The European Commission is delighted to announce the launch of the EU Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community for the Academic Year 2023/24, funded under the Aid Programme. With a budget of €5 million, this programme will continue to provide opportunities in different areas and levels of education, training and professional development for the Turkish Cypriot community in the European Union with the overall aim of contributing to the reunification of the island.

In 2023, this flagship programme will continue to support students, professionals and adult learners across the community, contributing significantly to the objective of the Aid Programme to bring the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the EU.

The Scholarship Programme is also aimed at contributing to the economic development of the community by developing knowledge, hard and soft skills in different priority areas, from Software Engineering to Sustainable Energy Technology, that are in demand for skills in the labour market. At the same time, these efforts feed into the EU’s commitment to upskilling and reskilling, thereby providing a valuable contribution to the 2023 European Year of Skills.

In addition to the general call, the programme also includes the Alumni Connect initiative that aims to connect the approximately 2000 Turkish Cypriots that have benefited from the scholarships since 2007. By creating and enabling a diverse and inclusive alumni network, the programme will keep on supporting participants beyond their scholarship experience.

The call for academic year of 2023/24 is launched today, 24 January 2023 and applications will be accepted until 02 April 2023 at 23:59 Cyprus time. All interested applicants are invited to apply online via the EU Scholarships website

For more information, please visit the website or send emails to: .

The EU Scholarships Programme is fully funded by the EU and is implemented by the Goethe Institut since 2022.

Source: Cyprus News Agency