The EU is well on the way to meeting President Juncker’s commitment of funding Erasmus+ higher education scholarships for 35,000 African students and staff by 2020.

Erasmus+ playing its part in the Africa-Europe AllianceThe Africa-Europe Alliance is all about investing in people’s futures. Primarily by equipping young people with the skills they need to build their futures – and the futures of their respective continents.

Erasmus+ has a big part to play in this field. European Commission President Juncker committed the EU to supporting higher education scholarships for 35,000 African students and staff by 2020.

This additional Erasmus+ funding is having a big impact.
In 2019, over 8,000 African students and staff have been granted scholarships to come to European universities, bringing the total to over 26,000 so far – well on the way to next year’s target. The extra funding means more countries are involved: Chad, Mauritania and Liberia are examples of countries that are now receiving scholarships for the first time. More than 4,000 Europeans – primarily academic staff – will visit African universities.

Read the full press release | via European Commission.