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EU celebrates Pakistan’s 2021 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship recipients

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Islamabad,  August 26, 2021 (TDI)  The European Union Delegation to Pakistan hosted a pre-departure event for the 141 Pakistani students (77 men and 64 women) who received Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships for 2021 to study in Europe, at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) today. The event, organized in collaboration with the HEC for the second time, recognized Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship holders, and provided an opportunity for networking among peers and Erasmus Alumni.

During his welcome remarks, the Head of Cooperation of the European Union Delegation Mr. Ovidiu Mic said,  “Today we congratulate the young men and women who will embark on an educational and cultural journey through the Erasmus+ programme over the coming months. I am sure that they will return strong knowledge and rich experiences, and will help contribute to the development of Pakistan.”

This year 2,756 students from 142 countries were selected for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships. Pakistan was 3rd in the world for number of scholarships awarded and remained the top country in terms of scholarship applications.

Erasmus+ Alumni shared their experiences, followed by a question and answer session. Higher Education Commission Advisor Mr. Awais Ahmad, representatives from EU member states and members of the Erasmus+ Alumni Association also attended the event.

Erasmus+ is the EU´s programme to support education, training, youth and sport across the world. The first Erasmus+ Programme was launched in 1987, initially for exchanges with Europe only. It was extended beyond Europe´s borders in 2004. It funds programmes, projects, scholarships and fosters cooperation both within the European Union and globally.

The new Erasmus+ programme was launched in March 2021 and brings over 26.2 billion EUR to support mobility and cooperation among Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

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