International scholarship programs

International scholarship programs

Learn more about the current Bolashak scholarships on the website

Bolashak is an international educational scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The international scholarship “Bolashak” was established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev dated November 5, 1993.

The purpose of the program is to train personnel and specialists for the priority sectors of the country’s economy. The program includes both academic training (master’s degree, doctoral degree) and research and production internships in leading companies and universities around the world.

The order of the Minister approved the list of leading foreign higher educational institutions, foreign organizations recommended for training, passing language courses by the winners of the contestant award of the international scholarship “Bolashak”, as well as the list of related specialties for studying abroad within the framework of the international scholarship”Bolashak”.



Read more on the website of the US Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan

The program of J. W. Fulbright was founded in 1946 to promote mutual consent between the American people and people from around the world. Today, the Fulbright Program is one of the most recognized and prestigious programs in the world. Hundreds of graduates of this program around the world hold high positions in politics, education, journalism and the private sector.

Fulbright grants are awarded through an open competition. This contributes to the fair selection of the most worthy candidates and to the achievement of the goal of this program, namely, to achieve mutual understanding and mutual benefit by contributing to the communities not only of the host country, but also of the home country.

Программы Фулбрайт в области культуры и образования:

Fulbright programs in Culture and Education:

1. The Fulbright TEA program dedicated to media literacy

2. The Fulbright Program

3. International Student Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)


5. TECHGIRLS 2020 Program

6. TechWomen 2019 Program

7. SUSI program for representatives of the secondary education sector

Regional Office programs

1. A program to provide an English teacher from the United States for one academic year

2. Program by invitation of a specialist in the field of teaching English from the United States

3. Distance courses for English language teachers



Read more on the website of the US Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan

The International Student Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Programs of the US Department of State for full-time students of higher education institutions in Kazakhstan, provided that at the end of participation in the Global UGRAD program, students have at least one semester of study before receiving a diploma of higher education. The program is open to students of all Kazakhstan universities and all specialties. All participants are selected on the basis of an open competition.

The Global UGRAD program provides a full scholarship for one academic semester for full-time study in the United States, without obtaining a degree or diploma of higher education. The finalists of the program will study at accredited four-year higher education institutions and live in student dormitories. If necessary, the finalists will be able to take an intensive English course. All participants are selected on the basis of an open competition. Admissions committees will review all relevant applications. The semi-finalists will be invited for an interview. All finalists of the program will have to undergo a medical examination and receive the necessary vaccinations before participating in the Global UGRAD program.



Read more on the website of the US Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program provides Kazakhstani specialists with the opportunity to improve their professional skills at US universities within 10 months. Candidates for the Hubert Humphrey Program are selected based on leadership potential and participation in

community service in the public or private sector. 13 major universities in the United States accept program participants. In recent years, the list of such universities included the American University-Washington Law School, Arizona State University, Boston University, Cornell University, Emory University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University, Syracuse University, University of California — Davis, University of Minnesota, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University.


Hubert Humphrey Fellowships are awarded in the following fields:

Sustainable Development

· Development of agriculture and rural areas

· Economic Development/ Finance and Banking

· Natural resources/Ecology/Climate Change

· Urban and regional planning

Building democratic institutions

· Journalism/Mass media

· Jurisprudence and human rights

· Public policy analysis/Public administration

· Human traffic, policy, and prevention

· Technology: policy and management

· Human Resource management


· Educational policy, management and planning

· Management in higher education

· Teaching English as a foreign language

Public health

· Public health policy and management

· Fighting AIDS: policy and prevention

· Narcology, treatment and prevention of drug addiction



The competition takes place annually in two stages on the official website of the scholarship program

Chevening Scholarships is a global UK Government scholarship program funded by the Foreign Office and partner organizations. The scholarship is given mainly for one year to complete a master’s degree.

Everyone who meets the requirements of the Chevening program is invited to participate. The lisy of participating countries includes Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, etc.

Priority areas of study:

· Politics and international relations

· Law and public administration

· Economics, business and Innovation

· Climate change, environmental studies, and energy security

· Science and space

· Journalism

Chevening Scholarship Amount

· Monthly stipend

· Transportation costs

· Dissertation grant

· Cost of visa processing

· Tuition fee



Read more on the website of DAAD representatives in Kazakhstan

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is a major organization that promotes international exchange of university students and researchers. This service unites more than 200 German universities and about 130 different student organizations and annually allocates a huge number of scholarships to foreign students in Germany, which amount to up to 850 Euros per month. Residents of our country also have the opportunity to receive this scholarship, as DAAD is represented and actively works in Kazakhstan. The DAAD central office is located in Bonn. The DAAD organizes and finances academic exchanges of students and scientists, supports German studies and the study of the German language, informs about the opportunities for studying and conducting research in Germany, and promotes the internationality and prestige of German universities. DAAD has 15 foreign offices and 57 information centers around the world.

One of the strategic areas of activity of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) worldwide is scholarship programs for students and researchers. “Scholarships for the best” is the motto of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which provides scholarships for future specialists to receive education and improve their skills in leading universities and research centers, learn to act thoughtfully and responsibly, and establish contacts around the world for the long term.

DAAD Program Lines

DAAD provides scholarships for:

· German and foreign students, undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers and scientists of various specialties;

· graduates of German schools abroad;

· leading experts from developing countries;

· foreign artists within of specialized programs.

Sources of funding

The DAAD is funded primarily from the federal funds of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AA), the Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union, which bear the costs associated with the training of foreign fellows.