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146 Indian Students Awarded Prestigious Erasmus Mundus Scholarships For 2024

Continuing their impressive streak, 146 Indian students, comprising 75 women and 71 men, have received Erasmus Mundus scholarships to pursue a two-year Master’s program in Europe for the 2024 academic year, making India one of the leading recipients of this scholarship. According to the Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan, “Worldwide, 2603 […]

Continuing their impressive streak, 146 Indian students, comprising 75 women and 71 men, have received Erasmus Mundus scholarships to pursue a two-year Master’s program in Europe for the 2024 academic year, making India one of the leading recipients of this scholarship.

According to the Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan, “Worldwide, 2603 students from 137 countries have been awarded scholarships this year for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s degree, which offers a study programme jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions.”

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Programme is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024, highlighting the programme’s significant impact on students, educational institutions, and countries outside the European Union.

“India has been the largest beneficiary of the programme, with over 2000 students receiving the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship since its inception in 2004. Overall, more than 6,000 Erasmus+ short- and long-term scholarships have been awarded to Indian students since the programme opened to international students in 2004, providing access to state-of-the-art education and research facilities, international exposure, and valuable professional networks and thus opening up wider professional opportunities,” the statement read.

The Delegation of the European Union to India hosted an event for the grantees, celebrating the increasing people-to-people connections and mobility between the EU and India. These scholars are set to begin their international degree program in Europe this September.

The chosen students will have the chance to study and conduct research at a minimum of two universities in different European countries, earning joint or double degrees in various fields such as sustainability, pharmaceuticals, engineering, quantum, data, and various STEM and social science disciplines. The fully funded scholarship covers tuition fees, travel expenses, and a living allowance.

While congratulating the winners, Herve Delphin, Ambassador of the European Union to India, said: “Over 80,000 Indian students are studying in Europe, reflecting a growing appreciation for the continent’s diverse academic offerings, rich cultural heritage, and unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth. The fact that India has been a top recipient of Erasmus+ scholarships since their inception, despite their competitive nature, speaks volumes about the calibre of Indian students. This is the start of an enriching and transformative experience for them. As they are about to study and live a unique experience in an EU country, they will also become ambassadors of the partnership between the EU and India. I wish them every success.”

The event brought together Indian students, Erasmus and Research Alumni, and representatives from EU Member States such as the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, and Belgium, providing an interactive platform to share information on traveling, living, and studying in Europe.

Erasmus, which stands for European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, is a program established in 1987 by the European Union to support global education and encourage partnerships between universities and countries.

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