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Scholarships for newly admitted students


2024-2025 academic year















Scholarships for the Winners of the Intellectual Olympiad

Scholarships cover: 100% and 50% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 14 with 100% and 14 with 50% tuition
Citizenship: any
Selection criteria: 2024 graduates of Kazakhstan high/vocational school
Date: March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Starting time: 10.00
Location: KIMEP University
Application deadline: March 11, 2024 inclusively

This information is intended for applicants entering the programs of the following Colleges:
– Bang College of Business
– College of Social Sciences
– College of Education and Humanities

For applicants of “International Law” and “Jurisprudence”, an Olympiad will be held in the form of a Debate Tournament. The detailed information about the Debate Tournament is published here.

Important! You can take part in only one of the events – either the Debate Tournament or the Intellectual Olympiad

The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 4 AYs:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.

How to apply for the KIMEP Intellectual Olympiad:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. Download a copy of the certificate from the school/college, which confirms graduation (11/12).
4. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , +7 (727)2704213, 8 707 1704213).
5. Expect a letter from us (finaid@kimep.kz) confirming the status of your application.

Participants with incomplete application will not be allowed to participate in the Olympiad

PROCEDURE OF OLYMPIAD

The Intellectual Olympiad will be conducted on KIMEP University campus and will consist of 2 stages:

Stage 1. English Proficiency

Until March 14 (inclusively) participants should provide international IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates or take the KIMEP University’s free English proficiency test (the KEPT is valid only for KIMEP University).
Passing score for the second stage: KEPT 80 / IELTS 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 105 (not less than 100 in each section)
Students who have scored passing points will be invited to the second stage of the Olympiad.
Stage 2. Math Exam / World History and History of Kazakhstan / World History and Translation studies, language teaching and learning

Important! All exams will be held on March 25, 2024 in Almaty on KIMEP University campus

Math Exam

The Olympiad participants applying for “Management”, “Marketing”, “Finance”, “Accounting and Audit”, “Information Systems”, “Computer Science”, “Economics” will take Math Exam.
Exam duration: 2 hours
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:
Competitors will be given six Mathematics problems to solve. They consist of:
– 2 easy problems, based on high school program (worth 10 points each);
– 2 medium problems using logical thinking (worth 15 points each);
– 2 advanced problems of Olympiad level (worth 25 points each).
The maximum score for the Math Exam is 100 points.
Evaluation criteria:
The Organizing Committee will make decisions regarding each competitor’s grades in mathematics. Competitors in the field of mathematics are expected to provide full detailed solutions and answers to the problems they were asked in their paper. 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.

World History and History of Kazakhstan Exam

The Olympiad participants applying for “International Relations”, “Journalism”, “Public and Municipal Administration“, “Psychology”, “Cognitive Sciences” will take World History and History of Kazakhstan Exam.
Exam duration: 2 hours
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 textbook “The World History. Social and humanitarian direction. Part 2. R.R.Kairbekova” –pdf-file in Russian.

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: it should contain justification(s) of the relevance of the chosen topic; – it should present the argument of your essay to the reader.
Main part: it would answer in an organized and logical way the questions as part of the topic; it 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: it should summarize the main points and arguments of the essay.
Essay topics for the History of Kazakhstan:
General topic is: “Jaña Qazaqstan” (New Kazakhstan)
Subtopics: will be given during the exam

World History and Translation studies, language teaching and learning

The Olympiad participants applying for “Translation Studies”, “Foreign Language: Two Foreign Languages” will take Exam of World History and Translation studies, language teaching and learning

Exam duration: 2 hours

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 textbook “The World History. Social and humanitarian direction. Part 2. R.R.Kairbekova” –pdf-file in Russian.
2. Writing essay in English. The essay must be written in in 250 to 500 words. The maximum score for an essay is 70 points.
Essay topics for Exam:
General topic is: related to translation studies, language teaching and learning
Subtopics: will be given during the exam

The finished essay should be in line with the following requirements:
1. Is the introduction short, clear and corresponds to the topic?
2. Do you formulate one main and clear idea in each paragraph?
3. Are the paragraphs represented in a logical sequence?
4. What arguments do you use to support your ideas?
5. Do you acknowledge opposite opinions?
6. Do you avoid repetitions and generalizations?
7. Is your conclusion brief and relevant to the topic?
8. Do you use appropriate grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation?

Important! The essay should reflect the author’s personal experience, opinion, and background knowledge on the topic.

