Applicants for Robert Schuman scholarships, journalism option, must also demonstrate
professional experience as evidenced either by works published, or by membership of an association of journalists in a Member State of the European Union, or by the award of a qualification in journalism recognised in the Member States of the European Union or in the
Paid traineeships are awarded for a period of five months. The starting dates and the
deadlines for the receipt of applications are given in the following table.
Paid traineeships may be not be extended.
The basis for calculating a scholarship is the basic monthly salary of an official in
category AD51, step 4, subject to the weighting applicable to the country in which the
traineeship is carried out. The amount is updated on 1 January every year.
The monthly amount of the scholarship is 25% of that sum, payable on the 15th of the
month in euro.
Trainees who are married and/or have one or more dependent children are entitled to a
head of household allowance, which is 5% of the amount referred to in paragraph 1.
If, during his/her traineeship, the trainee receives an income (salary) from outside the
European Parliament, this will be deducted from the amount to which he/she is entitled under paragraphs 2 and 3 of this article.
On arrival, trainees may request an advance on the monthly scholarship for the first
month, which may be authorised by the competent authority. It may not exceed 90% of the
monthly amount of the scholarship.
Trainees are solely responsible for meeting their tax obligations. The scholarship is not
liable to the Community tax.
If the traineeship is terminated prematurely, the scholarship will be paid in proportion to
the number of days worked.
A*5 up to 30 April 2006