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Scholarships for newly admitted students

2022-2023 academic year















Scholarship for program “Psychology”

Scholarships cover: 100% and 50% tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 5 with 100% and 10 with 50% tuition program BAP (Psychology)
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Selection criteria:
– 2022 high/vocational school graduates;
– good English proficiency (minimum IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL IBT 57 / Duolingo 65 / KEPT 51);
– UNT score – min 70 out of 140 or equivalent (including August’s UNT);
– submission of a 500-1000 word essay in English (the topic of the essay is available in Scholarship application).
Additional criteria:
– “Altyn Belgi” distinction, attestat with distinction, Elbasy medal;
– certificates of winners of international and/or republican level Olympiads within the recent 3 years;
– other criteria if required by Financial Aid Office (English level, high school GPA for 5-11(12) grades, interview, etc.).
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in an online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the state ID card to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University.
4. Upload to the portal a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Indicate IKT number and upload the UNT certificate to the portal.
6. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates for prizes at Republican and/or international Olympiads and competitions received over the past 3 years.
7. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
8. Write an essay and submit it with Scholarship Application form.
Application deadline: July 20, 2022 inclusively

Scholarships for citizens of Central Asian Countries

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 10 scholarships per program
Citizenship: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
Selection criteria:
Important! Currently enrolled KIMEP students are not eligible
– high/vocational school graduates of 2020, 2021 and 2022 years. Preliminary award pending the submission of attestat in June-July 2022 for 2022 graduates;
or: students transferring from other universities;
– good English proficiency (minimum IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL IBT 57 / Duolingo 65 / KEPT 51);
– submission of a 500-1000 word essay in English (the topic of the essay is available in Scholarship application);
– online interview;
– high/vocational school GPA – 4.00 and above out of 5.00 (attestat);
– overall GPA after Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 semester of the previous university – min 70% (if already available).
Additional criteria:
– academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years;
– other criteria as required by the Financial Aid Office (English level, high school GPA for 5-11(12) grades, etc.).
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in the online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of your passport to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies. Or, take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University.
4. Upload to the portal a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement (as soon as you receive it). Also upload your transcript with all grades from any previous university studies (if already available).
5. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates for prizes at Republican and/or international Olympiads and competitions received over the past 3 years.
6. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
7. Write an essay and submit it with Scholarship Application form.
Application deadline:
spring distribution: April 27, 2022 inclusively
summer distribution: July 20, 2022 inclusively (if scholarships are still available)

Dr.Bang Educational Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (dormitory and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by this scholarship. Exception: Non-Almaty students will receive free accommodation in KIMEP’s Residence Hall in the the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as a monthly stipend of 81’400 KZT during offline study mode from September till May (9 months).
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 32
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Selection criteria:
– 2022 high school graduates, belonging to the categories of socially vulnerable citizens** listed in the Enactment #64 of the Government chapter #1 of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of January 25, 2008 and registered in the automated database of the relevant organizations; Preliminary award pending the submission of attestat in June-July 2022
– good English proficiency (minimum IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL IBT 57 / Duolingo 65 / KEPT 51);
– high school GPA – 4.50 out of 5.00;
– UNT score – min 100 out of 140 or equivalent.
Additional criteria:
– “Altyn Belgi” distinction;
– certificates of winners of international and/or republican level Olympiads within the recent 3 years;
– other criteria as required by the Financial Aid Office (English level, high school GPA for 5-11(12) grades, interview, etc.).

How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in the online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of your state ID card to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies. Or, take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University.
4. Upload to the portal a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement (as soon as you receive it).
5. Upload the UNT certificate to the portal (as soon as you receive it).
6. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates for prizes at Republican and/or international Olympiads and competitions received over the past 3 years.
7. Upload to the portal a reference certificate of the established form, signed by a social pedagogue and certified by the school (download the certificate form).
8. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the Dr.Bang scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
Application deadline:
spring distribution: April 6, 2022 inclusively
summer distribution: July 13, 2022 inclusively (if scholarships are still available)

**Categories of applicants that can be considered for this Scholarship:
1) children from families entitled to receive state targeted social assistance;
2) children from families that do not receive state targeted social assistance, in which the average per capita income is below the subsistence level;
3) orphans and children without parental care living in families;
4) children from families requiring emergency assistance as a result of emergency situations;
5) other categories of children determined by the board of trustees.

