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Kazakh Government Scholarships Program 2024

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  • DEADLINE: May 31, 2024.

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The Kazakh government has just launched a call for applications for its scholarship program for the 2024-2025 academic year. This program aims to fund foreign students to pursue Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degrees in any field of study. A total of 550 scholarships will be awarded. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2024.

Kazakhstan stands out for its rapid development and is becoming a major attraction for higher education in Central Asia. With over 110 higher education institutions and about 28,000 international students, the country marks its presence on the educational scene. Three of its universities are particularly distinguished in the QS rankings: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University ranks 175th, followed by the Eurasian National University of Kazakhstan at 328th place and South Kazakhstan State University at 482nd place. Furthermore, twelve other Kazakhstani universities are among the top 1000 worldwide, underscoring the country’s academic excellence.

About Kazakh Scholarships

LEVEL: Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD.
FUNDING: Exemption from registration fees plus a monthly allowance.
NUMBER: 490 scholarships for Bachelor’s, 50 for Master’s, 10 for Doctorate.
COUNTRY: Kazakhstan.

Amount and Benefits

Kazakhstan scholarships cover tuition fees and also include a monthly allowance. However, Kazakh scholarships do not cover expenses related to travel, accommodation, and medical insurance.

Eligibility

International students wishing to benefit from Kazakhstan’s scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  1. Possess a high school diploma for Bachelor’s programs, a Bachelor’s degree for Master’s, and a Master’s degree for Doctorates.
  2. Applicants at the Bachelor’s level do not need to provide proof of proficiency in a foreign language. However, those aiming for a Master’s or Doctorate must submit a certificate demonstrating their proficiency in English, German, or French unless one of these is their native language.

List of Participating Universities

Check the list of universities participating in the Kazakh scholarship program by visiting this link: https://enic-kazakhstan.edu.kz/files/1712300922/spisok-vuzov-sp_angl.pdf (PDF file).

How to Apply for Kazakh Scholarships?

To apply for scholarships in Kazakhstan, follow these steps:

  1. Select a university from the list here or access the list of available study programs (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate) and the language of instruction.
  2. Visit https://studyin.kz/register.
  3. Fill out the application form and upload the required documents.
  4. An email will be sent to you with a link confirming the receipt of your application.
Application form for the Kazakhstan scholarship.
Application form for the Kazakhstan scholarship.

The application form can be submitted in Kazakh, Russian, or English.

Required Document

Applicants must attach scanned copies of the documents below. A notarized translation into Kazakh, Russian, or English is mandatory.

For Bachelor’s Applicants

  • Passport.
  • Copy of the last university or school diploma.
  • Transcripts.
  • A motivation essay (in Kazakh, Russian, or English).
  • A letter of recommendation from the educational institution where the candidate studied or from the employer.
  • A medical certificate for studying abroad.
  • A medical certificate confirming the absence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection) issued by the official health authority of the candidate’s country of residence.
  • Application form.
  • If available, an Invitation Letter from a Kazakh university (optional).

For Master’s and Doctorate Applicants

  • Passport.
  • Copy of the latest university diploma.
  • Transcripts.
  • Motivation letter (in Kazakh, Russian, or English).
  • Two letters of recommendation from the educational institution where the candidate studied or from the employer.
  • A medical certificate for studying abroad and another certifying the absence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), issued by the official health authority of the candidate’s country of residence.
  • Application form.
  • Invitation letter from a Kazakh university (if available).
  • For Doctorate applicants, a research thesis topic.

The application deadline for Kazakh scholarships is May 31, 2024.

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