Aziz Foundation Scholarship:
Improving Media Diversity and Championing Inclusive Journalism

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The Foundation is offering two masters scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year for two exceptional students actively engaged in British Muslim communities and interested in the under-representation of Muslims in the media and developing diversity in journalism. The key 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 applicants will be selected through an interview process run jointly by the Aziz Foundation and City, University of London. The scholarship will cover tuition fees only at City, University of London.

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 and where possible, will be matched with mentors to support and guide them during and after their study.


Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:

  • Hold an offer for a Masters in Journalism at City, University of London;
  • 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:

  • An offer letter for a post-graduate masters course in journalism from City, University of London;
  • 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.

Privacy Policy

Please note that this is scheme is currently closed. Application deadlines for the 2020/1 academic year will be announced shortly. 
The Aziz Foundation welcomes informal enquiries from candidates considering an application.
Enquiries should be made to

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