Scholarships and grants

Students accepted into the KIMEP scholarship program will have free tuition for three years, the minimum time for Ph.D program. In addition, students will be given a monthly stipend during the Fall and Spring semesters (8 months). The stipend will depend on previous academic qualifications and experience.

Differentiation
Ranks
Scholarship
Type
Stipend Amounts
(in gross)
Educational
Requirement
Teaching Experience
Requirement
Student
Obligation
Grade A Full Scholarship and Full Stipend KZT 192 000 per month KIMEP graduate school alumni or western style Master’s degree holder At least 3 years of university teaching experience
  • 1st Year – Fall Research Assistant 20 hours/week; teach 1 course in spring
  • Summer – Once course (extra stipend as per grade when teaching in the summer)
  • 2nd year – teach 2 courses per semester (Fall and Spring)
Grade B Full Scholarship and Half Stipend KZT 138 000 per month Local Master’s degree At least 1 year of university teaching experience
  • 1st Year – Fall Research Assistant 20 hours/week; teach 1 course in spring (supervised)
  • 2nd year – teach 2 courses per semester (Fall and Spring)
Master’s from Western institution or KIMEP No teaching experience
Grade C Full Scholarship and Low Stipend KZT 85 000 per month Local Master’s Degree No teaching experience
  • 1st Year – Fall Research Assistant 20 hours/week; teach 1 course in spring (supervised)
  • 2nd year – teach 2 courses per semester (Fall and Spring)
Self-Pay and third Party Scholarship Master’s Degree and appropriate language skills Teaching experience not reviewed
  • No obligation but may be provided teaching experience in the program

Upon college-level review of candidates’ performance after the first year, the candidate in grades B or C may be upgraded one rank for their second year. The stipends last for two years, which represent the period of coursework. In the following years, Ph.D. candidates may teach, at adjunct rates, up to two classes per semester, depending on KIMEP need; or they may return to their home universities while they complete their dissertations.

Please contact the Financial Aid office for the possibility of other grants and scholarships. Scholarships

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