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Kazakhstan Government Scholarship for International Students

Applications are being received for the Kazakhstan Government Scholarship for International Students. The scholarship is offered through the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan to foreign applicants, including persons of Kazakh nationality who are not citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The scholarship is awarded for full-time studies at higher educational institutions in Kazakhstan.

Selected candidates can study in available fields at host institutions in Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs. The Republic of Kazakhstan is the largest state located at the same time both in Europe and in Asia, which does not have its own access to the ocean. The population is 18 395 660 people.

Currently, Kazakhstan is the first and only country in Central Asia recognized as a full member of the European higher education area. The poly-cultural environment allows you to quickly and easily adapt to Kazakh identity and life. Universities are open to all new students and can offer educational programs in various areas of professional activity. All higher education institutions are able to offer education in English.


Program Details

  • Host institutions: Universities in Kazakhstan. Please check the full list below
  • Fields of Study: Available programs at host institutions.
  • Number of Awards: 550 (490 for Bachelor degree programs, 50 for Master degree programs, and 10 for PhD).
  • Duration : standard duration of candidate’s program.
  • Target group: Open to all Nationalities.

Kazakhstan Government Scholarship Benefits

Selected candidates for this Asia scholarship will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Full tuition fees will be covered by the program;
  • A monthly allowance is provided to students, depending on their academic progress;
  • The scholarship does not cover the travel costs, medical insurance expenses, visa and accommodation expenses;

Participating Universities

Below is the list of participating universities where applicants can study with the Kazakhstan Government Scholarship.

  1. D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan Technical University
  2. Kazakh National Agrarian Research University
  3. Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications
  4. M.Utemisov West Kazakhstan University
  5. Satbayev University
  6. A. Baitursynov Kostanay University
  7. Astana IT University
  8. Karaganda Technical University
  9. S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University
  10. L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
  11. Y. Altynsarin Arkalyk Pedagogical Institute
  12. K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional University
  13. S. Amanzholov East Kazakhstan University
  14. Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda University
  15. Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University
  16. I. Zhansugurov Zhetysu University
  17. Kazakh National Women’s Teacher Training University
  18. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  19. M.S.Narikbayev KAZGUU University
  20. Karaganda Industrial University
  21. Kh. Dosmukhamedov Atyrau University
  22. Toraighyrov University
  23. M. Auezov South-Kazakhstan University
  24. Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau University
  25. Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and Foreign Languages
  26. South-Kazakhstan State Pedagogical University
  27. Yessenov University
  28. Pavlodar Pedagogical University
  29. Shakarim University
  30. Kazakh-British Technical University
  31. E. Buketov Karaganda University
  32. M. Dulaty Taraz University
  33. M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan University
  34. Rudny Industrial Institute
  35. S.Utebayev Atyrau Oil and Gas University
  36. Zhangir Khan West Kazakhstan Agrarian-Technical University.

Kazakhstan Government Scholarship Eligibility

Foreign citizens, including individuals of Kazakh nationality who are not citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, are welcome to apply. Furthermore, applicants should meet the following requirements.

  • Bachelor Degree Programs: certificate or diploma of basic secondary education with a grade of no less than “good”.
  • Master Degree Programs:
    • diploma of Bachelor’s or specialist with at least 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA or its equivalent in educational institutions.
    • International certificate of proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Doctoral Degree Programs:
    • Master’s degree with an average score of at least 3.0 (from 4.0) GPA or its equivalent in educational institutions.
    • International certificate of proficiency in a foreign language.

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How to Apply for the Kazakhstan Government Scholarship

To apply for this government Scholarship, applicants must follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out the online application form and upload the required documents. Please click on the apply button below to access the online form;
  2. choose a Kazakhstan university and field of study;
  3. pass the online testing (psycho-technical test) for the identification of adaptative potential;
  4. wait for the invitation for the online interview.

Required documents

  1. Application form. Please click here to download the form.
  2. copy of identity document.
  3. copy of documents on the previous level of education (with transcript).
  4. motivational essay (250-500 words) in Kazakh or Russian or English.
  5. letter of recommendation in Kazakh or Russian or English from the educational organization in which the applicant studied, or from the employer;
  6. a medical certificate for studying abroad, as well as a medical certificate about the absence of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection) and AIDS diseases issued by an official health authority of the candidate’s country of residence;
  7. invitation letter from Kazakhstan university (if available).
  8. proposal of the dissertation research in Kazakh or Russian or English (PhD applicants only).
  9. international certificate, confirming the language skills (Masters and PhD applicants only):
    • English language:
      • TOEFL IBT – no less than 46 score,
      • TOEFL PBT – no less than 453 score,
      • IELTS – no less than 5.5;
    • German language:
      • DSH, Niveau B2,
      • TestDaF-Prufung Niveau B2;
    • French language:
      • TFI – not lower than В2 level on reading and listening sections,
      • DELF – B2 level,
      • DALF – B2 level,
      • TCF – no less than 50 scores.
    • An international certificate confirming the possession of a foreign language by a person for whom these languages are native is not required.

Please click here to download the application guide which provide detailed information about each application steps. For any inquiry, please send your requests to [email protected].

The deadline to submit an application is June 30, 2023. For more details on the Kazakhstan Government Scholarship for foreign students, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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