Giving the opportunity to Sierra Leoneans to study in Europe: the EU Delegation informs students on Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarship

For the past weeks, the European Union Delegation to Sierra Leone in partnership with the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education have been briefing students of the Njala University in Bo, the University of Sierra Leone in Freetown, and the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) in Makeni on how to apply for the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Scholarship Programme.

Students listening to the presentation at Fourah Bay College

The sessions were aimed at enhancing awareness among students about the opportunity to study in Europe and to increase the number of Sierra Leoneans applying and being selected under the programme.

EU Head of Cooperation interacting with students at Njala University

The session attracted over 1500 students from various faculties of the Universities, who actively participated at the events.

The Erasmus programme is for:

  • undergraduate students
  • students with bachelor’s degree (first degree)
  • students who are in the last year of their bachelor studies and will graduate before the master’s programme starts.

It gives the opportunity to Sierra Leoneans students and other students across the world to study in European Universities and includes full scholarships, which covers:

  • university fee;
  • flight ticket to Europe;
  •  a monthly living allowance:
  • insurance.
Head of PPI Section - Juan Frtos adddressing students during the informative sessions

During the programme, students study in at least 2 European countries between one to two academic years.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters are high-level and integrated study programmes, at master level which are designed and delivered thank to an international partnership among higher education institutions (HEIs). They involve at least three HEI from three different countries, of which at least two are EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme.

By supporting these jointly recognised Master degrees, the European Union aims at fostering excellence and internationalisation of the participating institutions. The EU Delegation encourages Sierra Leonean students to apply to benefit from this once in a lifetime experience.

Application to the programme is open now and will close in mid-February 2023.

EU Press & Information Officer presenting the Erasmus programme to students

Check on this link to apply: