Liberia: Information Session on the European Union’s Scholarships Opportunity
Monrovia – The European Union Delegation in Liberia in collaboration with the University of Liberia has completed the second edition of the information session on the Erasmus+ program on Wednesday27th November 2019 at the Capitol Campus.
The Erasmus+ is a European Union program, which provides scholarships opportunities to study in Europe. This information session focused mainly on Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees.
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees is available to students who have completed undergraduate studies. Under this module, applicants are required to study for one (1) or two (2) years. They will also be required to study in at least two (2) European countries. Under this segment of the Erasmus+, grants are also available for visiting scholars and guest lecturers who bring added value to the degree course. Liberians are eligible to apply.
Speaking at the information session, Professor Geegbae A. Geegbae Vice President for Institutional Development and Planning at the University of Liberia encouraged students to be focus and apply for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Mater Degrees, “We want to thank the EU for this opportunity. We have always encouraged you to prepare yourselves as opportunities like these are for prepared students. We want you to go there and represent us not only us but this country. For those of you who will be lucky to go, we want you to return and contribute to the growth and development of our nation.”
A beneficiary of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees John Mayson called on Liberian students to take advantage of the opportunity. “Read the guidelines, follow the instructions, prepare your documents and apply because it will not only make you marketable but it will also aid towards the development of Liberia.” said Mayson who now holds a Master Degree in Costal & Marine Engineering &Management (CoMEM) from three European Universities.
Lorpu Faith Scott, Education Project Officer said, “The process is fair, no who knows you. The selection committee is based in Europe. We will only be here to help information on application process. If you have a question you can call us.”
“We are encouraging more Liberians to apply for the EU Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees,” said Juan Antonio Frutos, Head of EU’s Political, Press and Information Section.
In addition to the Erasmus+ program, which includes Universities from all over Europe, students were also informed about bilateral education programs offered by the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.