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Coronavirus: E-platform for €750 allowance to students abroad ready by Friday

The Head of Higher Education at the Ministry of Education Terpsa Constantinidou told the CNA on Wednesday that the electronic platform through which students who chose to stay abroad during Easter can apply for their €750 allowance will be ready tomorrow or Friday at the latest.

The provision of the allowance was decided by the council of ministers as part of measures enforced to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Constantinidou said that the platform is currently being tested aiming to launch it by Friday.

She added that the Student Support Services will also issue an announcement listing all the required information for applicants, including the dates for submission and the supporting documents required.

She said that proof of studies would need to be submitted either from the applicants’ university or using their student ID.

“They will need to upload information like personal details, a bank account number (local or international) to transfer the money. We will explain how they can set up an account on the system and enter their details, and they will receive a passport for access,” she added.

Asked if certain criteria need to be met to receive the allowance she said: “No. It applies to all students abroad who will remain there during the Easter holidays.”

“Instructions will be released in the coming days. We are working hard to put this in place,” she concluded.

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