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Apply now: Master's Program “International Media Studies”

The “International Media Studies” (IMS) program trains students - personally and professionally - to be competent media experts. Students will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are essential for a career in the media sector. They will be able to meet specific occupational requirements with expertise and communicative independence. The Master's program prepares potential Alumni for the challenges of leadership positions in the international media field.

The Masters's Program International Media Studies offers a combination of theory and practical experience in four semesters. Students will acquire the skills that are essential for a journalistic career.

The program is targeted at students from around the world who want to work in a position of responsibility in journalism or the communications sector. It especially addresses journalists-in-training, media representatives from radio, TV, online and print and communication experts. Those interested must have completed an academic program (bachelor's degree or equivalent) and have acquired at least one year of professional experience in a media-related field after their first degree. The program is bilingual (English and German), whereby English is the prevalent course language.

The tuition fees for the postgraduate, four-semester Master's Program will cost a total of 6,000 EUR. There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available.

Who can apply?

The Master's Program “International Media Studies” is especially designed for graduates from developing and transition countries with previous media experience. The IMS program is a joint project of the University of Bonn, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and Deutsche Welle (DW). DW Akademie offers a perfect learning environment for up to 30 students per year.

Successful applicants need to provide proof of their language skills in both German and English. They must have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification as well as at least one year of professional experience in a media-related field after having obtained their first academic title.

Highly qualified students from developing and transition countries can apply for a full scholarship (750 EUR per month and refund of travel costs, covering the tuition fees of 6,000 EUR).

Applications for the 10th intake of the Master’s Program “International Media Studies”, starting in September 2018, are still being accepted until the 30 April 2018.

Detailed information on our Master's program, admission requirements and online application procedure can be found on the program's website or via E-Mail (ims[at]dw.com)