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DW Akademie Journalism Masters Scholarships 2021 for Journalism Students and Professionals in Developing Countries – Germany

DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies program (IMS) in Bonn, Germany. Students from developing countries interested in the Master of Arts degree can apply for scholarships.

The program is targeted at students from around the world that want to work in a position of responsibility in journalism or the communications sector. It especially addresses journalists-in-training, media representatives from radio, TV, online and print and communication experts. Those interested must have completed an academic program (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and have acquired at least one year of professional experience in a media-related field after their first degree. The program is bilingual (English and German), whereby English is the prevalent course language.

Full Scholarship: We are granting full scholarship to up to 10 applicants each year. Prospective students from developing countries can apply for the full scholarship. The scholarship is 750 EUR per month covering costs for living and accommodation. The tuition fee and the flight will be also reimbursed. A committee will decide which applicants are to receive a scholarship after the application deadline has expired.

Partial Scholarship: Prospective students from developing countries and countries in transition who do not meet the requirements for the full scholarship, may apply for a partial scholarship. This will cover the costs of the tuition fees of 6,000 EUR. The expenses for travelling, accommodation and living will have to be paid by yourself.

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Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster producing multimedia in-depth content in 30 languages worldwide. DW is complemented by DW Akademie which promotes the human right to freedom of expression and access to information in approximately 50 developing and transition countries. As a German public broadcaster, DW is proud of its varied and quality journalism content and which provides space for a wide-range of voices and contributes to media diversity. They believe that independent media and responsible journalism are essential worldwide. Given Germany's history, they bel... read more


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DW Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of DW Masters Scholarship

Full and Partial scholarships are available.


Requirements for DW Masters Scholarship Qualification

Especially targeted at:

  1. Media representatives from radio, TV, online and print
  2. Journalists-in-training, especially from electronic media
  3. Journalists and management from community radio stations
  4. Communication experts
  5. NGO employees
  6. Employees from ministries
  7. Employees from cooperative development groups and projects
  8. Representatives from regional working groups and national broadcasters
  9. Media association representatives

For the Master’s Program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, at least one year of professional experience in a media-related field and advanced skills in German and English.


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Application Deadline

April 30, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Deutsche Welle on dias.h-brs.de to apply

Online applications are now being accepted.

Please browse our FAQ for more information on the program, admission requirements and the online application process.

For more details, visit DW website



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