Twelve Ugandan students awarded European Union scholarships
Twelve Ugandan students have been awarded scholarships to pursue Master’s degrees at different European Universities.
According to sources, the EU is to spend an average of 60,000 Euros (220.4 million Shillings) annually on each student.
While speaking at the send-off event for the students at his residence in Kololo, the EU Head of Delegation to Uganda, Ambassador Attilio Pacifici said that the students had been awarded scholarships to pursue joint Master Degrees in European Universities under the European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students-Erasmus+.
The program is an annual scholarship supported by the European Union-EU Member States.
It is an all-inclusive EU funded program that organizes student exchanges to enable them to gain international experience, promote the sustainable development of EU partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity, and inclusion.
Since 2004, the program has enabled a total of 139 Ugandans to pursue higher education in Europe.
Those awarded scholarships are Teddy Nambaziira, Teddy Nakandi, Kenneth Nkumire, Leonard Kalule, Stephen Ediru and Joventine Mulumba, all former students of Makerere University.
The others are Agnes Nyamiel from Busitema University, Tomasi Tusingwire and Felix Mugizi both from Kyambogo University, Geoffrey Ruhangariyo from Uganda Christian University, Ronald Ochan and Winnie Nalubowa from Gulu University.