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Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF) announces a local scholarship Sur-Place to support talented young people in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Who can participate?

To be a scholar of Foundation you have to be a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan, who is studying full-time at one of the universities in Kazakhstan and who passed selection procedure. At the time of applying for a scholarship the applicant must not be older than 30 years.

The advantage in the competitive selection is given to students participating in the socio-political life of the country and having an active life position. Knowledge of a foreign language is welcome, but not required.

Scholarship terms

The scholarship will be awarded for 1-6 months (with the possibility of extension). The scholarship payment period will be set individually.

The amount of scholarship is 80.000 Tenge per month.

Competitive selection process

Future scholars of the KAF will pass a two-stage competitive selection process: submission of a package of documents and an interview.

How to participate?

Please submit a complete package of documents (presented below) in electronic form to the E-Mail address: sps-kaz@kas.de

There is no deadline for application. Admission is all year round, however, students of the final year of master’s or bachelor’s program should take into account the time for reviewing documents. At the time of application and the period of payment of the scholarship, the scholarship holder must be a full-time student.

List of required documents

The complete list includes the following documents (in English or German):

1) a completed application form with actual photo (the application form can be downloaded from the website www.kas.de);
2) CV;
3) motivation letter (max. 2 pages);
4) Transcript of Records (translation is not required);
5) certificate from the place of study (translation is not required);
6) Bachelor’s diploma with an application (for Master’s Students).

Applicants invited for interviews will need to provide original documents.

Additional information is available by e-mail: sps-kaz@kas.de, as well as by phone +7 7172 925 630

We look forward to your participation in our selection process and wish you success!

This is a new and unique universities’ cooperation model for the country. Unlike a branch of a foreign university, the Top-Up program involves preparation for the first two years of undergraduate studies at an accredited partner university, followed by a transfer to the main university. Students enrolled in this program spend 2 years at the International School of Economics M.S. Narikbaev KAZGUU University and 2 years at SolBridge International School of Business, Woosong University and upon completion receive a SolBridge diploma.

The two-year study program at KAZGUU is accredited by SolBridge and includes 110 ECTS or 22 courses taught in English by KAZGUU faculty. These are courses such as Business Communications, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, ICT, Calculus, Introduction to Economics, Statistics, English and Korean as well as other KAZGUU elective courses. ISE KAZGUU faculty members are graduates of doctoral and master’s programs from leading international universities, Nazarbayev University and KIMEP, Bolashak scholarship holders, holders of prestigious ACCA, CFA, FRM, CIPD and HRCI professional certificates.

Upon successful completion of two years of study with a GPA 2.5/4 and IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) students of the program continue their studies at SolBridge, where they can choose one of the following five concentrations: Finance, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship, Data Analytics, Technology and Innovation, or complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program without a concentration.

Located in Korea’s Silicon Valley Daejeon, SolBridge prepares students to be the Next Generation of Asian Thought Leaders in the fast growing and rapidly changing Asian economy. SolBridge offers fully English-taught programs accredited by the most prestigious accreditation for business school – AACSB. With 80% of the faculty being foreign professors with degrees from prestigious universities, SolBridge offers an international multicultural environment and practice-oriented modern business education.

Tuition fees:

KAZGUU: 19 900 tenge for 1 ECTS * 110 ECTS = 2 189 000 tenge for the full study period ;
SolBridge: 10 000 USD per year + 1 500 USD university fees; accommodation cost in Daejeon – from 5000 USD per year.

ECTS cost is indicated according to the rate of the 2021/22 academic year, in 2022/23 a slight increase in the cost is possible

Students with high academic performance when transferring from KAZGUU to SolBridge will be provided with a scholarship – a tuition fee discount varying from 30% to 80%. A minimum scholarship (30%) is provided to students with IELTS 6.0. and GPA 2.5-2.99 (out of 4.0). Maximum (80%) – with IELTS 8.0. and GPA 3.8-4.0 (out of 4.0). The scholarship is provided for a semester and can be extended for subsequent semesters by students with a GPA of 3.6 out of 4.5 and above.

When enrolling to the Top-Up program, the UNT is not required. However, English proficiency level not lower than IELTS 5.5 (KAZGUU English Placement Test – KEPT is also acceptable, minimum score 55) and the entrance exam in mathematics (secondary school mathematics course) and an interview with the admissions committee are required.

The following documents are required to transfer to SolBridge:

(i) Application Form
(ii) Passport copy
(iii) English proficiency certificate (TOEFL or IELTS or TOEIC or DUOLINGO TEST)
(iv) Official Transcripts of courses from first two years, with official stamps of KAZGUU
(v) A Bank Letter with a minimum balance of US$20,000 and other necessary financial proof
(vi) Letter of recommendation
(vii) 500-word Essay on the topic “My Strengths and Weaknesses”.

In case of any questions, please contact ISE KAZGUU Vice Dean for Undergraduate Studies Aizhan Toktabayeva: a_toktabayeva@kazguu.kz

Meet the International School of Economics (ISE) KAZGUU!

