The scholarships, which cover full accommodation at Rhodes University, the PDMM tuition fees, medical insurance, books and stationery and a small subsistence allowance, are sponsored by MTN.
The PDMM is a one-year full-time programme designed to provide people working in the media industry with skills and knowledge they need to perform more effectively in their organisations and to fast-track their careers to management positions.
The PDMM is equivalent to an honours degree and combines rigorous theoretical and practical grounding.
The diploma is composed of eight compulsory modules covering media economics and financial management; media markets, audiences and advertising; managing media content; managing circulation and distribution; media management and leadership; media management contexts, policy and institutions; new media and convergence; and human resources.
Only South African students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Applicants should ideally have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised university.
Experienced media practitioners with diplomas in journalism or mass communication studies will also be considered.
Scholarship application deadline; September 30.