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KAS Media Africa Scholarship for African Students to Study in South Africa



Application Deadline: 13th July 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the KAS Media Africa Scholarship for African Students interested in Masters or Bachelors degree programmes at University of Witwatersrand. Interested students should see the details below.

KAS Media Africa Scholarship for African Students to Study in South Africa

KAS Media Africa Scholarship Details and FAQs

KAS Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa is offering a university scholarship to a promising, young sub-Saharan African journalist to do a full-time Honours or Masters Degree at the University of Witwatersrand’s Journalism Programme in Johannesburg in 2019. The scholarship includes the university fees, return flight to Johannesburg, accommodation costs for student housing and a monthly stipend.

KAS Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa is offering a university scholarship to a promising, young sub-Saharan African journalist to do a full-time Honours or Masters Degree at the University of Witwatersrand’s Journalism Programme in Johannesburg in 2019.

When is the application deadline?

13th July 2018

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

All African countries

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

  • Candidates should be under 30 years old, working as a journalist in a sub-Saharan African country and fluent in English.
  • For Honours, candidates must have at least three years’ working experience and either an undergraduate degree or pass an entrance test.
  • For Masters, candidates must have a degree equivalent to the BA Honours in Journalism (or related field) and at least three years’ working experience.
  • Candidates must work closely with KAS Media Africa during their stay in Johannesburg and write a bi-monthly narrative report on their study progress.

What is the selection criteria?

  • Candidates should make themselves available in early-August for an interview by skype or telephone and be willing to sit a test exam.
  • The decision on the award will be made before the end of August 2018.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to complete an online student application and supply all the necessary documentation, including a SAQA assessment.
  • The application for a student visa will be the responsibility of the candidate, who must begin the process before the end of October 2018.
  • The academic year starts in the beginning of February 2019, and ends with the submission of research in November or the following February. The successful candidate should plan to travel in late January 2019.

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

The scholarship includes the university fees, return flight to Johannesburg, accommodation costs for student housing and a monthly stipend.

What is the duration of the scholarship?

Duration of course

How to Apply for the KAS Media Africa Scholarship

Applicants need to submit:

  1. A one page motivation letter
  2. A CV
  3. Two examples of published work (article / broadcast piece)
  4. Two letters of nomination/reference from a senior journalist, publisher or academic

Applications should be emailed to researchertwo.johannesburg@kas.de

with “KAS scholarship” in the subject heading.

Scholarship Webpage


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