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EU offers postgraduate scholarships to 200 young Nigerians

The European Union has offered postgraduate scholarships to over 200 young Nigerians in top European universities. The scholarship is under the EU flagship educational programme,…

The European Union has offered postgraduate scholarships to over 200 young Nigerians in top European universities.

The scholarship is under the EU flagship educational programme, ‘Erasmus+’. 

EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Samuela Isopi, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday.

She said there was a steep rise in the number of Nigerians benefiting from the programme in recent years, reflecting the premium the EU places on its partnership with the country. 

“It also reaffirms the EU’s commitment to ramping up programmes and activities targeting Nigeria’s vibrant young people” she said.  

She said each beneficiary would, on successful completion of the programme, receive a Master’s degree to be jointly awarded by a consortium of universities in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s programme, a key component of Erasmus+. 

She said the studies would run for 12-24 months and see each beneficiary study in universities in at least three different universities during the duration of the programme. 

“At least two of the countries where each student will study are EU Member States. 

“Many of the scholarship awardees have already departed for Europe to commence their studies. The beneficiaries were selected through a rigorous, highly competitive process and from various academic disciplines,” she said.