Generalitat expands access to Erasmus+ scholarships and awards for excellence

Valencia (EP). Ministry of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society He has adapted the rules governing calls for Erasmus + scholarships and those for Academic Excellence Awards In order to reach more university students and the Higher Institute of Technical Education of the Valencian Community (ISEACV).

Thus, the Department of Self-Administration promotes “a scholarship policy that does not allow any student to give up studies for economic reasons and in which academic efforts are recognized.”

In the new regulations for the Erasmus+ Scholarships, Conselleria opens the door for incorporation into future calls for Masters, Third Cycle or PhD students, by which the studies that can be supported by this scholarship are expanded and, accordingly, the number of students they can access, Generalitat highlighted in a statement .

In addition, in order to achieve international mobility for students, It was decided to abolish the registration requirement in the Valencian Community To select assistance, as well as the registration criteria for being a recipient of a Ministry scholarship.

For their part, Scholarships for the Promotion of Academic Excellence have become awards for academic excellence in undergraduate studies at Valencia Public Universities and ISEACV-affiliated centers, In order to recognize and reward the merit and ability approved in studies.

Recognition of Excellence

With new prizes, Beneficiaries will receive recognition for their academic excellence Which will be recorded in the student’s record as merit at the undergraduate and administrative levels upon formalizing a contract or continuing their research career, which will improve their chances of accessing the labor market.

At the same time, they are also thinking of increasing the number of recipients, since at least one award of excellence is guaranteed for each degree and in degrees with a large number of graduates, there will also be Award based on the ratio of male and female students.

In the previous call, the economic endowment was a course fee waiver. With the new rules, the economic amount becomes homogeneous, as each beneficiary will receive the same prize amount, being able to allocate the money to what they consider the best. With this, Conselleria intends to “recognize the course and academic effort of the students”.

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Minister of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society, Caroline PascualHe insisted on the will of the Valencian government to “give facilities to students” and highlighted that Generalitat Valenciana “has doubled the investment allocated to university scholarships since 2015”.

This Consell ‘commitment’ with flexible access to the new Erasmus+ Scholarships and Awards for Academic Excellence joins the adjustments already made in the stipend grants, whose call has been extended to all students and all students for all courses, including master’s degrees, which In it, “special attention” was given to the most disadvantaged groups so that “no one has to give up their studies for economic reasons.”

The period for submitting comments to these rules is fifteen days from the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Gazette of Generals of Valencia (DOGV) by sending an e-mail to dguniversitats @ gva.

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