BIRN Summer School 2012: Enrolment 2012

May 25, 2012
Please read the application requirements for the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2012.

Who should attend?

Mid-career journalists, young journalists interested in finding out more about investigative reporting techniques.

Editors interested in encouraging investigative reporting in their media outlets.

Representatives of higher education establishments interested in incorporating investigative journalism into their curriculum.

International correspondents from the Balkans or elsewhere, interested in finding out about the challenges faced by their regional colleagues.

Representatives of organizations involved in the fight against organized crime and corruption.

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The course fee of 790 euros is all-inclusive, covering tuition, room and all meals. The fee also includes BIRN’s published textbook “Digging Deeper: A Guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans”.

Early birds fee

Applications received by 20 June 2012 will be charged a reduced fee of 650 euros.


A limited number of full scholarships will be available to exceptional candidates. These will be awarded on a merit and need basis and may additionally cover up to €100 in travel cost. 

Eligibility criteria for Scholarships

South East European journalists

At least three years of experience in journalism

Applicants must supply a sample of their published work translated into English 

Application Deadline

Applications for scholarships must be received by 1st August 2012. No application for an assisted place will be considered after this deadline. Selected participants will be announced on August 2nd.

Standard applications (for no scholarship applicants) must be received by 9 August 2012. 

All participants will receive a BIRN Summer School certificate. 

Application procedure for all applicants

Completed application form

Letter of motivation


Sample of work (for scholarship applicants only)