Master Scholarships in Media Studies, University of Bonn, Germany

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Media Studies MA Scholarship
University of Bonn, Germany

Journalists across the globe can apply for an International Media Studies Master`s Program in Bonn, Germany. Full scholarships will be awarded to ten applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe. The program is sponsored by German media group Deutsche Welle, the University of Bonn and other organizations.

The four-semester, full-time program combines theory with training in practical journalism skills, and covers such topics as media and development, media economics, and communication science. The program ends with a master`s thesis and colloquium. Successful graduates receive a Master of Arts (M.A.).

The application deadline has been extended. If you are interested in participating in the International Media Studies program, please send us your application. Applications will now be accepted until May 15, 2010.

Application process
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • completed application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of purpose
  • one passport-size photograph
  • copy of your passport

Please note that the following documents (both the copies of the certificates and the translations into German or English) need to be certified. The stamp of authority that certifies the documents must be in English or German. Please refrain from sending originals. Certified copies suffice.

- academic degree(s) including transcripts
- proof of at least one year`s work experience in the field of media after your degree

If you are an applicant from China, Vietnam and Mongolia you need to submit original Certificate of APS.

Language certificates
If your first language is not English, you need to provide evidence of your English language skills by submitting one of the following:
- TOEFL: paper-based: score 557 or computer- based: score 220 or internet- based: score 83.
- IELTS: an overall band score of at least 6.0 or
- confirming letter from your previous university, if your first degree course was taught in English.

If your first language is not German and you have not completed a German language degree course, we require one of the following German language proficiency tests for Higher Education:
- DSH level 1
- TestDaF level 3, 3, 3, 3 ( or
- Goethe Zertifikat level B2.

Please send your application by post to the following address:
Deutsche Welle
International Media Studies
Dr. Christoph Schmidt
53110 Bonn

You may send us a scanned copy of your documents per e-mail for verification in advance to the following address: ims[at]

Scholarships will be granted after the application deadline by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the University of Bonn, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, DAAD and Deutsche Welle.

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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