Online distance learning and online education have contributed a whole lot to countries who have been struggling to produce good level education. Now, this is stretching the term a bit. We would argue that pretty much every country in the world with access to the internet has its own good institutions of higher learning. At the same time, the advent of online distance learning and online education have also been adding to the numbers of clever people in some of the more remote parts of the world. And there is no shame in this.
We know that the hyper-connectivity the world has managed to establish, has driven literacy numbers across the globe at a rapid clip.
Now, more institutions are joining the fray to bring education farther out. Take the Flemish Interuniversity Council which offers estimated 12 scholarships every year for the Hassaelt University. Those scholarships are readily available for any candidate who wants to pursue a Master of Statistics degree.
The scholarship itself offers quitedecent terms, in fact:
- Monthly allowance of EUR 890 every month are up for grabs
- Additional accommodation allowance to the tune of EUR 390 every month will be offered
- Family allowance is also featured in the offer, it amounts to EUR 62 for every person and it is again monthly
- In addition, candidates will be offered insurance, international travel and naturally a tuition fee
If you want to sign up for this scholarship, you will need to follow through with the registration process that is offered online. In addition, you will need to send hard copies of your application post. The application deadline is 1 March 2018. More about the scholarship can be foundhere.
Overall there is a list of 31 countries whose citizens may apply for the scholarship.
Now, we will not try to refute the merits of online distance learning and online education in any way. We will still maintain that it is a good thing and that Internet as well as education ought to be a basic human right, like they are in the Scandinavian countries. Meanwhile, we are appreciative of the simple fact that western institutions are thinking about vulnerable groups of students.