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IJP Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Programme In Africa & Germany, 2017

International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) is offering bursary to up to six young Southern African and also to SADC-Member States and up to five young German journalists.

The bursary is intended to enable young journalists to gain valuable insights into the political, economical, cultural as well as the social fabric of the host country.

Bursary aimed at Journalists between the age of 25 and 40 from Southern Africa (SADC-Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenia) and Germany.

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It is assumed that all candidates have a strong command of the English language. German language abilities are an advantage but are not mandatory.

Course Level: Fellowships are intended to support African and German Journalists.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Journalism.

Scholarship Award: The Southern African delegates receive a fixed payment of 3,000 Euro. This is expected to cover most of their travel, accommodation and living expenses. No further payments will be made: delegates are expected to use their own funds for any further costs. Payment for their work with the host media is not envisaged. To receive the full grant participants are obliged to write a report of at least three pages and provide copies of their published journalistic work after returning home.

Scholarship can be taken at: Africa and Germany

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) :-
-All journalists from Southern Africa (SADC Member States and Kenia) between the age of 25 and 40 who regularly work for a media organisation can apply.

Nationality: Bursaries will be given only to residents of South Africa and SADC-Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe + Kenya.

College Admission Requirement :  Entrance Requirement: In order to apply for the bursary journalists must be from Southern Africa (SADC Member States and Kenia) between the age of 25 and 40 who regularly work for a media organisation are eligible to apply.

English Language Requirement: It is assumed that all candidates have a strong command of the English language. German language abilities are an advantage but are not mandatory.

Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the bursary, the applicant must submit the following documents:-
-Enclose a CV with a passport photograph.
-Write a 800 word essay addressing the following topics:
-Why you would like to work in Germany
-What you expect from IJP and what you think you can contribute to it?
-What are the 3 research topics you want to pursue during the fellowship?
-What role you expect to play at your home media in the future?
-How you will spend the bursary?
-Include a one-page resume detailing your education and work experience, your standard of German and English (copies of certificates/ e.g. Goethe Institut/Toefl), plus 2 copies of articles written by you (TV and radio journalists must type up their reports since no audio or video tapes can be considered)
-A journalistic reference from your editor or head of department is required (freelancers should submit a reference from a senior journalist). It should also guarantee your leave of absence for the duration of the program.

How to Apply: The scholarship application forms must be sent via post or via e-mail.

Application Deadline: Applicants can submit the complete application until February 15th, 2017.

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