Logistics of educational process seem advantageous
Number of international students in Belarus could double, thanks to UK professional higher and postgraduate distance learning programmes
“Belarus could double its volume of international students, from today’s 16,000, by involving them in distance learning courses and concurrent education. International applicants will be more willing to go to Belarus if they know that they’ll receive not only a Belarusian diploma, but a British one,” says Vadim Titov, the CEO of Magna Carta College Oxford Business School.
Foreign students at Brest Technical UniversityIt’s cheaper to gain a British education in Belarus than in the UK, and will soon be available, thanks to a system of analogue disciplines and diplomas being launched in 2015 as part of a memorandum between the UK Association of Business Executives (АВЕ) and the Belarusian Education Ministry. Students simultaneously receiving a Belarusian and British education will be granted diplomas from both systems without the need for two exams, saving time and money.
An additional inflow of foreign students to Belarus would bring more currency into the country. For example, in the UK, the cost of education is ₤6,000 annually, on average, while accommodation costs around ₤12,000 and is growing steadily. It’s also necessary to pay for food, your mobile communication, travel and shopping. “This will work in Belarus in the same way but on a smaller scale,” explains Mr. Titov.
Currently, around 50,000 people from 83 countries are studying ABE programmes in such areas as business and finance management, IT, human resources, marketing, start-up and entrepreneurship, tourism and hotel business. An АВЕ diploma is recognised in over 80 countries and guarantees advantages in further entering more than 120 educational establishments in the UK, Europe, Australia, Asia and the USA. The Magna Carta College Oxford Business School also proposes ABE distance learning education.
By Valery Nemolyayev