ASTANA – Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science recently expanded its list of leading foreign educational institutions, foreign organisations for training and language schools recommended to the recipients of the Bolashak international scholarship for 2018.
Prospective students can apply to leading North American, European and Asian research institutions and receive funding from the government. Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Cambridge and Oxford universities are among the most prestigious in the list. A full list of universities is available on the official website of the Centre for International Programmes that administers the Bolashak scholarship on behalf of the ministry.
Recipients who choose Japan, the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Singapore as a country of education are to receive language training in the language schools of Great Britain.
Earlier this year, the ministry made changes in the awarding procedure of the scholarship. According to new rules, applicants who were awarded scholarships but did not start their education can re-apply for the scholarship once again. The requirement for an average grade of a bachelor’s degree diploma for individuals who are applying to universities and then submitting their applications for scholarship was reduced to 3.0 degree. Changes were also made to the contractual obligations of the graduates of the programme.
Bolashak international scholarship was established by the decree by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Nov. 5, 1993 and to this date more than 12,000 scholarships were awarded. The purpose of the programme is to train specialists for the priority sectors of the country’s economy. The programme includes both the academic studies and scientific internships in leading international companies and universities.