The European Union Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community

Grant Disbursement to Scholars


Under 2019/20 Call, the grants will be disbursed in 3 components; 

  • Tuition Fee
  • Living allowance
  • Travel Allowance 

Tuition Fee

There is a cap on the tuition fee to be paid to the host universities/institutions. The maximum amount of tuition fee that can be paid for one academic year programme is €10,000. If the tuition fee is more than €10,000, the scholar will be responsible to pay for the remaining amount. In the case of short term programmes the maximum amount of tuition fee will be calculated on pro-rata basis (see Table 1 below).  

Tuition fee will be paid directly to the host institution in the chosen EU country. It will be paid upon receiving the invoice from the educational institution once the scholar is enrolled to his/her programme. In some countries it may be required to pay the tuition fee before being officially enrolled. In this case, the British Council can pay the tuition fee to the host institution and living allowance to the scholar more or less at the same time.  

 

Duration of STP

Living Allowance

Tuition Fee

Travel Allowance

TOTAL

 

6

5,400

6,000

800

12,200

 

5

4,500

5,000

800

10,300

Country Group 1

4

3,600

4,000

800

  8,400

 

3

2,700

3,000

800

  6,500

 

2

1,800

2,000

800

  4,600

 

6

4,800

6,000

800

11,600

 

5

4,000

5,000

800

  9,800

Country Group 2

4

3,200

4,000

800

  8,000

 

3

2,400

3,000

800

  6,200

 

2

1,600

2,000

800

  4,400

 

6

4,200

6,000

800

11,000

 

5

3,500

5,000

800

  9,300

Country Group 3

4

2,800

4,000

800

  7,600

 

3

2,100

3,000

800

  5,900

 

2

1,400

2,000

800

  4,200

          Table 1 - Amount of Tuition Fee and Living Allowance Allocated to Each EU Country for STP. 

If any scholar is eligible for and intends to take up any other funding, i.e. sponsorship, scholarship and/or student loan specifically to cover their tuition fee, they will have to inform the EU Scholarship Programme as soon as possible (see section 10.7 for details). In the case of a scholar choosing to finance his/her tuition fees through another funding other than the EU Scholarship, British Council will only be liable to pay the living and travel allowance to such scholars. 

Scholars will know if they are awarded the EU scholarship in June 2019, so they will be in a position to decide whether or not to apply for any other funding to cover their tuition fees as explained above. 

Living Allowance for One Academic Year

The amount of living allowance to be paid to the scholars depends on the host country selected for studying. Table 2 below illustrates the country groupings and the total amount of living allowance allocated for each group of countries.

COUNTRY GROUP 1 

LIVING ALLOWANCE

€9000

COUNTRY GROUP 2 

LIVING ALLOWANCE

€8000

COUNTRY GROUP 3 

LIVING ALLOWANCE

€7000

 DENMARK

FINLAND

IRELAND

LUXEMBOURG

SWEDEN

UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

 

 

 

 AUSTRIA

BELGIUM

CYPRUS

FRANCE

GERMANY

GREECE

ITALY

MALTA

NETHERLANDS

PORTUGAL

SPAIN

 BULGARIA

CROATIA

CZECH REPUBLIC

ESTONIA

LATVIA

LITHUANIA

HUNHARY

POLAND

ROMANIA

SLOVAKIA

SLOVENIA

The annual living allowance will be paid to scholars in two installments. First installment will be 70% of the total amount of the living allowance and will be paid after the grant contract is signed by the scholar and the British Council. The second and final installment of 30% will be paid after the scholar completes his/her programme and submits his/her online final report along with the required supporting documents.  

In the case of short term programmes, living allowance will be calculated on pro rata basis depending on the duration of the programme (See Table 1 above).  

Travel Allowance

Travel allowance is €800 and will be paid with the first installment of the living allowance to scholars travelling abroad. Those who choose to study in Republic of Cyprus will not receive a travel allowance.  

Please note that there are no family or child allowances under this scholarship programme.  

In the case of short term programmes, living allowance will be calculated on pro rata basis depending on the duration of the programme (See Table 1 above). 

 

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