The candidate selection process for the 2022-2023 academic year of educational grant programs (EGPs), which provide foreign students with the opportunity to study at the higher educational institutions (HEIs) of the Republic of Azerbaijan at the expense of the state, has been completed.
It should be recalled that the EGPs were established for the duration of 5 years in the preparatory courses in accordance with the language of instruction in the HEIs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctor’s degrees, at the main education and residency levels of medical education for the citizens of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 3457 dated December 6, 2017, (OIC), as well as for the citizens of the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) by the Order No. 3567 dated January 10, 2018.
According to the terms of the EGPs, it is expected to allocate an educational grant to 20 foreign students (thus, a total of 40 people for both programs) on an annual basis in each direction (IOC and NAM).
According to the list selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and finally approved together with the Ministry of Science and Education (MSE), the MSE has determined the higher educational institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan where the participants of the EGP will study. The EGP covers tuition fees, visa, registration, monthly stipend, medical assistance, and international transportation expenses paid by the government.
Based on the results of the selection process, the EGPs for the 2022-2023 academic year have been awarded to 20 students from 18 OIC countries (Bangladesh, Algeria, Palestine, Ivory Coast, Indonesia, Iran, Comoros, Kuwait, Egypt, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Gambia, Kazakhstan, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan and Yemen), as well as to 20 students from 18 NMA countries (Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belarus, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Ecuador, India, Honduras, Iran, Colombia, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Nepal, Nicaragua, Thailand, Uganda and Zambia). Selected students will study in 11 higher educational institutions in Azerbaijan, mainly at Azerbaijan Medical University, ADA University, and Khazar University.