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Academic Mobility for Outgoing exchange Students

Outgoing exchange students

ACADEMIC MOBILITY OPPORTUNITY
KIMEP University aims to offer its students “a window to the rest of the world”. Higher Education Institutions abroad and KIMEP offer a number of academic mobility programs, some with scholarships, to their students, faculty and staff members for a semester or year to do research, training, internship or study. The programs aim to help students and staff members gain valuable international experience, acquire new knowledge and skills, support their professional and personal development, enlarge network, improve their English and study other languages, as well as deepen their cross-cultural understanding. Participants will have better employability competitiveness and could pursue their further education or work locally and internationally. The programs also aim to improve attractiveness and international dimension of KIMEP University.

Exchange Programs – the process of transfer of students, faculty/staff members to another educational or scientific institution in the country or abroad for a short period carried out within the framework of inter-institutional agreements, with mandatory recognition of study period in the form of credit transfer/or professional qualifications back to their home institution. Students and faculty/staff members participating in the exchange program are exchange students/faculty/staff members and follow KIMEP University exchange program rules, published in its Academic Catalog. The program is administered by the International Office.

Non-Exchange Programs – a non-degree study for a semester or a Summer School, outside exchange program, at a university abroad. The application procedure, requirements and the selection criteria, payment, rules are set up by hosting universities. Applicants apply directly to the host university. However, credits transfer from non-exchange programs is regulated by general rules published in the Academic Catalog.

Dual Degree Programs
One advantage of being a KIMEP University student is to have the opportunity to study on Dual Degree Programs that KIMEP University has developed with leading world universities. These programs allow students to receive two separate degrees: one from KIMEP University and one from the partner institution. The principle of dual degree programs is that students complete some of their courses at Home University and the rest at the partner institution, with credits being recognized by both.

The information on academic part of the requirements of the dual degree programs, course compliance and transfer, eligibility, selection criteria, etc. can be found from the relevant college’s program manager and college’s webpage. The International Office helps colleges with advice on logistic issues and liaise with partners for formalities of students’ application and other issues required for a smooth transition of participants to a partner HEIs.

Internship
KIMEP signed agreements to get internship with a help of the partner university. The Internship program is administrated by colleges and its requirements should be fulfilled to be recognized by the home university.

Coordinator for outgoing mobility:
NAILYA AKHMAROVA (MS)
E-mail: outgoing@kimep.kz
Tel: +7 (727) 2374800 ext. 1085

Student exchange

STUDENT EXCHANGE PRINCIPLES
Exchange program offers KIMEP University students the opportunity to spend either a semester or a full academic year, or participate in a summer school at a partner university abroad in the frame of partnership agreement. Exchange students pay applicable tuition fees to their home institution if otherwise is not stipulated in the partnership agreement. They will be exempt from paying tuition, admission, and registration fees to the host institution. The exchange students are liable for travel costs, visa, accommodation, medical insurance, books and supplies, meals, and any other costs that may arose during their travel to/back from and stay at a host partner university. Student activity and other fees are paid according to a particular agreement.

Students’ exchange with partner universities operates on the following standard principles:
– Max. number of exchange semesters at one study level -2
– Student may participate in the program only 2 times
– Tuition waiver applies at the host university
– Tuition paid to the home university
– Courses with a “Pass” grade are transferred

KIMEP University students who would like to participate in an exchange program should meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
– Be a registered student at KIMEP University.
– Have have completed from 30 upto 100 academic credits of a Bachelor’s program by the time of application, or 9 academic credits of a Master’s program (students in fast-track programs may – – apply immediately).
– Have sufficient knowledge of English language (equivalent to 6.0 or above on the IELTS).
– Have participated not more than once in the exchange program.
– Do not have any disciplinary sanctions at the time of application.

Students apply online and may chose up to 3 destinations in their applications. The KIMEP Selection Committee, composed of faculty members, evaluate applications and selects participants.
Selection criteria are based on:
1. overall GPA (from 3.0 and above),
2. motivation,
3. language skills,
4. extracurricular activities,
5. vulnerability status (with special needs/orphan/from multi-children family) has an advantage,
6. previous participation in exchange (who did not participate has an advantage)

KIMEP University and its partners sometimes offer a scholarship to support logistics of the mobility of their students and staff members. Mobility of students through partnership with external funding for up to one academic year without the award of a diploma by a partner is an Exchange Program at the University of KIMEP and is subject to all rules of the exchange program. Often, partner universities that provide financial support determine their eligibility and selection criteria.

In addition to the general selection criteria of the exchange program, the criteria for participation and selection of students for an exchange program with external financing are additionally set out and consider:
• full-time undergraduate students who have received 30 to 100 credits;
• full-time graduate students who received 9 credits;
• GPA (from 3.7 and higher);
• motivation;
• students who have not used external funding for the exchange program and do not have full (100%) scholarship at KIMEP have an advantage;
• vulnerable students (with special needs/orphan/from multi-children family, ethnic minority, refugee, discriminated) have an advantage.

The Student Portal on KIMEP website and L-drive>International Mobility, and the Catalog are sources of information about the rules, international partner universities offering exchange places, description of each university’s application procedure, visa, course transfer procedure and payment, forms, application, Commitment of KIMEP’s Outgoing Exchange Student, and much more.

Participants of the exchange programs must observe policies for exchange program which are published in the Academic Catalog and website.

Erasmus+

Erasmus + ICM partner mobility places, Call 2018

Erasmus Plus  International Credit Mobility is an Action 1 under the broader Erasmus+ program to support education, training, youth and sport funded. Erasmus+ ICM funds academic exchange at university level between EU universities and universities from the Erasmus+ Partner countries. Since 2014 International Office, KIMEP University has applied and won more than 40 bids with EU higher education institutions for funding of academic mobility via Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program. The program is funded by the European Comission.

KIMEP students have the opportunity to participate in the exchange program and get a financial support, which partially covers transportation and living expenses for 3 – 10 months. Students need to follow the Course Transfer and Payment Policy for exchange program, as well as other internal rules for exchange program.

Eligibility: Full-time KIMEP students who earned 30 – 100 credits by the time of application Bachelor and 9
credits for Master student; less than 12 months of stay during 5 last years in EU; no criminal records, no disciplinary cases, no behavior misconduct.

Selection criteria at KIMEP (selection is done by 3-5 faculty members):
In addition to the general selection criteria of the exchange program, some criteria for participation and selection of students for an exchange program with external financing are more competitive and consider:
• full-time undergraduate students who have received 30 to 100 credits;
• full-time graduate students who received 9 credits;
• GPA (from 3.7 and higher);
• motivation;
• students who have not used external funding for the exchange program and do not have full (100%) scholarship at KIMEP have an advantage;
• vulnerable students (with special needs/orphan/from multi-children family, ethnic minority, refugee, discriminated) have an advantage.

International Office announces a call for an online application by email, leaflets on information boards, website, indicating a list of partner institutions and available places and required documents for the regular exchange program:

  • Transcript
  • Motivation Essay
  • Copy of the passport
  • Proofs of extracurricular activities while studying at KIMEP
  • Proof of vulnerable situation

It is strongly advised that students apply for the exchange program with an external grants only if students meet all eligibility requirements and the partner institution fits your academic background (major, specialization), level of study (Master or Bachelor).

Selected candidates are recommended to the partner institution for the final selection.
There are a partner’s selection criteria designated by the partner institution and include, but not limited to: GPA, English language proficiency (interview/IELTS), recommendation letters from academics; candidates must present the Learning Agreement with a list of courses to be transferred back to KIMEP.

Participants have to cover all expenses related to tuition fees at KIMEP. Participants are awarded with a grant to cover living expenses, amount of which depends on a partner country and a duration of stay. Students will get the grant upon arrival to the partner institution by a few installments. Separate amount of the grant goes to cover transportation expenses, amount of which depends on a distance to the host country. However, the grant might not cover all your expenses. The participants sign a Grant Agreement with the partner university. It is the participant’s responsibility to manage the grant, purchase required insurances, books, pay visa/accommodation/student activity fees, deposits, etc. Some partners may cover visa fee and the participant needs to clarify it with the partner. We strongly recommend the participants to plan your budget and foresee expenses, expesially for the initial period of stay.

Application does not guarantee the award with the grant. Those who will be awarded with the grant – will be selected for exchange program.
Presentation is available on L-drive > folder “International Mobility” > “Erasmus + for student mobility” > “Erasmus + for KIMEP students”.

Mevlana Exchange Programme

MEVLANA scholarship, partner mobility places 2019-2020

In January 2014 the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Turkey (YOK) approved KIMEP diploma recognition in Turkey. The equivalence procedure applies to KIMEP diplomas. It was processed by the provision of the Higher Education Law #2547, revised by Article 7/p Law #2880 under “Regulation of Equivalence of Higher Education Diplomas”, which was published in the State Newspaper dated November 6th, 2010.

The recognition opened a door for cooperation in education between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Republic of Turkey and KIMEP in many ways. One of the ways is the Mevlana Exchange Programme. This program aims at the exchange of students and academic staff between the higher educational institutions in Turkey and abroad. More than 100 state universities in Turkey are approved by YOK for cooperation within this program. The Mevlana program is supported by YOK and students and faculty going to Turkey and coming to Kazakhstan for exchange will receive financial support, a partialy covering travel and leaving expencies. Students may study abroad for 1 or 2 exchange semesters and academic staff may lecture, do research, etc. abroad from one week to three months.

Students and academic staff of any country origination may benefit from this program being hosted by Turkish higher education institutions and KIMEP. This increases academic mobility of exchange and degree students, as well as faculty members, influence the growth of number of joint projects and publications, summer and cultural programs, etc.

Download Mevlana Exchange Programme Regulations

Application procedure is done in early Spring for the mobility in Fall semester.

Documents for Student.

Ernst Mach SCHOLARSHIP

Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences 
The Ernst Mach Grant program is named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). The grant program is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW). Students and young researchers from foreign universities are invited to apply for this grant to come to Austria for a study stay.

KIMEP Undergraduate and Graduate students have the opportunity to participate in the exchange program and get a financial support, which partially covers transportation and living expenses for one semester. Students need to follow the Course Transfer and Payment Policy for exchange program, as well as other internal rules for exchange program.

Grant benefit paid:
1) Monthly grant rate 1.050 EUR
2) Accommodation, insurance – scholarship holders have to pay the costs for accommodation and insurance themselves.
OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. The OeAD can help with taking out such insurance. The monthly costs can vary, at the moment you should calculate 55 to 200 EUR (depending on your age, scholarship category and state of health).
3) Scholarship holders are exempted from paying tuition fees to the partner institution.
4) Scholarship holders from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of max.  1.000 EUR.
5) Scholarship holders are not allowed to take up paid work in Austria while receiving an OeAD grant.
6) The recipients of grants will get the grant contract (Letter of Award and Letter of Acceptance) from the OeAD.
Areas of Interest covered:

  1. Natural Sciences
  2. Technical Sciences
  3. Human Medicine
  4. Health Sciences
  5. Agricultural Sciences
  6. Social Sciences
  7. Business (upon agreement with a partner)

Selected applicant will have possibility to apply to the OeAD and study in 2 partner Universities in Austria to study as exchange students:

  1. University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, School of management (Steyr campus)
  2. IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

The topics of the study programmes can roughly be summarized as follows: “Economics/Business”, “Tourism”, “Economics and Technology”, “Technology/Biotechnology”, “Media and Design” as well as “Health and Social Matters”.

Eligibility (KIMEP and OeAD):

  1. Be student of KIMEP University
  2. GPA from 3.7
  3. English or German language of proficiency – B2 level
  4. Bachelor students who successfully completed at least 2 full-time years of studies (credits taken by the time of participation 60-100). Master students – completed at least 9 credits.
  5. Maximum age:35 years
  6. Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.
  7. A grant can only be consumed once in the frame of this program.

Incomplete applications and applications not complying with the application criteria will not be accepted for the further selection process.
For more information regarding study programs at the Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences:
http://www.fachhochschulen.ac.at/ .
FAQs: Please check our list of frequently asked questions regarding the application process and eligibility for this grant.

How to apply – 3 steps
1) How to apply at KIMEP
When the call for application is announced via emails, website, etc. please read the information, etc and then apply via: My KIMEP Study Additional Study Options Outgoing Exchange Program Before Application (Exchange Program Descriptions, Course transfer and payment policy, etc).  Then > Apply Online
You should submit the same package of docs as for the regular exchange program:

  • Motivation Essay
  • Copy of the passport
  • Proofs of extracurricular activities
  • Proofs of vulnerable situation

International Office strongly recommends you to apply for the program only if it fits your academic background (major, specialization), level of study (Master or Bachelor).
Selection criteria at KIMEP (selection is done by 3-5 faculty members):
1) full time students with GPA (from 3.7), 2) Motivation (impact on study, relevance to an area of study, outcomes), 3) extracurricular activity; 4) language level – B2; 5) students who has not benefited from an external grant program and a full scholarship at KIMEP have priority; 6) certificates of vulnerability – disabled from childhood (if allowed to travel) and orphanages from childhood have priority.
A short list of candidates will be sent to the partner for their final decision.
2) How to apply to an Austrian partner institution

  • After being selected, please send an application package to the partner country in Austria, described in the Exchange Program Description for the partner.
  • Get an Acceptance letter as exchange student.

3) How to apply to OeAD
The following documents have to be uploaded with the online application which can be found at http://oead.grants.at/out/default.aspx?TemplateGroupID=34&PageMode=3&GrainEntryID=16964&HZGID=17964&LangID=2 :
• Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers. For these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; they must contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the university / department and must not be older than six months at the time of application.
• Confirmation of the home university that the exams passed in Austria will be recognized by the home university (e.g. a learning agreement).
• Confirmation of acceptance as an exchange student from the University of Applied Sciences.
• Scan of your passport.
• Scan of a current Transcript of Records.
Application does not guarantee the award with the grant. Those who will be awarded with the grant – will be selected for exchange program.

Exchange students feedbacks

Arai-Ordakhan

Arailym Ordakhan, BMGT
Spring 2019, EWHA University, South Korea

The quality of the service in EWHA University was excellent. Every exchange student was informed about the news and events in advance. Teachers were motivated and open to share their knowledge with the students. Quality was really good, liked everything.

I am really grateful to our university. I meet really nice people and friends in EWHA. Also, I had chance to work as a tutor in E-lounge, helping local students with practicing English speaking skills. All the exchange students had fun while studying at this university. We could enjoy travelling, sightseeing, and studying at the same time. It was enjoyable.

It was such a nice opportunity to study for a while in Korea. After studying abroad, I’ve got new knowledge and priceless life experience.

Aigerim-Ibrayeva

Aigerim Ibrayeva, Bfin
Fall 2018, Uppsala University, Sweden

Uppsala University was one of the most amazing places I have ever visited! The education system is impeccable, as well as the quality of the service. Everything is crystal clear, unbiased and the system runs smoothly. The education is built on the students’ independent study, practical work and group discussions. I definitely feel that I have learned a lot, even in this relatively short span of time.

We had an awesome orientation week, filled with all kinds of activities. The highlight of Uppsala University student life are the nations (different student organizations that conduct parties and other activities) that students should register in. I chose Norrland’s nation, because it is the biggest one and simply the best 😉 Also you can choose from thirteen other nations.

I cannot even put my feelings into words. It was truly the best time of my life. I consider Uppsala University, Uppsala and Sweden overall my second home now.

Big thank you to KIMEP International Office for all the help and support! You are the best!

Aizhan Dautali, BACTA
Fall 2017, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia

I am really satisfied with my exchange program at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia. I experienced another style of studying. I had an opportunity to travel. I studied another new language and enhanced my language skills. I have experienced personal growth by living and studying in Latvia, I have gained a new understanding of my personal heritage, culture and values. I gained valuable life skills. Interacting with the Latvians and international students allowed me to gain greater respect for other cultures. Also, I strengthened my leadership skills and broadened my worldview. The most significant experiences while living outside of my home country were communication with international students and travelling to different countries. It was amazingJ

Bektemir Ysmailov, BSc
Fall 2013,
University of Northern Colorado, USA

I was a an exchange student at the University of Northern Colorado for the Fall ’13 semester. The semester, which was full of great experiences, has gone by pretty quickly and it was time for winter break. What do you do during study breaks when you’re an exchange student abroad? Right, traveling and exploring the region where you study. So I decided to go to California.

It was a great experience overall but one thing stand out for me, I met the Hollywood producer Jon M. Chu who has been a producer of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”, Step Up 2: The Streets”, “Step Up Revolution”, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”, and “Justin Bieber’s Believe”. How I met him? I follow him on Twitter, he posted that he’ll be watching his latest film which is “Justin Bieber’s Believe” on the premier date at certain time, at certain location not far away from San Francisco where I was at the time.

The venue was quickly sold out. He happened to be a very nice and friendly guy. We were sitting on the same row. There were many Justin Bieber fans, including myself, and everybody was screaming, shouting, crying, singing, clapping, whatever. It was wild. One of the best movie watching experience. I’d like to thank KIMEP University for this incredible opportunity to go see the world and advise everybody to use it.

Dual Degree

Dual Degree program provides the opportunity to study and receive two degrees, one from KIMEP University, and a second from a partner university. Students pay where they study.
All programs have certain criteria, however, a student’s GPA for all programs should be above 3,67. Students wishing to receive two degrees need to consult their respective College’s Program Coordinator as earlier as possible. International Office assists in logistic issues.

The Bang College of Business, the College of Social Science offer Dual Degree programs to KIMEP University students.
1. Master of Business Administration (KIMEP University) + Master of International Business (IESEG School of Management of the Catholic University of Lille, France)
2. BSc (KIMEP University) + BSc in Business Administration (IESEG School of Management, France)
3. Master of Business Administration (KIMEP University) + MSc. in International Management (ESC Rennes School of Business, France)
4. Master of International Relations (KIMEP University) + Master in Global Affairs and Policy/Master of Arts in Korean Studies/Master in Global Economy and Strategy (Yonsei University, South Korea)
5. Master of Business Administration (KIMEP University) + Master in Entrepreneurship, venture capital and private equity (International University of Catalunya, Spain)


IESEG School of Management, part of Catholic University of Lille, France

IÉSEG School of Management is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 6th in 2012 by leading student magazine L’Etudiant and ranked 24th in 2013 by the Financial Times. Established in 1964 in Lille, the school has a second campus in Paris at La Défense, European biggest business hub. The School has a total of 3380 students on both campuses. More than 84% of IÉSEG’s faculty is international, and the School has a network of more than 200 partner universities in more than 51 countries. All Bachelors and Masters Programs at IÉSEG are taught in English.
http://www.ieseg.fr/en

Master of Business Administration(KIMEP University) + Master of International Business (IESEG School of Management, France)
Through this program, students earn a Master in International Business from IESEG School of Management and a Master of Business Administration  (MBA) from KIMEP University. Students study the first year in Almaty and the second year in Lille (if they have less than 3 years work experience) or Paris (if they have more than 3 years work experience). For the second year KIMEP Unkversity students receive a 10 % tuition discount and there are a few scholarships available with tuition discounts of up to 50 %.
Application:
On or before KIMEP University application deadline for the program starting at IESEG School of Management in fall of the same year. Application deadline: KIMEP University – 15 April, IESEG – 30 May.
Eligibility requirements:
– KEET Score: 60 (not applicable for fast-track students)
– Current MBA GPA of 3.67
– Evidence of successful completion and/or in-progress status of 12 KIMEP MBA courses.
Tuition cost in IESEG for one year – around 11,000 Euro
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Bang College of Business

BSc (KIMEP University) + BSc in Business Administration (IESEG School of Management, France)
Students study the first 3 years in KIMEP University in Almaty and the fourth (final) year in IESEG School of Management in Lille or Paris campuses and receive diplomas of both Universities.
Application:
On or before KIMEP University application deadline for the program starting at IESEG School of Management in fall of the same year. Application deadline: KIMEP University – 15 April, IESEG School of Management – 30 May.
Eligibility requirements:
– At least KIMEP 75 earned credits;
– Current BSc GPA of 3.75;
– Minimum TOEFL score of 80 internet based (or equivalent TOEFL paperbased or IELTS scores);
– Evidence of successful completion and/or in-progress status (at the time of application) of the fixed KIMEP BSc courses;
– Completion of 48 credits of General Education and 27 credits of required business courses.
Tuition cost in IESEG for one year – around 8,500 Euro.
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Bang College of Business


ESC Rennes School of Business, France

ESC Rennes School of Business is considered to be the most international School of Management in Europe. With 91% of faculty members being non-French, 53% foreign students, classes in English and a network of more than 260 partner universities worldwide, Rennes School of Business gives the students a unique opportunity to learn in a continuous international environment from first year to graduation.

www.esc-rennes.fr

Master of Business Administration (KIMEP University) + MSc. in International Management (ESC Rennes Scho of Business, France)
Through this program, students earn a Master of Business Administration in KIMEP University and a MSc. in International Management with one of the specializations in:
– Marketing
– Digital Marketing
– Finance
– Human Resources
– Innovation Management
– Supply Chain in ESC Rennes School of Business, France.

