European Union invites students to apply for unique diploma programme at the Eastern Partnership European School in Tbilisi
January 26, 2021

European Union invites students to apply for unique diploma programme at the Eastern Partnership European School in Tbilisi

A new call for scholarships is now open until 26 February for students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, aged 16-17 years old as of 1 September 2021, wanting to deepen their knowledge about Europe and the European Union.

Full scholarships are provided by the European Union for all selected students, and cover school fees, boarding and meals at the school’s facilities, travel home from Tbilisi, all the necessary study materials and resources, as well as full medical insurance.

Graduates of the Eastern Partnership European School in Tbilisi will receive the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, which is accepted in 75 countries at over 2,000 universities, and is widely recognised by colleges and universities around the world.

The EU-funded scholarship programme will support up to 40 successful students from the six EaP countries to study for an IB Diploma with a focus on European Studies. The Eastern Partnership European School Programme is delivered by the New School in Tbilisi, Georgia, covering a two-year pre-university course, starting in the academic year 2021-2022.

This unique diploma programme combines the academic excellence of the IB with specialised teaching inspired by the European Schools system. In their studies, essays and educational activities, students will be offered a European-focused learning programme that promotes European values of multiculturalism and multilingualism, deepening their knowledge of European languages, literature and history.

The Eastern Partnership European School has been set up as part of the efforts of the European Union and its partner countries to strengthen educational opportunities and inter-regional exchanges for young people across the six EaP countries.

Currently, 65 students study on the programme, with a new cohort of up to 40 students having joined in September 2020. On 23 June 2020, the School proudly marked the graduation of its first cohort of 30 students. All students, among them 20 girls, graduated with the IB Diploma and are pursuing their higher education studies at universities in Europe, the United States and their home countries.

Throughout 2020, the European School has followed the health protocols imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, immediately switching to a full online teaching programme when schools were closed in Georgia, and fully adapting to the changing circumstances. The school is currently operating online, but has all the necessary protocols in place for a return to face-to-face teaching in whichever format required.

Interested students should submit their applications through the website:  by 26 February 2021, at 12:00 noon, Georgia time (UTC +4:00). The selection process will include written tests through the online platform Zoom, and interviews for pre-selected candidates. The list of scholarship recipients for the academic year 2021-2022 will be announced by the end of May 2021. The selected students are expected to commit to the full duration of the Scholarship Programme.

For any questions, email [email protected] or call at: + 995 32 225 70 06 (landline).

Find out more

Eastern Partnership European School

Eastern Partnership European School Scholarship Programme 2021-2022 – information pack

Eastern Partnership European School explanatory cards in Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Georgian, Romanian, Ukrainian, English and Russian.


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