The European Union (EU) has awarded a full Masters Scholarship to 53 Ethiopian students for the academic year 2023-2024, according to the Delegation of the EU to Ethiopia.
The students will spend two years in prestigious European Universities in 12 European countries to pursue their Master Degrees in various fields, it added.
In a press release it sent to ENA, the EU Delegation stated that the Erasmus+ Scholarships are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters or Doctorate level.
Ethiopia is one of the top beneficiary countries of the Erasmus programme, it was learned.
Since 2004, Ethiopia has been one of the top five performing countries in the world and top in Africa, both in terms of student selection and applications for the Erasmus Scholarship programme, according to the presser.
Since 2010, the European Union has awarded the Erasmus Mundes Scholarship to more than 500 Ethiopian students.
The EU Delegation Head in Ethiopia, Ambassador Roland Kobia said “the Erasmus+ European scholarships highly contributes to the country’s human development effort in higher education”
The program offers a lifetime opportunity for young Ethiopian students to pursue their studies at the highest level, to learn more about European cultures, languages, academic systems and, not least, people at some of the best universities in Europe.
Apart from improving the student's expertise, the scholarships are also meant to enrich the student’s life experiences, help create mutual understanding and openness between people and cultures, the ambassador noted.
“We hope that these scholarships will help these students to excel and that they will return to Ethiopia with enhanced skills and knowledge useful for the country and themselves, as well as with fond memories of Europe.”
The Erasmus+ Scholarship programme is a valuable opportunity for Ethiopia as it supports the country’s endeavor of the development of higher learning to address its need of more experts of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and humanities.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency