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2 “Bolashak” International Scholarship marks its 20th anniversary
“Bolashak” Scholarship established November 5, 1993 785 scholars in 13 countries of the world Number of scholars increased up to 3,000 per annum February 2005 JSC “Center for International Programs” established 2005 2008 Quotas for public servants, rural youth, scientists and teaching staff introduced 2012 Non-degree Fellowship program

3 География обучения Geography of study
9,1 % Russia U.S.A. Canada China Japan Korea Malaysia Singapore India Australia New Zealand 29,5 % Great Britain Germany France Spain Italy Austria Switzerland The Netherlands Ireland Finland Norway Sweden Czech Republic Poland Ukraine Turkey Israel 7,7 % 53,7 %

4 Number of scholarships awarded for graduate and post-graduate programs

5 Number of “Bolashak” Program alumni (by years of graduation)

6 Mechanism of Priority Majors’ List development
Supervised organizations Central executive agencies Local authorities Target applications JSC “Center for International Programs” List of Priority Majors

7 Criteria for selection of foreign higher education institutions
International, national academic rankings List of Priority Majors, target need List of Recommended Education Institutions Intergovernmental Agreement, commission of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

8 Master’s program, PhD, Internships
Programs of study and types of specialties of the “Bolashak” International Scholarship Master’s program, PhD, Internships Economics and Management Agriculture and Agro-Technology Exact and Natural Sciences Engineering Sciences Healthcare and Medicine Art Social Sciences

9 Mechanism of the “Bolashak” Scholarship implementation
Employment assistance and monitoring fulfillment of 5-year work obligations by “Bolashak” Program alumni Monitoring scholars’ academic performance and their return to Kazakhstan Sending scholars for training Receipt of documents, competitive selection of applicants Information-advisory (OR advertising )campaign

10 Competitive selection of applicants
Scholarship award Session of the Republican Commission for Overseas Staff Training Personal interview with the National Expert Commission members Psychological testing State language test Foreign language test/ subject tests

Starting from 2012 we offer the Fellowship Program for Kazakhstani citizens in order to conduct a non-degree research for a period of up to 12 months.

12 Who can apply for Fellowship?
Faculty and teaching staff Engineers Scientists Medical professionals

13 Conditions and admissions
OFFER LETTER from host organization (should specify) major according to the List of priority majors; cost of training (with detailed breakdown); terms of the training; program of training; if necessary, the requirements for passing intensive language course. Language proficiency requirements Minimum threshold scores: IELTS: 3.0 of 9.0; TOEFL:ITP**/PBT 400 of 677; IBT 30 of 120; 6 months of intensive language courses in 13 countries at 96 language schools. Deadlines for receipt of documents and competition organization in 2012 Starts from May 14 through October 1, 2012

14 Information support of “Bolashak” Scholarship
“Bolashak” Information and Analytical Magazine CIP website Magazine Internet Interaction with mass media Briefings Annual briefings in all regions of Kazakhstan Active information campaign in mass media

15 “Bolashak” Information and Analytical Magazine
The magazine has been issued since 2006. Frequency – once in a quarter. Circulation – 5,000 copies. Focuses on education-related issues. Distributed throughout the country.

16 “Bolashak” in Internet
website functioning since 2006 4 mln visitors direct contact with applicants and scholars active exchange of views on the blog posting universities’ advertisements

17 Thank you for attention!
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