KAS Media Africa Scholarship 2019 to Study at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Applications are now open for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Media Africa Scholarship 2019to study towards a BA Honours or Master in Journalism at Wits Journalism. KAS Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa is offering a university scholarship to a promising, young sub-Saharan African journalist to do a full-time Honours or Masters Degree at the University of Witwatersrand’s Journalism Programme in Johannesburg in 2019.


KAS Media Africa Scholarship



The scholarship includes the university fees, return flight to Johannesburg, accommodation costs for student housing and a monthly stipend.



  • 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 a bi-monthly narrative report on their study progress.


Applicants need to submit:

  • A one page motivation letter
  • A CV
  • Two examples of published work (article / broadcast piece)
  • Two letters of nomination/reference from a senior journalist, publisher or academic

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 will be made before the end of August 2018. Successful candidates will be expected to complete an online student application and supply all the necessary documentation, including a SAQA assessment.

For more information, visit KAS Media Africa.


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