Egypt exempts Gaza students from university tuition fees

The Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities said last week it would exempt Palestinian students from the occupied Gaza Strip coming to study in the country’s public universities from paying tuition fees. The move comes as part of the Egyptian government’s plans to support the Palestinian people following Israel’s 11-day assault on the Strip which killed over 270 people, including 67 children, and injured thousands more, reports the Middle East Monitor.

“Palestinian students coming from Gaza to study in Egyptian government universities will be exempt from the second instalment of university tuition fees for the current academic year,” the body said in a statement, adding that it would support the enclave’s higher education institutions with “all the needs of faculty members and the necessary equipment”.

Egyptian Higher Education Minister, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, pointed out that the council would provide “all forms of educational and research support to the Palestinian state”, stressing that it would also offer “all the necessary facilities and support to Palestinian students studying in Egyptian universities”.
Full report on the Middle East Monitor site