Alexandria University has welcomed 17 graduate students from Burundi to study for masters and doctoral degrees within its walls during the academic year 2019/2020.
Fourteen of the students will be working for degrees in medicine, and three in commerce.
Essam al-Kurdi, President of Alexandria University, stressed the university’s keenness to attract African students, especially as Egypt holds the presidency of the African Union in 2019. The scholarships of the Burundian students are part of a total 133 scholarships granted by Alexandria University to Nile Basin students.
Dr Kurdi received a letter of thanks from Abeer Bassiouni Radwan, Egypt’s Ambassador to Burundi, for the scholarships granted to the Burundian students.
Dr Radwan invited Burundi students who wished to study in Egypt to communicate online with Egyptian universities. She proposed signing a twinning agreement between Alexandria University and Bujumbura University (the only public university in Burundi), to work together to reopen the faculties of pharmacy and veterinary medicine in Bujumbura, which need qualified staff for them to reopen.
5 October 2019