Lugansk Taras Shevchenko National University (LNU) accepted some 150 applications from prospective students living in Kiev-controlled territory, a university official told a news briefing in Lugansk on Tuesday.
“LNU has been the most popular higher education institute in the Republic with residents of Kiev-controlled areas. We’ve already accepted some 150 applications from Kiev-controlled territory of Donbass., as well as from other areas,” said Pyotr Tkachuk who is responsible for LNU contribution to the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme.
LNU applications are open for Ukrainian residents, he added.
“Aside from disseminating information in the media for the population of Ukraine-held areas, we hold very interesting actions. We carried out live streaming the other day, we also arrange online forums for prospective students from Kiev-held areas who can ask questions online and promptly get answers,” the LNU official said.
LNU has an online service to request a phone call from the university’s Admissions Board. Not everybody can reach LNU by phone, so feedback can be requested online with Admissions Board secretaries providing exhaustive information.
LNU and its divisions opened their doors to prospective students from Ukraine-held areas of Donbass, and provided an opportunity to seek scholarships funded by Lugansk People’s Republic state budget. Prospective students are guaranteed entry without the general certificate of secondary education (GCSE) and entry tests; tuition and housing are free of charge.
More information on the humanitarian programme is available on LNU website and in LNU groups on social media.
On 24 July, acting LNR Council of Ministers deputy chairwoman Natalia Tikhonskaya said the Republic’s universities had accepted some 12,000 applications from Donbass residents this season, including from those living in Kiev-controlled territory.
Earlier, LPR Education and Science First Deputy Minister Nikolay Klipakov said the Ministry expected the Republic’s universities to admit some 700 people from Kiev-held areas this year.
On February 17 DPR and LPR Heads Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy launched the program of humanitarian assistance for residents of Kiev-held part of Donbass. The main goal of the programme is to provide financial and medical aid and educational services to socially vulnerable groups.
LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.