More Grants for South East Asian Students
Russian Ministry of Education and Science is planning to increase the number of state-funded spots for students from ASEAN countries.
It’s good news for prospective students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia – the countries that make up the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Russian government is planning to offer 10% more full tuition grants to ASEAN students next year.
“Almost six thousand students from ASEAN are studying in Russia now, primarily in Medicine, Engineering, Economics and Foreign Language programs,” said Olga Vasilyeva, Minister for Science and Education, at the University Forum in the Russian Far East in early September. “We are considering increasing the quota for this region for the next year by 10%. There are reasons to believe we shall be able to step up our exchange programs and develop network collaboration with universities.”
Every year Russian government extends 15,000 tuition grants to foreign students; regional allocations depend on intergovernmental agreements and the level of economic collaboration.