Scholarships for citizens of Ukraine

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition; free accommodation in KIMEP’s Residence Hall (including a deposit); library fees and deposit; compensation of travel expenses (two-way ticket in the amount of the established budget); monthly stipend of 81’400 KZT (12 months); VISA; nostrification process
Important! Compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by this scholarship
Duration: 4 academic years
Quantity: 3 for winter distribution
Citizenship: Ukraine *
Selection criteria:
– 2022 high/vocational school graduates * or students transferring from universities of Ukraine or Russia;
– good English proficiency (minimum IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL IBT 57 / Duolingo 65 / KEPT 51);
– high school GPA – 4.00 out of 5.00 (or 80%);
– overall GPA after Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 semester of the previous university – min 70%.
Additional criteria:
– academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available);
– other criteria can be applied.

How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in the online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of your passport to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies. Or, take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University.
4. Upload to the portal a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement/transcript.
5. Upload to the portal a copy of the transcript with grades from previous university.
6. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates academic merits of national or international level received over the past 3 years.
7. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
Application deadline:
summer distribution: July 20, 2022 inclusively for Fall 2022
winter distribution: December 1, 2022 inclusively for Spring 2023

* – contact the Financial Aid Office for details: Tel: +7 (727) 270 43 16, WhatsApp: +7 (707) 970 43 16, E-mail: finaid@kimep.kz

Kazenergy Association Scholarship

Sponsor of Scholarship: Kazenergy Association
Scholarship covers: 100% coverage of tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: 2022-2023 academic year
Quantity: total ~5~10 for undergraduate and graduate applicants
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Application is here: kazenergy.com
Statement (spravka) for appyling:  Freshmen students will be able to apply for spravka after August 10, when they will be admitted. Freshmen students shall contact the KIMEP University Student Learning Support Center via
link to get a recommended number of credits by semesters and then contact KIMEP Corporate Development Department by a.kazimov@kimep.kz to get admission and tuition fee statement. Freshmen students in the email shall provide:
– Full name (official from your personal state ID)
– Scan of your personal state ID
– Student ID
– Credits to be taken in each semester – Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summers 2023 based on information from KIMEP E-Advising.
Spravka will be sent to your email within 3 working days after application.
Application deadline: from July till August, 2022
Contact phone: 8(7172)79-49-75
E-mail: candidate@kazenergy.com

Honor Class Scholarship

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: 2022-2023 academic year (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 30
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Selection Criteria:
– 2022 high school graduates;
– excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 85 / KEPT 80);
– high school GPA – 5.00 out of 5.00;
– UNT score – min 100 out of 140 or equivalent.
Additional Criteria:
– “Altyn Belgi” distinction;
– certificates of winners of international and/or republican level Olympiads within the recent 3 years;
– other criteria if required by Financial Aid Office (English level, high school GPA for 5-11(12) grades, interview, etc.).
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in an online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the state ID card to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University.
4. Upload to the portal a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload the UNT certificate to the portal.
6. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates for prizes at Republican and/or international Olympiads and competitions received over the past 3 years.
7. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
Application deadline: July 13, 2022 inclusively

Scholarship for programs “Cognitive Sciences”, “Two Foreign Languages”, “Translation Studies”

