23.07.2015

Changes have been made to the "Rules on payment of tuition fees of Azerbaijani youth in higher education institutions of foreign countries".

Changes have been made to the "Rules on payment of tuition fees of Azerbaijani youth in higher education institutions of foreign countries", approved by the decision no. 261 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic dated November 27, 2008 on paying monthly stipends to students, studying in the UK, in Pound Sterling within the framework of the "State Program on education of Azerbaijani youth abroad in the years 2007-2015".
The execution of the "State Program on education of Azerbaijani youth abroad in the years 2007-2015", approved by Order No. 2090 dated April 16, 2007 of the President of Azerbaijan Republic, and the provision of financial support for students, studying within this framework, to gain specialty knowledge and get a quality education are in the spotlight of the Ministry of Education.
The changes, observed in the euro exchange rate as a result of the financial crisis occurred in European countries in recent times, have negatively affected the financial situation of Azerbaijani youth, studying in the UK within the framework of the State Program. Given the numerous appeals received from students and parents by the Ministry of Education, on the basis of the joint request of the Ministry of Education and the State Oil Fund, the changes have been made by the Decision No. 268 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic dated 21.07.2015 to the Rules on paying monthly stipends to students, studying in the UK, not in Euro but in Pound Sterling since the academic year 2015-2016.
This step will ensure the protection of scholarships of students, studying in the UK within the framework of the State Program, from the recent changes in the euro exchange rate.
We are confident that all students, studying within the framework of the State Program, will graduate with high academic achievements and will contribute to the reforms conducted for the future development of Azerbaijan and the welfare of our people.