The European Union Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community

Application Process

The application process will be managed through an online portal, which will be activated on Monday, 15 January 2018. Application for the EU Scholarships is ONLINE ONLY. No hard copy application form and documents are required at this stage. Only a passport size photo and a copy of personal identification document with photo (ID or passport) will be uploaded on the portal while submitting the application form. The deadline for submitting the online application is Thursday, 15 March 2018, by 23.59 hours Cyprus time. Application forms received by post or email will be rejected.

The guidelines and other documents including useful information are available at our official website, www.abburs.euas of Monday, 15 January 2018. This website has information about important dates, deadlines, events, FAQs and details about the EU Scholarship Programme and the selection procedure.

Online Application

The online application form will be available on the applicants’ portal at as of Monday, 15 January, 2018.

Applicants should submit the completed online application form by the deadline on Thursday15 March 2018 at 23.59 hours, Cyprus time.

See Annex 2 Steps on how to fill in the online application form.

 Important Notes for Applicants

Applicants can ONLY apply for one Type of Scholarship and they must ensure that they choose the category that best suits their profile.

Applicants are advised to make sure they specify the type of scholarship they are applying for, so that they are given access to the correct application form on the portal.

Applicants will be required to answer a number of pre-application questions before they move to completing the application form. If an applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria, a warning message will pop up to inform him/her that based on the answers provided s/he is not found eligible. However, the online portal will not block the applicant. The applicant may continue to complete the rest of the application form but s/he will know that she is not ELIGIBLE for the call and his/her application will be rejected at the eligibility checking stage.   

On the application form, applicants are asked to declare whether they meet the eligibility criteria and whether they have the supporting documents to prove it. At the time of applying for the scholarship, the applicants will fill-in the application form under their own responsibility. British Council (the Contracting Authority) reserves the right to cancel an award to a nominee in case(s) s/he is not able to provide such documents within the deadline set.

Applicants are advised to complete their application after they have read carefully the Guidelines and all the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) raised by the other applicants, which will be published on the website  The answers to the FAQs may clarify important issues that may help the candidates with their application.

Applicants can email any questions they have to [email protected]until 15 days before the deadline for applications, Thursday, 1 March 2018. Replies to questions submitted by the deadline will be published at the latest 8 days before the deadline for applications, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 on the website www.abburs.euFAQs will appear under each tab for each scholarship type (Type A UG, Type B PG, Type C Short Term and Type D Internship under  “Frequently Asked Questions”.

Only applicants nominated for a scholarship will be requested to provide required supporting documents (see required documents section below) to prove their eligibility for this Scholarship Programme. The Contracting Authority will require submission of the supporting documents at the end of the selection process within the given deadline (see section 5 below).