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Google Digital News Journalist Fellowships Reuters Institute in UK, 2017

The Reuters Institute is pleased to offer Google Digital News Journalist Fellowships to pursue a three, six or nine month’s research programme.

The institute provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.



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The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism marks the University of Oxford’s commitment to creating an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism. The Institute aims to serve as the leading forum for a productive engagement between scholars from a wide range of disciplines and the practitioners of journalism.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships are available in the field of Journalism and Democracy, Business of Journalism, Journalism Practice, Media Policy.

Award: Awards may include travel expenses (including air travel economy class) and a modest living allowance. This arrangement is subject to variation. Spouses and partners (including with dependents) are welcome but under no circumstances will the Fellowship Programme pay the travel or living costs of visiting spouses or dependents. Fellows at the RISJ on Fellowships from Thomson Reuters Foundation, Gerda-Henkel, Wincott, and Saïd – Asfari will receive a monthly stipend of £1,500 from the RISJ for their living costs during their stay in Oxford, as well as covering travel costs within reason.

The award can be taken in the UK


  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years’ experience working as a journalist in any specialism. In rare cases, they will consider applicants if they have less than five years’ journalistic experience, but they must be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of expertise.
  • They will be able to demonstrate a level of English that allows them to participate fully in the programme and write a research paper of publishable quality.
  • They will be given priority if they are proposing a research project within one of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s areas of focus.

Nationality: Students of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey can apply for the fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components)
  • TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (internet-based): overall score of 110 with component scores of at least: Listening 22, Reading 24, Speaking 25, and Writing 24.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): grade A if taken before January 2015, or a score of at least 185.
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade B if taken before January 2015, or a score of at least 185.
  • English Language GCSE, or O-level: grade B (for IGCSE, please see below)
  • International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL): score of 5 in English (as Language A or B)
  • European Baccalaureate: score of 70% in English.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Below is a list of the materials applicants will need to complete the application:

  • A full curriculum vitae;
  • A personal statement outlining;
  • A statement of up to 1,000 words explaining your proposed research project;
  • A reference from your employer, supporting your application and granting leave of absence;
  • A second professional reference (e.g. former employer);
  • A sample of your work.

Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 17th June, 2017.

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