The KAZGUU Higher School of Economics moves up to the international level and announces a re-branding!

The ISE’s new vision: ‘We unleash the potential of our students, constantly improving the academic quality of programs through integration into the global educational, scientific, and business space, as well as professional growth.’

The International School of Economics was gradually changing its name, introducing English as the language of instruction. The ISE has also developed the academic programs, taking into account the requirements of professional certification organizations and curricula of international universities.

The new name ‘International School of Economics KAZGUU’ is a reflection of the path and goals that the School has chosen.

We wish further success to the students, faculty, staff, and management of ISE at the international level!

On November 2, 2021, Monika Iversen, who has been recently appointed to the position of Ambassador of Germany to Kazakhstan, has visited KAZGUU University on a courtesy visit.

During the meeting, the Ambassador of Germany showed interest in the educational programs presented at the University and got acquainted with the university’s work. In particular, they discussed the training of specialists in the field of national and international law. In addition, aspects of the development and influence of English and German law in the educational context have been discussed. The parties also discussed cooperation and joint projects with German universities.

On the part of the University, the expert meeting was attended by Talgat Narikbayev, Chairman of the KAZGUU University, Sergey Pen, Provost, Roman Melnik, Head of the German Law School, Professor, Michael Wilding, Lecturer of German and European Law at DAAD.

In turn, the Chairman of KAZGUU Talgat Narikbayev thanked the guests for their visit to the University.

The parties agreed to continue to maintain a positive trajectory of relations and to make every effort to further strengthen them in the educational sphere.

Press Ofice of KAZGUU University

NUR-SULTAN – In honour of the forthcoming COP26 in Glasgow and in the framework of UN Day celebration, UN Resident Coordinator Office, Embassy of the UK, Embassy of Italy in Kazakhstan in partnership with KAZGUU University organises the students debate in a hybrid format entitled “Voice of Youth: Uniting the World to Tackle the Climate Change”.

The event aims to raise awareness about climate change in order to put the topic on the public agenda, inspire and encourage youth to find climate solutions.

Students from KAZGUU University, Eurasian National University and Nazarbayev University will present their practical recommendations on how to tackle climate change issues.

Keynote speakers:
• H.E. Ms. Michaela Friberg-Storey, UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan
• H.E. Ms. Kathy Leach, Ambassador of the UK to Kazakhstan
• H.E. Mr. Marco Alberti, Ambassador of Italy to Kazakhstan
• H.E. Mr. Sergey Pen, Provost of KAZGUU University

2021 is particularly important in view of the upcoming meetings of the climate and biodiversity conventions, where governments must set mutually reinforcing and ambitious targets to protect the planet by almost double decreasing greenhouse gas emissions this decade, as well as through biodiversity conservation and restoration.

Date and time: 28 October 2021, 12:00-13:30

Venue: KAZGUU, Korgalzhyn ave. 8, Nur-Sultan

LIVE broadcasting will be available on UN in Kazakhstan Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uninkazakhstan

For media accreditation please contact:

Press Officer of the UN in Kazakhstan Ms Elnara Bainazarova, tel: +7 701 9400086, e-mail: elnara.bainazarova@un.org

We are pleased to announce that AIFC Academy of Law has designated M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University (KAZGUU) as a Strategic Knowledge Partner. KAZGUU has been a valued academic partner since the inception of the AIFC Academy of Law, as demonstrated in several successful collaborative initiatives between our organizations, including:

✔️ TOLES Legal English program designed non-native English speaking legal professionals
✔️ Cross-training KAZGUU’s faculty in AIFC law & practice, and common law teaching methodologies
✔️ Participation of KAZGUU students in the Academy of Law’s International Internship Programme
✔️ Participation of KAZGUU students and faculty in AIFC Foundations and Certificate short courses

David Gallo, member of the Board of Directors of the AIFC Bureau of Continuing Professional Development, noted: “KAZGUU University is a leading higher education institution in Central Asia, with a full range of bachelors and post-graduate law, business and liberal arts programmes. The AIFC Academy of Law is pleased to build on this valuable relationship by supporting KAZGUU’s mission of preparing its students for professional success in multi-jurisdictional settings.”

Sergey Pen, KAZGUU Provost, stated: “KAZGUU was a first Kazakh university, launched initially separate courses and then an independent minor-programme in English Law. We have a strong background of teaching common law to national students and lawyers and a very good joint projects with the Academy of Law. It’s time to join forces. We believe in our collaboration and joint strategic initiatives in order to implement best practices and improve national legal system and legal education”

The parties have agreed to develop common law and practical skills courses for inclusion in KAZGUU’s degree programmes.

We are soliciting academic research papers and articles from KAZGUU’s faculty and students for distribution in the Academy’s DISCOURSE online channel

The Academy of Law looks forward to a long and mutually rewarding collaboration with a view toward ongoing legal system and professional competencies development in Kazakhstan and across the CIS.

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