The European Union (EU) has announced the extension of its Erasmus Plus postgraduate scholarships to both academic and non-academic staff of Nigerian higher institutions. The move is aimed at promoting knowledge sharing and fostering professional growth among university staff.
EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Samuela Isopi, described the Erasmus scholarship as a success story that the EU takes pride in. The statement highlighted that approximately 800 Nigerians have benefited from these scholarships since 2004.
In a press release from the European Union Delegation to Nigeria, Isopi emphasized that the Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme provides a significant opportunity for Nigerians looking to advance their academic pursuits in Europe. The program not only expands educational horizons but also builds bridges of knowledge and encourages cultural exchange.
Moreover, the statement noted that this year, the Erasmus+ program broadens its scope to include teaching and non-teaching staff of higher education institutions, emphasizing knowledge-sharing and professional growth. Eligible Nigerians, including staff from higher education institutions, are encouraged to visit the official Erasmus+ Scholarship website for comprehensive details on application procedures, eligibility criteria, available fields of study, and opportunities for career advancement.
Erasmus+ aims to contribute not only to individual development but also to strengthen the bonds between Nigeria and the European Union through the transformative power of education. The EU has been awarding postgraduate scholarships to young Nigerians since 2014, reflecting its commitment to fostering educational opportunities and collaboration.