Madrid, April 8 (EFE). – The Ministry of Education has received about 263,000 applications for scholarships, 42,000 of them from the Community of Madrid, since the opening of the period eight days ago, whether to study at university or to enroll in secondary school. education.
It is a “record” number regarding the invitation for the previous academic year, according to sources from the Ministry of Education.
The main novelty of the call for the academic year 2022-2023 is that its opening has been advanced by about four months compared to previous years, so that the deadline for applying for these scholarships starts on March 30 and ends on March 12.
It is a historic claim by students and families because this change allows them to know if they are a scholarship recipient before the start of the course and how much they will receive.
The aid will amount to 2,134 million euros, nearly 100 million more than last year, and will be distributed to about one million students.
Undergraduate scholarships have a fixed part and a variable part. Initially, up to 3,425 Euros can be awarded, of which 1,700 Euros for family income, 1,600 Euros for a change of residence during the course and between 50 and 125 Euros for academic excellence, to which a scholarship is added to the value of the credits obtained for the first time.
Students of baccalaureate, vocational training, FP access courses, technical education, languages in public schools, sports education and higher religious studies can also apply for a scholarship.
The fixed economic aid for the latter is the same for university students, except that the study aid is replaced by a basic grant of 300 euros (350 for the basic degrees).
Here is a breakdown of the applications by the Autonomous Communities as of yesterday, April 7, totaling 255,347-:
Autonomous Community University Applications / Secondary Education
Andalusia 25,720 / 31,758
Aragon 2,509 / 2,451
Asturias 2,132 / 1,783
Canary Islands 6,468 / 9,641
Cantabria 1,528 / 1,997
Castile-La Mancha 3,395/6211
Castile and Leon 6559/6183
Catalonia 14.586 / 17.789
Valencian Community 16,024 / 18,208
Galicia 5,731 / 7,904
Community of Madrid 23,203 / 19,139
Region of Murcia 3,910 / 4,985
Navara 1,095 / 1,110
Basque Country 361/23
La Rioja 1,508 / 807
Total 118,780 / 136,567
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