The Higher Education and Science Committee of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Armenia has issued a circular letter to the heads of higher education institutions, outlining measures to support students forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to the circular, in light of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, starting from September 19, 2023, students who have been forcibly displaced can continue their education by enrolling in appropriate courses and programs at Armenian universities. These students will be admitted regardless of the availability of documents at the time of application, the number of available slots for the specific program, and credit differences, with a situational or individual approach as needed.
Universities are required to conduct a census of these displaced students and provide their data to the Higher Education and Science Committee on a weekly basis for documentation and full engagement.
Efforts are being made to ensure that the necessary documents are available before the start of the exam period, and new regulations for transferring students are being established as needed. Support programs for forcibly displaced students are also under consideration, with additional information to be provided.
In addition to academic support, universities are encouraged to consider integrating students from displaced families, offering psychological and educational support programs, and exploring opportunities for informal educational initiatives through university units or in collaboration with other institutions.