Cost and Earnings
Because we are admitting only 20 students, the Fellowship in Global Journalism will cost roughly $26,000 per student to deliver. But the Fellowship will pay $10,000 of that cost for every student admitted to the program. Fellows thus pay tuition of only $16,000 for their eight-month program. Fellows continue to receive free coaching for two years after the program, through monthly on-line bureau meetings.
Financially, this journalism program differs from conventional Master of Journalism programs in five key ways:
- Fellows can continue working in their field, throughout the program. We’ll help you balance the pace of your news reporting with the pace of your professional or academic work to meet your own goals and needs – and to manage any potential conflicts.
- After our full time, six week boot-camp (held in September and October, 2014), we schedule our journalism classes so that you can spend the bulk of each day working and reporting.
- You don’t need to move here. Fellows who are not based in Toronto can return home in mid-October 2014, after the six week boot-camp. We teach journalism both on-site and through our distance education platforms.
- We can support admitted Fellows with their applications for grants and funding from organizations in their field.
- And because we want to encourage a balance of foreign and Canadian students in the program, both pay the same tuition fee.
Financing Your Costs
- Fellows who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants may be eligible for student lines of credit from major Canadian banks.
- Fellows who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants may be eligible for the same lines of credit if their loans are co-signed by a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant; or they may be eligible for financial support and loans from their home country.
- Because this is a certificate program, Fellows are not eligible for financial aid from the University of Toronto or the Government of Ontario.