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Fully Funded Thompson Reuters Foundation Fellowship to Study at the University of Oxford

The Thompson Reuters Foundation Fellowship provides fully funded scholarship for approximately 6 eligible applicants to study at the University of Oxford each year. The media industry is undergoing profound change, and evolving practice means agile thinking and a deep understanding of the major issues and challenges are key to industry success. As a Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow, you’ll spend one, two or three terms at the University of Oxford, one of the world’s leading universities. You will join a diverse pool of individuals from around the world including journalists, editors, broadcasters, columnists and freelancers.

Deadline: January 31, 2018.


Eligibility Requirement

To be considered for a Fellowship:

  • You must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise.
  • You will be able to write at a publishable level of English, allowing you to participate in the fellowship and produce papers when necessary.
  • Candidates who are carrying out a research project within one of the Reuters Institute of Journalism’s areas of interest will be given priority in the selection process. Find out more here
  • If English is not your first language, please present suitable evidence (this is an original certificate no more than two years old and issued by the relevant body) that you are at a suitable standard. For more information on language requirements please click here.
  • Mid-career journalists from any country in the world are eligible.
  • You will have a demonstrable desire to focus on a piece of research related to the media, which you will work on during your time at the Reuters Institute.


Number: Approximately 6 Thomson Reuters Fellows study each year

Value of the Fellowship

  • Fully-funded Fellowships for three or six months (one or two terms).
  • The Fellowship covers Program fees
  • Modest living allowance of £ 2,000 per month
  • Return travel expenses to the UK.

Thomson Reuters Fellows are drawn from print, broadcast and digital media.


Who attends?

You’re an ambitious, high-achieving journalist with a minimum of five years’ experience and a high level of written and spoken English.

Application Process

Applications for the Journalism Fellowship Program should be made using the online application form.

Information about Application Materials

Online application form


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