Prime Minister’s congratulations to the winners of the Next 100 scholarships for studies abroad


2018 08 07

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Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis congratulated the winners of the Next 100 scholarships for studies abroad, expressing hope that they would soon come back and contribute to the progress of the country.

‘Just half a year ago, it was still not formally possible to allocate funds from the state budget for studies abroad, and here we are today greeting the first successful applicants. I am very pleased about your dedication to come back home after your studies abroad to contribute to our country’s progress’, said the Prime Minister.

The Head of Government promised not only to continue this initiative but, given the absolute need and the success of this year, to expand it. Three times larger budget has been planned for this purpose next year in the context of the educational reform, namely EUR 300 000 euro. Businesses have been also asked to join in the funding of the scholarships.

This has been the first time for the public funding procedure under Next 100 programme for studies abroad to take place.

About EUR 20 000 can be made annually available per student. Eligible costs: tuition and subsistence in a foreign country. Successful applicants who have been admitted to the first year of studies abroad will be publicly supported for the entire first year. If the beneficiary is higher than the first year of studies, the public support will be applicable as off the year the support was granted.

The beneficiary undertakes to work in Lithuania for 3 years after the graduation. This year, the Ministry of Education and Science has allocated, for one-year studies, the total of EUR 100 thousand and extra 140 thousand from the centennial fund of the restoration of the state of Lithuania.