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Photo shows: Photo: EU Ambassador Luc Véron together with Campus Erasmus, a group of Erasmus alumni, orient upcoming Erasmus scholars before travelling to Europe for their MA and PH D programmes

In the coming weeks, 75 Filipino students will pursue their academic dreams in several countries in the European Union after they won scholarships under the EU’s Erasmus + Programme.  The Erasmus+ Programme will allow them to pursue MA and PhD programmes in different universities across the European Union.

H.E. Luc Véron, European Union Ambassador to the Philippines, congratulated the Erasmus+ students and urged them to become ambassadors of goodwill and agents of change to help strengthen the partnership between the EU and the Philippines.  He also encouraged the Erasmus+ scholars to give back to their country after they finish their programme in the EU. 

During the first face-to-face pre-departure orientation since the pandemic, Ambassador Véron said that the Philippines has repeatedly ranked as one of the countries with the highest number of Erasmus+ scholars in the region and in the world. He proudly said that this year the Philippines has ranked 8th among the countries producing the most number of Erasmus scholars worldwide.

This year’s send-off ceremonies were organised by the EU Delegation in collaboration with Campus Erasmus, which is comprised of Erasmus+ scholars in the country.

The Erasmus+ programme gives life-changing opportunities for Filipino students to experience Europe’s academic excellence and culture, learning European languages and being integrated into the European society for one to two years.   The Erasmus + is among the leading international academic mobility programmes in the world. It promotes the EU as a centre of excellence in learning and making student mobility a reality for EU and non-EU citizens alike.

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