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Tips for Erasmus+, EU scholarships in November

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Over 400 participants, who are mostly students, attending Sunday’s workshop of European Scholarship orientation at CKCC. KT/Srey Kumneth

The European Union Ambassador in Cambodia, H.E. George Edgar once said: “An investment in human capital is an investment in the children and future generations of Cambodia, and therefore an investment in the future economic growth of the country”.

Now it’s about time for that educational investment, as the opening day for applications of Erasmus+ scholarship is just around the corner.

The European Scholarship Workshop held at Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center last Sunday, declared that Erasmus+ Scholarship – the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe, will be opened in November for applications from individuals and organisations.

Knowing the need of Cambodian students who wish to pursue further degrees abroad, the five key speakers who are Erasmus scholarship recipients, were invited to the Sunday workshop to share their experience and techniques on how to land this scholarship, with more than 400 participants who turned up and paying rapt attention.

To student-readers out there, if you are in contemplation to apply for Erasmus+ or want to get more tips from the Erasmus alumni, this article is for you. Check important tips below and get ready for upcoming Erasmus+ application day!

English proficiency Hour Povratanak, who won a scholarship to do a Master’s degree in food Innovation and Product Design, shared that the participants should be outstanding students or need a high score in International English Language Testing System 6.5 (IELTS).

Scholarship requirements Students should prepare for IELTS test and learn to write a motivation letter as the scholarship will require you to submit the IELTs score and motivation letter when you apply. In addition, for a Master’s degree, the applicant must show proof of working experience of at least two years in any fulltime job related to the Major you are applying for.

Ready for motivation letter-writing Lay Sivhuang, an Erasmus+ candidate majoring in ‘Global Markets, Local Creativities’ programme, said: A motivation letter must tell the reader clearly about your goal and why you are interested in applying for the scholarship. Beyond telling people your experience and skills, mainly, you must say why you should be chosen.

Attention: The three important tips above should make you sit up about fulfilling the Erasmus+ requirements.

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