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Journalism course scholarships for refugees

IF YOU have Refugee Status, you may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for an MA Journalism course at the London College of Communication (LCC), part of the University of the Arts London (UAL). Applications are now open.

You will first need to apply - as soon as possible - to one of the MA Journalism courses at the LCC and to be offered a conditional or unconditional place. Then you apply for the scholarship. Please visit the MA Journalism course website as soon as possible to apply.

At the time of writing, some of the details on the pages for the MA Journalism courses are yet to be updated for the 2022-2023 academic year. We expect these will be updated soon. There are "contact us" links on the MA Journalism pages to register your interest and make an enquiry.

A separate link for you to apply for the scholarship once you have applied for one of LCC’s MA Journalism courses will be available shortly and will be linked from this page once we have it.

The Beyond Borders scholarship is approximately £24,000 to cover tuition fees, course costs and living expenses. The scholarship will be assessed on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

To be eligible for the Beyond Borders Bursary students must:

  • be a Displaced Person with Refugee Status;
  • be living within commuting distance (maximum travel time of an hour) of the London College of Communication;
  • be considered a "Home" students for fee purposes, living in the UK long enough to pay the less high tuition fees charged to UK residents; and
  • have a conditional or unconditional offer on a full-time MA course at London College of Communication, UAL, commencing in October 2022.

LCC also offers a separate Refugee Journalist Programme for experienced journalists who are refugees – see our report of a talk by its Project Director Vivienne Francis at LFB’s June meeting. Watch this space for details of applications for the next intake of the Refugee Journalists Programme. Vivienne also teaches on LCC’s MA Journalism courses.