The Programme​

This is a full-time, two-year graduate programme that combines real-life practice ​with academic rigor to position early and mid-career journalists as leaders in their field. The programme enables journalists to develop knowledge, skills an​d professional qualities for success at the highest levels of their profession and gives them an opportunity to work with world-renowned journalists and scholars as they blend practice, critical thinking and theory in their coursework.​​​

Admissions are currently open for 2019 admission cycle. The last date to submit the application is July 3​, 2019.​

Candidates are encouraged to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, you are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understanding the Online Process

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper-based application form by emailing the Admission Office ​at​​​​​.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant should be an early to mid-career journalist and media professional. Eligibility requirements are:
  • A four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited/recognized university, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 (on a four-point scale) or its equivalent. Additionally, a minimum of two years of professional experience in journalism or a related field OR
  • A four-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited/recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent will be considered, provided the candidate has a minimum of four years of professional experience in journalism or a related field.

For more information please go through the Programme Information Book​let​​​​​. You can also reach us via following contact details: ​​

Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University
Graduate School of Media and Communications
9 West Building, 7th Floor
Mkungu Close, off Parklands Road
P. O. Box 30270 ​- 00100
Nairo​bi, Kenya​
Tel: 254 203 740 062/63