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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.

The successful applicant will be selected through an interview process managed by the Aziz Foundation directly.

The scholarship will cover tuition and living expenses for a year, up to a maximum of £22,000 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.

Further Support

Students will additionally be supported through the Aziz Foundation’s Leadership Support Scheme (LSS), which will assist in developing their knowledge-base, personal qualities, leadership skills and professional networks. They will be matched with mentors to support and guide them during and after their study. They will further undertake two short placements with a community related organisation and in the media sector respectively.


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

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.

Applications for 2018 are now open. Deadline for applications has been extended to: May 13th 2019 at 5pm (BST)

Learn more on the Marjorie Deane Summer School website.


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.


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