Application Deadline Extended to April 1 for Global Business Journalism's 2021-2022 Academic Year

By: Rick Dunham | 03/05/2021

Rick Dunham is a professor and director of the Global Business Journalism (GBJ) program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The two-year master’s program is a partnership between ICFJ, Tsinghua University, and Bloomberg News. The program update has been cross-published from GBJ’s website.

Candidates interested in applying to join the Global Business Journalism program for the 2021-2022 academic year now have an extra month to apply.

Because of complications created by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, Tsinghua University has approved a new application deadline of April 1 for the prestigious English-language master's program operated in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Bloomberg News.

A new, third round of applications to the two-year master's program will open on March 2 and close on April 1 at 5 p.m., Beijing time. Applicants who have submitted their forms by March 1 will be interviewed during the first half of March. Applicants from the third round will be interviewed by early April.

Since its launch in 2007, Global Business Journalism has trained nearly 500 graduate students from more than 65 nations and has produced 361 master’s degree recipients. These highly trained specialists have brought a new level of professionalism, business expertise and writing skill to understanding of economic and financial issues in China, the world’s second-largest economy.

Applicants must demonstrate strong English writing skills and must have a bachelor's degree. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application.

Prospective students must apply through Tsinghua's graduate student application portal:

​The innovative master’s program provides rigorous training in business and economics, hands-on experience in the latest digital and data tools, intensive education in fundamentals of English language news writing, and careful analysis of international best practices. GBJ students learn business reporting on the renowned Bloomberg terminals. The Bloomberg Lab at the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication is the largest university laboratory of donated Bloomberg terminals in the world. The terminals give the students access to unparalleled information on companies, markets, economic indicators and much more.

Further information on the Global Business Journalism application process is available at

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