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Educational Advising Center – EAC is non-governmental and nonprofit organization founded in July 1999.
EAC functions independently and is fully self-sustainable since 2004.

The mission of Educational Advising Center is to actively participate in the process of building an open and democratic society by informing the Macedonian public about educational possibilities in Macedonia and abroad. Its international certificate is a standard for professional promotion and encouragement of the academic and business population and their higher involvement in the world’s trends for exchanging knowledge and experience and implementing them in our country.

The center has had an affluent line of development and has significantly contributed to increasing public awareness concerning educational opportunities abroad, as well as in Macedonia. Especially emphases the individual's right to make a choice which helps building a more contemporary, democratic civil society. Also gives an opportunity for lifetime learning and professional upgrade through certificates in order to reward the working power with internationally recognizable standards.

Educational Advising Center identifies the continuous need for exchange of knowledge and experience between the domestic and broader international academic community, as well as inbound and outbound students of undergraduate and graduate level, alumni, professionals etc.

Educational Advising Center is a unique center and a pioneer in educational advising in Macedonia that covers wide range of services and activities:

 

  • Consulting for education and professional development
  • Test center
  • Academic and professional training
  • Organization of events for education and career

 

Test center

  1. Official test center in Macedonia for Education Testing Service TOEFL IBT, TOEIC, TOEFL ITP, TFI, GRE CBT –in process
  2. Regional test center for Pearson VUE Authorized Center SELECT covering Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania offering more than 100 certificates in the area of business, economics, IT, management etc. ( GMAT, Oracle, CIA, CompTIA, Cisco , ESC2, LNAT etc)
  3. Sponsor for Project Management Institute PBT examinations in Macedonia for providing Project Management Professional Certificate
  4. Official test center in Macedonia for TOLES- Test of Legal English Skills

 

Academic and professional training

  1. Academic training
  • Since year 2000 organizes preparation courses for the following
  • standardized academic tests and skills:
  • Language tests

TOEFL, IELTS, TOLES, TOEIC

  • College admission tests

SAT, GRE, GMAT

  • Preparation course for How to write successful academic CV
  • Preparation course for How to write successful academic essay
  • Preparation course for How to write successful Statement of purpose
  • Preparation course for How to write winning financial aid essay
  • Preparation course for writing Research Proposal
  • Advising for choosing the appropriate study program
  • Advising on visa procedure for students / professionals
  • Advising for successful college application
  • Advising for successful scholarship application

  b. Professional training

Since 2009 in conjunction with local and foreign partners EAC organizes
preparations for professionals in the area of finance, project management:

  1. Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  2. Project Management Institute - Project Management Professional Certificate

For all course preparations, EAC utilizes proper e-classroom (Learning
Management System- LMS) created by expert in the specific area.
EAC Skopje is an authorized distributor at CIA Learning System for the
professional qualification CIA.

Consulting for education and professional development 

Educational Advising Center established successful cooperation with many
foreign universities and all domestic universities as with other academic
Institutions worldwide. Cooperates with more than 150 universities worldwide.

Organization of events for education and career

  1. “Days of education and career“ is an annual event held by 1998. This event is aimed at high school, undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, junior and senior researchers interested in learning more about education related programs as well as for professional development available at the embassies, resource centers, national and international organizations dealing with international education and academic programs at international institutions of higher education. Since 2004 this fair is organized in cooperation with and on location at Skopje fair.
  2. Since 2010 EAC is organizing the event Scholarship EXPO. The Scholarship EXPO is a unique event of national importance where are presented financial support possibilities and scholarship for all levels of education in Macedonia and abroad. The goal is to promote the importance of scholarships in the process of acquiring high education as well as professional upgrade.

 

 

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Every year via EAC programs, 80 – 100 students from the region are enrolled at the universities in EU, UK and US. EAC Skopje have cooperation with big number of institutions and universities that offer financial aid and scholarship programs for students from Macedonia and the region.

Following table present annual number of scolarships granted to students that apply trough EAC Skopje office in the past 3 years. (All levels of study): 

Year  Aplicants Admited students Number of granted scholarships Granted scholarshps value in EUR
2010 73 21 21 366.880 EUR
2011 86 34 20 333.200 EUR
2012 95 52 30 430.500 EUR

 

Delivered scholarships and financial aid are from following universities and scholarship programs:

  • Central European University Budapest, Hungary
  • HULT International Business School- London, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai,
  • Shanghai
  • IDEA International Doorway for Education and Athletics, USA
  • Polytechnic di Milano, Italy
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Istituto Europeo di Design, IED, Italy, Spain
  • Perrotis College, American Farm School, Greece
  • Institut pour le développement du conseil et de l’entreprise, IDCE, France

The Educational Advising Center - EAC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dealing in international education instituted by the Foundation Open Society Institute - Macedonia in July 1999, EAC was financially supported by the FOSI – Macedonia, OSI Budapest and the Educational Information and Resources Branch of the US Department of State until 2004. EAC is a continuation of the Student Information Centre which operated as a separate project under the OSI-Macedonia in Skopje from 1996 and in Bitola from 1997. The Educational Advising Center was comprised of two centers – one in Skopje and one in Bitola (operating until 2004).

