Portuguese government to double scholarships for PALOP countries

The Portuguese government will double, as of next academic year, the number of scholarships for bachelor’s and master’s degrees for Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP), announced Monday in Luanda Province, the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa.

António Costa, who is on a 48-hour working visit to Angola, was speaking during a press conference, which was also attended by the Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço.

Without informing the current number of scholarships, particularly for Angola, the Head of the Portuguese government said that there is a 30% increase in the value of the scholarships, which will translate into an increase in the scholarships granted to Angolan students at Portuguese universities.

Regarding higher education, António Costa said that his government will continue to invest in the Portuguese School of Luanda and also in the development of branches outside the capital.

“We’ll make investments in order to serve a greater number of students who want to follow the Portuguese curriculum”, he stressed.

In the presence of the two dignitaries, as part of António Costa’s visit agenda, on Monday Angola and Portugal signed 13 new legal instruments in the sectors of finance, fisheries, construction, staff training, public administration and the port.

Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe are part of the PALOP countries

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)