The European Union Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community

SELECTION PROCESS & METHODOLOGIES APPLIED


All applicants submitting an online application will be invited to sit for the written tests which will be administered on Saturday 20 April 2019 in Nicosia. The venue and time of the tests will be announced in the letter of confirmation that the applicants will receive via e-mail. This information will also be announced on the website in due course.

Candidates should ensure that they are available in person to take the tests in Cyprus on the designated date as no exceptions will be made. Applicants should bring the ID they have used for application as a proof of identification on the exam day. More information will be posted on www.abburs.eu.

 

Eligibility Checks

Eligibility Document Checks and Award Confirmation The eligibility checks will be carried out at the end of the selection process and only for those who fall into award and reserve list. The success throughout the selection process does not give an applicant any right to a Scholarship award unless (s)he is found eligible for the EU Scholarship Programme.   >>

Issuing of Results

After overall scores have been calculated and ranking lists have been prepared, these will be presented to the Approval Board (AB) which consists of representatives from European Commission, EU Member States, Education and/or local authorities.  The Approval Board will review the results and make final reccommendations to the EU Scholarship Programme Team who will then make any adjustments to the category/sub-category grant allocations and applicants will be informed of the results. In order to ensure maximum utilization of funds the British Council reserves the right to re-allocate funding between the categories/sub-categories, should there not be enough candidates who qualify in one or more of the categories/sub-categories. During the period between issuing results  and contract signing, if any successful candidate  in the final award list is unable to take up the scholarship, for any… >>

Written Tests

All applicants submitting an online application will be invited to sit for the written tests which will be administered on Saturday 20 April 2019 in Nicosia. The venue and time of the tests will be announced in the letter of confirmation that the applicants will receive via e-mail. This information will also be announced on the website in due course.   Candidates should ensure that they are available in person to take the tests in Cyprus on the designated date as no exceptions will be made. Applicants should bring the ID they have used for application as a proof of identification on the exam day. More information will be posted on www.abburs.eu. There will be two tests in the selection process; Test 1 – Verbal Numerical and Visual-Spatial (VNVS) Test (50%) Test 2 – Motivation Letter (50%) These tests can be taken either in English or Turkish. The scores for the above tests will be… >>

Score Promotion

Applicants will receive additional scores if they apply for one of subject in the priority subject areas stated in section 1.3.  The list of priority subjects is available in the application portal.  The following methodology will ap[ly for applicants choosing to study in one of the specified subject areas: Agriculture Computer Sciences Engineering EU Law Translation & Interpretation (between any EU languages and between any EU languages and Turkish, e.g. English to French, Spanish to Italian, English to Turkish, etc.)  Score Promotion Procedure  Transform raw scores into standardized scores before doing any calculations and giving decisions Standardized scores gained fromVNVS Test and MOTIVATION LETTER are summed up to genreate a toal score.  5% of this SCORE is added to the SCORE candidates wo applied for the priority areas.  Standardized scores gained from VNVS Test and… >>

Re-aplication Calculations

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 2019/20 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:         >>


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants in all categories must belong to the Turkish Cypriot community. must be born in Cyprus or one of the parents must be born in Cyprus must be a resident in Cyprus must not have benefited from the EU Scholarship Programme in 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years. Those who benefited from the EU Scholarship Programme in academic years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2017/18 are eligible to re-apply provided that they apply for another category* in another country, i.e. if previously applied for category A in UK, they cannot apply again for category A, and they cannot apply for a course / programme / training, etc. in the UK. A score reduction methodology will be applied to re-appliers (see section 5.2 in the Guidelines for the methodology applied). *If different names have been used to refer to categories in previous years,… >>

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