This year, Rosatom is offering scholarship programs for about 60 young specialists from African countries to gain comprehensive knowledge and qualifications in the design, construction, and operation of nuclear facilities, this in according to IAEA standards.
Russian nuclear expert professor Dmitrii Samokhin, Head of Reactor Development and Design Department at the Russian National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI), took part in the just concluded African Youth Nuclear summit hosted by Kenyan Young Generation in Nuclear (KYGN).
At the event, Mr. Samokhin noted that “Rosatom, offers a broad range of opportunities for foreign students and young specialists to gain the relevant knowledge necessary for the development of a national nuclear program.” Russian technical universities have hosted nearly 1400 foreign students through the scholarship program since its inception in 2010.
Rosatom’s bursary program for nuclear education covers the student’s full education fee for a Bachelors or Master’s Degree, as well as significant discounts on local transport, food at the canteen and dormitory fees.
In order to apply, students need to submit application and support documents via Ministry of Education’s website. To understand the full application process, visit the site. Having passed qualifying round, the documents of the candidate are submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science in Russia. After a successful review of the documents, the candidate is sent an official invitation to start studies at the university. Next steps are easy: apply for a visa, prepare for travel and go study.
The African Youth Nuclear summit brought together students as well as junior and senior nuclear professionals from different spheres, all united by the common goal of further developing nuclear science and technology in Africa. The conference was also attended by senior officials from across the continent.