Philippines: Fellowship for Master in Journalism of Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ)

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Program Description
The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) Fellowships Program is adistance learning program which is targeted 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.

Up to twenty students from some Asian has participated in this program every year. Last year, 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.

Award Amount
Tuition and miscellaneous fees for the entire program add up to about USD 2,000. Accommodations and living expenses cost about USD 300 for the two-week, on-campus sessions in the core and cognate courses, and about USD 900 for the six-week summer semester.

Eligibility and Criteria
The MA Journalism fellowship award only available to Asian journalists with a strong commitment to journalism, leadership qualities and an excellent professional and academic record.

Applicants’ Citizenship
Any students from Asian Countries

Level and Area of Studies
Master (MA) in the field of media such as: Media Ethics, Contemporary Issues in Media Law, Advanced Reporting and Writing

Application Procedure
The application form of the fellowship can be downloaded here. The completed application form should be submitted together with supporting documents below:

  • Completed application form (download)
  • Essays (please refer to the instructions on page 5 of application form)
  • Résumé (curriculum vitae)
  • Photocopy of official undergraduate (AB, BA or BS) diploma or certificate of graduation and transcript of records from all colleges attended
  • Photocopy of official post-baccalaureate (MA, MS or PhD) diploma or certificate of graduation and transcript of records, if applicable
  • Links to or photocopies of  three (3) sample journalistic or similar works published within the last two years (max. 10 pages)
  • One (1) colored 1”x1” ID picture
  • Three (3) recommendation letters (download in .pdf or .docx)
  • Certificate of employment
  • Doctor’s certificate of good health
Please address your application to:
Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University
Department of Communication
3/F Social Sciences Building
Quezon City 1108 Philippines

Submission Deadline

15 January 2014

Contact Details
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Other Information
The ACFJ Fellowships for M.A. 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. 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.

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