RUSAL offers 50 scholarships to Guinean students

Conakry, 26 May, 2022 – RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, announces the launch of the educational programme for Guinean medical students ‘2022 RUSAL Scholarship’.

The programme will help 50 young Guineans to obtain a higher medical education for free in the Krasnoyarsk State Medical University (KrasGMU) and Pharmaceutical College. All expenses related to the transfer, accommodation and education, as well as the scholarships, will be covered by RUSAL in full.

The implementation of the ‘2022 RUSAL Scholarship’ programme will help graduate highly qualified Guinean general practitioners, surgeons, cardiologists, as well as nurse care specialists and laboratory assistants. The students will undertake an internship at the Company’s medical centres. Those who graduate with honors will receive job offers at RUSAL enterprises in Guinea.

The scholarship programme will last from 4 to 9 years (depending on the medical profession). RUSAL will invest over USD 3mln in Guinean medics’ education. To enter the programme students will have to pass the competition and qualifying tests. All candidates, who pass a qualifying round in Guinea, will be able to start their classes in Russia in November 2022.

The new scholarship is a logical continuation of earlier initiatives of RUSAL in Guinea: ‘2011 RUSAL Scholarship’ and ‘2018 RUSAL Scholarship’. In 2011, RUSAL granted scholarships to 100 Guinean students, who were enrolled at various Russian universities to major in a wide array of fields. The Company financed their education and accommodation in full. In 2018, another 101 students from Guinea received the right for free education in Russian colleges and universities.

‘RUSAL has been successfully developing its business in Guinea for over 20 years now. Throughout these years we have been subsidizing the education and healthcare for Guineans consistently. In 2015, RUSAL built a modern medical center in Guinea to fight Ebola, and in 2020 the Company constructed another multifunctional hospital to treat infectious diseases and fight COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last dozens of years hundreds of Guinean students became well-qualified in Russia with a help of granted scholarships. Launching the new educational ‘2022 RUSAL Scholarship’ program is the best demonstration of our intent to provide systemic support to the Guinean education and healthcare, follow our social responsibility and sustainability principles,’ – said Yakov Itskov, Director of Alumina Division of RUSAL.
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