How to apply


Applications for the 2020 Masters in Journalism program must be submitted and completed by March 2020 to the Ateneo de Manila University Associate Dean for Graduate Programs for those applying for the 2020 Adenauer Fellowships provided they pass the criteria for admission to the Ateneo Graduate School and the Masters in Journalism program.

The deadlines for application to the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Graduate School for the first semester are March 2020, for international applicants who are applying from abroad; May 2020, for Philippine-based international applicants; and Filipino applicants.

Applications for the 2020 Adenauer Fellowships for Masters in Journalism program must be submitted via More details about the submission of application forms and supporting documents may be found below.


Step 1: Read carefully the list of requirements below.

Step 2: Download the necessary application forms

Step 3: Fill up and complete each form.

Step 4: Mail (via post/courier) the completed application form together with the requirements listed below to this address:

Office of Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Ground Floor, Kostka Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108 Philippines
Tel. Nos. (632) 426-6001 loc 5141-42/(632) 426-5937

Step 5: If applying from abroad, the international applicant pays the application fee of US $40 in the form of a telegraphic transfer, net of the bank’s remittance charges.

Account name: Ateneo de Manila University
Bank name: Citibank, N.A., 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines
Account no.: 012132519
Swift code: CITIPHMX
Contact person: Ms. Cecilia F. Lazaro
Tel. no.: (63-2) 8139118

*Filipino applicants should pay the application fee upon submission at the ADMU Loyola Campus cashier’s office.

Step 6: The international applicant will be interviewed by the Communication Department Chair and ACFJ Executive Director. The interview (which may be done via phone/video call) is scheduled after the international applicant has filed the application papers and taken the entrance tests.

Step 7:  Admission notices are issued by the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. Students are normally admitted on a probationary/provisional status.


Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School

(International Students)

  • One (1) photocopy of the filled-out Application Form
  • Application fee of USD 40
  • Four (4) 2” x 2” ID pictures
  • Two (2) copies of the Personal Essay
  • Three (3) duly accomplished Recommendation Forms
  • TOEFL results and one (1) photocopy
  • Two (2) photocopies of authenticated* official transcript of records for the bachelor’s degree with the official grading system and its English translation, bearing the original signature of the registrar and the school seal. In case the applicant obtained said bachelor’s degree in less than four (4) school years, two (2) photocopies of the Certificate of Degree Equivalency issued by the Ministry of Education in the applicant’s country to determine the applicant’s earned degree.
  • If the application is for Ph.D. studies, two (2) photocopies of authenticated* official transcript of records of graduate studies with the official grading system and its English translation, bearing the original signature of the Registrar and school seal.
  • Two (2) photocopies of authenticated* certificate of graduation or certified true copy of diploma for the bachelor’s degree and graduate degree, if any, and their English translation.
  • Two (2) photocopies of passport pages where name, photo, birthdate, and birthplace and valid visa appear.
  • Two (2) photocopies of Marriage Certificate (for married women)

Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School

(Filipino Students)

  • One (1) photocopy of the filled-out form
  • Application fee of Php 200
  • Two (2) copies of personal essay (topic is indicated in the application form)
  • Two (2) photocopies of the applicant’s official transcript of undergraduate and graduate records, if applicable
  • Four (4) colored 2” x 2” size ID pictures
  • Three (3) duly accomplished recommendation forms
  • Two (2) photocopies of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • Two (2) photocopies of marriage certificate (for married women)

Downloadable forms
Application form
Recommendation form


The Adenauer Fellowships for Masters in Journalism sponsor Asian journalists who can demonstrate excellence in their work and are contributing in a significant way to the press in their own societies. Full grants cover tuition fees, and a general allowance supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Media Programme Asia. Other forms of support are available to senior journalists, teachers and part-time working journalists.

To know how to apply for the Adenauer Fellowships, visit their website Excellence in professional work, potential to succeed in the program and commitment to good journalism are key screening criteria.


An applicant must possess the following criteria to be eligible:

1. Has met the requirements for admission to the program

2. Has at least two (2) years experience as a full time photojournalist/multimedia journalist, photographer or journalist

3. Has an excellent academic and professional record

4. Has qualifications which meet the aims of the scholarship program.

5. Is 35 years old or younger by the time he/she starts the Masters in Journalism programme.

* The Adenauer grants are open to fulltime journalists from most part of Asia.


*Please remind your endorsers to submit their recommendations directly to Ateneo de Manila University Associate Dean for Graduate Programs by March 2020 for International applicants and May 2020 for Filipino applicants.

**All non-English documents must be submitted together with a certified English translation

Note: Applicants must also keep copies of all documents submitted. ADMU reserves the right to keep or otherwise dispose all materials submitted six months after the start of the program.

*For complete application procedures and requirements, please click on the links below: