On Sunday, 22th October 2023, the IEEE AIUB Student Branch organized a webinar titled “A Road to Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM) and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship” in collaboration with Erasmus Mundus Association Bangladesh. The main focus of the webinar was to aware students about the Erasmus Mundus Program and its benefits.
Dr. Shameem Ahmad, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, inaugurated the webinar by emphasizing the significance of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program and sharing his expertise regarding the program. Additionally, he discussed the speaker and the speaker's previous affiliations. Then, Mr. Sayed Muhammad Baker, Country Representative for Bangladesh Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA AISBL); PhD Candidate, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany; Project Engineer, COHERENT-DILAS Diodenlaser GmbH, Germany; initiated the session by expressing his gratitude to IEEE AIUB Student Branch for organizing the webinar.
He began by giving a brief preview of the subjects he would cover, touching on scholarship eligibility, the application process, and sharing his own journey. Then, he delved into a thorough discussion of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, highlighting its significance as a fully funded option for international students to pursue a master's degree at a consortium of European universities. He highlighted the scholarship's benefits, such as gaining international exposure, language proficiency, and a global network. For the application process, he shared insights on program selection, website navigation, and crafting a persuasive motivation letter that conveys academic interests and career goals. He also covered vital documents, including CVs, recommendation letters, and English proficiency proof, offering tips for their preparation. He concluded by encouraging students to engage in extracurricular activities and research to showcase their potential and emphasized the value of participating in the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for international experience.
With a strong commitment to advancing global education and progress, this webinar proudly serves as a beacon of knowledge and collaboration, in alignment with Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), Quality Education, striving to ensure that every learner has access to a comprehensive, equitable, and enriching educational experience. Dr. Shameem Ahmad wrapped up the session with his closing remarks, expressing gratitude to Erasmus Mundus Association Bangladesh for their collaboration with IEEE AIUB Student Branch. He also presented a virtual token of appreciation on behalf of IEEE AIUB Student Branch to the speaker.
The webinar started at 6:00 PM and ended at 7:30 PM. A total of 80+ participants attended the webinar. Distinguished faculty members Dr. Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan, Director, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch and Dr. Md. Ehasanul Haque, Department Head, IPE & Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, AIUB joined the webinar.