Due to the government order, The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia will fund the tuition fund for the students residing in the divisor villages.
The current 2016-2017 academic year, the Ministry of Education and Science has funded approximately 800 students, according to the information provided by the local municipalities.
The support of the students in the occupied territories is carried out due to the directive of Georgian government across the divisor boarder. Additionally, the government funds the students who are already registered in the accredited higher educational institutions and are enrolled in the Bachelor’s, Master’s degree programs, as well as certified medical courses.
The program’s target group are the students who got repressed due to the Russian occupational troops dispatched in the Georgian territories, thus oppressing the Georgian divisor boarder between the two countries. Moreover, owing to the Russian aggression, the students are no longer able to continue their studies in the accredited higher educational institutions. It is important to note, that the program is being carried out from the 2013, and aims to support financially the victimized students.