Saturday, December 16, 2017

UrFU publishes conditions for paid to free education transition

Ural Federal University recently introduced conditions necessary for the transition from paid to free education.

Galina Kvashnina, UrFU's teaching director, said a new order from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science excludes several items that used to be the basis for transfer to the free form of training. Difficult financial situations, as well as social, sporting and artistic achievements, will no longer be included as qualifications for scholarship.

Under the new regulations, few students will qualify for free education. Students eligible to receive free tuition include individuals who receive excellent marks for two semesters, orphans, individuals 20 years and older, individuals from single-parent families, students with disabilities or students who have lost a parent during his or her course of study.