This year, 111 Bangladeshi students have been selected for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship under the Erasmus+ programme.
They will get the chance to study in numerous European cities for completing masters enrolling in different areas such as environmental sciences, engineering, gender studies, economics, health, IT, law and development studies.
Ambassador Rensje Teerink, head of delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh, hosted a virtual Erasmus+ orientation event today for the 111 Bangladeshi students, read a press release issued on Sunday.
It is the most prestigious study programme, Erasmus+ has to offer, full-degree scholarships are funded and the beneficiaries are awarded a joint, double degree, or multiple degrees, upon their graduation, the press statement added.
The EU ambassador said: "Despite Covid-19, we still live in a globalized world and a flagship programme like Erasmus+, with a strong external dimension that aims to promote people-to-people exchanges, can and should be a game-changer.
"Worldwide and in Bangladesh, demand for highly-skilled, socially engaged people is increasing. High-level skills gaps already exist. Driven by digital technology, jobs are becoming more flexible and complex. People's capacities to be entrepreneurial, think autonomously and creatively and be resilient are more crucial than ever. Erasmus+ helps its beneficiaries to build resilience, adapt to the changing global environment, seize new opportunities and make the most of their talents."
The new knowledge gained will surely have far-reaching applicability in Bangladesh and contribute to making progress towards the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs, read the statement.
Representatives of EU Member States diplomatic missions took part in the event.