In Hungary, Irina Kopyltsova, a graduate student of the Institute of Law, and Vyacheslav Kopyltsov, an undergraduate student of the Institute of Humanities commenced their Hungarology studies in the Balassi Institute, Budapest, having won a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship.

Natalia Mizina was awarded a Norwegian Government grant to study in the University of Bergen, one of the major research centers in Marine Biology and Industry, Climate, Geobiology, and Medieval History.

A third-year student, Aleksandr Egorov, went for a fall semester to Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. He studied Czech hard in Yugra State University to become fluent enough to take classes and fit well into the curriculum in the hosting country. 

Two students representing the university-based Institute of Environmental Management took a North2North scholarship to study in Finland and Norway. Future chemist Daria Neznaeva is attending Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Medicine and Polar Regions classes in the University of Tromsø, Norway. While Oleg Khulankov, a wannabe geologist, has been successfully admitted to one of Finland's leading universities, ranked Top 100 in THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings.

"For the record, North2North is a scholarship program sponsored by the University of Arctic (UArctic). It offers students tuition-free academic mobility opportunities in the universities and colleges throughout Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Canada, the United States, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, all of which along with Russia make up the Arctic states. An exchange semester includes English-taught training courses, project activities, internships and more. The program grants scholarships to cover tuition fee and housing expenses in a host country, with due amount stipulated by a host university agreement," said Oksana Gololobova, head of international and migration registration office.

 English version by Azat Garipov.

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