151 Bangladeshi Students Win Erasmus+ Scholarships

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Some 151 students from Bangladesh will study in Europe after winning Erasmus+ scholarships, the European Union Delegation in Bangladesh has announced through a Twitter post.

The EU in Bangladesh, together with the EU Member States, hosted the reception for 151 students who will be studying in a European country under the Erasmus+ program, Erudera.com reports.

On this occasion, Chargé d’Affaires of EU, Hans Lambrecht, described the Erasmus program as a “game-changer,” mentioning the increased budget of €26.2 billion allocated for the program for the period 2021-2027.

“It enables the EU to support new initiatives and attract an even greater number of participants. Worldwide and in Bangladesh, the demand for highly skilled, socially engaged people is increasing,” Lambrecht was quoted as saying by the media.

Students who have won scholarships, according to the EU delegation in Bangladesh, will be able to study full-time at the well-known universities in Europe. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to complete a Master’s degree in various fields, including engineering, data science, gender studies, climate change, public health, human rights, and more.

Bangladesh has been ranked third this year in the number of students receiving scholarships.

Most recently, 60 Nepali students have also been awarded Erasmus scholarships, with the number increasing by 22.4 percent from last year. The news was confirmed by the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal, which said that scholarships had been granted for 2022-24, and students can pursue a Master’s degree at some top universities located in Europe.

Hundreds of students from India have also received Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the 2022/23 academic year, including 88 women. India has ranked first among 167 countries for the second consecutive year in terms of Erasmus+ scholarship recipients.

Last month, the EU Commission revealed that alliances cooperating on education, research, and innovation will receive €14.4 million in support from Erasmus+ for four years.

“By linking them [European higher education institutions] and creating transnational alliances, we allow them to become European Champions of knowledge; to grow even further through cooperation on education, research and innovation,” Vice-President Margaritis Schinas said in a statement.

The Erasmus+ is an EU program created to support education, training, youth, and sport in Europe, which was established in 1987, hosting only 3,244 students in its first year of creation. The program has been funded by the EU for 35 years now, also supporting staff, trainees, and volunteers.

The 2021-2027 Erasmus+ program aims to become more inclusive, greener, as well as more digital.

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