Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme, as one of Türkiye’s longest and most prestigious project, have been carried out with an agreement between the Republic of Türkiye and the European Commission in 1989.
Within the scope of the programme, selected scholars are granted the right to do research or postgraduate studies in a university or equivalent institution in the EU member countries for a period of at least 3 to 12 months. Jean Monnet scholarships are allocated to studies on EU-related issues within the framework of Türkiye’s EU harmonization process.
With these scholarships, knowledge about Türkiye’s EU acquis is strengthened human resources, so that the acquis is to contribute to the creation of the necessary administrative capacity for effective implementation. Scholars have increased their competencies in the field that they study, and their perspectives on the functioning of the EU are expanding. Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme also includes the development of civil society dialogue between Türkiye and the EU, developing academic relationships between countries and building bridges between Turkish and European colleagues.
Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme is carried out by the T.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for EU Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU) and the European Union Delegation to Türkiye.
The application and evaluation process of the programme is the responsibility of the Central Finance and Contracts Unit. The scholarship agreement is signed between the Central Finance and Contracts Unit and awarded scholars. Directorate for EU Affairs and the Central Finance and Contracts Unit carries out all the work mentioned above, with the approval of the European Union Delegation to Türkiye.