Asia is fast becoming a prefered study abroad destination for international students. Foreign students who have chosen to study in any of the Asian continent can comfortably achieve that. In this article, we shall be discussing study abroad option in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan, is a landlocked Central Asian Sovereign state. It is a secular, unitary constitutional republic, comprising 12 provinces, one autonomous republic, and a capital city. Uzbekistan is bordered by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest.
What is now Uzbekistan was in ancient times part of the Iranian-speaking region of Transoxiana.
Why Study in Uzbekistan
For international students who wish to study in Uzbekistan can do so with less finance. With their unique governmental policies and higher education options, you can choose from Business, Law, or other areas and some research opportunities are available to the right candidates. Schools are generally safe, as is the society, due to a police state which the country is now in. Transportation and communications are some of the modern conveniences you will notice in Uzbekistan.
Also, students consider Uzbekistan because of its Health insurance for students that may be obtained by purchasing travel insurance from your regular health insurance company before leaving for the country of Uzbekistan. Many unique socialization opportunities exist through the universities and other means once in Uzbekistan. There are many students studying abroad there who enjoy the difference in culture and history you can find there.
Higher Education in Uzbekistan
All colleges in Uzbekistan are state funded. Since the establishment of the Wahhabi schools (based in Islamic fundamentalism), private schools have been forbidden.
2018 TOP 5 UZBEKISTANI UNIVERSITY RANKING
1. Toshkent Shahridagi Xalqaro Vestminster Universiteti
2. Toshkent Axborot Texnologiyalari Universiteti
3. Toshkent Shahridagi Inha Universiteti
4. O’zbekiston Milliy Universiteti
5. Toshkent Shahridagi Singapur Menejmentni Rivojlantirish Instituti
The three largest institutions of higher education in Uzbekistan are Nukus, Samarkand, and Tashkent. All institutions of higher learning in the country of Uzbekistan are state owned and operated and there are very few other options.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition fees vary in Uzbekistan by the type of program. For specialties like General Medicine and Pharmacy, on the Master’s level, the cost is $3100-3500 per year. For specialties in nursing (Bachelor’s level) it is $2200-2300 per year. A specialty in pharmacy (Bachelor’s level) is $2200-2300 per year. Clinical residency costs are around $2500 per year and post-graduate work is around $3000 per year in US dollars. Please note, these fees are subjected to change.
Eligibility for Student Visas
Students who plan on attending a university in Uzbekistan may be eligible for a student visa. You must register an official statement with the Uzbekistan embassy within three days of entering the country. An official address where you are staying is also required at the time of entry. As part of the immigration process, you will be asked to declare exactly how much money you are bringing into the country as well, so that it can be reconciled before you leave. Also, Uzbekistan is one of the few Russian countries which still requires an exit visa. The government requires an exit visa and accountability of all monies in your possession because they do not want foreign currency leaving the country.