Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme


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Applications are now open for the Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme 2013.

Tina Remiz/WESTPHOTOAimed at high-flying, mid-career journalists, the programme is an eight-week fully funded Scholarship at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Westminster, London.

The programme aims to offer a unique learning experience that will sharpen critical thinking and leadership skills for media professionals from the sub-continent.

The Scholarships will enable 14 exceptional candidates – six from India, five fromPakistan, two from Nepal and one from Bhutan - to prepare themselves for high responsibilities in their media organisations and relationship building in the region, by developing their analytical insights, strategic outlook and knowledge of key issues facing South Asian media and the role of news in a technologically, politically and economically changing world.

The ideal candidate should be a mid-career journalist covering political, economic and business issues. Candidates will be expected to have at least seven years professional experience working with a leading media group. Course dates are 8 April to 31 May 2013.

Before applying, please read the eligibility criteria. The theme for the 2013 programme is ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: challenges to the media, politics and accountability.’ 

The deadline for applications is 7 December 2012 (midnight UK time). We advise you to submit your application well in advance of the closing date. 

How to apply

Please submit your application electronically by completing the online Chevening Scholarships India application form.