Journalism Diversity Fund Bursaries

Bursaries โ€œOur collaboration with the NCTJ will lead to greater opportunities for budding journalists from British Muslim communities to add their voices to and enrich this key industry." - Asif Aziz, Founder

Widening Access to Journalism

We’ve partnered with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) to offer bursaries through the JDF to budding journalists from underrepresented backgrounds, who would otherwise be less able to fund their journalism training.

Bursaries are awarded four times per year and can help cover the costs of NCTJ course fees and/or living expenses. Recipients will also be paired with a working journalist to mentor them throughout their studies.

Supported by those in the industry who want to make newsrooms better reflect the communities they serve, applications are open to individuals with the potential to succeed in one of the most exciting and rewarding careers around.

Your place on a course must be confirmed before applying for a bursary. For more information from the NCTJ, please see here.

Here are our awardees

Zainab Hussain | NTCJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism, News Associates London


Having always had a passion for justice and using my Arabic language knowledge to make an impact, I completed my Law degree at SOAS University and studied modules including Islamic Law. I also studied advanced Arabic, and as a post-graduate gained experience with the Middle East market in my professional role. With the goal to further represent Muslim women in the media, I will be studying for my NCTJ to become a journalist. As a journalist, I hope to write for womenโ€™s magazines and amplify the voices of the marginalised, including Muslim women. The Aziz Foundation has helped me take a step closer to my dreams.ย