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European Commission Representation in Cyprus
Press release12 December 2022Representation in Cyprus1 min read

EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community

2023-2025 EU Scholarship Programme at UWC launched: €1.5 million to bring young Cypriots together  

Promoting our European way of life

The European Commission is delighted to announce that the call for scholarships to study at the United World Colleges (UWC) in the academic year 2023-2025 is now open until the 31 January 2023. Since 2020, the European Union has been funding scholarships for Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots to study the last 2 years of high school in one of the four UWC schools: UWC Adriatic (in Italy), UWC Maastricht (in the Netherlands), UWC Mostar (In Bosnia) and UWC Robert Bosch College (in Germany), within the framework of the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community.

This is a two–year all-inclusive scholarship programme for 15-17 year old Cypriots to attend the International Baccalaureate diploma, a programme focused on intercommunity dialogue and reconciliation. The EU and the UWC share the view that education is a driving force for unity, for compassion and for peace.

Applicants will be selected in line with UWC’s selection procedures based on their intellectual curiosity and motivation, active commitment, social competence, resilience, personal responsibility and integrity.

The EU scholarship programme at UWC also includes youth engagement activities and short courses that aim to bring the youth together to discuss a wide range of societal issues that affect their communities, while developing their intercultural, entrepreneurship and leadership skills.  All participants of the EU Scholarship will join the UWC international alumni in an effort to create a community of champions of peace that will take up an active role in leading and transforming not just their lives, but also paving the way for the reunification of Cyprus.



Publication date
12 December 2022
Representation in Cyprus