Russia has reserved 91 scholarships for Lebanese students for the 2021/2022 academic year, including 23 announced on Wednesday.
Director of the Russian Cultural Center in Beirut Vadim Zaychikov announced the new scholarships during a meeting with 68 Lebanese students who have already been granted scholarships by Russia.
The scholarships allow selected students to study in Russia at the expense of the Russian state.
The Russian Cultural Center in Beirut organizes annual competitions between students to select exceptional ones to study at Russian universities.
In this year’s competition, 581 students applied for the program, 283 of which participated in the competitive selection stages, including online meetings.
“This year, Lebanese students chose different majors to study in Russia. In addition to traditional majors, such as general medicine and dentistry, students chose biosystems and technologies; applied mathematics and physics; biotechnology; software engineering; basic informatics and information technology; and many more,” Zaychikov told the National News Agency.
Since Russia has resumed flights from Lebanon after having suspended them due to the pandemic, selected students will be able to fly to Russia and start studying as soon as September 1st.