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34,000 education grants up for taking in Kazakhstan in 2014

25 july 2014, 17:54
Tarik Balykbayev. Photo courtesy of edu.gov.kz.
Tarik Balykbayev. Photo courtesy of edu.gov.kz.

Kazakhstan government is providing 34,165 education grants this year, Tengrinews reports citing Vice-Minister of Education Tarik Balykbayev as saying at yesterday's  briefing.

"34,165 education grants are up for taking this year: 31,035 for full-time study, and 500 for extramural studies and foundation courses. The largest portion of the grants - 12,000 - are for engineering majors, 5,864 grants are for degrees in education, and 2,650 are for degrees in agricultural sciences and veterinary," he said.  

Besides, there are several sets of country-specific and university-specific grants:

- 200 grants for foreign students from Turkic-speaking countries to study in Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish University in Turkestan in southern Kazakhstan.

- 125 grants for students from Kazakhstan to study in the Kazakhstan-based offshoot of Lomonosov Moscow State University in Astana,

- 550 grants for students to study in the Nazarbayev University in Astana,     

- 25 grants for Mongolian students to study in the Eastern Kazakhstan University in Ust-Kamenogorsk, and

- 54 grants for students from Afghanistan to study in Kazakhstani universities. 

Besides, 770 grants are for art universities. 

There is a list of Kazakhstani universities defined by the Minister of Education that enroll holders of state grants for their bachelor courses. There are a total of 69 universities on the list, the Vice-Minister said.

Grants are distributed through a competition. Applications are accepted on July 23-31 and in the beginning of August a special compassion will choose the best students from among the applicants and award the grants.   

Reporting by Altynai Zhumzhumina, writing by Assel Satubaldina, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina


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