The Asian Center for Journalism awards fellowships and financial assistance to support the studies of outstanding journalists in the Master of Arts in Journalism program as well as in its diploma courses.

The M.A. Journalism Fellowships:

Fellowships for Emerging Leaders in Asian Newsrooms.  Each year, the ACFJ awards fellowships to young Asian journalists who are accepted into the M.A. Journalism program. Recipients are chosen for their potential to contribute to the development of an independent, responsible and viable press in their communities.  ACFJ will fund tuition and miscellaneous fees for chosen fellows, as well as expenses during two periods of on-campus stay which include travel, accommodation, and living expenses. Fellows also get a book allowance. Applicants must be Asian; regular, full time members of Asian news media organization or the Asian office of an international news agency; must have at least two years' experience as full time journalist, and must not be more than 30 years old.

Senior Fellowships. The ACFJ also supports senior working journalists who wish to pursue advanced studies towards a master's degree in Journalism.  Recipients are chosen for their outstanding careers and their contribution to the growth of the press in their communities. The fellowship covers tuition and miscellaneous fees as well as expenses during two periods of on-campus stay which includes travel, accommodation, and living expenses, and a book allowance.  Applicants must be Asian and  must have at least 15 years of experience as full time journalists, with at least three years' uninterrupted full time work  immediately preceding the fellowship grant.

Financial Assistance Program. The ACFJ grants financial assistance to working journalists planning to pursue the degree on a part-time basis.  The financial assistance program is also open to professionals in allied and other fields whose work have implications on journalism. Grantees get a 25 percent discount on tuition fees for journalism courses.

Application Checklist for M.A. Journalism Fellowships:
  • Application Form
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photocopy of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts of records
  • Photocopy of certified diploma or certificate of graduation stating date of graduation, name of school and degree obtained
  • Three (3) samples of best work in English written within the last two years, or English translation of best works
  • Certification of good health or report of a medical examination
  • 1 x 1" ID picture in color

Fellowships for Short-term Programs

Working journalists who are seeking financial assistance to attend ACFJ's diploma and certificate programs may apply for fellowship grants. Grantees are chosen on the basis of their professional records and the relevance of the course to their newsrooms and communities.

For online courses, ACFJ will fund tuition and other fees. For on-campus courses, ACFJ assistance will include travel, accommodation and living allowance. 

Applicants must be Asian; regular full time members of Asian news media or the Asian office of an international news organization; and must have at least one year's experience as a full time journalist

Application checklist for short-term programs:
  • Application Form
  • Resume
  • Statement of  Purpose
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Certificate of Employment
For inquiries, you may send an email to newsroom@admu.edu.ph.