The 13th intake of the Master’s Program “International Media Studies” gets underway September 2022 in Bonn. Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2022.

International Media Studies” (IMS) is especially designed for graduates from developing and transition countries with previous media experience. As a joint project of the University of Bonn, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and DW Akademie, DW’s center for international media development, journalism training and knowledge transfer, the program offers a perfect learning environment for up to 30 students per year.

The interdisciplinary study program is conducted in English, combining topics such as media and development, journalism, 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.

Admission requirements

Every year, up to 30 applicants are admitted to the program. Highly qualified candidates from developing and emerging countries can apply for a scholarship and will complete their degree in their home countries to facilitate direct access to the respective job markets.

Application Deadline: 31 March

With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialised countries. The EPOS scholarships (Educating Professionals for Sustainable Development) offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialised countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

Find more information and apply here: EPOS Scholarship Masters in ‘International Media Studies’