The Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme covers all the accredited universities and similar institutions in the EU member countries.
Applicants should identify the EU member countries in which they would like to pursue their academic studies while the application and evaluation processes are going on. “Application to the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme” and “application to the academic programmes in universities or similar institutions” are two separate but complementary processes. It is solely the applicants’ responsibility to get unconditional offer letters from the academic programmes. The related offer letters will not be requested from the applicants during the application process. The applicants shall, however, make their applications to the universities or similar institutions in a timely manner such that they should have their offer letters at hand once they are awarded the scholarship.
The scholars who indicated two different EU official languages and submitted the relevant and valid foreign language proficiency certificates for these languages at the time of application may submit offer letters for academic programmes conducted in any or both of these languages during the placement process.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is obligatory that the applicants apply and get offer letters from at least two academic programmes which have to be in at least two different EU member countries. The applicants who are awarded the scholarship are required to submit their offer letters by prioritizing their proposed programmes such as Preference 1, Preference 2, etc. during the placement process.
The Ministry for EU Affairs will decide on the placement of the scholars based on the success rankings provided by the Evaluation Committee and considering the aim of achieving a balanced distribution of scholars throughout various EU member countries. Should there be more than 50% of scholars who have indicated the same EU member country as their first preference, the scholars with the higher rankings will have the right to be placed to their first preference whereas the lower ranking scholars who have indicated the same country as their first preference will be offered to study at their successive most appropriate programme alternative, i.e. in another EU member country.
Nevertheless, the Ministry for EU Affairs retains the right to give the final decision on the programme approvals to ensure the compliance of the programmes with the fields of study (EU Acquis Chapters) and the optimal exploitation of the scholarships.
Applicants do not necessarily have to go to an EU member country where the official language is the same with the language(s) indicated in the Application Form. It is possible to study or conduct research at any university or similar institution where the teaching or research language is the same with the EU official language(s) that the applicant indicated in the Application Form. For instance; if an applicant who indicated English as the foreign language in the Application Form, is awarded the scholarship, he/she may study or conduct research at a university or similar institution in the Netherlands in which the teaching or research language is English.
Additionally, the programmes should be in line with the field of study indicated in the Application Form and should not exceed 12 months. In the search of programmes related to the EU acquis chapter applied from, it is recommended that the applicants examine the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme Hosting Institutions Catalogue and the list of universities and programmes preferred by Jean Monnet Alumni which is published on the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme website. However it is important to note that the academic programmes pursued by the previous Jean Monnet Scholars do not constitute a precedent for the following academic years. Whether the academic programme (graduate or research) proposed by the scholar complies with the scholar’s field of study (EU Acquis Chapter) and the overall ‘purpose of the scholarship’ or not will be evaluated on a case by case basis for each scholar.
Besides, the applicants, who are in the main list/reserve list and willing to have more detailed information and support may contact with the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme Office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants may also apply to different universities or similar institutions in EU member countries other than the ones given in the Catalogue.
Jean Monnet Scholarships are granted exclusively for academic studies directly related to Turkey’s EU harmonisation process and the EU acquis. Therefore, the relevance of the (graduate or research) programme proposed by the applicant is evaluated on the basis of whether this programme will enhance the knowledge of the applicant on the EU acquis chapter applied from or not. For this reason, it is highly advised that the applicants ask themselves whether that programme will contribute to enhance their knowledge on the EU acquis chapter applied from or not, while they are making their applications to the programmes.
After the announcement of award holders, the applicants in the main list as well as the applicants who moved from the reserve list to the main list instead of the applicants who withdrew due to any reasons, are informed about the Placement Process via an e-mail. In the said e-mail, detailed information is given to the applicants regarding the required documents and the process.
The first documents required from the award holders during the placement process are the Unconditional Offer Letters obtained from at least two universities or similar institutions in at least two separate EU member countries in which they would like to conduct their academic studies. The scholars are also expected to make a prioritization in between the programmes they propose such as Preference 1, Preference 2, etc. During the placement process, first whether the duration of the selected programme is within the allowed limits (i.e. min. 3, max. 12 months) or not will be checked. Then the course content of the programme as well as the compliance of the thesis/dissertation title specified by the awardee with the EU acquis chapter applied from will be examined.