KAS Media Scholarship

KAS Media Scholarship Programme for Sub-Sahara Africa 2019

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is proud to announce the call for applications to their KAS Media Scholarship Programme for Sub-Sahara Africa 2019. Freedom, justice, and solidarity are the basic principles underlying the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), a political foundation closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Germany.

KAS Media Scholarship Programme for Sub-Sahara Africa

The KAS Media Scholarship Programme for 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.


The KAS Media Scholarship Programme for Sub-Sahara Africa 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 Scholarship Africa during their stay in Johannesburg and write a bi-monthly narrative report on their study progress.

How to Apply

Applicants for the KAS Media Scholarship Programme for Sub-Sahara Africa 2019 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 researchertwo.johannesburg@kas.de 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.
  • The application for a student visa will be the responsibility of the candidate, who must begin the process before the end of October 2018.
  • The academic year starts at the beginning of February 2019 and ends with the submission of research in November or the following February. The successful candidate should plan to travel in late January 2019.

Deadline: 13th July 2018


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