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Postgraduate journalism scholarships

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

The Aziz Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation is offering two scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year for exceptional students actively engaged in British Muslim communities, interested in the under-representation of Muslims in the media and developing diversity in journalism. The key aim or objective of this scholarship is to help develop a pool of Muslim journalists who can advance diversity in the media industry, improve reporting on religion and minorities in the media, and champion under-represented communities. Further, the Foundation wishes to support students who would like to pursue a career in journalism not just to benefit Muslim communities, but all communities, in pursuit of their specific and common goals that will help create a more cohesive Britain.

Applicants will be assessed by City, University of London. Shortlisted applicants will then be interviewed by City and the Aziz Foundation.

Applications for 2019 are now open.  In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Hold an offer for the Master's in IMA Broadcast Journalism; MA TV journalism: MA Newspaper Journalism; MA Interactive Journalism; MA Investigative Journalism; MA Magazine Journalism; MA International Journalism at City, University of London
  • Have Home/EU fee status
  • Demonstrate that they are actively engaged in British Muslim Communities
  • Demonstrate a desire to develop intellectual skills within faith, multi-faith and secular environments
  • Complete a min 500 word statement on why they would be the right candidate to receive the scholarship

Please email your applications to journalism@city.ac.uk. Deadline for applications is 14 June. Interviews will take place in July.

The scholarship will cover tuition for a year, up to a maximum of £10,200 in total. Applicant must have an offer of a place on one of the following City Journalism courses : MA Broadcast Journalism; MA TV journalism: MA Newspaper Journalism; MA Interactive Journalism; MA Investigative Journalism; MA Magazine Journalism; MA International Journalism.

Nick Lewis Scholarship

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 master's 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 master's in International Journalism at City, University of London
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need through production of a case for support
  • complete a 500 word statement on “what is the most important issue in International Journalism in 2019”.

2019 scholarship applications

Applications for 2019 are now open.

Please email you applications to journalism@city.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is Friday 31st May 2019 at 23:59. A panel of 3 of our Journalism staff will then shortlist and get back to students in June.

The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation Scholarship

Studentships for the MA in Financial Journalism at City, University of London

The decision on awarding support, and the amount, is solely at the discretion of the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation, who will interview shortlisted candidates.

However, students interested in applying for the studentships, and who have been offered and accepted a place on the MA in Financial Journalism, must submit their applications through the MA Financial Journalism office, who will ensure that they qualify and forward their application to the Marjorie Deane Foundation.

To apply for these studentships, the following is required by the foundation:

  1. A covering letter explaining why you want to pursue a career in financial and business journalism, and why you need financial support to enroll in the MA Financial Journalism programme.
  2. A CV outlining your background, education, and achievements
  3. A research proposal of no more than 500 words, examining an important topic in business, financial or economic journalism, and explaining how you would approach it.

The deadline for Overseas applicants is 01 April 2019.

The deadline for EU (inc UK) applicants is 01 June 2019.

Applications must be submitted electronically, with the subject line Marjorie Deane studentships, attention Martin Chivers, MA Financial Journalism course administrator at Martin.Chivers.1@city.ac.uk.

The Stationers’ Company Postgraduate Bursary Scheme

This postgraduate bursary programme provides support for young people on a variety of MA and MSc courses, including City’s MA Magazine Journalism. Successful students will each receive a bursary of £6,000 and will be offered the opportunity to receive mentoring during their studies from an appropriate member of the Stationers’ Company, taking into account the specific interests of the student. The bursaries for City, University of London are funded with support from The Printing Charity

Criteria and participating institutionsApplicants must normally be under 25 on 1st September 2019, resident in the UK, and classified as paying UK tuition fees. If you are between 25 and 30 and wish to apply, please discuss your application with the relevant Course Director and Administrator. Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for one of the identified courses below.

The application form should be submitted to the relevant Course Administrator by Thursday, 23rd May 2019. Applications must be supported by two references, one academic and one personal from someone of standing who can support the financial statements made in the application.

Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview at Stationers’ Hall in London in the weeks commencing 24th of June and 1 July 2019. It is essential that applicants are available for these interviews. Each relevant course director will be part of the interview panel.

To apply please follow the link.

BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme

The BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme is part of their charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, games and television. The MA Broadcast Journalism and MA Television Journalism are two of the degrees included in the list of eligible courses.

The programme is open to British citizens in need of financial assistance to take eligible undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK. Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 towards their annual course fees, as well as mentoring support from a BAFTA member, winner or nominee and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.

If you have any questions about the BAFTA Scholarship Programme please take a look at the frequently asked questions or contact scholarships@bafta.org

Applications for 2019/2020 are now open. If you are interested in becoming a BAFTA scholar, please apply here. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 28 May 2019.

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