship for September 2017 entry.

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The Scholarship supports two students to make a career in journalism. It aims to promote diversity by helping students from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds; and/or students who may not be able to afford to undertake a postgraduate degree, to start their journalism careers.

Students will receive a full fee scholarship, support from City journalism academics, and exclusive access to relevant work experience placements at the Daily Mail as well as exceptional professional mentorship from senior Daily Mail journalists. Students will also receive financial support for living expenses, rent and other costs while studying for their degree.

Stephen LawrenceOn completion of the MA programme at City, successful candidates will be offered a place on the highly coveted Daily Mail or MailOnline editorial graduate trainee scheme, where they will receive a 12-month paid contract.

The scholarship is kindly supported by the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the Daily Mail, in association with City, University of London.

Students awarded the scholarship will be accepted to study for a MA Journalism on one of the following postgraduate taught degree programmes:

There are two qualification categories for the scholarships, namely:

  1. Black and Minority Ethic (BAME) diversity
  2. Socioeconomic diversity*

The deadline for completed applications has now passed. Any enquiries should be sent to

Find out more about qualification categories and the application procedure

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