Nine Unijos Postgraduate Students Enjoy Foreign Scholarship

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(Office of the Vice-Chancellor)



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Unijos Master of Arts (MA) in Film Culture and Archiving Studies Students Benefit from Foreign Scholarship

Nine (9) Students enrolled into the Master of Arts Programme in Film Culture and Archiving Studies in the Department of Theatre and Film Arts of the University of Jos are to benefit from the Goethe University, Frankfurt/DAAD Scholarship Programme.

Six (6) of the Students will benefit from the domestic component of the Scholarship which includes a monthly residence grant of 425 Euros which is the equivalent of 184,520 Naira to cover for students accommodation and living costs in Jos. They are to also enjoy a grant of 425 Euros or 184,520 Naira per Semester to cover for tuition fees for the time span of the scholarship.

Similarly, three (3) of the Students will benefit from the foreign component of the Scholarship which is valued at a total sum of 7,925 Euros to undertake a Six (6) months internship programme with the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. The scholarship entails a grant to cover for international travel logistics, a monthly residence (Accommodation and living costs in Frankfurt, Germany) and a grant to attend a five (5) week German Language course at Frankfurt offered by any online language provider of the beneficiary’s choice.

The Master Degree Programme in Film Culture and Archival Studies is a collaborative programme jointly offered by the University of Jos, Nigerian Film Corporation/National Film Institute, Jos and German Institutions including Goethe University, Frankfurt, Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art Berlin as well as Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum (DAAD). The programme aims to enhance learning opportunities among Nigerians and Africans as a whole, specifically in the area of Archiving Studies and practices, by providing to the successful applicants an opportunity to pursue the Postgraduate (Master) Degree programme.

The objective is to train Students that will become experts and global leaders in the field of Film Culture and Archival Studies; Restoration, Digitization, Preservation, Codification, Classification of Creative Works and Audiovisual Heritage as well as other related human endeavors. The Scholarship programme offers the applicant opportunity to access funds for school fees support, research support and other related activities for the programme.

Interested applicants have another opportunity to apply for the 2021 Goethe University, Frankfurt/DAAD Scholarship programme as the University of Jos and the National Film Institute (NFI), Jos are inviting qualified African and Nigerian Students to apply for the 2021 round of the programme.

Eligible Students must be Africans currently studying M.A. Film Culture and Archiving Studies with the National Film Institute/University of Jos. Candidates must have completed the registration process for the M.A. programme and should have proven excellent academic achievements records. They should also not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship whether National or International.

In order to benefit for the Scholarship, interested persons should apply for the 24-month Master of Arts programme in Film Culture and Archiving Studies in the University of Jos Department of Theatre and Film Arts being run in collaboration with the Nigerian Film Corporation/National Film Institute through the web portal

Interested applicants for the Master of Arts programme and Students seeking to benefit from the Scholarship programme can also check for details on Admission Eligibility, Method of Application and payment procedures through the University of Jos website



Abdullahi Abdullahi

Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications