Call for applications for the Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship 2019-2020 in UK. The University of Oxford Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowships is a fully funded fellowship in United Kingdom UK. The Journalism fellowship is open to journalists from all over the world.  The Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship is one of best fellowships in the world. 

University of Oxford was ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2017, 2018 and 2019. There are nearly 24,000 students at Oxford, including 11,747 undergraduates and 11,687 postgraduates. The University, including the colleges and Oxford University Press, is the largest employer in Oxfordshire, supporting around more than 30,000 jobs in the county and injecting more than £2.3bn annually into the regional economy.

Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship offer an opportunity to network with a global group of journalists, spend time away from the daily pressure of deadlines, and examine the key issues facing the industry, with input from leading experts and practitioners. 

Host Country:

  • United States of America

Host University:

  • University of Oxford

Host Institute:

  • Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship

Financial Support:

  • The Reuters Journalism Fellowship 2019 in UK is fully funded and also cover living costs and accommodation. 

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria of the 2019 journalism fellowship in Europe is given below:

  • 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. 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. More information on the university’s English language requirements.

Required Documents:

  1. A full curriculum vitae/resume
  2. A personal statement outlining i) your journalistic values, ii) the major trends in the media landscape in which you work, and iii) a summary of what you think you would contribute to the Fellowship programme (no more than 500 words in total).
  3. A statement of up to 1,000 words explaining your proposed research project
  4. A reference from your employer, supporting your application and granting leave of absence – if you are a freelance journalist, we will accept a professional reference from a colleague or higher education tutor
  5. A second professional reference (e.g. former employer)
  6. A sample of your work (please see specific requirements below)
  7. Evidence you have the required English language ability, if English is not your first language (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by the responsible body

How to Apply for Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship 2019-2020?

Click on the Apply Now button below to proceed to the Journalism Fellowship Programme Application Form. You will need to submit the above mentioned documents (Check Required Documents Section) and information using online application form. 


Please provide:

  • Three articles or reports (more than three will not be reviewed), including dates and names of the publications
  • A translation into English must accompany material published in other languages
  • Applicants in managerial or editorial positions for whom it would be difficult to send work samples should include a statement of up to 500 words describing their work


Please provide:

  • A link/URL to an example of your work via Vimeo or YouTube (maximum 10 minutes), plus a brief, written description of the material
  • A summary or transcription in English must accompany material in other languages
  • Applicants in managerial or editorial positions for whom it would be difficult to send work samples should include a statement of up to 500 words describing your work, including details of any major programmes for which you have been responsible


Application Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship is February 11, 2019.



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