Scholarships cover: 100% and 50% tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: 2022-2023 academic year (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 2 with 100% and 4 with 50% tuition 2 for each program (BACS – Cognitive Sciences, BAFL – Two Foreign Languages, BATS – Translation Studies)
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Selection criteria:
– 2022 high school graduates;
– excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 85 / KEPT 80);
– high school GPA – 4.50 out of 5.00;
– UNT score – min 70 out of 140 or equivalent (min 75 for BAFL program – Two Foreign Languages).
Additional criteria:
– “Altyn Belgi” distinction;
– certificates of winners of international and/or republican level Olympiads within the recent 3 years;
– other criteria if required by Financial Aid Office (English level, high school GPA for 5-11(12) grades, interview, etc.).
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in an online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the state ID card to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University.
4. Upload to the portal a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload the UNT certificate to the portal.
6. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates for prizes at Republican and/or international Olympiads and competitions received over the past 3 years.
7. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
Application deadline: July 13, 2022 inclusively

«Altyn Belgi» Scholarship

Scholarship covers: 50% tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: 2022-2023 academic year (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 20
Citizenship: any
Selection Criteria:
– 2022 Kazakhstani high school graduates;
– “Altyn Belgi” certificate;
– UNT score – min 100 out of 140 or equivalent.
Additional criteria:
– the highest level of English proficiency;
– certificates of winners of international and/or republican level Olympiads within the recent 3 years;
– other criteria if required by Financial Aid Office (English level, high school GPA for 5-11(12) grades, interview, etc.).
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in an online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the state ID card/passport to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University.
4. Upload to the portal a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload the UNT certificate to the portal.
6. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates for prizes at Republican and/or international Olympiads and competitions received over the past 3 years.
7. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
Application deadline: July 13, 2022 inclusively

Scholarship for students transferring from other universities and reinstatement students

Scholarship covers: 50% tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: Spring and Summers semesters 2023 (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 5 for winter distribution
Citizenship: any
Selection Criteria:
– good English proficiency (minimum IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL IBT 57 / Duolingo 65 / KEPT 51);
– overall GPA after Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 semester of the previous university – min 50% (for summer distribution);
– high/vocational school GPA – min 50%;
– submission of a 500-1000 word essay in English (for winter distribution).
Additional criteria:
– other criteria as required by the Financial Aid Office (English level, high school GPA for 5-11(12) grades, interview, etc.).
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in the online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of your state ID card/passport to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies. Or, take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University.
4. Upload to the portal a copy of the certificate of general secondary education with its supplement.
5. Upload the transcript with grades from previous university.
6. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates for prizes at Republican and/or international Olympiads and competitions received over the past 3 years.
7. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
8. Write an essay and submit it with Scholarship Application form (the topic of the essay is available in Scholarship application).
Application deadline:
summer distribution: July 20, 2022 inclusively
winter distribution: December 7, 2022 inclusively

Scholarships for the winners of KIMEP Intellectual Olympiad

Scholarships cover: 100% and 50% tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 14 with 100% and 14 with 50% tuition
Citizenship: any
Selection criteria:
– 2022 graduates of Kazakhstan high/vocational school.
How to apply for the KIMEP Intellectual Olympiad:
1. Fill in the online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of your state ID card/passport to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies. Or, take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University.
4. Upload to the portal a copy of the certificate from high/vocational school to proof studing on the graduated class;
5. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the Olympiad with the Scholarship Application form.
Application deadline: March 15, 2022 inclusively

PROCEDURE OF OLYMPIAD CONDUCT
In 2022, the KIMEP Intellectual Olympiad will be on online mode and will consist of 3 stages:

Stage 1. English Examination – till March 17 inclusively
Participants may submit international IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates or take KEPT (a free internal KIMEP English language test that valid only for KIMEP).
Passing scores for the second stage: KEPT 51 / IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL IBT 57 / Duolingo 65.

Important! In tie cases, KIMEP University reserves the right to conduct an additional KEPT exam.

Stage 2. History or Mathematics Examination – March 25
The candidates applying for the Bachelor degree in Management / Marketing / Finance / Accounting and Audit / Information systems / Economics / Cognitive Sciences – will take Mathematics exam.
The candidates applying for Bachelor degree in International Relations / Jurisprudence / International Law / Journalism / Public and Municipal Administration / Translation studies / Foreign languages – will take History exam.

