EU’s Erasmus+ programme begins, 800 scholarships awarded since 2014

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By Angela Atabo

The European Union (EU) has announced the awarding of postgraduate scholarships to more than 800 young Nigerians since 2014, marking a significant milestone and commitment to skills development and educational collaboration with Nigeria.

In a statement released by Ms. Samuela Isopi, the EU’s Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, the EU calls for applications for the 2024 Erasmus+ Postgraduate Scholarships.

The Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme has been a beacon of opportunity for Nigerian individuals seeking to advance their academic pursuits in Europe.

Isopi emphasised the EU’s dedication to skills development in its partnership with Nigeria, highlighting the program’s commitment to promoting academic excellence and fostering international collaboration.

The Erasmus+ scholarships not only offer fully-paid opportunities for Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in European countries but also contribute to building bridges of knowledge and fostering cultural exchange.

Isopi expressed that the programme goes beyond expanding educational horizons, aiming to nurture a community of scholars engaged in world-class education.

This year, the Erasmus+ programme expands its scope to include teaching and non-teaching staff of higher education institutions, promoting knowledge-sharing and professional growth.

Eligible Nigerians, including higher education institution staff, are encouraged to visit the official Erasmus+ Scholarship website for comprehensive details on application procedures, eligibility criteria, available fields of study, and invaluable opportunities for career advancement.

Isopi noted that Erasmus+ not only nurtures individual development but also strengthens the bonds between Nigeria and the European Union through the transformative power of education.

The EU remains committed to fostering a robust educational ecosystem and empowering Nigerian scholars to thrive on the global stage. (NAN)

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Edited by Ali Baba Inuwa

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