59 new Kazakh students going to study in Europe on EU scholarships

NUR-SULTAN — The European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan organized pre-departure orientation session for 59 Kazakh winners of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree (EMJMD) scholarships this year. They will study variety of topics and innovative cross-disciplinary subjects at the best universities in 13 different European countries. With this group of 59 students the number of EMJMD students from Kazakhstan will get to 335.

“The European Union pays significant attention to the development of the human capital, including education and health, and the youth, which is firmly enshrined in the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Kazakhstan. Erasmus+ program is one of the biggest and very appreciated achievement in Europe, and I’m glad that our partner country Kazakhstan can also benefit of it. The EU has recently launched regional DARYA (Dialogue and Actions for Resourceful Youth in Central Asia) program to support youth development. Exchanges of students strengthens people-to-people contacts and connectivity between the EU and Kazakhstan,” said Kestutis Jankauskas, EU Ambassador in Kazakhstan while welcoming and congratulating the winners.

The representatives of Directorate General for Education and Culture in Brussels, a number of EU member state embassies in Kazakhstan as well as several Erasmus+ alumni students spoke about the program and provided the students with practical advice for their stay and studies in the EU.