66 Russians Have Received Erasmus+ Scholarships to Study in EU This Year

Russia Asia Higher Education News by Erudera News Aug 30, 2022

Erasmus+ program

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM) has awarded 66 Russian students with scholarships to continue their master's studies at European universities.

As the number of scholarship winners from Russia continues to be high, Russia remains again among the top beneficiaries of EMJM scholarships worldwide, Erudera.com reports.

The EMJM scheme grants students the opportunity to pursue a Master's degree at leading European universities in at least two different EU countries, including here the most popular study destinations in EU, like France, Italy, and Belgium.

Based on this fully funded scholarship, the recipient has covered their tuition fee, travel cost, and living allowance with around €1100 to €1200 per month for 24 months.

"The importance of preserving individual people-to-people contacts and opportunities for Russian people, particularly young people, to learn about Europe as it is, from the inside. While many joint activities between the EU and Russia have been discontinued, academic mobility programs, including the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters, are still available to Russian students," the Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation, Markus Ederer, pointed out in this regard.

64 Ukrainian students have also won the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships. As a result, about 46 women and 18 men from Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Uzhhorod will have the opportunity to continue their studies in the EU with the financial support of the Erasmus+ Program. In addition, 69 other candidates from Ukraine are on the reserve list.

In spite of the high number of Russians and Ukrainians receiving such scholarships, the number of students from other countries is way higher. For example, the EU has awarded over 200 postgraduate scholarships to young Nigerian students to study in the best European universities under the Erasmus+ program.

Considering the high number of students selected for this program, Nigeria is ranked second, right after Pakistan, among the countries with the highest number of students that benefit from this program.

According to the Delegation of the EU to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, over the last four years, there has been a quadrupling of the number of Nigerians selected for Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarships.

The same has revealed that in 2019 the number increased from 44 winners to 93 in 2020, 133 in 2021, and this year a record number of over 200 scholarships was awarded.

Previously, the Delegation of the EU in Bangladesh also announced that about 151 students from Bangladesh would have the opportunity to study in Europe through Erasmus+ scholarships.

So far, more than 28,000 students from 195 different countries have received Erasmus Mundus Joint Master scholarships over 17 years to study in 566 programs.

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