Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chevening SouthAsia Journalism Programme@ University of Westminster, London
The Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme is an exclusive new scholarships programme for high-flying, mid-career journalists. In the pilot year, applications from India and Pakistan are invited. The University of Westminster is one of the largest, most international and highly rated 'post 1992' universities in the UK.

Institute: University of Westminster, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Programme: Chevening SouthAsia Journalism Programme
Title: Good governance in a changing world: challenges to the media, politics and accountability
Location: London
Duration: Eight weeks in April and May 2012
Seats: 14 (seven each from India and Pakistan)
What it offers:
  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the scholarship
  • Return airfare
  • UK visa
Benefits: The scholars will engage with senior British and international academics, journalists and public servants on a wide range of themes relevant to today's fast-changing environment. These include: the exercise of power; models and quality of democratic governance; the role of media in society and political life; strategic security challenges and the role of the media in conflict resolution; the impact of technological change; and ethics, institutions and regulatory frameworks. As part of the course, the scholars will also undergo a two-week internship with leading British media organisations.
Course structure: The course will be comprised of three interrelated elements -
  • Project-based work - both individual and collaborative
  • A six week module comprising lectures, seminars, guest speakers and visits
  • Two-week placements with top UK print and broadcast media organisations
  • The ideal candidate should be a mid-career journalist from India or Pakistan covering political and economic sectors.
  • Candidates will be expected to have had at least seven years professional experience working at a leading media group.
  • Excellent academic record
  • The candidate should be an Indian or Pakistani national with a valid Indian / Pakistani passport
  • The candidate should be fluent in written and spoken English
  • The candidate should not have in the past received a British government funded scholarship
  • The candidate should not have worked for the British government (including the British Council, DFID and PAG's).
  • Ex-employees cannot apply until 2 years after leaving
How to apply: Only online applications will be accepted. Click here to apply.
Applicants should not apply directly to the UK programme providers. Simply complete the Chevening application form.
The online application requires mention of contact details of referees. The two referees should be professional and/or academic.
Kindly collect the references from your referees and ensure that both the references are sent together in the prescribed format to the British Council address: Scholarships, British Council, 17 K G Marg, New Delhi 110001
A scanned copy of the references can also be emailed to  However, the references in hardcopy should follow and reach us at the earliest.
Click here to download academic reference form
Click here to download professional reference form
Documents to be attached:
  • Self-attested copies of your academic qualifications (graduation and above) along with your references.
  • Selected articles (or the TV equivalent), in hard copy / CD / web links from your portfolio evidencing your competence and experience.
  • No Objection Certificate from your Organization
Application deadline: February 10, 2012
Click here to view details
British High Commission
New Delhi 110021
Phone: +91 (0) 11 2419 2100

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