Future News Worldwide 2018 for Student Journalists


Applications are now open for the Future News Worldwide 2018. Are you a student who’s passionate about journalism? Then, we want to hear from you! 

Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations which identifies, trains and connects the next generation of global journalists.

We’re looking for 100 of the world’s most talented , motivated and passionate student journalists to attend an intensive media training programme in the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, on 5 – 6 July 2018.

Whether you’re a writer, blogger, vlogger, photographer, radio journalist or work in any other kind of media you can apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2018 as long as you meet the eligibility requirements below.

You’ll receive exclusive coaching from the world’s 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.

Eligibility Criteria
To apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2018, you must be:

  • Aged 18-25 on 1 July 2018
  • A registered student, enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course (of any subject) at a university or higher education institution
  • A native speaker of English OR be able to speak English at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (a formal qualification is not required, just the ability to speak at this level)
  • Not have participated in a previous iteration of Future News Worldwide or Future NEWS
  • Dedicated to a career in journalism, in any form
  • Available to travel to and from the UK on any date between 2nd – 8th July, 2018
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PLEASE NOTE: if you are shortlisted for a place at the conference you will be required to provide evidence of eligibility (identity, age, student status and English language ability).

Guide for Applicants

All answers must be submitted via the online application form. If you experience any technical difficulties, please contact us: FutureNewsWorldwide@britishcouncil.org.


Application closes at 23:59 (GMT) on 28th February, 2018


British Council

Further Information
Visit the British Council website or send a mail to FutureNewsWorldwide@britishcouncil.org

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