The European Union Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community


All applicants submitting an online application will be invited for the Written Tests. All candidates will sit for the Written Tests under test conditions on the same day, at a designated venue in Nicosia. The venue of the test is Turkish Maarif College, Nicosia (Türk Maarif Koleji, Lefkoşa). The time will be announced in the letter of confirmation that the applicants will receive on Wednesday, 21 March 2018. The indicative date for the tests is Saturday, 31 March 2018This information will also be announced on the website in due course. When candidates apply, they should ensure they are available in person to take the tests in Cyprus on the specified date shown above as no exceptions can be made. Applicants should bring the ID they have used for application as a proof of identification on the exam day.

Applicants will be required to take the following three tests:

  1. A General Ability Test

  2. A Language Proficiency Test

  3. A ‘Motivation Letter’

GENERAL ABILITY TEST:  General Ability Test (GAT) is used to measure candidate’s broad capacity in numerical, verbal and visual-spatial dimensions. GAT test can be taken in Turkish or English. Applicants must indicate their choice on their application form. Once the application form is submitted, no change can be made in the choice of GAT language.

Please click on the links below for the General Ability Test (GAT) Manual and Sample questions in English and Turkish:


Information on the Language Proficiency Test - APTIS is provided in the documents below.  Please click on the links to access the documents:


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