The Al-Habeeb Scholarship

We are delighted to be offering one Al-Habeeb Scholarship for £1,000 for the full-time MA in Multimedia Journalism, in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University, for September 2018 entry.

The purpose of the Al-Habeeb Scholarship is to encourage student recipients to champion and promote the issues facing Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the United Kingdom through journalism and writing.

Find out more about the scholarship and past scholars


How to apply

To apply for the Al-Habeeb Scholarship, you must meet the eligibility criteria above and:

  1. Apply to, and receive an offer of a place on, the full-time MA Multimedia Journalism degree programme at Manchester Metropolitan University for September 2018 entry.
  2. Download and complete the Al-Habeeb Scholarship Application Form‌ and read the terms and conditions (on the final page of the form).

The Al-Habeeb Scholarship Application Form asks the applicant to write a personal statement of approximately 1000 words, which should cover the following four areas:

(a) demonstrate an interest in writing and/or debating about BME issues (giving specific examples of academic/writing experience where/if possible);
(b) provide examples of how to tackle stereotypes and myths about BME communities through journalism;
(c) suggest ways to improve communications between BME communities and host communities;
(d) describe how an applicant would be an advocate and champion for BME community issues during their studies and after completing the programme.

The answers to the four sections will be allocated points and used by the Al-Habeeb Scholarship Awarding Panel to select the Scholarship recipient.

Download the Al-Habeeb Scholarship Application Form‌

3. Send your application form and CV to: 


Post: Alumni and Development, Manchester Metropolitan University, Bellhouse, Lower Ormond Street, Manchester, M15 6BX, United Kingdom

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 12 October 2018. The Awarding Panel’s decision is final. 

Further Information

For further information about the Al-Habeeb Scholarship, please contact


The University reserves the right to withdraw or amend a scholarship or bursary without prior notification. Scholarships and bursaries are offered subject to funding and availability.