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Russian scholarships await Pinoy students

THE Russian government is inviting Filipino students and graduates to avail of its scholarship grants to its many universities.

This was revealed during the committee meeting of the House committee on people participation chaired by San Jose Del Monte City Rep. Florida Robes.

Robes said she called for the meeting to enable her colleagues in the House of Representatives to get hold of information on the scholarship grants being offered by the Russian government to Filipino students and graduates.

Denis Karenin, Second Secretary of the Russian Embassy during the meeting held over the weekend, told the committee that the Russian government has been allotting slots for scholarships for Filipinos every year but a small number had so far availed of the same.

Karenin said the Russian government gives scholarships to any field of study for both undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

He added that application forms are available online in their embassy website.

Some of the courses available are in nuclear physics, agriculture, medicine, energy, railway management, among others.

“But students may choose any field of specialization in any university,” Karenin said.

He said the Russian government will provide free tuition and accommodation.

The airfare is however not included and will have to be shouldered by the student.

Karenin also stated that local government units may also submit applications in behalf of their student-constituents for better coordination and facilitation.

Robes said she facilitate the submission of applications of some students from her district who have expressed their interest in availing of the scholarship in Russia.

“We are very fortunate that this kind of opportunity is being offered to us. This is the kind of partnership that we need in order to give our young students valuable education in their fields of interest,” Robes said.