Robert Storms Foundation

​​Alberdingk Thijm Scholen has established a fund in remembrance of the late Robert Storms (1938 - 2001). Robert Storms was an educational pioneer, who in 1989 set up the first bilingual programme in the Netherlands at the international department of the Alberdingk Thijm College (ATC). Till this very day Alberdingk Thijm Scholen has remained in the vanguard of new developments in the fields of bilingualism and internationalisation. Therefore, the Robert Storms Foundation provides financial support for motivated students with study abroad plans.  

Scholarships, Gap Year en partnership with  AFS ​​​

All students of ATC, Laar & Berg and IS Hilversum in havo 4, vwo 5 or IB DP-1 are eligible for financial assistance in their going abroad plans. The Robert Storms Foundation offers several​ opportunities: 

1. Gap Year South Africa

For a number of years Alberdingk Thijm Scholen foundation has maintained a unique exchange program with a number of prominent schools in South Africa. After their graduation, students can spend a year applying themselves as teacher assistants, while staying on campus of a South African school. The added benefit lies in the fact that the selected applicants will have their travel expenses and accommodation paid for by the Robert Storms Foundation. Read more about this gap year program

2. Exchange year with AFS

AFS is partner of the Alberdingk Thijm Sc​holen. Students from Alberdingk Thijm Scholen who participate in an exchange program of AFS can be eligible for financial assistance of a maximum of  € 2.000. AFS is an international non profit organisation which supports intercultural exchange of students all over the world ( Please scroll down this page to find the​ application Form.

​3. Study or Gap year in South Korea or Australia with Great Gap Year​

South Korea is one of the most dynamic countries in Asia. The capital Seoul is currently ranked in the world's top 10 student cities! It is an up-and-coming, hot destination for gap year and international students. Australia is undeniably one of the most popular destinations for students. Like South Korea, Australia offers high-standard education, lifestyle, a stable economy and fantastic landscapes.

Great Gap Year is a new organization in supporting students and their parents destined to one of these countries. Anything is possible in a gap year; from volunteering to an internship, from studying to a hockey scholarship. What is important is that there is a clear goal and purpose. Together with you and your parents we carefully plan and implement your wishes and make your dreams come true!

4. Scholarships

Are you planning to study abroad after your final exams or participate in an international program? Annually, there are a maximum of 10 scholarships available. Those students who would like to pursue their academic education at an accredited university abroad or who participate in an international exchange program are eligible to receive financial assistance.


Afetr sending in the Application Form  a small committee  including members of the​ schoolboard will decide whether a student is eligible for financial assist​ance. An interview is always part of the final descision.​

Application F​orm Robert Storms Foundation

Download the application form:
Please contact Marlies Eijsink or Johan Peereboom for more information.

Deadline for application is March 6, 2017​!

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​Blogs and Photogalleries:​


Read the blog from Thijs Kelder (Laar & Berg): 
Read the Blog from Janneke Delwel (IS Hilversum): ​jannesdelwel.tumb​​


Read the blog from Jeltje Heuperman, former student from ATC who is now in South Africa:
​A few years ago an alumni from Laar & Berg, Nold Jaeger received a scholarship for his gap year plans to China with Project Trust: ​​​