Universities in Armenia will welcome over 12,000 students in September

Some 12,108 school graduates from Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh Republic became first-year students at Armenia’s state-run and private universities in 2012 after passing the unified entrance exams, reports Arka Agency.

Armen Ashotyan, the education minister, said 10,470 of them were enrolled in paid departments and 1,600 in free departments.

Seven winners of international Olympiads and 19 winners in world and European sport contests were enrolled without entrance exams.

As many as 18,105 school graduates from Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic passed the unified university entrance exams this year in 49 ecamination centers in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.