EU opens 2023 application for Erasmus scholarships for graduates

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EU opens 2023 application for Erasmus scholarships for graduates
EU opens 2023 application for Erasmus scholarships for graduates

 EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Samuela Isopi, in a statement, explained that the gesture was in a continuous bid to expand higher education opportunities available to young Nigerian graduates.  She further explained that the Erasmus scholarship is the EU`s flagship program for education, training, youth and sport, which offers beneficiaries scholarships to study in some of the most prestigious universities within and outside Europe, and also enables youths, students, staff and higher education institutes to study or work with European Higher Education Institutions.  She added that the program provides beneficiaries with opportunities for mobility and cooperation with partner countries beyond Europe, focusing on its qualitative impact and contributing to more inclusive and cohesive, greener and digitally fit societies.”

 The EU Ambassador also confirmed that through the program, young Nigerians have been equipped with the education, skills and competencies they required to thrive in a globalized economy, thus contributing to nation-building.  “The program places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people`s participation in democratic processes especially as Nigeria draws closer to another election cycle.  “Other benefits include improved career prospects, increased entrepreneurship capacities, boosted digital competencies and foreign language. The studies are expected to last between 12 and 24 months and each beneficiary will study at different universities in at least two EU member states,” she said.  Meanwhile, the EU Ambassador said available data shows that the number of Nigerians selected for the Erasmus+ scholarship program has quadrupled over the past four years,  from 44 scholarship recipients in 2019 to more than 200 Nigerian youth by 2022.  “The increase in the number of Nigerians who have benefited from the program in recent years reflects the importance of the EU to its partnership with Nigeria. He also reaffirmed the EU's commitment to strengthening programs and activities targeting Nigeria's dynamic youth.

 The EU, therefore,

urges Nigerians and Nigerian tertiary institutions to take advantage of the opportunity to invest in knowledge, skills and competencies, asking interested Nigerians to check EU social media outlets to learn how to sign up this year. Scholarships.