Scholarships for Master of Journalism students

A total of $750,000 of scholarship money is available for JMSC Master of Journalism students in 2010-11. The money will go towards quarter, half and full scholarships, awarded at the JMSC’s discretion.

The Master of Journalism course is a one year full-time or a two year part-time course. MJ students gain a first class education provided by a faculty of renowned professional journalists and educators while living and studying in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Hong Kong is in the heart of Asia; a centre of global financial and political reporting for the next century.

Masters of Journalism students receive integrated training in print, broadcast and on-line media in small classes with opportunities to undergo valuable internships in media organisations throughout the region. This year student internships have been taken at many places including the Phnom Penh Post, SCMP.com, Agence France Press, Central China Television and CNN.

Students address the core skills of journalism – reporting and writing, television and video production, media law and ethics and multiple-media online journalism. They also have the opportunity to take elective courses in a broad range of subjects from business and finance to public health and digital media.

JMSC alumni have gone on to work in media organisations all over the world, including at CNN, the South China Morning Post, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The Times of India, Reuters, to name but a few.

Students can apply for scholarships to assist their study through three channels:

– Mainland Chinese students can apply to the JMSC Journalism Grant Scheme.

– Overseas students can apply to the JMSC Overseas Talent Scholarship Scheme.

– All MJ students can apply to the SCMP Wah Kiu Yat Po Journalism Scholarship Fund.

To learn more about the JMSC Masters programme, please attend the next admissions briefing session on Saturday January 16th from 2-4pm at Theatre 6, Meng Wah Complex, HKU.

For more information about scholarships please contact Kylie Chan by phone on (+852) 2219 4416 or e-mail kyliec@hku.hk