Important! History and Mathematics competitions will be in English. The minimum passing score for the Mathematics and History exam is 50%. Participants of the Olympiad who scored less than 50% are automatically eliminated from the competition.
The participants of the Olympiad who scored the most points for the second stage will be invited to the third stage – an interview.

Mathematics exam
The Exam duration is 2 hours.

Math exam will held online on special examination platform. Please prepare a computer and a smartphone with smartphone holder and then check your devices by going to the link – Math: Checking.

Exam participants are evaluated based on the results of solving mathematical tasks. The proposed mathematical tasks are not standard and can be compared with classical tasks of the Olympiad type. Competitors are expected to demonstrate their logical and analytical thinking.
Exam structure:
– 2 easy tasks of the senior secondary school program. The correct solution of each task is estimated at 10 points;
– 2 medium tasks using logical thinking. The correct solution of each task is estimated at 15 points;
– 2 advanced tasks of the Olympic level. The correct solution of each task is estimated at 25 points.
Evaluation criteria:
The Organizing Committee makes a decision regarding each participant. Points are awarded taking into account the presence of a detailed description of the proposed tasks solution and a detailed and adequate answer. Original and creative solutions will be encouraged and appreciated.

To prepare for the Mathematics Exam, you can use the following sources:
1) pdf-file in Russian “Collection of tasks in Mathematics for those entering the technical universities under the editorship of M.I.Skanavi” with answers inside;
2) pdf-file in Russian “Collection of tasks for a written examination in Mathematics for the course of secondary school. 11 grade. G.V.Dorofeev”. Answers to the collection in Russian here;
3) pdf-file in Russian“Mathematical olympiads for schoolchildren. I.S.Petrakov” with answers inside;
4) pdf-file in Russian “The tasks of mathematical olympiads. I.L.Babinskaya” with the answers inside;
5) Any other sources of such manual.

History exam
The Exam duration is 2 hours.

History exam will held online on special examination platform. Please prepare a computer and a smartphone with and then check your devices by going to the link – History: Checking.

Exam structure:
1. Multiple choice test, includes 30 questions about World History. The total amount of points is equal to 30.
To prepare for the World History Exam, you can use the following source:
1) pdf-file in Russian “The World History. Social and humanitarian direction. Part 2. R.R.Kairbekova”.

2. Writing essay in English. The essay must be written in at least 500 words. Correct spelling and grammar are taken into account. The maximum score for an essay is 70 points.
Essay writing is divided into the following stages:

    • Brief introduction:

– the introduction should contain justification(s) of the relevance of the chosen topic;
– it should present the argument of your essay to the reader.

    • Main part:

– this part of your essay would answer an organized and logical way the questions as part of the topic;
– the main part must persuade and convince the reader (and marker) that you understand the topic well. Every sentence and every paragraph should be relevant to the question, and provide a step-by-step link in the development of the argument.

    • Conclusion:

– the conclusion should summarize the main points and arguments of the essay.

Essay topics in 2022 for the History exam:
General topic is: 30 years of Independence of Kazakhstan.
Subtopics:
1. Young generation of Kazakhstanis: attitude to the historical past.
2. Is it easy to be young in modern Kazakhstan?
3. Kazakhstan and the integration processes in the post-Soviet space: challenges, risks and prospects.
4. Kazakhstan in the global information space; challenges, risks, prospects.
5. COVID pandemics and the problems of organizing the living space for young people: education, security, economic strategies, personal growth.
6. Economic literacy of young Kazakhstanis: what you need to know and be able to do to succeed in the modern world.
7. Legal literacy of young Kazakhstanis: attitude to law, knowledge of the law, and law application.

You need to choose one of the indicated subtopics and prepare for that topic. During the exam, you will write an essay on a pre-selected topic.

Stage 3. Interview
The dates of the interviews: May 3-13, 2022
Interview time for one candidate: 20 min
Language of the interview: English
Eligible candidates: Up to ten candidates who passed the 2nd stage with the highest scores in each program
Interview board: 2 faculty members and a representative of the Financial aid office
Interview passing score: 50%

Results: May-June, 2022

SUMMARIZING AND AWARDING OF PARTICIPANTS

– The Organizing Committee of the Olympiad distributes scholarships based on the scores for the interview.
– In case of getting the same score, the scholarship is awarded to the candidate with the highest score in the Mathematics or History Exam (second stage).
– The KIMEP Olympiad provides for a 100% scholarship for the 1st place winner and a 50% scholarship for the 2nd place winner.
– Only those candidates who received 50% on the interview can be awarded a scholarship (including those on the waiting list).
– The waiting list will be formed in case of scholarship’s redistribution. Only candidates with a total score of 50% or higher are included in the waiting list.
– The scholarship is provided for the study of program that indicated on the Applicant Portal at the moment of participation in the Intellectual Olympiad.
– Awarded students cannot change their study program, otherwise their grant will be cancelled.
– The winners of the Olympiad are required to fulfill the admission requirements prescribed by the rules of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as the internal admission policy of KIMEP University.

Scholarships for citizens of Central Asian Countries

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: 2 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 2 scholarships per program
Citizenship: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
Application deadline:
spring distribution: April 27, 2022 inclusively
summer distribution: July 20, 2022 inclusively
Important! Currently enrolled KIMEP students are not eligible, except for graduating undergraduate students applying for graduate programs
Selection criteria:

  • CV;
  • Excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL IBT 70 / KEPT 60);
  • Submission of a 500-1000 word essay in English (the topic of the essay is available in Scholarship application);
  • Portfolio:
    – number of additional degree diplomas;
    – work experience confirmed by official document (confirmation certificate from a workplace, employment record, etc.);
    – number of professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines, etc.;
    – certificates for extracurricular achievements.
  • Results of state program exams are “pass/fail” option.

Additional criteria may be defined if necessary.

How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in the online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of your passport to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies. Or, take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University. Students from KIMEP University and other universities with instruction in English are not exempt from this condition
4. Upload to the portal a copy of all diplomas with their transcripts.
5. Upload to the portal a CV.
6. Upload the official document, that proof work experience to the portal.
7. Upload professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines to the portal.
8. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates of extracurricular achievements.
9. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
10. Write an essay and submit it with Scholarship Application form.

Scholarship applications Evaluation Details

The Scholarship distribution is based on the highest number of points out of 100, scored by evaluating all of rating: English – 10%, portfolio – 30%, essay – 60%.

English Proficiency (maximum weight = 10%) KEPT/TOEFL are also acceptable in scores corresponding to the below IELTS levels (but not less than 4.0 in each section).

  • IELTS 4.5-5.0 = 2%;
  • IELTS 5.5-6.0 = 4%;
  • IELTS 6.5-7.0 = 6%;
  • IELTS 7.5-8.0 = 8%;
  • IELTS 8.5-9.0 = 10%;

Essay (maximum weight = 60%)
Two faculty members from each program evaluate the uploaded essays for the content/idea giving 50% out of possible 60% and the rest 10% for English;

Portfolio (maximum weight = 30%):
– number of additional degree diplomas:

  • No = 0%
  • one and more = 6%

– work experience confirmed by official document (confirmation certificate from a workplace, employment record, etc.):

  • No = 0%;
  • less than 1 year = 2%;
  • from 1 to 2 years = 4%;
  • from 2 to 3 years = 6%;
  • 3 years and more = 8%

– professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines (to be confirmed by the Colleges – valid or not valid):

  • No = 0%
  • one = 4%;
  • two and more = 8%

– extracurricular achievements (to be confirmed by the Colleges – valid or not valid):

  • No = 0%
  • 1 and more = 8%

Important: In tie cases quality of publications and graduated University will be considered by Colleges. In case of necessity, additional criteria may be set (e.g. interview, etc.).

