1,270 Egyptian students from Ukraine begin examinations to enrol in local universities

Mohamed Hatem, Sunday 27 Mar 2022

Egyptian students returning from Ukraine will have to undergo examinations on Monday to enrol in Egyptian universities, a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Emigration and Expatriate Affairs said on Sunday.

Minister of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram on Sunday (Photo courtesy of the ministry's Facebook page).

A total of 1,270 students who were forced to flee the war-ridden country have already submitted their papers to the emigration ministry in order to apply for enrolment into Egyptian universities, according to the statement.

The initiative, taking place under the directives of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, aims to help support Egyptian students returning from Ukraine to carry on their studies back in Egypt by making it easier to transfer into Egyptian universities, the ministry said.

The Cabinet, on its part, has closely examined the situation and has taken steps to streamline the transfer process, the ministry said, adding that they will carefully take into account their extraordinary circumstances.

According to a report received by Minister of Emigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram on the latest updates on Egyptian students returning from Ukraine, the applicants are majoring in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and engineering.

Those who have successfully submitted their papers to the ministry from 14/3 to 24/3 will take exams, which will be held at the following faculties starting Monday, to help determine their academic level and the majors in which they will continue their studies, an announcement issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research said.

Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (29/3)

Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University (30/3)

Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University (28/3)

Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University (28/3)

In a another bid to provide support, the Egyptian Embassy in Kyiv asked those who are experiencing any problems obtaining a transcript or withdrawing their academic files from Ukrainian universities to send all of their details on the following hyperlink.

Makram announced on Tuesday that there will also be a unified form for students in Russia as well and is communicating with them to check on their conditions in light of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, according to another statement by the emigration ministry.

Recently, students in Russia expressed the challenges they face, especially in terms of remittances and withdrawing money via credit cards, in addition to facing difficulties in paying school fees or renewing their passport, the statement added.

In response to students’ demands, Makram explained that students must fill the form accurately and promptly. The form includes all the details of students’ academic year, the city in which they reside, and whether they have proof of enrollment from their academic institution or not.

The form for Egyptian students in Russia is available here.

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