Santa Cruz De Tenerife, July 26 (EFE) .- The Ministry of Education and Universities of the Government of the Canary Islands this year will receive 529 more university students by means of an extraordinary resolution, which will allow for a total of 508,056 tuition fees. 10 euros.
Thus, adding these new scholarships granted through the extraordinary resolution of the General Directorate of Universities to be published tomorrow in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands (BOC), to the 5,763 that were granted in the ordinary call, with an amount of 9,394,902.25 euros, the total number of grants in this university course amounts to 6,292, with a total investment of nearly ten million euros, advises the Ministry in a note.
In this way, the regional department expands, for the third year in a row, the scope of university scholarships with a new extraordinary resolution of grants, in which the economic thresholds have been extended and, for the first time, the academic requirements for students with lower income.
Therefore, after having paid all the scholarships of this course, the Ministry of Education and Universities publishes this new extraordinary resolution that represents an increase of 10 percent of the maximum income allowed to apply for aid and that makes it more flexible, as well 10 percent, the academic requirements to pay the fees to people who are at the lowest income threshold, which in the case of a family of four is 13.909 euros.
Specifically, 430 university students can enjoy the scholarship, thanks to the 10 percent increase in thresholds to access it, which entails a global figure of 407,455.38 euros.
For its part, 99 students have been able to benefit from the reduction of academic requirements in the case of very low income, which is an amount of 100,600.72 euros.
Precisely, this extraordinary resolution requires 40% of credits passed in the previous year, in the case of technical education and architecture, 55% in the case of Sciences and 60% in the rest of the teaching, provided that the family income is below the so-called ‘threshold 1’ of income.
The new parameters of the extraordinary resolution of scholarships were presented by the General Director of Universities of the Ministry of Education and Universities of the Canary Islands Government, Ciro Gutiérrez, at the last meeting of the university scholarship assessment committee, an organization made up of representatives of the two public universities of the Archipelago, their social councils, professionals of the Department of Universities of the Ministry of Education, as well as representatives of the students.
More scholarships to be granted
The Minister of Education and Universities of the Government of the Canary Islands, Soledad Monzón, highlights that “it is about expanding the scope of these grants to make it possible for scholarships to reach the largest number of students, allowing, with the remainder of the budget dedicated to scholarships, They also have support for families that have characteristics very similar to those of the beneficiaries of the ordinary call, but are excluded from the process. “
In this way, he notes, “the aid system becomes more effective and more guarantees are given for equity in access to higher education”.
In this line, the Ministry of Education and Universities of the Government of the Canary Islands has launched, in recent years, a series of measures aimed at improving equity.
In this way, since last year the Government of the Canary Islands has reduced public prices to access degrees and master’s degrees, eight and fifteen percent respectively, a measure in which the Ministry of Education and Universities has invested three million euros .
And the next course will reduce the cost of higher education by another 10% in the degrees and 17.5% in the master’s degrees to place the Canary public universities among the most accessible in the State.
The executive has also extended to six the payment terms of university tuition to help families, initiative demanded by student representatives, and has created new transport aid to help alleviate the geographical obstacles of the insularity.
In this way, since the last academic year, students from the non-capital islands who should travel to Gran Canaria or Tenerife to study higher education have four trips subsidized by the Ministry, an aid that this year has been extended for all students who must move from your island to another island or to the peninsula, if there are no places in the studios of your interest in your place of residence? EFE