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EU Delegation to South Sudan engages Juba University on Erasmus+

University of Juba

The Delegation of the European Union to South Sudan on Saturday took through the students and lecturers of the University of Juba on the Erasmus + (scholarship) programmes which aims at boosting postgraduate studies for students and building partnership with European Union universities.

EU’s Erasmus+ programme offers short-term higher education mobility for students, academic and administrative staff master and PhD candidates.  The programme also supports traineeships for students and training for staff for two to 12 months at prestigious European universities.

EU at Juba University - Erasmus+

“The Erasmus+ programme is for all interested students and academia to further their studies in European Union universities,” Dionyz Hochel, Deputy Head of Mission at the Delegation told students and lecturers at the Senate Hall, University Of Juba on Saturday.

“The Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover tuition fees, insurance, a contribution to student travel and installation costs and a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme,” he added.

Students and lecturers cited difficulty of application procedure and acquisition of student visa as the main challenges in their attempts to apply for the Erasmus+ scholarships.

EUDELSSD engages Juba University on Erasmus+

Mr. Hochel advised those interested to get visas from neighbouring countries because the resident EU –member states in the country do not issue them.

On the cumbersome application procedure, he advised interested persons to seek help from EAC-ERASMUS-PLUS-INTERNATIONAL@ec.europa.eu and the African Students and Alumni Forum (ASAF) in the region.

Dionyz Hochel at Juba University on Erasmus+

No South Sudanese has benefited from this programme so far but neighboring, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania have hugely benefited from the Erasmus+ programme.

For more information on this programme, check this link: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/document/erasmus-programme-guide-2022