Students study the first year in Almaty and the second year in Rennes.

Application:
On or before KIMEP University application deadline for the program starting at Rennes in Fall of the same year. Application deadline: KIMEP University – 15 April, Rennes – 31 May.

KIMEP Eligibility requirements:
– KEET Score: 60 (not applicable for fast-track students)
– Current MBA GPA of 3.67
– Evidence of successful completion and/or in-progress status of 12 KIMEP MBA courses.

Rennes Admission Conditions:
a) Bachelor degree or equivalent to 180 ECTS: Students applying through 3+1.5, 3.5+1.5 or 3+2 cooperative projects should complete or will complete enough courses credits equivalent to 180 ECTS (120 Kazak University Credits) before joining the Master programs at ESCR
b) Students should have a good level of English language demonstrated by an official test (minimum: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 80 IBT, TOEIC 750), the score may be provided when available before the program at ESCR starting.
c) 2-Year Master in Management (PGE) applicants should provide the GMAT test copy before the program starting. There is no minimum requirement, but the score will be studied by a case by case basis and be proved by ESCR.

Tuition cost in Rennes for one year – the MA or MSc program tuition fees around 16,000 Euro.
Master in Management PGE 2-year program tuition fees are around 10000€ per year.
Academic supervisor: Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Bang College of Business


Yonsei University, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), South Korea

https://gsis.yonsei.ac.kr/main/default.asp
Yonsei University opened the door to modern higher education over one century ago. In 1957, Yonhi University and Severance Medical School merged to become Yonsei University. After the merging, Yonsei University grew to become one of the best universities not only in Korea, but the world. It became the driving force behind Korea’s economic and political growth, and it also continues to spearhead university education and research. GSIS is Korea’s leading professional graduate school of international studies. The dynamic and rigorous curriculum equips students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to excel globally, in the private and public sectors.

Application:
Candidates must meet admission standards of each university, which may include academic records, language proficiency, research skills and aptitude for the program. The application is submitted to the program administrator at the home university by the end of November of the first year.

– Guidelines for the evaluations of candidates who satisfy the minimum requirements:
Ø 50% of the evaluation on the basis of GPA (weighed on the basis of the number of courses passed by the end of the Spring semester – minimum 6)
Ø 25% of the evaluation on the basis of the research proposal submitted by the student to the committee
Ø 25% of the evaluation on the basis of the motivation letter submitted by the student to the committee and interview

Eligibility requirements:
Minimum Requirements for applying:
Ø GPA 4.00
Ø To have passed at least all the required courses for the first year as in the agreement (if the elective course the internship have not been completed yet by the end of the Spring semester, they must be taken during the summer 1 semester). Students who did not complete all the 8 courses required for the first year at KIMEP University according to the agreement will not be allowed to go to Yonsei University for the second year.

Tuition cost
KRW 7,020,000 (= USD 6,598: based on USD 1 = KRW 1,063 rate) per semester
All other expenses shall be born by the participating students, e.g. health insurance, accommodation, meal, etc.


International University of Catalunya, Spain

www.uic.es
The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya officially began its academic activities in October 1997. It is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Barcelona, Catalonia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional, España (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Spain), Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) is an average (7400 students, 1.153 full-time international undergraduate and postgraduate students, from 98 different countries) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. Dual degree and visiting programs for international students are taught in English. University offers 14 bachelor’s degrees, 47 UIC Barcelona specific postgraduate and master’s degrees, 12 official master’s degrees, 5 doctoral programmes.

Master of Business Administration (KIMEP University) + Master in Entrepreneurship, venture capital and private equity (International University of Catalunya, Spain)

KIMEP University MBA student takes half of the master program at UIC Barcelona (30 ECTS in Fall semester). 30 ECTS (work placement and research project) will be organized with KIMEP and UIC tutor. 30 ECTS will be transferred to KIMEP as 15 credits.

Application: On or before KIMEP University application deadline for the program starting at International University of Catalunya in fall of the same year. Application deadline: KIMEP University – 14 April.
Eligibility requirements: Successful completion of KIMEP MBA courses (180 ECTS), GPA 3.0 and above. GPA 50%, recommendation letter 10%, statement of purpose 10%, interview 30% weight.
Tuition cost: 5225 euro (30 ECTS), 7416 (60 ECTS), 1248 euro – diploma recognition, 480 euro – registration fee.

