(zaman.com) - Turkish Minister of Education Huseyin Celik said the Turkish government will send 1,000 students abroad in 2006 for Masters and Ph.D programs.
Celik, at his press conference held in Van, declared that the government would send students abroad this year as required by the Law for Students to Be Sent Abroad for Education No: 1416.
The students were previously sent to the US and Britain. Celik said that this year the government would send students to 19 countries, including China, Russia, South Korea and EU countries, reports Trend.
Celik also announced the students willing to go abroad could receive the required information about the application via the Ministry of National Educations (MEB) website.
Collaborating with the Scientific Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), the Turkish Ministry of Education will send students abroad to study internationally popular fields, such as the social sciences, various applied sciences, genetics and nanotechnology.
Celik said their aim was to send 5,000 students abroad for education within five years and added, It is vital to increase the number of our people learning a foreign language and closely following the developments in the world.