PGDip Scholarships available for 2017
Date Released: Mon, 7 November 2016 14:48 +0200
This year we have three different scholarships available for each of the Post Graduate Diploma courses. For more information about our courses visit our Degrees & Diplomas section. We are accepting late applications this year until 30 November 2016 so don't miss out on a chance to study one of our top PGDip courses! Each course is equivalent of a Honours level course. To apply for a scholarship make sure to send us a motivational letter for the scholarship along with your normal PG Dip application, as required by each coordinator. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you have the correct documents with your application.
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies:
The PGDip JMS is aimed at students who have typically done a non-journalism degree and are looking for a postgraduate route into the media industry.
R10,000 Barry Streek Bursary for PgDip
The Cape Town Press Club is offering R10,000 towards the fees of at least one student who will be enrolled on the Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Media Studies in 2017.
The Cape Town Press Club was established in 1975; and it’s is the oldest press club in South Africa. It has about 600 members drawn from the media and associated trades (politics, academe, the legal profession and business).
The Barry Streek Memorial Bursary was set up following the death of Mr. Streek, a political journalist and anti-apartheid activist who lost a long battle with cancer in 2006. Mr. Streek went to Rhodes Journalism spent nearly 25 years working as a journalist.
The Bursary in his name is to help off-set the cost reading towards the PgDip.
If you’re interested in the PgDip; and might need some funding, please send inquiries to Sim (email@example.com)
Please note that the PgDip is not open to students who have completed JMS 2, 3 or 4 at Rhodes.
Post Graduate Diploma in Economics Journalism:
The PGDipEJ is a part-time course taught over two years. The Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics Journalism (PGDip EJ) builds on the journalistic skills of the participants by giving them the intellectual tools to report on issues and events in the Economics arena in a way that improves their career prospects and deepens their understanding of business journalism. Because it is a part-time course, it is ideal for working journalists who want to switch to business journalism or any professional who wants to study business journalism part-time.
The South African Reserve Bank has provided funds for a number of student scholarships for the course. For more information about the scholarship please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management:
The PDMM is a one-year course in media management to advance your business side to become the media leaders of the future. If you have a Bachelor’s degree (any field for PGDip JMS and media related fields for PDMM) or if you will be completing your Bachelor’s by the end of the year, you are encouraged to apply.
2017 OSISA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN WOMEN MEDIA LEADERS AT RHODES UNIVERSITY
The Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership (www.ru.ac.za/spi/) at Rhodes University in South Africa, in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), invites applications for 10 postgraduate scholarships from Southern African women media leaders who wish to study media management at the SPI in 2017. Applicants should be women who are already practising journalists or are working in various fields of the media industry in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Successful applicants will register for the SPI’s intensive, one-year-long fulltime Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management (PGDip in Media Management), the only formal qualification in media management in Africa and the developing world. The PGDip in Media Management is pegged at the honours degree level. Candidates must already possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised university in order to pursue postgraduate study. The OSISA scholarships cover:
- The full cost of tuition
- Accommodation and meals in one of Rhodes University’s residences
- Course materials
- A monthly subsistence allowance
- Medical aid cover
- Mid-year media management internship costs.
Application details and procedures: Only women candidates who are already working in the media industry in the 10 Southern African countries of OSISA listed above are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Candidates should already have an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university.
The application deadline for these scholarships is 18 November 2016.
Students wishing to apply for these scholarships need to:
• Complete the Rhodes University’s standard Honours Application form (available at www.ru.ac.za/applying/ under the section ‘Postgraduate Studies’ which must be submitted directly to the Registrar’s Division at Rhodes University and a copy emailed to Wendy Dyibishe (email@example.com) at the Sol Plaatje Institute.
• Submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae, including contact details, to Wendy Dyibishe.
• Submit certified academic transcripts of ALL tertiary qualifications. These are sent to both Wendy Dyibishe at the SPI and to the Registrar’s Division at Rhodes University; and
• Submit to the SPI -- through Wendy Dyibishe at W.firstname.lastname@example.org -- a 1,000-word letter of motivation which explains why the student is interested in doing the PGDip in Media Management, how the course will assist the student’s career and why the student believes she qualifies for the OSISA scholarship.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted after the applications close at 12 mid-day (Southern African Time) on 18 November 2016.
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