The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship

CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree LevelOthers
Type Merit base Scholarship
Final Deadline 12 October, 2022
Intake Year2022


For journalists from South Asian nations including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, Chevening has announced the South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP).

The fellowship is administered by the University of Westminster and supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of the United Kingdom (UK). 

Here are the fellowship program's specifics:

The eight-week fellowship, "Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics, and Society," will be undertaken by the candidates.

The programme explores the different methods the media uses to hold democratic institutions responsible, including the executive branch, the security apparatus, and complex political structures in South Asia and the UK. 

The fellows will be expected to engage in critical policy discourse, comprehend differing international viewpoints, share real-world experiences, and foster dialogue on pressing topics.

The course consists of eight demanding weeks of lectures, visits, and conversations that introduce the fellows to UK academics, media, and political individuals involved in the topic. They will organise a symposium on the subject of their choice during their last week.


What are the benefits?

Complete financial coverage of the program fees.

Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship.

Return economy airfare from the candidate’s country of residence to the UK.


Admission Requirements 

A candidate must: 

  • Possess nationality from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or the Maldives. 

  • When applying, have a postgraduate degree (or comparable professional experience or training in a related field). 

  • Have worked for a minimum of seven years before applying. 

  • Be a journalist in the middle of your career who works in the political or economic spheres in one of the nations named above. 

  • English proficiency will be evaluated during the interview and application process (if invited). 

  • not hold British citizenship or dual citizenship 

  • Accept to follow all applicable rules and requirements of the fellowship. 

  • After the fellowship is over, they go back to their home country.

Potential candidates can apply on the official website before the 12th of October, 2022. 

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