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10+ International Scholarships to Study Mass Communication

Mass communication has various courses for students who wish to pursue a career in the discipline. Such courses range from full-time to graduate or post-graduate, to diploma certifications and some specific programs. Many foreign universities offer scholarships to mass communication students who wish to obtain foreign degrees.

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Below are scholarships available for students to study mass communication. Note that some of the scholarships are not purely for mass communication students alone, hence, they encompass other disciplines.

1. Global Excellence Scholarship at the University of Western Australia

Scholarships are offered to high achieving students who wish to study mass communication and some other selected courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University of Western Australia.

Benefits of the scholarship

The scholarship award is in the form of an annual tuition fee discount up to AUD 36 000 – 48 000 and is spread over 3 – 4 years for bachelor’s degree students and up to AUD 24 000 over 2 years for postgraduate programs.

Eligibility criteria

The following are the criteria to qualify for the scholarship

  • The scholarship applicant must be an international student from the under-listed countries at the scholarship website.
  • Applicants must have received an offer to study an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the university and must have achieved an ATR of 88.00 – 98.00+ or WAM of 70.00 – 85.00+. Applicants to the university admission are automatically considered for the scholarship award, which means there is no separate application for the scholarship.

You could visit the official website for more information on the scholarship.

2. Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

The Foundation offers scholarships to international students who wish to study master’s or PhD degrees in Germany, including EU students.

Benefit of the scholarship

  • For Master’s students: The value of the scholarship for Non-EU students is €850 per month, including allowances. For EU students, the maximum amount is €649, plus €300 book money on a monthly basis.

The scholarship is awarded for the regular period of study and could be extended by one semester.

  • For PhD students: Non-EU students are entitled to €1 200 per month, plus €100 per month for mobility allowances as well as various individual allowances, while EU students are to receive €1 350 per month, plus €100 per month research cost allowance.

The scholarship is awarded for two years as a rule but may be extended by half a year at most.

Eligibility criteria

The following are qualified for the scholarship:

  • International master’s students who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany;
  • International doctoral students who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany.

It is also important to visit the official website for more information regarding eligibility.

3. The Wells Mountain Foundation (WMF) Empowerment Through Education Scholarships for Developing Country Students

WMF, via the Empowerment through Education (ETE) provides scholarships for undergraduates from developing countries to study in their home country or a neighbouring country.

Benefits of the scholarship

The scholarship value range from $300 to $3000 per annum and provide for the period of the program at the university. The scholarship may be used for tuition and fees, books, accommodation and feeding, as well as other related costs.

Eligibility criteria

Those eligible for the ETE scholarship include individuals who:

  • Have successfully completed their secondary education with excellent grades;
  • Are 35 and below by March;
  • Plan to live and work in his or her home country after graduation;
  • Need financial assistance to further their education.

To apply for the scholarship, submit the online application through the online scholarship application portal or via postal mail.

4. Holland Government Scholarships 2021 – 22 for International Students – Bachelors and masters

The Netherlands Government, through the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, with an inclusion of other Dutch research universities, offers the Holland Scholarship for international students to study for bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Benefits of the scholarship

The scholarship is valued up to the tune of €5000 and only covers for the first year of your studies.

Eligibility criteria

Applicant must:

  • Be an international student outside EEA states;
  • Apply for a full-time program;
  • Meet the specific requirements of the institution of his or her choice;
  • Not have a degree from an education facility in the Netherlands.

Before you apply, you must be sure that you meet the application criteria for the scholarship.

5. The University of South Florida (USF) Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications Scholarship Award

The Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communication gladly announces scholarships available for students with outstanding performance. Although most of the scholarships available at the school are funded by non-university organisations, private individuals and friends of the Zimmerman School.

Benefits of the scholarship

The scholarship award is valued at $100 000.

Eligibility criteria

Students must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Must be eligible to study a major in Mass Communications or Integrated Public Relations and Advertising;
  • Have completed at least six hours of mass communication courses at the university;
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

Scholarships are paid into the student’s account at the end of the Fall Semester. You will also be required to write a personal statement of between 300 and 500 words.

6. Fulbright Foreign Student’s Scholarship Program, USA

The Fulbright Foreign Students’ Scholarship is made available for international students studying mass communications and related courses.  The scholarship enables master’s and doctoral students to study and conduct research in the USA.

