The Georgian Journalists Scholarship is actually called the Stan Storimans' Scholarship. This scholarship was initiated by the First Lady of Georgia Mrs. Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs in order to pay respect to the Dutch journalist Stan Storimans who lost his life in Gori during the tragic events in August 2008. By this, every year she gives the opportunity to Georgian journalists to receive higher education degree, to get professional training and to enhance their skills.
The Georgian Journalists Scholarship applies to the following courses offered in the Netherlands
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
- European Culture and European Journalism (Faculty of Communication and Journalism)
- Europe in the World (Faculty of Communication and Journalism)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
- MA in Media and Journalism/Specialization Media, Culture and Society (Faculty of History and Arts)
Webster University in Leiden
- MA in Communications Management (Department of Media Communications)
Eligible candidates: the minimum requirement for Georgian journalists is to hold Bachelor’s degree and have good command of English language.
Grant award period: minimum 12 weeks – maximum 1 year, depending on the duration of each course.
Closing date: filled in application form and required documents by the Georgian pre-selection procedure must be submitted ONLY online through this website at least a month prior to the selected institutions' deadlines.
Completed application packages of the semi-finalists will be sent to the selected institutions by the Pre-selection Committee before the deadlines of each course.
Value and purpose of grant: tuition, visa, travel, living expenses, books.
Availability: The Georgian government decided to grant the Stan Storimans' Scholarship to Georgian journalists and number of scholarships depends on students’ qualification and on how they meet university requirements for admission.
Grant provider: The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.