The European Union Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community

Methodologies Applied for Score Calculations

Under 2020/21 Call, the following methodologies will be used to calculate scores:

  1. Standardized scoring
  2. Score reduction for re-applicants
  3. Score promotion for priority area

Standardized scoring

Standardized scoring will be used instead of raw scores and standard T scores (see Annex 3) will be used in determining the success of the candidate. The following methodology will be used:

STEP 1: Subtract the average of the test from the score of the candidate and divide the result by standard deviation of the test;  

(SCORE OF THE CANDIDATE – AVERAGE OF THE TEST) / STANDARD DEVIATION

STEP 2: Multiply the result obtained in STEP 1 by 10 and add 50.

Score reduction for applicants who benefited from the EU Scholarship before

Score Reduction methodology will apply for applicants who benefited from the EU Scholarship Programme before and are re-applying for 2020/21 Call. The model, as explained below, is not a fixed reduction but is based on a reduction of a score depending on the year that the candidate benefitted from the scholarship programme before. The candidates’ ranking order within their subcategories will be determined after including the reduction score.

MODEL: The score reduction will be applied after administering VNVS test and MOTIVATION LETTER in order to have a more holistic assessment in ranking the candidates. In line with this, the following formula will be used:

REDUCTION SCORE FORMULA                                    

 SCORE is the sum of the standardized weighted scores of VNVS test and MOTIVATION LETTER.

Academic Year

Reduction Score (point score)

2018/19 & 2019/20

not eligible to apply

2017/18

1

11/1 = 11

2016/17

2

11/2 = 5.5

2015/16

3

11/3 = 3.67

2014/15

4

11/4 = 2.75

2013/14

5

11/5 = 2.2

2012/13

6

11/6 = 1.83

2011/12

7

11/7 = 1.57

2010/11

8

11/8 = 1.38

2009/10

9

11/9 = 1.22

2008/09

10

11/10 = 1.1

2007/08

11

11/11=1

 

For example, 1.38 reduction score will be applied for those applicants who benefitted from the scholarship programme in academic year 2010/11.

 

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