The University of Oxford/Reuters Institute of Journalism hosts journalists from all over the world connects them with professional peers and leading academics from a wide range of different fields and facilitates the exchange of ideas by taking part in public debates, by hosting conversations, and by publishing new and interesting work.
With the top programs in the journalism business, these programs are:
- Journalist Fellowship
Initially, the institute was founded in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford in 2006 to conduct scholarly and professional research on news media, operate the Thomson Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme, and host academic research fellows.
Then the Thomson Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme, founded in 1983, is jointly based at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations and Green Templeton College. It has hosted over 600 fellows (students) from 90 countries. The fellowship is open to selected mid-career journalists from all over the world, who are funded to produce an academic paper on topics of their choice at Oxford.
Every year Thomson Reuters Fellows get fully-funded Fellowships for three or six months (one or two terms). The Fellowship covers program fees, a modest living allowance of £2,000 per month, and return travel expenses to the UK.
Thomson Reuters Fellows are drawn from print, broadcast, and digital media. Mid-career journalists from any country in the world are eligible.
Journalist Fellowships are funded through awards from international news organizations and corporations, and through the support of generous individuals.
- All applicants must have journalism as their major – otherwise do not apply
- All applicants must have previous studies and projects within journalism to present or attach to the application submission
- Students do not need to specify which source of funding they are applying for when they send in their application.
- Male and female applicants are welcome to apply.
- There is no current age restriction or limit when applying.
- Applicants should have their most current or revised CV/resume ready to send in with the application.
- Applicants should already have a working background in Journalism when applying. This scholarship is not for undergraduate students.
- Most of the alumni have gone on to work with programs such as BBC Nightly News, so applicants can expect to expand their networking opportunities.
- International students can apply
Journalism has to be the student’s major and only field study course when they apply. For example, a math major would not be considered for this scholarship, their application would be dismissed because their major was not Journalism.
There are two ways to apply. One way is through the scholarship website provided and the Reuters Institution will find the right sponsor for the applicants who are awarded this incredible scholarship program.
Secondly, the students who already know where to apply to via the organization know where their journalism belongs. Can happily, apply directly through the sponsoring organization. This way they can apply directly to that organization with their resume/CV and any projects that they can present.
How to Apply
The only way to apply is through the website provided.
When applying students will need to give their basic information such as:
- Title – (example: Mr. or Ms.)
- First name (legal name)
- Surname (legal last name)
- Email address (must be the current address)
- Birth date (must be correct)
- The current country the student lives in now
- Share how much time or how many years the student has been considered a full-time journalist
- Share employment information
- Providing social media handles
Anyone applying should have all of their necessary documents ready when applying. This means if the individual is an international journalist they should have visa work in progress and be ready to submit when they are awarded this fellowship program scholarship.
All applicants need to have all of their published journalist work available online or in print to submit with the application. This means either providing a link or a photo scan copy of the print journalism work available. If this information is not provided by the applicant, their application will be ignored or dismissed.
Reward – Extra Benefits
Students will be embedded in a cutting-edge institution that is shaping key media debates. The Reuters Institute produces factsheets and reports on the main challenges of the industry.
Applicants can expect to be part of an institution with a global outlook. Our Journalist Fellows come from all over the world. They share ideas and experiences of working in different countries and different mediums.
Each recipient will become part of one of the world’s greatest universities. Oxford offers unrivaled study facilities, leading research centers, extensive learning support, and a global reputation.
Incredibly the chosen students will be able to be just one hour from London by train, providing convenient access to some of the world’s leading news publishers like The Guardian, the Financial Times, and the BBC. This will allow students to become integrated into the journalism sector where top news stories break throughout the day.
Also, students can expect full tuition coverage with this scholarship. Which also covers accommodation and all living costs to be expected. That means that everything is absolutely covered by Oxford Univerisity.
This allows applicants to earn money through the new jobs they can expect to receive through this fellowship program scholarship.
Applications for the 2022/2023 fellowship cohorts (starting in October 2022, January 2023, and April 2023) are still open until February 14, 2022. February 14, 2022, is the official and only deadline available. The official date is only available via the United Kingdom timezone, all students should be sure to see what actual time that will be for in their own timezone at 23:00 hours.
Open Window Submission
The open window submission is from October 2021 – February 2022. That is half a year and gives students enough time to participate and sign up for the scholarship during this time frame.
This is an annual scholarship that has been in existence since 2006. The scholarship will pick 30 applicants whose resume based around journalism stands out with excellence and leadership capability. These applicants will also need to bring a new wealth of knowledge and insight into the journalism world.