Call for applications for Student Journalists to attend the British Council Future News Worldwide Program 2021


Are you a passionate student journalist interested in attending an intensive media training program? Then you should apply for the British Council Future News Worldwide Program 2021.

Participants receive exclusive coaching from world-leading editors. broadcasters, writers and reporters, and see how publishers around the world are using technology to find stories and bring them to life like never before.

2021’s theme is ‘Climate, COVID-19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis. 

Application Deadline: June 8, 2021


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After the conference. delegates can join a global alumni network, helping them to engage with one another, implement their learning and continue their professional development.


The opportunity is open to :

  • Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students aged 18-25, and to graduates who completed their degree course after 1 July 2019.
  • It is not essential for you to be studying journalism, but you should be fully committed to a career in media.

Requirements/Specifications/Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must be available to attend a conference session on either 14 (afternoon, GMT) or 15 July (morning, GMT) 2021 
  • Applicants can come from any region of the world.
  • Must speak a very good level of English – the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 or above.

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Application Instructions

To apply, click the application link here and then follow these steps:

  • Follow the chatbot questions at the bottom of the page, answering contact and eligibility questions which include equality, diversity and inclusion monitoring.
  • Read and accept the Competition Rules by ticking the “I have read and understood the Competition Rules and agree to the Terms and Conditions” box.
  • If you meet all the eligibility criteria, you will be sent a link via email to the next stage of the application, where you will be asked to submit answers to two questions that cover your journalism experience and motivation for applying to Future News Worldwide 2021.

About the British Council Future News Worldwide Program

The Future News Worldwide is a partnership program between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations. The aim is to support young people to develop a wide range of journalism skills and to establish the UK as a global leader in the nurturing of young journalists and media figures.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Application Deadline is June 8, 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Future News Worldwide conference will again be online.

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