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Full Scholarships Available for Master's in Media Studies in Germany

To be eligible, you need to know English and German, and have a bachelorís degree and at least a yearís experience in a media-related field
BY Braingain Staff Writer |   21-04-2016

If you are interested in earning a master’s degree in media studies and know German, here’s an opportunity. But you need to act fast – the application deadline is April 30. The programme starts in September.

The 51-year-old Deutsche Welle Akademie, based in Bonn, Germany, offers up to 10 full scholarships each year to its postgraduate programme in International Media Studies. It welcomes students from around the world who want to work in media and communications. To be eligible, you need a bachelor's degree and at least one year’s professional experience in a media-related field.

(Photo by Stephan Röhl / Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, used under CC licence)

The programme is bilingual (English and German), and English is the main language. You will need to submit proof of good verbal and writing skills in both languages.

The programme is for journalists-in-training, those working in radio, TV, online and print, and communication experts. It also admits applicants who work in NGOs and government ministries.

Tuition fees for the four-semester programme are €6,000. Students can pay the total sum before admission, or a monthly rate of €250. Additionally, there is a semester fee (currently of €265.40), payable to the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, which covers administrative costs, studentship fee, and the use of public transport in the area.

Prospective students from developing countries can apply for the full scholarship, which provides €750/month to cover living costs. It also covers tuition and airfare.

If you don't meet the requirements for the full scholarship, you can apply for a partial scholarship, which covers the tuition fees. You would have to pay for travel, accommodation, and other living costs.

Check out the FAQs for more information.For more on the master’s degree programme, click here, and for the application process, click here.

Above: Daybreak over Bonn (photo by Matthias Zepper, used under CC licence)

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