The European Union has awarded scholarships to over 90 young Nigerians for various Master’s Degree programs in universities across Europe under its Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees program.
The international study program is part of the EU’s flagship educational and training program, Erasmus+, which supports education, training, youth, and sport in Europe.
The latest number of beneficiaries is the highest to receive the scholarship in a single year and represents a 125 percent increase from the number that benefited from the program last year.
Each of the over 90 students will study for and earn a Master’s Degree to be jointly awarded by a consortium of top-grade European universities.
“The number of students selected for the program this year is a record high and reflects the EU’s strong commitment to expanding opportunities for Nigerians, especially the youth. There can be no better way of investing in, and creating development opportunities for, young Nigerians,” said the Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen.
Apart from scholarships, the Erasmus+ program offers different opportunities for people of all ages, helping them develop and share knowledge