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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.

The Quadrature Scholarship for Investigative Journalism

The Quadrature Scholarship for Investigative Journalism is open to students who apply for the master's degree in Investigate Journalism at City, University of London.

The value of the Scholarship will be £10,000 (contributed by Quadrature Capital) plus £2,500 living expenses (contributed by City, University of London).

How to apply (deadline for applications 27/6/18)

Email:, with “Quadrature Scholarship application” in the subject line. The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday June 27th at 11am.

Aim of the Scholarship

The aim of the scholarship is to support a student of ability and promise who may be inhibited from accepting an offer for postgraduate study if not for this support. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to in-depth civic reporting and that they require financial support to complete their MA in investigative journalism at City, University of London.

Upon successful completion of the MA programme at City, the student will be offered a three-month paid traineeship at the prestigious Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

During the course of study, the scholarship winner will be offered work placements at either The Evening Standard Ltd or Independent Digital News and Media Ltd. These periods of work experience will take place during term breaks and will not interfere with the student’s coursework. The student will be paid during these work experience weeks at a rate to be determined by the publication.

Eligibility criteria

Applications will be welcomed from those who:

  • Hold a UK degree level qualification and have applied for the master's course in Investigative Journalism at City, University of London
  • Are ordinarily resident in the UK
  • Are entitled to work in the UK for the next two years
  • Have been assessed by their Student Finance authority and found to require financial assistance to complete their undergraduate qualification and/or:
  • Have submitted a statement describing their financial situation and need, and why the scholarship is sought. Any other scholarships or financial support must be disclosed.
  • Have submitted a statement outlining their commitment to investigative journalism in the public interest along with their ambitions in this field.

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 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 – 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.

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.

Stephen Lawrence Daily Mail scholarship

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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*

2019 scholarships

Applications for 2018 are now closed

Further details regarding scholarship for 2019 will follow in due course.