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The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) Programme

Deadline : October 11, 2023

Apply for the The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP). Funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and hosted by the University of Westminster, the Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) is aimed at mid-career journalists from selected South Asian countries. Chevening Fellowships are offered to mid-career professionals who have reached a position of influence and want to increase their knowledge, networks, and potential through tailored short courses, research, or professional placements at UK institution

Selected fellows will undertake and 8-week fellowship titled ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics and Society’. Throughout the program, they will explore the different ways in which the media play a part in holding democratic processes to account, including government, the civil service and security, as well as the broader political system in both the South Asia region and the UK or other places in the world.

Commence in March 2024, the program will include an eight intensive weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce them to key UK academics, media, and political figures in the field. Fellows also will explore, throughout the fellowship program, the range of approaches taken by the UK and the South Asia region.

Participants will then use that knowledge to direct discussions that tackle the big issues challenging the field. Through different learning methods, fellows will be challenged to discuss evidence-based context for key policy debates, understand international positions, supply practical experience, and encourage dialogue on key issues.


Successful applicants will be eligible for the following benefits

  • All Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • The full programme fees
  • A return economy airfare from your country of origin to the UK


  • You must be a citizen of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or the Maldives
  • As an applicant, you must posses a postgraduate level qualification or an equivalent professional training by the time of application
  • You must have at least seven years’ work experience in your filed. Applicants are mid-career journalists working in the political or economic sectors
  • Applicants must make a commitment to return to their country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship
  • British or dual-British citizenship may not apply for this program
  • You will have to prove that you have a good working knowledge of English. This may be assessed by a qualified English language assessor


About the host Institution: The university started out 180 years ago as the first polytechnic in London and one of the first in the UK, established to educate the working people of London. Today the University continue to build on this reputation, helping students from a variety of backgrounds to realize their full potential supporting more than 19,000 students on several undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses

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