Applications for our next cohort (Sept 6, 2016 – April 28, 2017) open October 28, 2015 and close February 19, 2016.
We are recruiting only 20 Fellows from around the world—and we’re seeking something different than conventional journalism programs:
- The relevant graduate degree, professional degree or work experience to report knowledgably on any specialty. If in doubt, please send us your application anyway.
- Prior experience as a journalist is NOT necessary, but some specific qualities are: Read Qualifications to understand the kind of personality we’re seeking.
- Written and spoken fluency in English.
Application Procedure and Materials
Once you have read Qualifications, and have decided to apply for this program, please follow the following three steps carefully.
1. Because of the limited number of spots available, please e-mail us before you begin your application to tell us you will be applying. Please send that e-mail to email@example.com, under the subject line: “lastname, firstinitial prepping application”. (e.g. Smith, J prepping application)
3. Three letters of recommendation are required, from referees who are familiar with your academic and/or professional work.
- Please have your referees e-mail their letters directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “candidate’s lastname, candidate’s first initial—reference”.
- Your referees should attest to your knowledge of your subject matter and their experience of the personal qualities we expect in a Fellow (Please see Qualifications)
The Fellowship in Global Journalism will cost roughly $26,000 per student to deliver. But the Fellowship will pay $10,000 of that cost for every student admitted to the program. Fellows thus pay tuition of only $16,000 for their eight-month program. Fellows continue to receive free coaching for two years after the program, through monthly on-line bureau meetings.
Financially, this journalism program differs from conventional Master of Journalism programs in five key ways:
- Fellows can continue working in their field, throughout the program. We’ll help you balance the pace of your news reporting with the pace of your professional or academic work to meet your own goals and needs – and to manage any potential conflicts.
- After our full time, six week boot-camp), we schedule our journalism classes so that you can spend the bulk of each day working and reporting.
- You don’t need to move here. Fellows who are not based in Toronto can return home after the six week boot-camp. We teach journalism both on-site and through our distance education platforms.
- We can support admitted Fellows with their applications for grants and funding from organizations in their field.
- And because we want to encourage a balance of foreign and Canadian students in the program, both pay the same tuition fee.
Financing Your Costs
- Fellows who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants may be eligible for student lines of credit from major Canadian banks.
- Fellows who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants may be eligible for the same lines of credit if their loans are co-signed by a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant; or they may be eligible for financial support and loans from their home country.
- Because this is a certificate program, Fellows are not eligible for financial aid from the University of Toronto or the Government of Ontario.