Welcome to the European Scholarship Scheme for Young Belarusians (ESSYB)

The purpose of ESSYB is to contribute to a democratic and prosperous development in Belarus by giving young Belarusians access to higher education without ideological bias and according to internationally accepted academic standards.

Through ESSYB, Belarusians may apply for scholarships for studies at Universities across Europe. The scholarship program is open to all young Belarusians, who meet the necessary academic, linguistic and personal requirements.

The Programme is financed by the European Union and managed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

By providing quality higher education for a generation of young Belarusians the EU hopes to establish a foundation for future democratic development of the Belarusian society. The aim of the programme is that scholarship holders upon graduation will return to Belarus and aspire to become leaders and engaged citizens who can contribute to the modernization of Belarus.

At this website you will find more information about the Programme. There will be no calls for applications for the academic year 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

Please read more by choosing the appropriate heading in the Main Menu, or read more about scholarship holders from the previous programme: Open Europe Scholarship Scheme, which was launched in 2011/2012.