The 13th intake of the Master’s Program “International Media Studies” gets underway in September 2022 in Bonn. The Master’s Program “International Media Studies” (IMS) is specially designed for graduates from developing and transition countries with previous media experience.
As a joint project of the University of Bonn, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, and DW Akademie, DW’s center for international media development, journalism training, and knowledge transfer, the program offers a perfect learning environment for up to 30 students per year. Highly qualified candidates from developing and emerging countries can apply for a scholarship and will complete their degrees in their home countries to facilitate direct access to the respective job markets.
The interdisciplinary study program is conducted in English, combining topics such as media and development, journalism, communication science, and media management. The full-time, four-semester Master’s degree offers an unparalleled mix of research, lectures, and practical experience and prepares students for careers in the communications and media industries.Table of Content
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A selection committee decides on the successful candidates. The committee is made up of representatives from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Bonn University, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and DW Akademie.
Applications will be reviewed in accordance with the process and criteria stipulated in the Master’sExamination Regulations (§ 3 Admission requirements and Appendix 4 Explanations on the selection and admission procedure). In addition to the admission requirements, the criteria mentioned under “Aptitude review” in Appendix 4 will be considered for your admission i.e. qualifications and motivation, media-related and international experience, knowledge of media and development cooperation, publications or references. Telephone interviews will only be conducted with shortlisted scholarship candidates.
Please note that we only have limited places for practical media seminars and this impacts the number of students admitted to each intake.
If you are accepted into the program, our cooperation partner, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences will ask you to submit certified copies of your original documents. Please note: Documents not originally issued in English or German must also be accompanied by an official, certified translation. If required for your country, your original documents should also be officially certified for authenticity.
Only after the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg has received the certified copies of your application documents, will you receive your official letter of acceptance into the International Media Studies program. The exact procedure will be explained to you in detail if your application is successful.
For more details,visit DW website