Students pay where they study. Students have access to financial aid programs on equal terms as regular students of the respective school.

Please refer to the Program Manager at CSS for the detailed information on the courses to be taken at both universities, language requirements, and other conditions.

Please, first contact a program manager at the relevant college to get advice on academic part of the program (courses and number of credits at KIMEP and a partner university, requirements for the program, etc). After clarification of your academic program at the partner university and recomendation by college, please contact the International Office for logistic advise (application to the host university, contacts, payment, visa support, travelling and stay tips, pre-departure orientation, meeting with alumni of mobility, etc):
2 Abay Ave, International Office, Almaty, Kazakhstan 050010
E-mail: outgoing@kimep.kz

Globus center

The information center “Globus” was established in January 2013 and since that time has been located in the International office. It was designed to suggest information materials to all students and staff interested in academic mobility, to be introduced to KIMEP partners, their programs, countries, life, as well as getting an advice on the mobility procedures & requirements. Warm atmosphere and friendly attitude of staff members and peer advisers will help you make the right choice and, finally, benefit from studying and doing research abroad. Leaflets, books, maps, photos, application forms examples, etc, as well as 3 computers for e-information, online application to the programs, and 2 printers – are at your disposal.

“Globus” has become a place connecting yesterday, today and tomorrow through mobility: we created the Erasmus & Exchange Alumni Club to catalyze the connection in the triangle Alumni – Students – Applicant of the mobility programs. Peer -advising system helped increase information on partner HEIs and improve applicants’ destination for mobility, give them tips on writing a motivation essay, cultural nuances and how to adjust to a new multi-cultural environment, share the positive impact on career and professional life, spread information on KIMEP international activity. All participants of mobility programs are welcome to join the club.
“Globus” schedule depends on the peer assistants schedule, but is open almost all day.

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOLS

Students have an opportunity to study abroad in summer schools. You may do it to take courses, which you want to transfer back towards your degree or mere for personal development. It is your responsibility to bear all expenses (tuition, travel, living, personal, etc) and study well.

Steps to do:

  • Check information, application, payment details and deadlines, they vary for each university.
  • For more details and updates visit websites of the host universities.
  • Send your enquiries directly to the host summer school contact person given on their websites.
  • Check the course compliance between the host summer school and KIMEP (read the course transfer procedure for exchange program in the same folder)
  • Choose the summer school and apply as described on its website
  • Get a Letter of acceptance from the host institution
  • Apply for a visa (for many countries you need the visa for summer school. Some embassies in Almaty issue visas for other countries)

If you wish KIMEP to recognize your study abroad results, before you apply to the summer school, please, consult your college’s Undergraduate/Graduate Program Manager for approval of the courses, as well as the number of credits to transfer back. They will recommend you the number of credits to transfer back given your academic progress, potential, etc.

Please, note that there are two types of Summer School Programs regulated differently for payment and course recognition:

1. Exchange Summer Program with aPartner University.
The program is subject to regulations of Exchange program and agreement between partners. Please read the eligibility and selection criteria, regulations (GPA from 3.0, 30 credits, Passing Grade is 50% and more, etc). Read the Course Transfer and Payment Policy for Exchange program. The Application at KIMEP University opens along with Exchange Programs on January 10 till February 15.

2. Non-exchange Summer Program with a Partner/ Non-Partner University.
Student pays tuition and other fees – to a Host University. Students communicate with and apply directly to the host university. Students inform Coordinator for outgoing mobility in the International Office about the studying abroad after being accepted there. Passing Grade is KIMEP 63% and more (read the policy in the catalog for the transfer of courses from partner universities but non-exchange program).

GENERAL RULES FOR A COURSE TRANSFER PROCEDURE FOR INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOLS

There is a list of scans of approved courses taken in summer schools abroad on L-drive > International Mobility > International Summer Schools >  “International Summer Schools_Approved Courses”. If a desired course is in the list – you do not need to undergo again the approval process. But make you need the same course to be transferred to designated course at KIMEP.

For a new course approval, fill in the “Course Approval Form_Summer Program” (available in the same folder), attach its syllabus and submit to your college’s Undergraduate/Graduate program Program Manager for approval.

Make sure you know the policy for transfer of courses from other universities in the catalog (from exchange program, from non-partner).

You can transfer courses back ONLY if they were pre-approved by your college before departure.