IMMJ Scholarship Applications Open for 2018-19

Exciting news! The University of Bolton is delighted to offer two 50% Tuition Waiver Scholarships for the full-time MA in International Multimedia Journalism for the 2018/19 academic year. The programme develops practical skills and critical thinking for journalists and storytellers to deliver both short-form and long-form journalism on digital platforms. The course is based in Beijing and is a collaboration between the Beijing Foreign Studies University and the University of Bolton in the UK, with the degree awarded by the University of Bolton.

Find out more about the programme here

HOW TO APPLY: Download and complete the application form here: IMMJ Scholarship Form 2018-19 Email your completed application form to programme leader Sharron Lovell ( & by the deadline 15th May 2018

LEVEL / FIELD OF STUDY: Full-time Master’s Programme in International Multimedia Journalism. One year study period from late Sept 2018 to August 2019

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicants must meet the criteria for standard entrance requirements. A strong portfolio and commitment to the area of study are of greater value than educational background. If you do not have relevant education qualifications but you do have significant experience in the field of journalism or communications, and you are able to present a strong portfolio as part of your application, you will be a strong candidate. Chinese citizens are not eligible for the scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE / INCLUSIONS: 50% of the full £7,500 tuition fee waiver. Recipients pay £3,250

*Please note all other costs including accommodation, visas, living expenses and flights to and from Beijing, plus equipment is not included in the scholarship and must be covered by students. Students must have their own basic equipment set-up on starting the course. This can be purchased for around £1,000 pounds.

Meet previous scholarship recipients

“I am incredibly happy to have been a scholarship recipient. It has allowed me to me to take a route that would not otherwise have been financially accessible, and moving China and studying on the course has enabled me to develop my career as a visual journalist. The experience provided the academic framework, practical skills and freedom to create real-world, in-depth and meaningful projects, whilst living and working in a dynamic, fascinating and complex country. I have been able to develop and work on issues important to me, with a focus on disability, community, identity, and ethnicity.” – Nathan Gibson, UK.

“I’m deeply thankful to have received the IMMJ scholarship. Moving to China, alone, seemed scary at first, but attending the IMMJ was a wonderful experience. I joined as a photographer and I left as a multimedia journalist, with a deep understanding of the industry and ethical issues, especially important now, in an era where everyone with a smartphone is potentially a journalist. As a foreign student studying journalism in a huge complex country like China has been a great advantage, especially for learning how to report about different cultures without falling into stereotypes. Moreover, the diversity of our class, with both Chinese and foreign students, was paramount in creating a stimulating environment
.” – Andrea Verdelli



















Want a taster of what our students do? Take a look at our showreel compilation of final projects produced by students of the MA in International Multimedia Journalism 2017-18.

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