AIJC19 Fellowship for Journalism Students in SADC Region (Fully-funded to Johannesburg)

AIJC19 Fellowship for Journalism Students in SADC Region (Fully-funded to Johannesburg)

Deadline: August 8, 2019

Applications are open for the AIJC19 Fellowship for Journalism Students in SADC Region. The African Investigative Journalism Conference (#AIJC19) is the premier annual gathering of African investigative reporters – a three-day international conference for and about investigative journalism. It involves skills training, networking, promoting, updates on cutting edge tools, collaboration and in-depth accounts of major investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

This year’s conference will feature more than 50 speakers in workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, as well as skills training in areas such as advanced data analysis and security. Key speakers include award-winning journalists from across the world, and Africa’s best. This is a chance to hear and meet those leading the field and enhance your skills with the latest tools and tips.

At AIJC2019 there will be opportunities to hear some of the best investigative journalists in Africa talking about their stories and sharing their skills. They have invited a number of international speakers, and they will provide courses in a range of skills important for all graduating journalists. Further, they will be running a student’s newsroom during the conference, where they will do online and social media coverage, and contribute to the conference edition of the campus newspaper, Vuvuzela, under the supervision of tutors.


They have 10 fully-funded places for journalism students from the SADC region (Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, eSwatini, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

  • The bursary covers your travel costs to the conference and return; your hotel accommodation in Johannesburg, meals, conference fees and ground transport to and from the conference.


  • Open to students in the SADC region
  • Only students currently in their final year of an undergraduate journalism degree, honours or master’s degree in journalism are eligible to apply for a bursary to attend the conference.


Download the student bursary application form

To apply for a place, send your CV and a covering note from your head of department or equivalent, and a motivation of not more than 500 words to [email protected] by August 8, 2019. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt and a final decision on places will be made by August 30, 2019.

For more information, visit AIJC19 Fellowship.