World Journalist Fellowship 2018 at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

World Journalist Fellowship 2018 at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Deadline: January 4, 2018

Applications are open for the World Journalist Fellowship 2018. This Fellowship provides support to international journalists to enroll in one of the graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Graduate study at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is distinguished by the unique curriculum of each concentration, the remarkably low student-to-faculty ratio, and a vibrant intellectual community of peers, faculty, and visiting scholars.

Graduate Programs of Study

The fellow will pursue the degree in one of their ten concentrations:

  • Business and Economic Reporting
  • Cultural Reporting and Criticism
  • Global and Joint Program Studies*
  • Literary Reportage
  • Magazine Writing
  • News and Documentary
  • Reporting New York: In Multimedia
  • Reporting the Nation: In Multimedia
  • Science, Health and Environmental Reporting
  • Studio 20

*Program requires four semesters of study.

Fellowship value

The Fellowship covers tuition expenses and registration fees for two of the three semesters of the program (the Global and Joint Program Studies concentration requires four semesters). The fellow will also receive a stipend of approximately $13,000 for each of the two semesters of the fellowship.


Candidates must:

  • hold a non-U.S. passport
  • be full-time Journalists, who are internationally based
  • applicants must be fluent in English and at least one additional language
  • have at least two years of international journalism experience or a combination of free-lance journalism assignments equal to at least two years of work (Public Relations and corporate communications experience will not be accepted. Work done for internships and student publications do not count.)
  • 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
  • take the GRE
  • 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.

Employees (including immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each) of NYU, or their affiliates and subsidiaries are not eligible.


Journalists interested in the Fellowship must simultaneously complete

  1. an application for the fellowship
  2. an application to the M.A. program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
  3. Applicants must select one of our ten concentrations that most interest them as a course of study, and applicants must take the GRE and TOEFL.
  4. 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.

For more information about the program, contact: Professor Stephen Solomon, Associate Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute – [email protected].

For more information, visit World Journalist Fellowship.