delegation from the European University of Lefke –EUL- is currently in the
country for recruitment of Gambian students for scholarship awarding. Founded
in 1989 by the Cyprus science foundation, the state university has 87 associate
and undergraduate programmes, 28 masters and 18 doctoral programmes based in 10
faculties, 4 schools, 3 vocational schools and one institute.
The university’s West African coordinator Sidika Iskeleli said this is their first time they are coming to The Gambia to provide scholarship to students who are intending to study abroad.
Ms. Iskeleli said they provide 75 percent scholarship to students and the rest will be completed by them, saying the applicants must have a credit in English, Mathematics and any other three subjects for direct entry to the bachelor degree programme. She said without these qualifications, candidates will be given the opportunity to go for the three years associate programme in business management, construction technology and computer programming.
“The initial admission fee for beginners is $1, 000 for bachelor’s degrees and $1, 500 for the master’s programme,” she said.
She said they have an international affairs department that is responsible for maintenance and wellbeing of students and they provide all services, ranging from admission, accommodation, visa process and picking students from the airport.
Ms. Iskeleli further stated that among the programmes to be offered for undergraduate programmes includes engineering, economics, administrative sciences, arts and science, communication sciences, agricultural sciences and technologies and education while associate degree programmes include radio and television programming, visual communication, advertising and public relations, culinary arts, vocational school of health services and vocational school of justice.
Chief executive officer and general manager of Sanapex CC African consulting Lamin Minteh said the agency is international, operating in The Gambia, Senegal, Ghana and Togo. “Our duties are to assist students in placing them to universities abroad.”