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Applications open for Asidisi Media Scholarships

The Information and Communication Technology Ministry has called for applications for the annual ‘Asidisi Media Scholarships’ which aim to improve the professionalism of local journalists.

This programme is organised by the Information and Communication Technology Ministry.

The deadline for sending applications for the ‘Asidisi Media Scholarship programme 2020’ is February 7.

Journalists between the ages of 18 and 55 who are employed in recognised media institutions and have completed three years of service on permanent or part time basis, freelance journalists and web journalists are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The intended course should be directly related to the field of mass media and the applicants should possess the media identity issued to journalists by the Department of Information.

A journalist can benefit from this scholarship programme twice. After the first scholarship is awarded, they can again apply for a second scholarship in five years, after successful completion of the first.

Under this scholarship programme, Rs. 200,000 would be offered for a graduate or undergraduate programme and Rs. 100,000 would be offered for a long-term or short-term certificate course.

Journalists who are eligible for this scholarship programme will receive 50 percent of the total course fee at the beginning of the course as the first instalment, 25 percent of course fee as the second instalment, and the rest of the 25 percent when submitting the certificate after the successful completion of the course.

Beneficiaries will be selected after an interview conducted by a committee selected by the Secretary to the Information and Communication Technology Ministry.

All applications should be sent via registered post to the Director (Media), Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, No. 163, Kirulapone Mawatha, Polhengoda, Colombo 5, on or before February 7.

Further details of the ‘Asidisi Media Scholarship programme 2020’ can be obtained by contacting 0112 513645 / 0112 513459 / 0112 513460 and the application form can be downloaded from the website

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