A group of students, awarded scholarships by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Mescyt) to carry out postgraduate studies in Spain, denounced the non-compliance with the maintenance payment while studying at the Miguel Hernández University.
“We left the Dominican Republic in October 2022 with the hope of fulfilling a goal: to start and successfully complete our postgraduate studies, however, those dreams are fading due to the breach of the contract we signed with the ministry,” said the scholarship holders. through a letter sent to the Minister of Higher Education, Franklin García Fermín.
In the letter they also point out that during the last six months of studies in Spain, their relatives have had to incur debts to support them financially.
They explain that the situation has been brought to the attention of different representatives of the ministry, but to date, their claims have not been answered.
“They have requested Dominican and foreign (Spanish) bank accounts and have set different payment dates, but we have not received a single one of the agreed monthly payments,” the students point out.
Likewise, they communicated: “We are in a very precarious situation, since we have no financial resources to feed ourselves and pay the rent for the houses.
The group of scholarship holders requested that the corresponding payments be made as soon as possible or else they will be forced to abandon their studies and return to the country without being able to finish their master’s degree and with a debt for rent in Spain.