20 March 2014
March 13-16, 2014, EEUA visited Nairobi, the bustling capital of Kenya, in order to increase the awareness of Kenyan students about the advantages of studying in Russia, Ukraine & Belarus. Kenyan students have been showing great interest in studying in Eastern Europe over the recent years and it is time to enable the most talented students to continue their education in Russia.
Thus EEUA and Rossotrudnichestvo conducted a scholarship competition for high school students willing to enter technical universities in Russia for Bachelor level. The competition constituted a test in Mathematics and was free of charge for all students.
Based on the results of the competition, 5 most successful students will be awarded full state scholarships for studying in Russian State Technical Universities.
Kenyan students came in bulk to take their chance at the Olympiad and bombarded EEUA representatives with questions about education in Russia & Belarus. They eagerly inquired about various Engineering and Economics courses, as well as Law, Aeronautics, Computer science and Medical courses.
EEUA, along with the representatives of National University of Science and Technology “MISiS” and Irkutsk State Technological University, provided the students with all necessary information concerning the programs and language of instruction in Russian universities, as well as the tuition fee range and hostel fees. The students had the unique chance to speak directly with university lecturers, pose their questions and get an insight into the Russian educational environment. Students could watch informative videos of different cities in Russia and find out the difference of studying in big and regional cities.
Kenyan students were grateful for this opportunity, collected the brochures and left their e-mail addresses to be contacted later.
In general, Kenyan education market is growing day by day and certainly has untapped potential. EEUA believes that Russia and Belarus will continue to attract Kenyan students due to the high-quality and affordability of education, as well as part-time job opportunities and worldwide degree recognition.