Fund Details
The Education New Zealand Journalism Fellowship


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. 

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). New Zealand also 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 the selected recipients to structure a programme of interviews and visits of interest, and can help suggest potential story ideas, angles and interviewees.  

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

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

Following on from the New Zealand visit, the Education New Zealand Fellowship Panel will award the prestigious 'Top Education New Zealand Journalism Scholar Award' and US$500 to the recipient with the most successful story placement.

Who can apply?

- Students from US institutions currently enrolled in a journalism programme and or write for local publications

- Recent graduates working for US media outlets

Applicants must be available to travel to New Zealand for one week in June, 2018 - dates to be confirmed with successful applicant/s.

How to apply?

Complete the application with your contact details and upload the following documents:

  • CV/resume
  • Two examples of your writing/articles that have been published
  • Transcript (can be unofficial)
Applications close Saturday 14 April at 5:00pm, Eastern Time.
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