Fully Funded Deutsche Welle Master’s Scholarships in International Media Studies, Germany, 2018



Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster is offering the Master’s Program ”International Media Studies“. The bilingual, full-time program combines topics like media and development, journalism, communication science and media economics, whilst developing skills and competencies that are important for the world of the media. This practice-oriented program optimally prepares graduates for a career in the international media industry.

The Master’s Program is a joint project from the University of Bonn, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and Deutsche Welle.

About Deutsche Welle

DW has been broadcasting since 1953. DW is Germany’s public international broadcaster. The service is available in 30 languages. DW’s satellite television service consists of channels in English, German, Spanish, and Arabic. While funded by the German government, the work of DW is regulated by the Deutsche Welle Act[1], meaning that content is always independent of government influence. DW is a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)




International Media Studies.


There are two types of scholarships available:

  • Partial Scholarship: This will cover the costs of the tuition fees of 6,000 EUR. The expenses for travelling, accommodation and living will have to be paid by yourself.
  • Full Scholarship: 10 full scholarships are available. Monthly stipend of 750 euro for living and accommodation, Reimbursement of the full tuition fee and the cost of a flight.


  • Scholarship is available for students from developing and transition countries, and particularly from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. However, Germans, EU citizens, Canadians, Americans and Australians can also apply.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification as well as one year of professional experience in a media-related field after having obtained their B.A.
  • Applicants need to provide proof of their language skills in both German and English.


    April 30, 2018

    Application Process

    Prospective students will have to apply through an online application system. Please read the information below, before you visit the application link.

    Before you start entering your data in the online-application form, please make sure you have all documents required for application ready:

    • Letter of motivation (signed and dated)

    • Current Curriculum Vitae (Europass format, signed and dated)

    • Certificate of your first academic degree (including ALL transcripts)

    • Evidence of at least one year’s professional experience in a media-related field AFTER obtaining your first academic degree (for a full scholarship you must give evidence for at least two years of professional experience)

    • Certificate of APS (for applicants who completed their first degree in China, Vietnam or Mongolia).

    • Evidence of sufficient English language skills (TOEFL IBT: score of 83 or higher, IELTS: score of 6.5 or higher, BULATS: score of 70 or higher, APIEL at least Level 3) – English language certificates are valid for two years from the date of issue.

    • Evidence of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF at least level TDN 3 in all four parts of the examination, Goethe Zertifikat at least level B2 or DSH at least level 1)

    • Copy of your passport

    Online Application

    Scholarship Link


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