The European Union Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community

2020/21 Guidelines

In line with the objective of bringing the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union, the European Commission will fund scholarship grants to Turkish Cypriot students, graduates, and professionals in the northern part of Cyprus, in order to: Offer them additional educational opportunities by raising their knowledge and/or increasing their skills in a specific field Broaden their experience of studying and working in the European Union, thus bringing them closer to the European Union Please read the Guidelines carefully BEFORE completing and submitting your application so that you fully understand the nature of the scholarship programme; the eligibility criteria and documentation required; the application, evaluation and selection process; and how and when results will be issued.  To download a complete copy of the Guidelines and Annexes, please click here. > > > >

Types of Scholarships

Under this call, there are 2 types of scholarships to be awarded; Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1: Scholarships for one full academic year of study.   Under Type 1, applicants can apply for; Pre-degree and undergraduate studies (Category PD/UG)  or Postgraduate studies including Postgraduate diploma, Master’s, MPhil/Doctorate/PhD(Category PG) Scholars under this type will be able to follow a pre-degree and undergraduate or postgraduate programme for the Academic Year 2019/20 in a university or equivalent institution of higher education formally accredited by the authorities of the host country in an EU country, with the exclusion of northern part of Cyprus. The scholarships will be awarded exclusively for the academic year 2019/20 which under the terms of the call is considered to run from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020. Academic calendars may vary in different countries, thus… > > > >


A list of annexes mentioned in the Guidelines have been prepared to help applicants.  To access an Annex, please click on the links in the table below:   Annex 1 Summary of Categories/Sub-Categories Annex 2 Step-by-Step Guide on how to fill in the Online Application Form Annex 3 Written Tests Annex 4 Required Documents at the Application Stage Annex 5 BC Policies Annex 6 List of UG-1 & UG 2 Schools Annex 7 Glossary-Guideline & Application Package Documents > > > >

Priority Areas

There are no limits on the choice of subject area under this programme. Applicants are welcome to apply in any subject area however a list of priority areas has been identified in consultation with relevant stakeholders. Applicants to the EU Scholarship Programme are encouraged to consider these priority areas. The professions and skills encouraged aim at contributing to the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community and bringing the community closer to the EU. Applicants who choose a subject that falls under the identified priority areas for their studies will receive extra scores. See section 5.4 for details onscore promotion methodology which will be used for priority subjects. The following areas have been identified as priority under 2020/21 Call. The full list of subjects is available on the application portal;   Agriculture Computer Sciences Engineering EU… > > > >

Terms and Conditions

General Conditions for All Applicants Scholars are responsible themselves to obtain a visa if required by the host country. EU Scholarship Programme does not provide immigration advice to scholars and reserves the right to cancel the scholarship awarded if the scholar is unable to secure a visa to enter the host country. Even if the grant contract is signed, British Council reserves the right not to make the payment until the visa is secured by the scholar.  Applicants must declare that there are no health conditions preventing them to attend and complete the programme they want to study/attend.  Scholars are responsible for obtaining insurance including healthcare coverage for the duration of their stay in the host country. In the event of serious health or welfare issues that occur after the scholar’s arrival in the host country, British Council cannot be held responsible for… > > > >

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