World Journalist Fellowship 2019 – Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

World Journalist Fellowship 2019 - Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York UniversityApplications are now open for the 2019 NYU World Journalist Fellowship.This Fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Application deadline: January 4, 2019.


All of the programs are 3 semesters, except for Global and Joint Program Studies and Literary Reportage, which is 4 semesters:


Candidates for World Journalist Fellowship must:

  • hold a non-U.S. passport
  • be fluent in English and at least one additional language
  • currently be an independent journalist or a journalist working for an independent news organization (corporate or institutional communications does not qualify).
  • have a minimum of four years’ experience at a print or electronic journalism publication. A combination of freelance journalism assignments equal to at least four years of full-time work will be considered. Internships and work for student publications do not count toward the four-year requirement. Public Relations and corporate communications experience do not qualify.
  • possess a four-year undergraduate degree or a three-year undergraduate degree plus one year of graduate work.
  • complete applications for both the fellowship and for admission to the M.A. program in Journalism
  • GRE: some graduate concentrations require the GRE and some make it optional. Check the list below:
  • Cultural Reporting & Criticism: Optional
  • Global & Joint Program Studies: Required
  • News & Documentary: Optional
  • Science, Health, & Economic Reporting: Required
  • Magazine Writing: Required
  • Studio 20: Digital First: Optional
  • Literary Reportage: Optional
  • Reporting the Nation & New York: Optional
  • Business & Economic Reporting: Optional
  • TOEFL: take the TOEFL or IELTS. The TOEFL is waived only if English was an applicant’s language of instruction in his or her degree program.



The World Journalist Fellowship covers tuition expenses and registration fees for two of the three or four semesters of the program. The fellow will also receive a stipend of approximately $14,000 for each of the two semesters of the fellowship.

Please see the special requirements below for applying for the World Journalist Fellowship. If you do not meet these qualifications, consider applying for admission outside the fellowship. All accepted applicants are considered for other scholarship awards from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.


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Journalists interested in the Fellowship must simultaneously complete (1) an application for the fellowship and (2) an application to the M.A. program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Applicants must select one of our nine concentrations that most interest them as a course of study. The Journalism Institute reviews fellowship applications in collaboration with NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In order to be considered for the fellowship, you must be accepted into a graduate program to receive funds.

All applications for World Journalist Fellowship 2019 must be received by January 4, 2019.The fellowship recipient will be announced in late spring 2019, after they have been admitted and accepted New York University’s offer of graduate admission.

For more information about the program, contact: Tiffany Charbonier
Graduate Administrative Aide, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

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