The Higher School of Economics promised to teach those who returned from the war free of charge
The Higher School of Economics, one of the most prestigious universities in Russia, promised to train war veterans in Ukraine and their families free of charge. This was reported in the press service of the university.
Candidates who returned from the war are to be admitted to studies later this year, the university will allocate its own funds for this. Students participating in the war will be admitted to the university in excess of the fixed ten percent limit.
“The University of Economics will train SVO participants, their children and relatives in major educational programs at the expense of the university’s own funds. This decision was made today by the rector of the HSE, Nikita Anisimov. According to the presidential decree, a special limit for children of SVO participants appeared – according to it, 10% of the places from the target recruitment were allocated. The University of Economics intends to admit students exceeding this limit, paying for their education at its own expense, the university said in a statement (quoted by TASS).
Children, spouses, brothers and sisters of soldiers who have returned from the war will have the opportunity to study for free at the HSE. In addition, students who are currently studying on a paid basis will be able to transfer to studies at the expense of the university.
Earlier, the State Duma proposed admitting Russians who had survived the war in Ukraine to universities without exams. The document was submitted to the parliament by the chairwoman of the family affairs committee, Nina Ostanina. dThe deputy explained that the adoption of the initiative would help people who returned from the war in Ukraine to socially adapt to civilian life. It is proposed to grant them the right to enter secondary and higher education organizations without entrance examinations.
In May last year, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a “special amount” for children of war veterans. Subsequently, 10% of the total number of budget places was allocated to such students. However, few students chose to take advantage of this opportunity. For example, Moscow State University provided 408 places for children of war veterans, but only 146 students were enrolled. A similar picture appeared at the Russian State Humanities University (150 state-funded places allocated, 110 people applied), at the Higher School of Economics (266 places allocated, 173 people applied). MIPT reported that it had only received two applications from children of military personnel.