There are many reasons why Naufal and Uyun decided to study abroad: gain high-quality education, discover a new culture, learn another language, develop a global mind-set and boost their future employment prospects.
The same thoughts inspired more than 3,000 Indonesian students who gathered at the Grand Sahid Jaya hotel as early as 6 a.m. on Europe Day, 9 May, to find out all there is to know about scholarships offered by the EU and its Member States.
The EU-Indonesia Scholarships Info Day involved presentation sessions and information tables on the EU’s Erasmus+ programme and many other scholarships provided by the Government of Indonesia and European countries. Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK were all present and welcomed potential students.
Hundreds of enthusiastic young people, willing to apply for Erasmus+ approached the EU info desk and had a unique opportunity to talk to Erasmus alumni such as Max, who studied aero-mechanics for 2 years in Sweden and Belgium, and Dewi, who obtained a joint master degree in forensic science from Spain, Portugal and the UK.
Besides specializing in high-rated academic institutions, during his stay in Europe, Max travelled to 19 countries and became fluent in German. Dewi described her time in Europe as the best and most challenging two years of her life. She could gain specific expertise while travelling around, learning three languages, and building a wide network of international contacts.
They both encourage Indonesian students to apply given the excellent level of the partner academic institutions, the variety of the programmes and the financial support that the EU offers to students.
Info on Erasmus+
The Erasmus+ programme allows bachelor graduates to carry out their Master and Doctorate studies in at least two universities located in different European countries, and leads to the award of a recognised double, multiple or joint degree.
There are currently 138 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses and 29 Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates available, which cover an extremely wide range of academic disciplines: agricultural and forestry sciences, business studies and management sciences, communication and information sciences, education and teacher training, engineering and technology, humanities, law, and so on.
For more information on Erasmus +, how to apply and deadlines for application please visit:
For a list of Erasmus+ Masters Courses please access: http://bit.ly/erasmusplus-emjmd
A list of Erasmus+ Joint Doctorate is available at: http://bit.ly/erasmusplus-emjd
Did you come to the EU-Indonesia Scholarships Info Day 2015? If not, don’t worry you can still access the presentation materials from this link: http://bit.ly/eu-scholarships
Hurry up and apply soon!