19 March 2018

The Education New Zealand Journalism Fellowship for US students

The Education New Zealand Journalism Fellowship is a competitive scholarship aimed at talented US students or recent graduates with an interest in international education and global citizenship. Education New Zealand is offering three students or recent graduates the opportunity to travel to New Zealand this June.

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An independent report from the Economist Intelligence Unit recently ranked New Zealand’s education system as the best in the world for preparing students for the future.

All eight of our universities are ranked in the top 2.5% of the world (QS World University Rankings 2018) and New Zealand has the seventh highest performing graduates in the world, ahead of graduates from many elite universities in the US, Canada and England (2016 OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies).

Education New Zealand will work with recipients to structure a programme of interviews and visits that most interest you, and can help suggest potential story ideas and angles and interviewees.  

We will cover the cost of return economy class flights from the US, internal travel within New Zealand, shared meals and accommodation. Recipients will also have the opportunity to experience some uniquely New Zealand cultural and environmental visits.

Students will be expected to produce at least two news stories or one feature article, to be published in the US.

The student who is most successful in placing their stories will also be awarded the prestigious Top Education New Zealand Journalism Scholar award, and US$500.

Who can apply?

Students currently enrolled in US institutions or recent graduates working for media outlets. Applicants who are not working for publications should either be enrolled in a journalism programme and/or write for media outlets. Successful applicants must be available to travel to New Zealand for a week in June, 2018.

For more information please email: Lucy.Johnston@enz.govt.nz 

Click here to apply. 

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