In what is being regarded as great news for Turkish Cypriots and for The European Commission, the E.C.   announced that it would offer EU Scholarships as part of the Turkish Community Program for the Cypriot Academic Years of 2018 and 2019, which will be funded under the Aid Programme.

The EU Scholarships Programme plans to grant scholarships to around 140 Turkish Cypriot graduates, professionals and students, in addition to the 1,050 individuals who have received the EU Scholarship since its inception in 2007.

This year’s edition of the Turkish Cypriot community programme will be held to fund undergraduate and postgraduate studies, language courses, short-term programmes and various internships held in countries that are members of the EU. The 2018/19 edition mentions a list of high-priority areas, which will receive extra preference during the evaluation process.

Funded entirely by the EU, the EU Scholarships Programme will be implemented by the British Council. Those applicants who are interested and eligible can apply online via the official website of EU Scholarships Programme ( Applications must be sent latest by March 15, 2018, 23:59 (Cyprus time).

For more information and/or to make enquiries, please contact the relevant authorities at