The Regional Journalism Scholarship program offers financial assistance to aspiring journalists from regional Australia to study at the Centre for Advancing Journalism. 

Award-winning journalist Associate Professor Andrew Dodd is the Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism.

Am I eligible to apply?

The Regional Journalism Scholarship, worth up to $40,000, is available for domestic students from regional or remote areas to study the Master of Journalism at the University of Melbourne.

Check the full eligibility requirements and apply via the Scholarships website.

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What can I study?

Designed to impart the best practices in both traditional and emerging media, the Master of Journalism exposes you to key industry figures including renowned Australian journalists, senior editors, and leading media experts.

Apply the theory you learn to a real world internship in Australia or internationally, and complete a journalism project under advanced industry-standard supervision.

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Student profile: Jack Banister

Jack Banister
Jack Banister

In 2018, Master of Journalism student Jack Banister was awarded the highest honour in journalism in Australia – a Walkley Award – while in his first year of the degree.

"I was working in a team of six people, and I was the least experienced member, so I got quite a lot of great mentorship. It's just amazing to have been able to work on a project with this kind of social impact."

Jack undertook an internship with Guardian Australia as part of his course, contributing to the writing and fact checking for the Deaths Inside Project, which investigated Indigenous deaths in custody over the past ten years.

See some of Jack's work via The Citizen, a publication which showcases the work of journalism students at the University of Melbourne.

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Have a question about the Regional Journalism Scholarship? Get in touch with our team to find out more about eligibility, scholarship conditions, and the Master of Journalism.

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The Regional Journalism Scholarship program is an initiative of the Australian Government, Department of Communications and the Arts.