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Apply now: Master's Programme International Media Studies

Since the start of the Master’s degree in 2009, over 270 students from more than 75 countries have been accepted into the programme at DW Akademie, Germany’s leading organization for international media development. 

The Master's Programme International Media Studies (IMS) is especially designed for graduates from developing and transition countries with previous media experience. The IMS programme 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.

The bilingual study programme is conducted in English and German combining topics such as digital media and development, communication science and media management. The full-time, four-semester Master’s degree offers an unparalleled mix of research, lectures and practical experience and prepares students for careers in the communications and media industries. Students conclude the course with a Master’s thesis and receive the academic degree “Master of Arts” (M.A.). 

Who can apply?
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 11th intake of the Master’s Programme International Media Studies, starting in September 2019, are now being accepted until the 31st March 2019.

Detailed information on the Master's programme, admission requirements and online application procedure can be found on the website www.ims-master.de.

IMS Student Office
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3
53113 Bonn
phone +49.228.429-2892
fax +49.228.429-2890
email ims(at)dw.com


January 2019