Donetsk, Apr 10 – DAN. DPR higher education institutions and vocational schools can award 1,500 scholarships for students from Kiev-controlled territories under the humanitarian program, saod DPR minister of education and science Larisa Polyakova.

"We are ready to accept 1,500 students from Kiev-controlled territories of Donbass on a free basis."

Earlier she said the number of budget places in educational institutions would increase, all school graduates from Kiev-controlled territories were welcome on the same conditions as DPR graduates.

On February 17 DPR and LPR Heads approved the humanitarian aid program aimed to assist people living in Kiev-controlled territories. The main objective is to provide financial and aid assistance and educational assistance to vulnerable social groups. On February 21 the program was officially presented to people, hotlines and websites associated with the program were launched. *ot