The Danish School of Media and Journalism
Seize the opportunity to study at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, one of the leading schools of journalism and media in the world. A semester at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark, is worth 15 undergraduate credits in multimedia and TV journalism or in corporate communication. Students learn news reporting and digital media story telling skills through hands-on courses with world-class instructors and professionals. They produce news stories, including documentaries and features, along with acquiring technical and editing skills, studying risk reporting, and expand their views on world politics in a culturally-rich setting.
March for Fall (semester runs from August to December)
September for Spring (semester runs from Feb to June)
The one-semester program combines journalistic training with intensive study. The semester is planned as an integrated learning process environment with focus on multimedia production in case of the Journalism, Multimedia, and World Politics Program and on TV journalism in case of the International TV Program. The participating students will achieve journalistic capacity in identifying news values, news angles and the most relevant sources through their own journalistic initiatives. They will also benefit from the opportunity of expanding their understanding of journalism in a global environment.
Highlights of the Journalism, Multimedia, and World Politics/ TV Journalism Programs
Earn 15 undergraduate credits in International Newsgathering, Reporting the EU, Risk Reporting, and Stereotypes in Journalism (Journalism, Multimedia, and World Politics).
Earn 15 undergraduate/ 6 graduate credits (The number of transferrable credits may vary depending on department approval of course equivalency) in Danish culture, TV tools, and
TV - aesthetics, Current affairs storytelling TV, and TV Journalism.
Produce your own multimedia stories while traveling in Europe.
Visit EU institutions: The EU Parliament, The European Commission…
Master editing and technical skills needed for TV and multimedia production.
Make new friends and build life-long contacts from all over the world.
Meet world leaders, EU Commissioners, Members of European Parliament, and foreign
Who May Apply and How?
LAU students, graduates and undergraduates, may apply. Applicants should have basic knowledge or background in media and journalism, completed at least 24 credits at the sophomore level, and maintain a good academic standing.
Students should submit the following documents :
- A non-official transcript.
- A one to two page CV that lists two academic references and their contact information. (At least one reference person should be an LAU professor.)
- A 300-400 word personal statement addressing only two of the following topics:
- What experiences or qualification do you possess that make this short term program a match for you?
- How will your participation in this program contribute to enrich the experience for other students in the course?
- How does the academic content of this course contribute to your overall academic, personal and professional developments? Please make sure to learn about the School in order to write am informed personal statement.
The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers a scholarship for up to four LAU students each semester. The scholarship covers the course fees and includes a stipend that covers travel and living expenses for the five month period. Priority to be given to students with prior media studies experience or course work. For those interested in possible financial assistance, please write a 250-word (max) paragraph explaining why you need financial aid, and why studying media and journalism will be beneficial to your future career goals.
Important Notice: Students are still required to pay tuition fees at LAU during the study abroad semester whether granted a scholarship or not.
About two weeks after the application deadline, applicants will know if they were accepted to the program or not. Accepted students will receive an email to discuss the next steps that should be taken.
Since it takes around two months to get a visa to Denmark, accepted students are highly advised to begin the visa application process as soon as possible.
Other steps after acceptance
After getting accepted to the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DSMJ), here are some tips to consider:
Book Flights Early
Book your airfare early to save money and guarantee convenient flights. The following is a suggested route that students commonly take: Fly Beirut to Frankfurt, then Frankfurt to Copenhagen, and then Copenhagen to Arhus. You may also take a train or bus from Copenhagen to Arhus.
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All students are required to get travel insurance. This is required by LAU and for visa purposes. Some students already have travel insurance through their parents' insurance or from other sources.
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Housing in Aarhus
Since it is hard to find housing in Aarhus on your own, we recommend that you accept that the
Danish School of Media and Journalism secure housing for you. The DSMJ cooperates very closely with the Aarhus Municipality office for Student Housing to maintain housing for international students.
The Department of Communication arts in the Lebanese American University is an exchange partner of the Danish School of Media and Journalism. The Danish School of Media and Journalism is a globally recognized leader in journalism and photojournalism education. DSMJ has a hands-on approach to teaching. Each course involves a number of practical assignments built on tasks which closely reflect the real world.
For more information on the DSMJ visit: http://www.dmjx.dk/international/about/introduction.html
Aarhus, a port city, is the second-largest city in Denmark, and dates back to Viking times. It is also a city which is young at heart: one in every five of its inhabitants is a student at one of the city's 25 educational research institutions.
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