Why prospective students from Uzbekistan choose MAI

28 November 2018

In April 2018, representatives of the International Department of Moscow Aviation Institute for the first time paid an official visit to Uzbekistan, and in July, for the first time in history, our university distance examinations were held in Tashkent. As a result, in 2018, MAI admitted three times more students from Uzbekistan than in 2017.

“Last year, we gathered students from Uzbekistan and, in the process of communicating with them, realized that MAI has a great potential in Uzbekistan,” - said Alexey Zarechenskiy, Head of International Projects Department. - “At the July exams in Tashkent, many of prospective students exhibited a good level of preparation and the best of them got admitted through state-financed student seats on general terms with Russian citizens, or on a contract basis at the prices of citizens of the Russian Federation.



In November 2018, representatives of MAI International Department visited Uzbekistan once more and held a number of meetings with the leadership of top educational organizations, prospective students and their parents. The events were held in the leading lyceums and educational centers of Tashkent: the Academic Lyceum “International House”, the Lyceum at the Polytechnic University of Turin, the Academic Lyceum of Computer Technologies at the Tashkent State Technical University, Alfakom and General Lesson Educational Centers. More than 700 prospective students and their parents were able to get acquainted with MAI's structure and had the opportunity to interact with the representatives of the university.

“One of the most serious barriers of admissions is the need to fly to another country for entrance exams, while the result is not guaranteed,” - said Eugene Gurev, coordinator of international projects of MAI. - “We remove this barrier through distance examinations, successful candidates buy tickets and fly to Moscow, already seeing themselves in the enrollment list."

Alexey Zarechenskiy highly appreciates the potential for cooperation with Uzbekistan: “We have very serious expectations for the admissions campaign in 2019. In March, we are planning to conduct an Olympiad in Tashkent, and in July, distance exams at several sites”.

"In 2019, we plan not only to increase the admission of international students but also to increase the level of applicants. The students from Tashkent showed good results on the exams and easily joined the groups with Russian students. We hope that the opportunity provided by us in advance to get acquainted with the university and pass the entrance exams remotely will be a good chance for the best applicants from Uzbekistan,” - concluded Olga Pogosian, Head of the International Department of MAI.


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