The European Union Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community

What can you study under STP?

  • Professional training/internship
    • Research
    • Post-doctoral studies
    • Any official EU language

What must be the duration of the STP?

The duration for the above programmes should be for a period of minimun 2 to maximum 6 months.

How many sub-categories are there under STP?

There are no sub-categories under STP

 Who is eligible to apply under STP?

  • Professionals*, academics/researchers living and working in northern part of Cyprus.
  • Postgraduate students enrolled in a university/higher education institution located in northern part of Cyprus or in a NON-EU country at the time of application. Currently enrolled postgraduate students can only apply for research and post-doctoral studies.
  • Recent PhD graduates (graduates of 2016/17, 2017/18 or 2018/19 academic year) of universities located in northern part of Cyprus or in a NON-EU country. Recent PhD graduates can only apply for research and post-doctoral studies.
  • Those who will be completing their medical studies that qualify them as general practitioner (GP) in 2019/20 academic year and those who completed their medical studies and became general practitioners (GP) within the last three years, i.e. 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 academic years. Candidates who fall into this group can only apply for any official EU language course.

Professionals are those who are employed, self-employed, or unemployed at the time of application.

 What are the eligibility criteria for STP?

In addition to the general eligibility criteria listed in section 2.1 in the Guidelines. 

All applicants must hold at least a high school diploma to follow training/internship/language course, at least a university degree to conduct research, and PhD/doctorate degree for post-doctoral studies / research.

  • Professionals must have minimum 3 cumulative years of work experience in northern part of Cyprus between 1 January 2015 and 10 March 2020

Applicants are permitted to submit only one application. Those submitting more than one application will be rejected.


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