New scholarship programme for MGIMO-Tashkent students

June 01, 2021

New scholarship programme for MGIMO-Tashkent students

The International Chodiev Foundation (ICF) and MGIMO-Tashkent signed a memorandum of cooperation until 2025. As part of this agreement, ICF has already funded the purchase of technical equipment and transport for the university. This summer will also see a launch of the new ICF scholarship programme for MGIMO-Tashkent students.

The scholarship programme is open for applicants from Uzbekistan bearing an ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ certificate of secondary education, winners of scientific, creative and sports competitions on the national or international level, activists and community leaders. The programme is also open to applicants with special needs and children without parental care.

Scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Committee based on supplementary documents and results of an interview. To be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must successfully pass the standard MGIMO-Tashkent admissions procedure. Detailed information and questionnaire for applicants will be available on the university’s website during the admission period (

ICF founder Dr Patokh Chodiev outlined: ‘Supporting young people and their pursuit of knowledge, and developing and investing into potential of new generation have always been and will always remain a key priority for the Foundation. I am immensely grateful to MGIMO, my alma mater, for the knowledge I received and the role it played in my formation as a person and as a  professional. I am very happy that from today, talented young people of Uzbekistan have an opportunity to access the same education.’

ICF has been supporting MGIMO since its establishment in 1996. Over the past 25 years, the Foundation has been funding a number of scholarship programmes for students with outstanding academic achievements, offering internship training for students and faculty members abroad, sponsoring research events, conferences and competitions. An important area of cooperation with MGIMO is support of the university’s publishing activities – funding grants for writing and publishing academic research, purchasing printing equipment, and sponsoring MGIMO’s online information and training resources.

Dr Patokh Chodiev graduated from MGIMO in 1976. He is a member of the MGIMO Board of Trustees, and one of the three founders of the MGIMO Endowment Fund, the oldest and largest endowment fund in Russia.  

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