Scholarships for Graduate programs

Scholarships cover: 50% tuition
Important! The Scholarship does not include stipend and accommodation fees. The Scholarship does not cover student and medical fees, fines, library fees, any deposits and other
Duration: Spring and Summers semesters 2023 (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 8 for Bang College of Business, 9 for College of Social Sciences, 7 for College of Humanities and Education
Citizenship: any
Application deadline: December 7, 2022 inclusively

Selection criteria:

  • CV;
  • Excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 4.5 / TOEFL IBT 70 / KEPT 60);
  • Essay with 500-1000 words in English (the topic of the essay is available in Scholarship application);
  • Portfolio:
    – number of additional degree diplomas;
    – work experience confirmed by official document (confirmation certificate from a workplace, employment record, etc.);
    – number of professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines, etc.;
    – certificates for extracurricular achievements.
  • Results of state program exams are “pass/fail” option

Additional criteria may be defined if necessary.

How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill in the online application form in the Applicant Portal.
2. Upload an electronic copy of your state ID card/passport to the portal.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL certificates, download valid copies. Or, take KEPT – a free online test of English proficiency at KIMEP University. Students from KIMEP University and other universities with instruction in English are not exempt from this condition
4. Upload to the portal a copy of all diplomas with their transcripts.
5. Upload to the portal a CV.
6. Upload the official document, that proof work experience to the portal.
7. Upload professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines to the portal.
8. Upload to the portal the available copies of certificates of extracurricular achievements.
9. You have to wait until you get the StudentID number (ID 2022….) and Apply for the scholarship with the Scholarship Application form.
10. Write an Essay in the Scholarship Application form.

Scholarship applications Evaluation Details

The Scholarship distribution is based on the highest number of points out of 100, scored by evaluating all of rating: English – 10%, portfolio – 30%, essay – 60%.

English Proficiency (maximum weight = 10%) KEPT/TOEFL are also acceptable in scores corresponding to the below IELTS levels (but not less than 4.0 in each section).

  • IELTS 4.5-5.0 = 2%;
  • IELTS 5.5-6.0 = 4%;
  • IELTS 6.5-7.0 = 6%;
  • IELTS 7.5-8.0 = 8%;
  • IELTS 8.5-9.0 = 10%;

Essay (maximum weight = 60%)
Two faculty members from each program evaluate the uploaded essays for the content/idea giving 50% out of possible 60% and the rest 10% for English;

Portfolio (maximum weight = 30%):
– number of additional degree diplomas:

  • No = 0%
  • one and more = 6%

– work experience confirmed by official document (confirmation certificate from a workplace, employment record, etc.):

  • No = 0%;
  • less than 1 year = 2%;
  • from 1 to 2 years = 4%;
  • from 2 to 3 years = 6%;
  • 3 years and more = 8%

– professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines (to be confirmed by the Colleges – valid or not valid):

  • No = 0%
  • one = 4%;
  • two and more = 8%

– extracurricular achievements (to be confirmed by the Colleges – valid or not valid):

  • No = 0%
  • 1 and more = 8%

Important: In tie cases quality of publications and graduated University will be considered by Colleges. In case of necessity, additional criteria may be set (e.g. interview, etc.).

PhD scholarships



Application deadline: November 18, 2022 inclusively
Detailed information about scholarships for PhD is published at the link


For detailed information please contact Tashanova Lazzat, BCB employee:
E-mail: bcb-graduate@kimep.kz
Contact phone: +7 (727) 270-44-40 (ext 2356)


For detailed information please contact Kamila Mussina, CSS employee:
E-mail: css_coordinator@kimep.kz
Contact phone: +7 (727) 270-42-12 (ext 3266)


For detailed information please contact Marina Kim, CHE employee:
E-mail: marina.kim@kimep.kz
Contact phone: +7 (727) 237-47-64 (ext 2571)