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ThisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme for International Journalists in Finland, 2018

Applications are invited for ThisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme for young international Journalists. The programme provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about Finland, Finnish society and the Finnish way of life.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has administrated thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme (FCP) since 1990.The programme is targeted for young international journalists.

The programme provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about Finland, Finnish society and the Finnish way of life. It includes briefings on various subjects, meetings with Finnish professionals and visits to business enterprises, cultural sites and institutions.

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Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
  • Course Level: This programme is available to young Journalists. The programme is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young journalists and social media influencers.
  • Study Subject: The Foreign Correspondents’ Programme starts on 6 August and ends on 24 August 2018. The programme is intensive and includes briefings on various subjects, meetings with Finnish professionals and visits to business enterprises, cultural sites and institutions. It also includes a weekend stay as the guest of a Finnish family.
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers the costs of travel to and from Finland, local travel in Helsinki, accommodation and the daily programme, including transportation and some meals. The programme does not cover medical insurance, per diem allowance or meals not listed as part of the programme.
  • Nationality: A citizen or permanent resident of the following countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United States.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Helsinki, Finland

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries:  A citizen or permanent resident of the following countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United States.

Entrance Requirements: This year’s Foreign Correspondents’ Programme is definitely for you if you are:

  1. An aspiring journalist (graduate or student due to graduate soon) with some work experience in a media house (TV, print or web) or an influence in social media, for example, an accomplished blogger or vlogger;
  2. A citizen or permanent resident of the following countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United States;
  3. Born between 1989 and 1998;
  4. Able to work and communicate fluently in English;
  5. Interested in learning new things, meeting people from different cultures and spending three weeks in a foreign country;
  6. Excited to become a lifelong friend of Finland!

English Language Requirements: Able to work and communicate fluently in English.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The closing date for applications is 30 March 2018 at 11.59 pm local time.

All application documents should be written in English and include:

  1. Attached application form
  2. Curriculum vitae including photo
  3. A work sample, or an essay (600-800 words) or link to a short video (2-3 minutes) emphasizing your interest in Finland.

Application Form

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