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 40 Ukrainians won EU’s Erasmus+ scholarships

A total of 40 Ukrainians, out of the 2,452 winners of the 2020 сall for proposals from all over the world, will study at one of 123 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes (EMJMDs) in Europe with the financial support of the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme+, according to a press release of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. The winners come from 142 countries spread over six continents.

“Ukrainian Erasmus Mundus students are considered as ‘Ukrainian Ambassadors’ and ‘Soft Diplomats’ to promote and support Ukraine in Europe.  After graduation, they will make Ukraine a better place, helping their country move on its European path,” highlighted Ambassador Matti Maasikas, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

33 female and 7 male students from Kyiv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Ostroh, Poltava and other regions are expected to start Erasmus Mundus Joint Degrees (EMJMDs) this August-September at the best universities of Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Austria, and Germany.

This year, Ukrainian students are interested in the following fields of study: Urbanisation, Globalisation and Gender Studies; Nanomedicine, Neuroscience and Health; Tourism, Culture, Media and Art; Engineering and IT; Economy and Entrepreneurship; Climate Changes, etc.

In total, 256 applications were submitted from Ukraine among 29,145 participants competing from other 180 countries. Together with Ukraine, the following countries are in TOP 20 list which represents the best results within the 2020 call: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Spain, United States, and Vietnam. In addition, 950 candidates from Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova) applied, with 115 applications being successful, and Ukraine proves the best results among the Eastern Partnership countries.

A total of 248 Ukrainian students have studied at EMJMDs since 2014, including 234 Master and 14 PhD students.

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