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Published On: August 4, 2022 07:24 PM NPT By: Republica

EU awards Erasmus + scholarships to 60 Nepali students to pursue higher education in Europe

EU awards Erasmus + scholarships to 60 Nepali students to pursue higher education in Europe


The Delegation of the European Union to Nepal in collaboration with the Erasmus Mundus Association Nepal has organized a Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for the new scholarship recipients of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) batch 2022-2024 on August 4.

According to a statement issued by the EU Office in Nepal, a total of 60 Nepali students have received the scholarship this year. The students have been awarded full scholarships for the period 2022-2024 and they will spend two years full time in prestigious European Universities to pursue their Master Degrees in various fields.

Some of the fields of studies for which the students have been awarded are soils and global change, flood risk management, urban climate and sustainability, forestry and natural resources management, media and communication and vaccinology education.

Similarly, Nepali Higher Education Institutions, in partnership with European Universities, are implementing 14 capacity-building projects in the field of higher education. Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Pokhara University, Mid-Western University are some of the Nepali partners working in the area of engineering, sustainable tourism, smart agriculture and more.   

“We hope that these scholarships will help these students to further excel and that they will return to Nepal with enhanced skills and knowledge useful for the country and themselves, as well as with fond memories of Europe,” the statement quoted Nona Deprez, EU Ambassador to Nepal as saying.

Representatives of the EU Member State Embassies based in Kathmandu and New Delhi also participated in the programme and answered the queries of students who are looking forward to begin their studies in different countries in Europe.

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