In 2001 EAC Skopje established a separate entity MBA Center Skopje that starts to offer a spectrum of academic test preparation courses as TOFFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT, IELTS.

In 2004 EAC Skopje make a merging on all services of EAC Skopje and MBA Center test prep center and become sustainable entity. Since 2004 EAC Skopje operates independently.

Educational Advising Center established successful cooperation with many foreign universities and all domestic universities and other academic Institutions worldwide.

Since 1998 EAC Skopje is present in international testing industry. In period 1998 – 2004 EAC Skopje was only one test center of ETS and GMAC in Macedonia and conduct paper based testing for academies US tests: TOEFL PBT®, TOEFL ITP®, GMAT®, GRE®, SAT Institutional ®, TSE®, LSAT®, MCAT® in Macedonia.

Jus the new developments and improvements in testing industry started in 2005, in February 2007 starts to operate as ETS IBT test site for TOEFL iBT®, TOEIC Listening & Reading®, TFI®.
In December 2007 become regional Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center Select. And start with testing of GMAT® but also other professional exams conducted on Pearson VUE platform.
In 2009 starts to organizing professional trainings that on market demand. The professional trainings start with CIA- IIA exam and PMP Professional Certificate. As an ongoing activity since 1998 Educational Advising Center is organizing one of a kind event “Days of Education and Career” aimed for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, university professors, junior and senior researchers interested in learning more about education related programs available at the embassies, resource centres, national and international organizations dealing with international education and academic programs at international institutions of higher education. This fair since 2004 is organized in cooperation with and on location at Skopje fair (35000 visitors).

In 2010 EAC starts to organize the event “ Scholarship EXPO” . The Scholarships EXPO is a unique event of national importance in Macedonia, where a variety of scholarships and other forms of financial aid available to Macedonian citizens for studying in Macedonia and abroad are presented at a single location.

The main goal is the promotion of the importance of scholarships in opening and increasing access to higher education (2500 visitors).

Since 2004 the center has had an affluent line of development and has contributed to increasing public awareness concerning educational opportunities abroad, as well as the individual's right to make a choice hence bringing them closer to a more contemporary, democratic civil society.
Educational Advising Center is a unique center and a pioneer in educational advising in Macedonia, offering information on study opportunities worldwide regardless of the field or level of education, up-to-date information on current issues in international education, foreign educational systems, academic programs, academic stay abroad programs, research opportunities, scholarships, exchange programs, etc.

Especial focus is cooperation with institutions from abroad that are willing to enrol students from Macedonia and region and to offer scholarships and other financing to EAC Skopje students. Educational Advising Center experiences successful and continuous cooperation with international academic institutions. Up to present EAC have more than 100 institutions that cooperate and offers there programs to the Macedonian but also to the regional public.

Over 50% of the EAC visitors are high school students interested in continuing their undergraduate studies abroad, over 30% of the total number of visitors are interested in postgraduate studies abroad, over 15% (mostly university staff and young researchers) are interested in work on research projects abroad and the remaining 15% of the visitors are interested in information on summer schools, exchange programs, summer language courses etc. Over 45 % are interested in studies in US and Western Europe. EAC has 7000 visitors annually and 12000 visiting the EAC
web.

EAC Skopje is operating as an self sustainable NGO since 2004. 

 

EAC Office 

Eductional Advising Center

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Study Abroad and Scholarships coordinator

Contact person: Maja Petrusheva, Senior Education Advisor, Manager 

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Training and Testing

Contact person: Aleksandar Petrushev, Training and Testing, Manager 

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WEB Administrator

Contact person: Sanja Josifovska, Web Administrator and Trainer for TOEFL/IELTS

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Academic Courses

Contact person: Spire Arsov,Trainer for TOEFL/IELTS/SAT/GMAT/GRE

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Academic Courses

Contact person: Ivan Vchkov, Trainer for TOEFL/SAT/GMAT/GRE

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Professional trainings

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