The European Union announced on Tuesday, that it is expanding its Erasmus plus postgraduate scholarships to academic and non-academic personnel at Nigerian tertiary institutions.
According to the EU, this will boost information sharing and professional development.
The European Union Delegation to Nigeria announced this in a statement made available to The PUNCH in Abuja.
The statement noted that the EU ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Samuela Isopi, praised the Erasmus scholarship as a success story that the EU is proud of.
It was also stated that since 2004, around 800 Nigerians had been sponsored.
According to the statement:
“The Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme offers a beacon of opportunity for Nigerians seeking to advance their academic pursuits in Europe. It is not only about expanding educational horizons but also about building bridges of knowledge and fostering cultural exchange.
“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, are 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.
“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.”
cc: Punch Ng