Applicants should be at least 25 years old, and must have a good working knowledge of German.
Fellows agree to spend two academic semesters (from October to July) as journalists in residence at Freie Universität Berlin, and to attend courses and lectures at Berlin’s universities (however, university degrees cannot be reached by attending the EJF-programme). Fellows also pursue their own research projects while attending weekly “Jours fixes” of the International Center for Journalism. Fellows also agree not to work during their residencies at the International Center for Journalism, whether for their current employers or for other organizations. If they have received job leaves, they also agree to return to their jobs after completing the programme.