Are you a student in your final year of an undergraduate, honours or master’s journalism degree? Then this is for you.

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. This year, the 10th conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme. GIJC17 will feature more than 100 exciting panel discussions, workshops and networking sessions. Here’s a chance to learn from the best in the field and enhance your skills with the latest tips and tools.

There will also be time to get to know your fellow investigative journalists from around the continent.

We have fully-funded places for a number of South African journalism students.

At GIJC there will be opportunities to hear some of the best investigative journalists in Africa and South Africa talking about their stories and sharing their skills.

The draft programme for the conference is on the website at


Only students currently in their final year of an undergraduate journalism degree, honours or master’s degree in journalism are eligible to apply for a bursary to attend the conference.

The bursary contributes towards your travel costs to the conference and return; your hotel accommodation in Johannesburg – at Stay City in Berea; meals, conference fees and ground transport to and from the conference.


To apply for a place, send and fill in this application form, along with your CV and a covering note from your head of department or equivalent, and a motivation of not more than 500 words to


The deadline for applications is Friday 4 August 2017. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt and a final decision on places will be made by Monday 1 September 2017

Further information about the conference can be found at or