Apply For Konrad- Adenauer -Stiftung (KAS) Media Africa Scholarship 2020 African journalist (Fully Funded to study in South Africa)

Apply For Konrad- Adenauer -Stiftung (KAS) Media Africa Scholarship 2020 African journalist (To study in South Africa)

KAS Media Africa is once again calling for suitably qualified African journalists to apply for a scholarship for a post graduate Journalism degree at the prestigious University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. If you are a young African journalist eager to pursue further study and take your career to the next level.

Media Africa is offering university scholarships for two promising,young sub-Saharan African journalists to do full-time Honours or Masters Degrees at the University of Witwatersrand’s Journalism Programme in Johannesburg in 2020.

The scholarship includes:

  • University fees
  • Return flight to Johannesburg
  • Modest monthly stipend
  • Accommodation fees for student housing
  • A one-time payment towards study materials
  • Reimbursement of costs for study visa and SAQA assessment


  • Candidates should be under 30 years old, working as a journalist in a sub-Saharan African country and fluent in English.
  • For Honours, candidates must have at least three years’ working experience and either an undergraduate degree or pass an entrance test.
  • For Masters, candidates must have a degree equivalent to the BA Honours in Journalism (or related field) and at least three years’ working experience.
  • Candidates must work closely with KAS Media Africa during their stay in Johannesburg and write regular narrative reports on
    their study progress.

Applicants need to submit:

  • A motivation letter
  • A CV
  • Two samples of published writing / broadcast clips
  • Two letters of nomination/reference by a senior journalist, publisher or academic

READ: Application For The SAAO Prize Scholarships 2019/2020 for African PhD Students


  • Closing date for applications is 8 July 2019.
  • Applications should be emailed to [email protected] with “KAS scholarship” in the subject heading.
  • Candidates should make themselves available in early August for an interview by skype or telephone and be willing to sit a test exam.
  • The decision on the award should be made by the end of August 2019.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to complete an online student application and supply all the necessary documentation, including a SAQA assessment.
  • The application for a student visa will be the responsibility of the candidate, who must begin the process before the end of October 2019.
  • The academic year starts in the beginning of February 2020, and ends with the submission of research in November or the following February.
  • The successful candidate should plan to travel in late January 2020.

Visit the Official Webpage of the KAS Media Africa Scholarship 2020

Deadline: July 8th 2019

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