The European Union Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community

What can you study under Postgraduate Studies (PG)?

  • Postgraduate certificate
    • Postgraduate diploma
    • Master’s degree
    • MPhi/PhD/Doctoral degree

What must be the duration of the PG Studies?

The duration should be one academic year, i.e. not less than 10 months. The total duration of the programme maybe more than one academic year, however, the EU scholarship covers one academic year only

How many sub-categories are there under PG Studies?

There are two sub-categories; PG-NON-EU and PG-EU;

PG-NON-EU is for those who have not lived/studied in an EU country for one academic year or more within the last 3 years.

Who is eligible to apply under PG-NON-EU?

  • Final year undergraduate students enrolled in a university/higher education institution located in northern part of Cyprus or in a NON-EU country and are expecting to graduate by the end of July 2020 at the latest.
  • Postgraduate students enrolled in a university/higher education institution located in northern part of Cyprus or in a NON-EU country.
  • University graduates i.e. undergraduates or postgraduates of universities located in northern part of Cyprus or in a NON-EU country.

PG-EU is for those who have lived/studied in an EU country for one academic year or more in an EU country within the last 3 years.

Who is eligible to apply under PG-EU?

  • Final year undergraduate students enrolled in a university/higher education institution located in any EU member state and expecting to graduate by the end of July 2020 at the latest.
  • University graduates i.e. undergraduates or postgraduates of universities located in any EU member state.

What are the eligibility criteria for PG Studies?

In addition to the general eligibility criteria listed in section 2.1;

  • All applicants should have at least 7 cumulative years of full-time education in primary, secondary or high school in Cyprus or in a university/higher education institution in northern part of Cyprus. If the applicant is enrolled as a student for the current academic year (i.e. 2019/20), the current academic year will count towards attaining the 7 years.
    • Graduates should have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
    • Final year undergraduate and postgraduate students must be awarded the undergraduate or postgraduate degree by end of July 2020 at the latest.
    • University graduates who graduated before 2016/17 academic year must have minimum 3 cumulative years of workexperience in northern part of Cyprus between 1 January 2015and10 March 2020.

Who cannot apply for PG Studies?

  • Those who have already started their postgraduate programme in an EU country and are not expecting to graduate in 2019/20 academic year, i.e. currently in year 1 of a 2-year Master programme or in year 1 or 2 of a 3-year PhD programme in 2019/20 academic year in an EU country.

Important notes

PhD holders who want to do post-doctoral studies/research should apply under Short Term Programmes.

For undergraduate students attending the 3rd year of a 4-year programme, the 4th year of such programmes MAY BE an eligible postgraduate programme under the terms of this Scholarship. British Council reserves the right to examine, get advice and make decisions on programmes that do not follow standard durations (e.g., MEng, MPharm, Dentistry, Medicine, etc.)

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