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University students and graduates eligible for study in Europe

For Release Upon Receipt - December 3, 2012

St. Augustine

The ANGLE project gives UWI (University of the West Indies) students and staff, as well as graduates of any regional tertiary level institution, the opportunity to apply for scholarships to European universities.   

ANGLE (Academic Networking, a Gate for Learning Experiences) operates within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Programme, a cooperation and mobility programme in higher education, which aims to promote partnerships between European and third-country higher education institutions through exchange and scholarship opportunities.   

ANGLE grants scholarships to Master and Doctorate students, as well as academic and administrative staff, of universities within African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, allowing them to undertake a mobility period, or full degree, at European universities. This opportunity is also extended to underprivileged individuals from these regions. For this strand of the funding scheme, 11 European and nine ACP Higher Education Institutions are partnering with 32 Associate Institutions. Successful applicants from ACP countries can expect to pursue their immersion in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal or Spain. Scholarships include a monthly stipend, travel, insurance and tuition fees.   

The application deadline is Monday December 31st, 2012.     

For more information, visit the ANGLE project website at, or contact Mrs Marcia Mc Donald-Howard, Student Mobility Coordinator, Office of Institutional Advancement and Internationalisation, UWI St. Augustine, at 662-2002 ext. 84206 or  


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with 45 physical site locations across the region, serving 16 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Food & Agriculture, and Social Sciences. 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)