Frequently Asked Questions
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In this section we answer some of the most common questions that are asked regarding the programme. If you can not find what you need to know, please send us an email: email@example.com
Yes. During the first application round prospective students from both EU and Non-EU can apply for a scholarship offered by the Mundus Consortium. More information on eligibility, as well as information about specific scholarships for the specialism universities, can be found here.
All European students can also apply for Erasmus Socrates Stipends from the University of Aarhus for their last year of studies. This is worth around 250 euros per month. Information about this stipend will be provided during the programme.
Yes. At Aarhus University – where all students will start their Mundus programme – we have established a Mundus Journalism Consortium Service Centre, who will help you prepare you if needed. Specific information on the Service Centre will be added to the website soon. If you have any questions regarding housing, visa’s or other practical issues, you should contact Bettina Andersen at Aarhus University.
We are proud to say that we have a very diverse pool of students. Applicants come from different journalistic backgrounds and we are proud to say that currently we have students from all continents enrolled in the programme. If you are curious to see some of our students, take a look at the Blue Book or the Showcase
The specialisms do differ; not only in their content but in approach. Some include more practical journalism instruction; others a greater depth of theory. It is your responsibility to choose your specialism carefully as it is not possible to switch once the programme has started. A fuller description of the content and approach at the specialism Universities is available here.
No. You should research the specialisms carefully as, once you have been accepted to this programme, it is not possible to change your specialism.
We recruit students with some journalistic experience, so the need for basic practical instruction is low. Although the programme aims to maintain and enhance high journalistic standards, the focus is on issues and reflective practice.
This full-time programme is theory-oriented but includes practical elements (more at some of the specialism institutions than others). A fuller description of the content and approach at the specialism Universities is available here.
If you are curious what future opportunities the programme may offer, take a look at our alumni.
It may be if you can prove the equivalent of three-months full-time journalism experience. In this case please ask for a letter of reference by a professional journalist – preferably your former or current editor-in-chief.
The person writing the reference should include an estimate of the equivalent of time if you had been working full-time for the newspaper, e. g.: “Mr./Mrs. [name] has been working regularly as a freelance journalist for [name of publication] in the last years – this is equivalent to [number of months] months of full-time work”.
If such an estimate is given in a reference letter then you are eligible for the programme. Samples of your journalistic work cannot replace such an reference. We do, however, look forward to seeing selected samples of your journalistic work when you submit your application.
Applicants who have studied for one or more years in, or received a degree from, a college or university in an English-speaking country do not need to present an English language test. This education however must have taken place within two years prior to submission of the your application. In this case, an official certificate from the applicant’s school/university is required to confirm that the medium of instruction is English.
No, we only accept the IELTS test.
You can apply for the programme without your IELTS results, but you must indicate when you are going to take the test AND please be aware that you cannot be considered for a stipend if we don’t receive your IELTS result before January 10.
If you apply for the programme without an IELTS result, and if you are selected for the programme, the enrolment will be conditional on an IELTS score of 7.0. As we need to evaluate your proficiency in English, please include other documentation relating to your English skills.
When you apply to take the IELTS test, you are asked to give details of any academic institution/s you want to receive your test results, so please give this address:
Centre for University Studies in Journalism (CJU)
8200 Aarhus N