Michael Olugbode in Abuja
The European Union, EU, has welcomed applications for the Erasmus+ Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for 2024.
This programme offers Nigerians the opportunity to pursue Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in European countries, on fully-paid EU scholarship as it aims to promote academic excellence and international collaboration.
The European Union Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms. Samuela Isopi, in a statement underscored the significance of this initiative, which she described as a success story the EU is particularly proud of.
She said: “The Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme offers a beacon of opportunity for Nigerians seeking to advance their academic pursuits in Europe. It is not only about expanding educational horizons but also about building bridges of knowledge and fostering cultural exchange.”
Erasmus+ scholarships offer Nigerian students a gateway to experience world-class education, engage with diverse cultures, and broaden their academic horizons. This year, the programme extends its scope to include teaching and non-teaching staff of higher education institutions, promoting knowledge-sharing and professional growth.
Eligible Nigerians, including higher education institutions 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 reaffirmed the European Union’s commitment to skills development in its partnership with Nigeria, emphasising that “Erasmus+ nurtures not only individual development but also strengthens the bonds between Nigeria and the European Union through the power of education.”
The EU has awarded postgraduate scholarships to over 800 young Nigerians since 2014.