Egyptian students of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and engineering colleges in Ukraine took the exams on May 24-25 to be able to enroll in private or community universities in Egypt.
The Ministry of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday that the exams were conducted in coordination with the higher education ministry and in implementation of directives by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
El-Sisi’s directives aim to help Egyptians studying at Ukrainian universities complete their education in Egypt in the wake of the conflict in the European country.
Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said students who pass the evaluation test will be able to enroll in private and community universities.
Meanwhile, Nabila Makram, the emigration and expatriates affairs minister, said Egypt is keen on protecting the interests of nationals studying abroad.
Makram added that she greatly appreciates the efforts exerted by the higher education ministry to help students returning from Ukraine.
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February, Egyptian students who studied at Ukrainian universities were allowed to enroll in Egyptian universities after undergoing examinations.
Before the Russian invasion, around 6,000 Egyptians lived in Ukraine, including about 3,000 students, according to officials.
In mid-March, Makram said that about 2,179 Egyptian students filled out government forms to transfer to Egyptian Universities.
In late March, the emigration ministry announced that 1,270 began their exams to enroll in Egyptian universities.