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The University of Navarra presents a plan against Covid19 for the academic year 2020/21

It will allocate 2 million more to scholarships and Tecnun launches scholarships for Guipuzcoan Talent.

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12/05/20 14:51 Communication Service

The University of Navarra has presented today a plan to face Covid19 that includes an increase in its aid program. An additional 2 million euros will be allocated for scholarships, also aimed at students from Guipuzcoa studying at the Pamplona and Donostia-San Sebastián campuses.

In addition, TecnunIn addition, a few weeks ago the School of Engineers launched a scholarship plan for engineering students: scholarships for Gipuzkoan Talent, aimed at Gipuzkoan students with excellent academic records to cover part of their tuition fees, and Mobility scholarships, aimed at students from outside Gipuzkoa and covering part of the accommodation for the course.

Rector of the University of NavarraThe overall budget earmarked for scholarships for the next academic year will amount to 6.5 million euros, including other programs such as Alumni Scholarships. The goal is to benefit around 3,000 students, 1,000 more than this year. "The University intends to make a special effort and also intends to ask for help from alumni, companies, institutions and individual donors who want to contribute to training a new generation of professionals, capable of facing future challenges," explained the rector, Alfonso Sánchez-TaberneroThe event was held in an online session aimed at all employees of the University.

This increase in study aids is one of the three axes of the plan called Prepara2, designed to face the next academic year and deal with the crisis generated by the pandemic. Support groups have been set up in the faculties to meet the needs of students.

PCR test for employees and students

The Prepara2 plan pays special attention to health care. Among other measures, it includes that students and employees of the University, as long as the health authorities allow it, can take the PCR test. A health protocol has been established in case of detection of Covid19 symptoms and students will receive specific information on health coverage. A virtual medical office is planned to be set up to deal with student queries.

Link to the Pamplona campus news item

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