Aziz Foundation Scholarship:
Improving Media Diversity and Championing Inclusive Journalism

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The Foundation is offering a scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year for an exceptional student actively engaged in British Muslim communities and interested in the under-representation of Muslims in the media and developing diversity in journalism. The key aim or objective of this scholarship is to help develop a pool of Muslim journalists who can advance diversity in the media industry, improve reporting on religion and minorities in the media, and champion under-represented communities. Further, the Foundation wishes to support students who would like to pursue a career in journalism not just to benefit Muslim communities, but all communities, in pursuit of their specific and common goals that will help create a more cohesive Britain.

The successful applicant will be selected through an interview process managed by the Aziz Foundation directly. The scholarship will cover tuition and living expenses for a year, up to a maximum of £22,000 in total.

Further Support

Students will additionally be supported through the Aziz Foundation’s Leadership Support Scheme (LSS), which will assist in developing their knowledge-base, personal qualities, leadership skills and professional networks. They will be matched with mentors to support and guide them during and after their study. They will further undertake two short placements with a community related organisation and in the media sector respectively.


Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:

  • Hold an offer for a Masters in Journalism at Cardiff University School of Journalism;
  • Possess, or be expected to achieve, an upper second class or equivalent undergraduate degree from a reputable, internationally recognised university;
  • Be active within their local and/or Muslim faith community and demonstrate a desire to develop intellectual skills within a secular/multi-faith environment;
  • Be able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development and good relations work through journalism;
  • Be eligible for Home fees status at the University.
Application Process

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply for this scholarship, please submit the following documents:

  • A completed application form (download below)
  • An offer letter for a post-graduate masters course in journalism from City University;
  • A statement of no more than 1,000 words setting out how you meet the criteria above, why you are intending to study this course, and how you hope to use this scholarship opportunity for your future work;
  • A tailored CV detailing your qualifications and work history (no longer than 2 pages);
  • Two references – one in relation to your academic ability, and the other in relation to your engagement in community work.

Download application form

Privacy Policy

Your scholarship application should be emailed to by Friday 24  August 2018.

If called, please attend the interview with the Foundation. Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed on production of receipts. 

Please note that we will only contact you if you have been short-listed. If you do not hear from us, then please assume that in this instance your application has not been successful.

The Aziz Foundation welcomes informal enquiries from candidates considering an application. Enquiries should be made to

The Aziz Foundation welcomes informal enquiries from candidates considering an application.
Enquiries should be made to

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