Formerly known as the Republic of Macedonia, the country ‘Macedonia’ is situated in southeastern Europe. The capital city of Macedonia ‘Skopje’ is also the largest city of the country. Macedonia prides itself on its mysterious statues, mountains and lake sites. Saint Mother Teresa, the Nobel Prize winner of Peace was born in Skopje in 1910 and later on moved to India where she lived for most of her life.
Over the last few years, there has been a surge in the number of international students travelling to Macedonia for higher education. The interest of abroad students indicates the quality of education, standard lifestyle and opportunities in Macedonia. It is also recognised as one of the safety and peaceful places to stay and live.
The growth in the number of international students had a huge impact in the economy of Macedonia which is why the country has now started encouraging more number of students from across the world to study and stay in the country. For this, a number of scholarships and financial aid are offered to the international students by the universities of Macedonia.
Macedonia has five state universities and others are private universities. The top private universities in Macedonia include European university, Slavic University, FON University, International Vision University, International Balkan University, International University of Struga to name a few. The universities offer courses to international students at all levels be it bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or diploma level. Apart from the regular courses, students can also opt for online courses or distance learning programmes and by opting such courses they need not travel to Macedonia. Business, Management, Law, Politics and Information Technology are some of the popular courses offered in Macedonia.
People from Indian community in Macedonia are small and most of them are associated with the IT sector and contribute to multinational companies. Macedonia has an incredible cultural background and studying here is an opportunity for students to explore its rich culture, art, architecture, poetry and people. It has beautiful national parks, landscapes, churches, lakes and sites that are worth exploring. Some of the sites in Macedonia are so fascinating that they are famous locations for film shooting.
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