The benefits of the scholarship

The scholarship covers for tuition, airfare, stipend, health insurance, etc.

Eligibility criteria

Students from 155 countries are eligible to apply. Each country has its own eligibility criteria. Therefore, you are required to check the scholarship online portal for more information and application guidelines.

7. New Zealand Aid Program Scholarships for International Students

The scholarship is open to international students from Commonwealth Countries. It allows for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the fields of various studies including mass communication.

Benefits of the scholarship

The scholarship provides tuition, living cost, medical insurance, transport allowance, transport insurance, establishment allowance of NZ$3000, etc.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be up to 18 years at the time of commencement of the program. There is no upper age limit, but applicants under 40 have more chance of being selected.
  • Must meet the English language requirement of the university;
  • Must contribute socially and economically after completion of the study program.

The application procedure varies according to your nationality. Visit the online portal for more information.

8. Global Korean Scholarship Funded by the Korean Government

The Korean Government invites all eligible international students to study for undergraduate and postgraduate programs at any Korean university. The scholarship is fully funded.

Eligibility criteria

The following are the criteria for qualifying for the scholarship:

  • Applicants and their parents must be citizens of their home countries;
  • Applicants should not hold Korean citizenship;
  • They should be physically and mentally healthy to live and study in Korea;
  • No applicant should be above 25 for undergraduate programs and 40 for postgraduate programs
  • Transferring between universities is not allowed.

Applicants who have previously benefited from this scholarship program are not qualified to apply.

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9. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships for International Students

The scholarship is open to both German and international students to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in any university in Germany. It is open to Mass Communication students and students of various other disciplines to advance their career and educational development. Applicants must also be committed to socio-political goals.

Benefits of the scholarship

The award is valued at €744 per month, with a monthly flat-rate study fee of €300 which all scholars can freely use. Scholars may also be entitled to health insurance up to the tune of €71 and long term care of €15 per month. Although, scholars with children can receive a family allowance of €155 per month.

Eligible criteria

The scholarship application is open to students of German or foreign origin. Those with refugee status could also apply. Applicants should be engaged socially in NGOs, volunteer or political organizations. Those who have previously been students of German origin are not eligible to apply.

To apply, you must fill up the online application form. The Foundation will request an additional documents from you upon notification of the scholarship award.

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10. Creative Talent Award for International Students in Malaysia

This Award is open for international students for foundation, undergraduate and diploma level programs in the fields of Media Studies and Mass Communications. The aim of the scholarship is to enable talented students in creative fields to pursue their studies without financial hitches.

Benefits of the scholarship

The scholarship covers for the study period at the university

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have results with 70% and above and must be applying for mass communication-related fields.

The application form could be downloaded online or the school counsellor of IACT College.

11. TC Singapore Government Undergraduate Scholarships

The scholarship is open to international students applying for undergraduate programs in the fields of mass communication, engineering, accounting, urban planning & design, human resources as well as a few others.

Benefits of the scholarship

The award covers tuition, airfare, language study fee, medical insurance, maintenance allowance, pre-studies allowance and many more.

Eligibility criteria

The scholarship is open to exceptional students with communication and interpersonal skills, excellent academic results, outstanding co-curricular activities record, strong leadership skills and potential as well as a passion for contributing to the Singaporean industrial landscape.

The mode of application for this scholarship is online.

12. 30 International PhD Scholarships at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK

The scholarship award is open for UK-EU and international students who wish to obtain a PhD degree in the fields of education, economics, arts and design, media studies, mass communication, engineering, humanities, and so on.

Benefits of the scholarship

The scholarship is fully funded and covers a variety of factors like tuition, maintenance, and so on.

Eligibility criteria

  • All applicants must hold an undergraduate degree of 2.1 and above in relevant fields
  • Home/EU and international students are eligible for the scholarship
  • Currently enrolled PhD students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants are mandated to send their completed postgraduate application form, including a 1500-word proposal via email. After which they can obtain more information from the application website. There are numerous scholarships for students who wish to study for full-time or part-time mass communication programs abroad. Although it is very difficult to obtain sometimes, but that should not deter you from giving it your best.

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