Foreign students in Jordanian universities account for 14%: Minister

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Adel Tweisi, said foreign students in Jordanian universities account for 14 percent.

Tweissi gave his remarks at a seminar on exchanging expertise between Jordanian universities in the field of international academic exchange within the European Union (EU)’s Erasmus+ program held at the Dead Sea on Sunday.

He added that the ministry seeks to attract 75,000 foreign students over the next two years through the National Strategy for Human Resource Development.

Attracting foreign students supports the state budget through fees paid by students to universities and further strengthening cultural relations between Jordan and their countries, Tweisi noted.

Tweisi expressed appreciation for the EU’s support to the higher education field in Jordan through the Erasmus+ program, which contributed to building students’ capacities and various academic disciplines.

The EU’s Erasmus+ program is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport, and Jordan has been a part of the EU programs to develop higher education for 15 years.

Source: Jordan News Agency