The EU Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community



All candidates who have passed on to Stage 3 have been issued an email informing them of their date and time of their Stage 3 interview.  If you have yet to receive this, please send us an email to


Only in exceptional circumstances can we consider changing the date or time of your interview.


If candidates require a Skype interview, again, only in exceptional circumstances  will the Contracting Authority, at its own discretion only, give consideration to change an interview date and/or time, and/or to the use Skype for the interview. This is not a routine alternative to a face to face interview. You must present evidence to prove you meet the criteria to be considered for a Skype interview.


Please refer to the SKYPE POLICY and get back to us by Thursday, 12 May by 17:00.



Call for applications:  8 February - 28 March 2016 

Last day for applications: 28 March 2016, Monday, 1700 hrs (Cyprus time)

Indicative datess of assessment:  16 April 2016, Saturday

Indicative dates of interviews:  Between 30 May - 15 June 2016 


Dilek Behcetogullari interview on SIM TV, 4 March 2016

Policy on changes to interviews days/times and the use of Skype for remote (on-line) interviews


Stage 2 - WrittenTests results will be announced on Friday, 6 May for Undergraduate and Short Term candidates and Saturday, 7 May 2016 for Postgraduate candidates. 

We have received enquiries about the possibility of Skype interviews and would like to now inform candidates about the Skype Policy as follows:

It is expected that interviews will take place in the British Council office with the appointed assessors and the candidate physically present in the room, on the day / time provided in advance, which normally cannot be changed.  The candidate will be unaccompanied, and will not be permitted to bring any mobile phones, recording equipment, cameras, or similar items into the interview room with them.

However in exceptional circumstances the Contracting Authority (i.e. British Council) may, at its own discretion only, give consideration to change an interview date and/or time, and/or to the use Skype for the interview. This is not a routine alternative to a face to face interview.

As well as providing reasons for requesting a change in interview date or time, and/or for a remote interview, applicants will need to provide suitable evidence to support their request.

Applicants requesting a remote interview must also fulfil certain conditions to ensure their interview experience is as similar as possible to all other applicants attending a face to face interview, and to provide assurance to the British Council (Contracting Authority) that all security, data protection and privacy regulations, and interview protocols are followed.

The British Council may consider  a change in interview date/time or a request for a remote interview.  For the full Skype Policy and form please click here.  Please note the deadline of 12 May 17:00 (local Cyprus time) to submit your requests.



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