Uzbekistan, Tashkent, June 20 / Trend, D. Azizov /
Universities in Uzbekistan will admit 62.9 thousand students in the 2013-2014 academic years, including 56.607 thousand students for baccalaureate departments (same number as in the previous year), 6.3 thousand (5.88 thousand) for graduate departments, 115 students for special correspondence departments.
Quotas for admission of students for the new academic year were approved by the Decree of President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
According to the decree, in the new academic year the quota for education by state grants at undergraduate offices was slightly reduced to 19.12 thousand students (19.34 thousand in the previous year). The amount of students admitted to a paid contract form of education will increase from 37.267 thousand to 37.487 thousand.
The quota for education via state grants for graduate departments was also reduced from 21.566 thousand to 21.548 thousand in the 2012-2013 academic year. The same quota, has been increased from 4.734 thousand to 4.752 thousand in the previous year on a paid contract basis.
It is planned to admit 65 people (on grants) to the special correspondence departments for bachelor training at the Kungrad department of the Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technologies. Tashkent University of Information Technologies will admit 50 people to special correspondence department, including 15 on government grants.
The quota for admission to bachelor degree of special correspondence departments of the Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technologies (Kungrad department) and the Tashkent University of Information Technologies will remain at last year's level of 65 students funded by government grants and 50 respectively, including 15 students funded by government grants and 35 students on fee contract basis respectively.
Currently, there are 58 universities in Uzbekistan, including 28 in Tashkent, six in Samarkand, four in Andijan, three in Bukhara and Namangan, two in Fergana, Nukus and Karshi, and one in Termez, Urgench, Navoiy and Kokand.
In addition, seven branches of foreign universities, admission quotas to which are defined separately, are operating in the country. They are Westminster International University, branches of Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Plekhanov Russian Economic University, The Management Development Institute of Singapore, The Polytechnic University of Turin and a representative office of Nagoya University, whose task is the selection and organization of study of the graduates from colleges and high schools, as well as students and graduates of Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries in higher education institutions of Japan on the basis of grants of the Japanese government.