Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University awards MA Journalism fellowships for Asian working journalists. Fellowships are available for journalists who can demonstrate excellence in their work and are contributing in a significant way to the press in their own societies. Applicants must have at least two (2) years experience as a full time photojournalist/multimedia journalist, photographer or journalist. Full grants cover tuition fees, books, travel (international and domestic) and living expenses for the on-campus sessions. Other forms of support are available to senior journalists, teachers and part-time working journalists. The application deadline is 15 January 2016.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the area of Journalism.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing Master of Arts (MA) program at Ateneo de Manila University.
Scholarship Provider: Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Scholarship can be taken at: Philippines
Eligibility: An applicant must possess the following criteria to be eligible:-
- Has met the requirements for admission to the program
- Has at least two (2) years experience as a fulltime photojournalist/multimedia journalist, photographer or journalist
- Has an excellent academic and professional record
- Has qualifications which meet the aims of the scholarship program.
- The ACFJ grants are open to fulltime journalists from any part of Asia.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, North Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen) are eligible for this masters fellowship.
Scholarship Description: A distance learning program designed for Asian working journalists who seek to develop the Asian perspective in their work, intensify their commitment to journalism’s ideals and be at the cutting-edge in a global, technologically sophisticated environment. The coursework consists of 12 courses taught by an international faculty using blended learning (i.e. online learning and face-to-face learning) methods. About 20 students from various Asian countries are admitted each year. As of 2013, more than 100 journalists from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam have enrolled. The program is administered by ACFJ under the Ateneo Department of Communication.
Number of award(s): About 20 students from various Asian countries are admitted each year.
What does it cover? Full grants cover tuition fees, books, travel (international and domestic) and living expenses for the on-campus sessions. Other forms of support are available to senior journalists, teachers and part-time working journalists.
Selection Criteria: The ACFJ Fellowships for MA Journalism sponsor Asian journalists who can demonstrate excellence in their work and are contributing in a significant way to the press in their own societies. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. A screening committee evaluates all applications and interviews of shortlisted candidates. Excellence in professional work, potential to succeed in the program and commitment to good journalism are key screening criteria.
How to Apply: Applications should be send through the web-based application system (myACFJ) via e-mail. Checklist of supporting documents for ACFJ MA Journalism Fellowships:
- Three (3) recommendation letters*
- Certificate of employment (Form 3)
- Resume (curriculum vitae) with 2 in. x 2 in. ID photo
- Scanned copy of transcript of records from all colleges attended with certified English translation
- Scanned copy of certificate of graduation/diploma from all colleges attended with certified English translation
- Scanned copy of official post-baccalaureate (MA, MS, PhD) diploma or certificate of graduation and transcript of records, if applicable
- Scanned copy of passport pages where your name, photo, birth date, birth place and valid visa appear
- Doctor’s certificate of good health*
- Links to or scanned copies of three (3) sample journalistic or similar works published within the last two years (max. of 10 pages).
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 January 2016.