Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

EU, UNDP Funded Education Grant for Afghan Female Students Launched

EU, UNDP Funded Education Grant for  Afghan Female Students Launched

KABUL - The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, have announced the launch of the 2020 application process for education grants for Afghan women to study in Uzbekistan, according to a joint statement on Thursday.
Afghan Women with high school diploma (complete 12 years) wishing to enhance their professional skills via Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme in Agronomy would be awarded educational grants, the statement said.
The main selection criteria include: basic knowledge of English, the fundamentals of biology and chemistry, as well as a successful completion of written English test and interviews with members of the Selection Committee.
The scholarship covers tuition fee, accommodation, travel and monthly stipends.
Award winners will attend a foundation Uzbek language course, basic English language, and basic courses in Chemistry and Biology during the first year of study. After obtaining necessary language skills and basic training in biology and chemistry, students will enroll at their TVET programme in Agronomy. The scholarship will last for three years from September 2020 until May 2023. During this time, students will live and study at the Educational Center for Training Afghan Citizens in Termez, Uzbekistan.
The application process starts on July 20, 2020 and comprises three stages. To find out about the programme and all the details related to the application process, please follow this link: https://edu.uz/en/pages/afghan_women_TVET_grants
The scholarship programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP. It is a new cross-border initiative that provides an opportunity for Afghan women to obtain education from Universities in Central Asia and thus enhance their skills and re-invent themselves professionally. (Pajhwok)