Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme

Organisation: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Apply By:  10/10/2018


The Chevening is seeking applications for its South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office that offers an opportunity to explore the range of approaches taken by the UK and the South Asian region, and then use that knowledge to direct discussions that tackle the big issues challenging the field.


The Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme Fellowship is aimed at mid-career journalists from South Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh.


It provides an informed and evidence-based context to key policy debates and mutual understanding of international positions (including an appreciation of UK approaches), supply practical experience, and encourage dialogue on the key issues.


The curriculum focuses on the ways in which the media are held responsible, and the wider context within which political institutions operate. The ethics of reporting are at the heart of all debates.




Each fellowship includes:

  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy flight from their country of residence to the UK.


Eligibility Criteria:


To be eligible for a Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of below mentioned countries.
  • Applicants must not hold British nationality.
  • Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying.
  • Be a mid-career journalist working in the political or economic sectors in one of the below mentioned countries.
  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application.
  • Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship.


How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.


Eligible Countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives.


For more information, please visit South Asia Journalism Fellowship.