Take part in a competition and
get an opportunity to win a scholarship!

KAZGUU University is conducting an intellectual competition “INDEPENDENT KAZAKHSTAN”, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. The competition is aimed at supporting talented young people. Graduates of Kazakhstan’s secondary schools will have an opportunity to take part in the competition and get a chance to receive one of five scholarships to study at the university for one year.


Register and fill in the application form link


Write an essay in Kazakh or Russian titled “Independent Kazakhstan” and email it to esse@kazguu.kz before 5 March 2017.


Go forward to the second round and take a computerised test on the history of Kazakhstan at KAZGUU University


Earn the highest score and win a scholarship for one year.

Scholarships are available for thr following programmes:

Higher School if Economics


Accounting and Audit





Translation Studies

Higher School of Law


Law enforcement

International Law

Essay criteria:

Length: 2 to 4 A4 pages, font: Times New Roman 14 pt.

Evaluation criteria:

The topic is appropriate and the essay provides a full response to the topic (20 pt.);

The essay is original (10 pt.);

The essay presents a new view of the stages of Kazakhstan’s development (30 pt.);

The essay is grammatically correct;

The first 100 contestants with the highest scores in the first stage of the competition will be admitted to take part in the finals.


Based on the test results, there will be 5 winners, who will be awarded scholarship certificates for the 2017-2018 academic year.