Centre for European Studies Organizes Workshop on Funding/Funding Opportunities for Students

The Centre for European Studies in collaboration with the Erasmus Mundus Plus Program has organized a one day workshop on Postgraduate Educational Scholarship/Funding Opportunities for students. The event was held on Thursday 27th April 2017 at the Auditorium of the Law Faculty in the University of Ghana.  It brought together all final year students willing to pursue further education in Europe to interact with the Ambassadors and representatives of EU-Member Countries in Ghana. The Ambassadors present include the German Ambassador, Ambassador of Spain, Italian Ambassador, Netherlands Ambassadors, France Ambassador and the EU Ambassador.  The workshop also presented an opportunity for those who have benefitted from funding opportunities from countries in Europe to share their experiences.

A cross section of Ambassadors and Director of CES paying attention to a presentation

A cross section of participants

In his brief welcome address, Professor Ransford Gyampo, Director of the Centre for European Studies noted that many brilliant Ghanaian students especially from the University of Ghana easily gain admission into schools in urope. However, the challenge that confronts them is lack of funding and inadequate information regarding where funding can be located and how to access it. According to him, the workshop was aimed at making information about European funding opportunities available and accessible to all final year students and encouraging those who wish to study in Europe to apply.

Prof Ransford Gyampo, CES Director addressing the students and Ambassadors

The Head of the EU Delegation in Ghana, Ambassador William commended the Centre for European Studies for the initiative. He noted that the event also commemorates 60 years of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship grants to students across the globe. He pledged his assistance in ensuring easy access to funding by University of Ghana students who wish to study in Europe. The various Ambassadors took turns to address the students on the scholarship opportunities they can offer students.
In demonstrating their support and collaboration with the CES, they also unveiled a symbolic plaque to commemorate the establishment of the CES and to demonstrate the partnership between the Centre and the EU-Member countries. The Ambassadors also pledged their support for the CES and urged all students willing to pursue postgraduate studies in Europe to seize the opportunity offered them by the establishment of the CES and its goodwill as well as partnership with the EU-Member Countries.

           Unveiling a symbolic plaque for CES: L-R: Italian Ambassador, Spanish Ambassador, EU Ambassador,  Netherlands Ambassador, German Ambassador and acting France Ambassador