On commission of the Prime Minister there has been
elaborated together with student community a new algorithm of assigning scholarships.
The Procedure for the assigning and payment of scholarships to students of
vocational schools, students (cadets) of higher state and communal educational
institutions, postgraduates and doctoral students obtaining full-time
education, was approved by the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of December
28, 2016 No. 1050.
It is worth noting that on December 23 during a meeting with
students of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv
Polytechnic Institute” Volodymyr Groysman said that the scholarship system
should motivate students to achieve success in studies and to maintain the proper
level of the quality of knowledge. The Head of Government noted that in Budget-2017
the scholarship fund had been increased by UAH 580 million up to nearly UAH 6
billion in total, and urged members of student government to join the
discussions on the system of granting scholarships.
According to the Prime Minister, the new system of assigning
scholarships should serve an impetus to gain high-quality knowledge, thereby
being a guarantee of success for the young people in the future.
"If you apply for a job having a certificate which
confirms the quality of knowledge you possess, you will be successful. You will
have a good job and a good salary, you will be competitive, you
will have a chance to achieve success. This is what I need. I hope that it is vital
for each of you and that you advocate the same ideology. Because only highly educated
people can ensure success," stressed Volodymyr Groysman appealing to the
With the ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers of December
28, 2016 No. 1050 there is determined that academic scholarships shall be assigned
according to the performance ranking, which is based on the academic
achievements of a particular student during recent semester for each particular
faculty, year of study, specialty. At that, a component of success in the
ranking constitutes at least 90 percent of the rating points. The procedure for
determining rating points is defined by each particular educational institution.
The Commission, which decides issues of scholarships
assignment to students of higher educational institutions, is composed of not
less than 50% members of the student government and primary trade union
organizations of students and postgraduates. Scholarships of students who rank top
positions shall be increased by 45 percent.
The Government decree "Some issues of scholarship
assignment", which comes into force on 1 January 2017, also stipulates for
other issues of assigning scholarships, in particular, to various categories of
persons in need of social protection.