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Scholarships

What Do I Need for a Scholarship Application?

A scholarship is a very good way to finance your studies and enables you to fully concentrate on getting your degree instead of worrying about money issues. This article gives you an overview on how to succeed in applying for a scholarship.

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Language certificates

If the language of the program you apply to is not your native language you are usually required to obtain a certificate showing your language skills. For English, TOEFL and IELTS are the most widely accepted among scholarships and universities worldwide. Be aware that it takes some time to prepare, take the test and receive the results.

 

Student healthcare

All undergraduate and postgraduate students of Higher Education Institutions, including PhD candidates, are provided with free of charge hospital and medical health care services (Government Gazette 117/7-9-83 issue A’). Health care services include medical, hospital and paraclinical examinations, medication prescriptions, childbirth, physiotherapy, dental care, and orthopedic aids. Students are provided with medical care in public hospitals or in Universities Clinics and with dental care services in the laboratories of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Universities and in public hospitals having a dental department. Students who want to receive free medical care must possess their personal health insurance booklet which is issued upon registration to the University and it is renewed every year by the secretary of their department.

 

Student associations

Sports

International students live the academic life just like the domestic students and they enroll in various cultural and sport activities offered by the Universities. Most Universities operate Sports Centers providing physical exercise programs and activities for University students, at no cost for them. Students can participate in the different programs and athletic departments, thus making use of their free time, organize their activities and have a better quality of life. Among the usual activities offered are: Tennis, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Dancing, Aerobics, etc. Students can also form teams that are representative of their Departments or the University and take part in internal, inter-university and international student championships, during the academic year.

Cultural Groups

Most Universities have Students' Cultural Society Clubs aiming at supporting and promoting the artistic activities of their students and constitute a place of collective expression and creativity. There is a variety of groups in a cultural society, like theatre, dance, cinema, photography, fine arts, music, chess, etc. The cultural groups and the students frequently organize events in which the work of the participants is presented to the public. These events can be theatrical plays, music concerts, chess competitions, art exhibitions and many more.

Student Unions

Every department of the university has a corresponding Student Union and all students belonging to the department have the right to register as members. The main objective of a student union is to solve students' problems that can either be related to academic life or have a general political and social nature. Furthermore, Student Unions organize and support numerous activities such as political debates, educational lectures, cultural and artistic events, conferences, demonstrations, etc. Every year in early spring the Student Elections take place nationwide, during which students vote for their representatives.

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