KOSOVO - Allocation of scholarships to allow access of young women in technical profiles
As young women continue to get underrepresented in most technical profiles, allocating scholarships to promote enrolment in such profiles is a powerful incentive to encourage female participation in science and technology. In addition to this, there are certain profiles in Vocational Education and Training Institutions (IVET) which have continuously low enrolment by both young women and men, despite their relevance with the demand of the labour market.
Therefore, the project KSV/020 and MESTI have established a merit-based scholarships programme for students enrolling in VET schools. This initiative came after the Administrative Instruction on the Creation of an Incentive Structure to Support Students’ Education in Deficitary Profiles and for Women in Technical Profiles in IVET was enforced. The purpose of this AI, developed by the MESTI with the support of the Project, is to encourage students to enrol in IVET in deficit directions and young women in technical directions.
Herein, the MESTI will provide scholarships in the agricultural sector, and on the other hand, the Project will award scholarships for technical profiles. Therefore, the project will support the provision of 50 new scholarships of which 30 will be allocated to students in deficitary profiles and 20 to young women in technical profiles.
KSV/020 strongly believes that these scholarships will incentivise more young women to apply in technical profiles and both men and women to enrol in profiles that are currently facing challenges in enrolling students. Whereas, in the long-term, it is expected that the youth in Kosovo will be aware on the importance of enrolling in such profiles from a professional perspective.
The KSV/020 project is co-funded by the Government of Kosovo and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and implemented by the Kosovo Ministry of Education and Science and LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency↑ Haut de la page