The European Union (EU), says it has awarded postgraduate scholarships to over 800 young Nigerians starting from 2014.
Ms Samuela Isopi, the EU ‘s Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS said this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
She called for applications for 2024 Erasmus + Postgraduate Scholarships from young Nigerians, saying that the programme offered a beacon of opportunity for Nigerians seeking to advance their academic pursuits in Europe.
“The European Union is commitment to skills development in its partnership with Nigeria.
“So the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS is announcing the commencement of the application phase for the Erasmus+ Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for the year 2024.
” This prestigious programme offers Nigerian individuals the opportunity to pursue Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in European countries, on fully-paid EU,” she said.
Isopi said that the Erasmus Scholarship programme was aimed at promoting academic excellence and international collaboration.
She said that it was 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,” she said.
Isopi said that information contained on the website included comprehensive details on application procedures, eligibility criteria, available fields of study, and invaluable opportunities for career advancement.
She reaffirmed emphasising that “Erasmus+ nurtured not only individual development but also strengthened the bonds between Nigeria and the European Union through the power of education.(NAN)
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