Although other academic qualifications may be considered, only those students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree at a recognized university with a minimum average of B may be admitted to this program. The Journalism Admissions Committee takes into account the student's academic records, clippings of print journalism and tapes of broadcast journalism, extracurricular activities, and other evidence of keen interest in journalism. Previous professional journalism experience, though frequently a good test of motivation, is not essential.
The intention of the One-Year BJ Program is to foster the professional development of students so that they may fill editorial positions in news organizations with not only a high degree of technical competence but also responsibility, dedication and a sense of
Please note: As the number of places in the BJ program is limited, it is expected that only a proportion of qualified applicants will be admitted; selection will be made on a competitive basis. Candidates will typically be notified by the end of March.
Students offered a place in the BJ program will be asked to confirm acceptance of the offer and tender an admission deposit by a specified deadline in order to hold a place in the program.
A ranked waiting list of qualified students will be maintained throughout the summer.
As the standard language of study at King’s is English, candidates whose language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue undergraduate- level studies in English before admission. The standard test is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). King’s sets a minimum acceptable score of 580 for the written TOEFL, 237 for the computer- based test, and a 90 for the internet- based test. The following tests will also be accepted with the following minimum scores:
CanTest Average of at least 4.5, with no band score lower than 4.0
CAEL 70 overall, with no band score lower than 5.0
A TOEFL score may be waived if you have completed a university degree from an accredited institution in which the language of instruction is English.