2017 - 2018 Guidelines

The EU Scholarship Programme for  the Turkish Cypriot Community

Call for Academic Year 2017/18 

 GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS

 

Please read these Guidelines carefully BEFORE completing and submitting your application so that you fully understand the nature of the scholarship programme; the eligibility criteria and documentation required; the application, evaluation and selection process; and how and when results will be issued.


 

  

The Contracting Authority, British Council is committed to:

·         understanding, valuing and working constructively with diversity to enable fair and full participation in our activities; ensuring action that promotes equality;

·      ensuring there is no unjustified discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, HIV/AIDS status, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, political opinion, race/ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, spent convictions, trade union activity or membership, on the basis of having or not having dependents, or on any other grounds which are irrelevant to decision-making in our procedures and processes;

·         treating individuals with whom we work with fairness, dignity and respect;

 

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1.     OBJECTIVES:

 

In line with the objective of bringing the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union, the European Commission will fund scholarship grants to Turkish Cypriot students, graduates, and professionals in the northern part of Cyprus, in order to:

 

   Offer them additional educational opportunities by raising their knowledge and/or increasing their skills in a specific field

   Broaden their experience of studying and working in the European Union, thus bringing them closer to the European Union

 

2.    DESCRIPTION

 

2.1          CATEGORIES OF SCHOLARSHIP

 

Under this call,4 different categories of scholarships wil lbe awarded for studying, research or trainingin an EU Member State(with the exclusion of the northern part of Cyprus). The different categories of scholarship have different target groups:

 

TypeA: Scholarships for one academic year of an undergraduate programme of study.

 

TypeB: Scholarships for one academic year of a post-graduate programme of study(Masters or PhD or Postdoctoral programme).

 

TypeC: Scholarshipsfor 2 to 6 months’ duration for short term programmes of study, academic research or professional courses, or training programmes including language studies.

 

TypeD: Scholarships for 2 to6 months’ duration for internship programmes.

 

Applicants are permitted to submit only one application for one type of scholarship. Applicants submitting more than one application will be rejected.

 

An indicative 128 (full time equivalent)scholarship grants will be awarded in the form of fixed lump-sums intended as a contribution towards tuition fees, accommodation and travel expenses.(The final number will depend on the duration of the short term and internship scholarships awarded.) Each of the four categories (with their sub-categories – see below) will compete on separate lists, i.e. applicants in one category / sub-category will compete with the other applicants in the same category / sub-category.

 

2.2          SCHOLARSHIP GRANT AND BUDGET ALLOCATION

 

The total grant provided by the European Commission for the 2017/18 Call is 1,920,000.The grant will be split into the different categories, and each category will be divided into sub-categories as follows:

 

€660,000 for TYPE A Undergraduate scholarships (UG): 34.4% of total grant; 44 awards

Type A1           63.6%i.e. €420,000will be reserved for applicants who never studied outside Cyprus (28 awards)

Type A2           22.7%i.e. €150,000 will be reserved for applicants who never studied outside the northern part of Cyprus but are studying or graduated from High Schools which use Turkish language as main language of teaching (10 awards)

Type A3       13.6% i.e. € 90,000 will be reserved for applicants in this category who have already studied outside Cyprus (6 awards)

 

€990,000 for TYPE B Postgraduate scholarships (PG): 51.6% of total grant; 66 awards

Type B1           63.6%i.e. €630,000 will be reserved for applicants who have never studied at a university or higher education institution outside the northern part of Cyprus (42 awards)

Type B2           22.7%, i.e. €225,000 will be reserved for applicants who have already studied abroad in a member state of the EU (15 awards)

Type B3           13.6%%i.e. €135,000will be reserved for applicants who have already studied abroad, but not in a member state of the EU (9 awards)

210,000 for TYPE C Short-term Programmes: 11%of the total grant: the number of awards will depend on the length of proposed courses of successful applicants and the final distribution of the grant allocation at the contracting authority’s discretion.

Type C1           Short term programmes e.g. academic research, vocational courses

Type C2          Language studies

 

€60,000 for TYPE D Short-term Internships: 3% of the total grant: the number of awards will depend on the length of proposed courses of successful applicants and the final distribution of the grant allocation at the contracting authority’s discretion.

 

COMPLETE GUIDELINES 

 

Details for each type of scholarship can be found at the top of this page as Type A, B C and D.

 

The Useful Documents tab also has important information for scholars.  Please check the link by clicking on the tab at the top of this page.