Deadline: 31 March 2022
Open to: graduates from developing and transition countries with previous media experience
Benefits: full & partial schoolarships
This is a joint project together with the University of Bonn, the Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster with headquarters in Bonn.
This unique Master’s Program is conducted in English and is designed for young students from developing and transition countries who have previous media experience. The Master’s Program is a four-semester, full-time program. The curriculum combines the disciplines media and development, journalism, communications and media management.
The program offers an unparalleled mix of research, lectures and practical experience and prepares students for careers in the communications and media industries. As media become increasingly set in a global context it’s important that media professionals understand the close connection between the media and development cooperation.
The Master’s Program trains students – personally and professionally – to be competent media experts. Students will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are essential for a career in the media sector. They will be able to meet specific occupational requirements with expertise and communicative independence.
The Master’s Program prepares our Alumni for the challenges of leadership positions in the international media field.
The program is designed primarily for young journalists, media managers and communications staff who come from developing and transition countries, and particularly from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. However, Germans, EU citizens, Canadians, Americans and Australians can also apply.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and, after graduating, at least one year of professional experience in a media-related field. Applicants must also have a good command of English.
The program is particularly aimed at:
- Media workers from radio, TV, online and print
- Young journalists, especially those working with electronic media
- Journalists and managers from community radio stations
- Communications experts
- NGO employees
- Government ministry employees
- Staff working in the area of development cooperation
- Representatives of national broadcasters’ regional working groups
- Media association representatives
The tuition fees for the postgraduate, four-semester Master’s Program will cost 6,000 EUR. Students can either pay the total sum before admission or pay a monthly rate of 250 EUR. Additionally, students have to pay a semester fee (currently of 292.90 EUR) to the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. This fee includes administrative costs, studentship fee as well as a ticket for use of public transport in the area’s traffic network. The fee is subject to change.
We are granting full scholarships 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.
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.
In addition to the above mentioned scholarships there is the possibilty to finance your living costs (approx. 800 EUR per month) and the tuition fees of 250 EUR per month over the course of all four semesters (6,000 EUR in total).
How to apply?
For more information and to apply, please visit this official website.