Updated on Feb 17, 2022 8:04 PM IST
Over the years, Kazakhstan has turned up to be one of the most popular study destinations for Indians, especially those aspiring to pursue higher education in the field of medicine. Universities are not only renowned for offering high-standard education along with practical exposure, but they are also preferred for the financial aid and scholarship opportunities that they have on offer.
Although limited, international scholarships in Kazakhstan are open to students from across the world. Of the total number of international students that enrol themselves in Kazakhstan universities, a good number of them apply for scholarships offered by the government of Kazakhstan. In addition to the government-funded scholarship, some external organisations may also a range of scholarships for international students in Kazakhstan.
However, it is to be noted that education in Kazakhstan is significantly affordable for international students, including those from India. As of Oct 19, 2021, INR 1 equals KZT 5.66, meaning Indian students can enjoy cheaper yet top-notch education in Kazakhstan.
Need Help With Finding a Scholarship You're Eligible For?
Every year, applications are invited from international students to apply for Kazakhstan government scholar. Offered by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, this scholarship is open to both international and domestic students. Details of the scholarship are as follows:
Accepted Nationalities: All
Duration: Length of the program
Number of Awards Available: 550 (490 for undergraduate applicants, 50 for postgraduate applicants and 10 for doctoral applicants)
Fields of Study: All
Host Institutes: All universities in Kazakhstan
Value of the Scholarship:
100% tuition fee
A monthly allowance depending on their academic progress
Will NOT cover travel costs, medical insurance expenses, visa or accommodation expenses.
Those interested in applying for the Kazakhstan Government Scholarship should meet the following eligibility criteria:
Undergraduate applicants should hold a certificate or diploma of basic secondary education with a minimum grade of “good”.
Postgraduate applicants should have completed a diploma of Bachelor’s or specialist with a minimum GPA of 2.33 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
Doctoral degree applicants must have a master’s degree with an average score of at least 2.33 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent, along with an international certificate of proficiency in a foreign language.
Must have scored at least 460 on TOEFL ITP, 46 on TOEFL iBT, 5.5 on IELTS or 85 on Duolingo English Test.
How to Apply:
Fill the online application form available on the official website of Bologna Process and Academic Mobility Centre.
Upload required documents.
Choose the university and field of study you intend on studying in Kazakhstan.
Pass the online test used to identify adaptive potential.
Wait for an invitation for an online interview
Probable Application Deadline: July
Some non-governmental or external organisations also offer scholarships for Indian students looking forward to studying in Kazakhstan. One of these is NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Overseas Scholarship, details of which are mentioned below.
NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Overseas Scholarship
This scholarship is open to Masters, PhD, diploma applicants in the fields of eligible courses. Sponsored by the Social Welfare Department, it is available only for Indian applicants who belong to the Backward Classes. 33% of the awards are earmarked for women applicants.
Value of the Scholarship:
100% tuition fees
INR 10 Lakhs (in total to cover tuition and living expenses)
Those interested in applying for the NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Overseas Scholarship should meet the following eligibility criteria:
Must be of Indian nationality.
Income of guardians or parents of the applicant should not exceed INR 6 Lakhs.
Only one child of the family should be considered for the scholarship.
Must have applied for a medical course in Kazakhstan.
Want to Know If Your University Offers International Scholarships?
Not many universities in Kazakhstan offer scholarships to international students primarily because of their already affordable tuition fees. However, this may vary from one university to another. Here is a university in Kazakhstan that offers scholarships based on the economic status of the applicant.
Kokshetau State University Scholarship
These scholarships are open only to those applicants who come from low-income households. They are based on the performances of the student every semester after they have enrolled in the university.
A 20% scholarship is offered to cover the university fee for the first semester if the student scores 70%.
A 50% scholarship is offered to cover the university fee for all semesters if the student maintains an 85% throughout the course.
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