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Kyrgyzstan|science|February 19, 2016 / 11:30 AM
UCA launches its inaugural admissions campaign for 2016 academic year

AKIPRESS.COM - The University of Central Asia (UCA) has launched its undergraduate admissions campaign to encourage qualified students from rural and urban schools across Central Asia to apply. UCA, Central Asia’s first fully residential university, is committed to making world-class education highly affordable through generous scholarships and student soft loans.

The University’s first campus will open in September 2016 in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. Undergraduate students will pursue a five-year degree, beginning with a one-year Preparatory Programme to ready them for the international level of academics offered at UCA. This will be followed by two years of general education through rigorous core curriculum modelled on North American liberal arts degree programmes. The final two years will focus on undergraduate specialisations in Computer Science, and Communications and Media. The second campus scheduled to open in September 2017 in Khorog, Tajikistan will offer Economics, and Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Current recruitment is for students who will enrol for specialisations offered both at the Naryn, and Khorog campuses. Students pursuing Tajikistan-based majors will relocate to Khorog in 2017. The Tekeli, Kazakhstan campus is anticipated to open in 2019 and will feature concentrations in Engineering Sciences, and Business and Management. The three campuses are designed by award winning architect Arata Isosaki of Japan and located in stunning mountain natural environments.

UCA’s undergraduate programme taught in English offers majors and minors that are closely aligned with Central Asian labour market needs. It has the smallest student to faculty ratio in the region (9 to 1), and brand new, modern facilities. Admission to the University is merit-based; no student will be denied admission because of financial hardship. UCA offers generous financial aid that includes merit-based scholarships, needs-based grants, and student loans on accessible terms.

“The University of Central Asia campuses will represent a unique academic community. Our students will come from a diversity of backgrounds. The highly qualified faculty holding PhDs from distinguished universities will be an exceptional intellectual resource supported by strong partnerships with leading universities around the world which will enable UCA to deliver higher education at an internationally acceptable standard. The campus will offer a vibrant educational and community life experience that unlocks the talents and energies of students and help set them on the road to become singular actors in their society,” said Dr Bohdan Krawchenko, Director General and Dean of Graduate Studies at UCA.

The admissions team will travel throughout Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan in February and March.

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