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Education Ministry calculates money foreign students spend on education in Ukraine

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One foreign student in Ukraine spends 6-8 thousand dollars a year
20:38, 18 November 2020

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The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine has calculated that, on average, one foreign student spends 6-8 thousand dollars annually on education in Ukraine. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science, referring to the calculations of Ukrainian State Center for International Education.

"Education of foreign students in Ukrainian educational institutions is not only the country's image, but also an important component of investments in the economy. According to the approximate calculations of Ukrainian State Center for International Education, a foreign student, receiving higher education in Ukraine spends at least 6-8 thousand dollars annually," the report says.

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It is noted that as of January 1, 2020, 80,470 foreign students from 158 countries studied at Ukrainian universities.

"According to the Center, in 2019, the total cost of tuition, accommodation, insurance, paperwork, food, transport and other needs of foreign students studying in Ukraine amounted to more than $ 570 million. If the average duration of study is 5-6 years , then in general, Ukraine's income from foreign students for this period is more than $ 3 billion, " the press service adds.

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It is noted that the top ten countries by origin of foreign students include India (18,429 people), Morocco (8,233), Azerbaijan (5,470), Turkmenistan (5,344), Nigeria (4,379), Turkey (3,764), China (3,527), Egypt ( 3,499), Israel (2,561), Uzbekistan (2,027).

As we reported earlier, president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko ordered to dismiss students who participate in the protests.

“If they come to learn – you should learn, people who want to learn should learn. People who participated in the unauthorized actions in violation of the law – they are deprived of the right to be students. Please, sent the, as I have said, to army, on the street. Let them walk the streets but they should be dismissed from the university,” Lukashenko said.

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