Ten Taiwanese Students Awarded EU Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Ten Taiwanese students have been selected as the Erasmus Mundus scholarship grantees for Doctoral and Master Courses starting this September. They together with other Taiwanese students will join thousands of students from all over the world and begin their study journeys around Europe.

 Frederic Laplanche, Head of EETO, presenting the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship certificate to Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Candidate, Ms Wang Hsin-Mien,

The Erasmus Mundus programme is funded by the EU in cooperation with hundreds of European Universities. The programme offers over 180 Doctoral and Master Courses for students from around the world to choose. The Courses are designed in such a way that students must study at at least two European Universities in different EU member states to complete theirs degrees. The Programme also offers over one thousand scholarship places to students who wish to enrol in one of the Doctoral or Master Courses. The scholarship provides 21,000 – 24,000 euros per year which would pay for the grantee's tuition fee, living and transport costs.

This year, 53 Taiwanese students have been accepted to attend the Erasmus Mundus Courses, of which ten students have been granted the Scholarships. In addition, the Ministry of Education of Taiwan awarded eight more 'EU scholarships' to the students who will attend the Courses without the Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

The ten Erasmus Mundus scholarship grantees include two Doctoral student and eight Master students. The subjects of their courses are very diverse and they include: Photonic Engineering Nanophotonics and Biophotonics, Advanced Ship Design, Dance Knowledge and Heritage, and Sports and Exercise Psychology.

A certificate award ceremony was held today at the 'Mayor's Residence Salon' where the ten Erasmus Mundus scholarship grantees were awarded certificates from the Head of the European Economic and Trade office, Frederic Laplanche, to acknowledge their achievements. The eight Ministry of Education 'EU Scholarship' grantees also received certificates from Mr Tony Lin, the Director General of the Bureau of International Cultural and Educational Relations, Ministry of Education.

Frederic Laplanche and Tony Lin, Director General of BICER, Ministry of Education, together with all the scholarship grantees

Mr Laplanche encouraged more Taiwanese students to apply for the Erasmus Mundus Courses, and to take advantage of this unique opportunity of studying around Europe and with class mates from around the world. The application period for next year's courses will begin in September and end in December or next January depending on the courses.

Related Links

How to apply Erasmus Mundus: 
http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/taiwan/travel_eu/education/application/application.htm

Erasmus Mundus:  
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/

Ministry of Education EU Scholarship
http://www.edu.tw/BICER/content.aspx?site_content_sn=24787

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