Erasmus scholarship for 38 Nepalis

KATHMANDU: Thirty seven Nepali students and one scholar are among the 10,000 awardees of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the academic year 2009-2010, a European Commission press release announced today.

The European Commission has announced the grants which are to be funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme. As many as 8,385 students and academicians will go to study or teach in Europe, and 1,561 Europeans will spend periods at partner institutions in countries outside Europe.

“I am overjoyed on bagging such a prestigious scholarship,” says Sameer KC, 25, a permanent resident of Sarlahi district. KC, along with other awardees, participated in an information session organised by the Delegation of the European Commission to Nepal last Friday.

“I was surfing the net for scholarship opportunities in Finland, and suddenly I saw Erasmus Mundus,” said KC, who is going to Finland and Denmark for his Masters in Mobile Computation.”

He completed his Bachelors in IT from a college in the capital.