Deadline:  March 31, 2016 | Apply here
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Young journalists, media managers and other communication professionals from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe.
Scholarship: 750 EUR per month + the tuition fee and flight
Location: Bonn, Germany

DW Akademie is Germany’s leading organization for international media development. They support the development of free and transparent media, quality journalism, and also offer programs to boost media skills.

DW Akademie International media studies scholarship 2016

DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies program (IMS) in Bonn, Germany. Students who successfully complete the four-semester program will be awarded a master of arts degree. The program offers a mix of research, lectures and practical experience and combines these disciplines: media and development, journalism, communications and media management.

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. 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.

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.


Ten full scholarships are offered to applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe. For the Master’s Program, applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, more than one year of professional experience in a media-related field and communication skills in German and English.

Costs & Scholarships

The tuition fees for the postgraduate, four-semester Master’s Program will cost a total of 6,000 EUR. There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available.

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 242.50 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. For more information, please visit their homepage.

There are different ways of financing your studies:

  • Full Scholarship
  • Partial Scholarship
  • Self-Paying


You can now apply for the winter semester 2016/2017. Only online applications are accepted. Please read the application process here. Application will close on 31st March 2016. In order to apply, please register HERE.

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