The European Union, EU, delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States has announced the commencement of the application phase for the Erasmus+ Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for the year 2024.
This programme allows Nigerians to pursue Master’s and PhD degrees in European countries, on fully paid EU. The Erasmus Scholarship programme aims to promote academic excellence and international collaboration.
Samuela Isopi, EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, underscored the significance of the initiative, explaining that the Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme offers a beacon of opportunity for Nigerians seeking to advance their academic pursuits in Europe.
“It is about expanding educational horizons, 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”, she stated
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 institution staff, have been 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 EU’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.