Evaluation criteria:
The essays will be assessed according to the IELTS Writing Task 2 Band Descriptors (public version).
Suggested Literature for Preparation:
1. Academic Writing from Paragraph to Essay, 2010, by Dorothy E Zemach & Lisa Rumisek
2. Engaging Writing 2: Essential Skills for Academic Writing, 2nd Edition, 2011, by Mary Fitzpatrick
3. Essay Writing For English Tests, 2001, by Gabi Duigu
4. Writing High School Essays With Advanced English Grammar: Book 2, 2016, by Quek Boon Chuan
5. Writing Essays: A guide for students in English and the humanities, 2015, by Richard Marggraf Turley

SUMMARIZING AND AWARDING OF PARTICIPANTS

Results will be announced: April – May
– The Organizing Committee of the Olympiad distributes scholarships based on the exam scores.
– In case of getting the same score, the Organizing Committee can apply additional criteria (English score, interview, etc).
– The KIMEP Olympiad provides for a 100% scholarship for the 1st place winner and a 50% scholarship for the 2nd place winner.
– Candidates who received less than 50% for the exam, can not be awarded a scholarship.
– 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 a program that is indicated in applicant’s Olympiad Registration form.
– Awarded students cannot change their study program, otherwise their grant will be canceled.
– 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, including the UNT with the appropriate Specialized Subjects.
Scholarships for Political Science (BAPS)

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 10
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Selection criteria:
– 2024 high school graduates;
– excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 105 (not less than 100 in each section) / KEPT 80);
– high school GPA – 4.50 out of 5.00 (90%);
– the highest UNT score.
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, interview, etc.).
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 4 AYs:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13).
4. Upload to the Registration form a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 inclusively

Scholarships for Computer Science (BSCS)

Scholarship covers: 100% and 50% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 5 with 100% and 5 with 50%
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Selection criteria:
– 2024 high school graduates;
– excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 105 (not less than 100 in each section) / KEPT 80);
– high school GPA – 4.50 out of 5.00 (90%);
– the highest UNT score.
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, interview, etc.).
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 4 AYs:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13).
4. Upload to the Registration form a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 inclusively

Scholarships for citizens of Central Asian Countries

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 45
Citizenship: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
Selection criteria:
Important! Currently enrolled KIMEP students are not eligible (with the registration in Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summers 2024)
– high/vocational school graduates of 2023 and 2024 years;
– excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 105 (not less than 100 in each section) / KEPT 80);
– high/vocational school GPA (attestat) – 4.50 and above out of 5.00 (90%).
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, interview, etc.).
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 4 AYs:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.00;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13).
4. Upload to the Registration form a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 inclusively

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; VISA; nostrification process
Important! Compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by this scholarship
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 5
Citizenship: Ukraine
Selection criteria:
– 2024 high/vocational school graduates or students transferring from universities of Ukraine or Russia;
– good English proficiency (minimum IELTS 4.5 (not less than 4.0 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 57 / Duolingo 95 (not less than 90 in each section) / KEPT 51);
– high school GPA – 4.00 out of 5.00 (80%);
– overall GPA after Fall 2023 and/or Spring 2024 semester of the previous university – min 70%.
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, interview, etc.).
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 4 AYs:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.00;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13).
4. Upload to the Registration form a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement. Also upload your transcript with all grades from any previous university studies (if already available).
5. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 inclusively

Scholarships for citizens of Pakistan

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 10
Citizenship: Pakistan
Selection criteria:
– 2024 high school graduates;
– excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 105 (not less than 100 in each section) / KEPT 80);
– high school GPA – 4.00 out of 5.00 (80%);
– academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years.
Additional criteria:
– other criteria as required by the Financial Aid Office (English level, high school GPA for 5-11/12 grades, interview, etc.).
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 4 AYs:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13).
4. Upload to the Registration form a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 inclusively

KAEF Scholarship

Sponsor of Scholarship: KIMEP Alumni Endowment Fund
Duration: 4 academic years
Quantity: 10
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Application is here: kaefund.kz
Application deadline: Summer 2024 (see details on sponsor’s website)
Contact phone (KAEF): 8-771-3469956
Instagram: @kaefund
E-mail: kaefund@kimep.kz

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 during offline study mode from September till May (9 months).
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 1
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Selection criteria:
– 2024 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;
– good English proficiency (minimum IELTS 4.5 (not less than 4.0 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 57 / Duolingo 95 (not less than 90 in each section) / KEPT 51);
– high school GPA – 4.50 out of 5.00 (90%);
– UNT score – min 100 out of 140 (or equivalent for Creative Exams).
Additional criteria:
– “Altyn Belgi” distinction;
– 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, interview, etc.).
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 4 AYs:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13).
4. Upload to the Registration form a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload the UNT certificate to the Registration form.
6. Upload to the Registration form a reference certificate of the established form, signed by a social pedagogue and certified by the school (download the certificate form).
7. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).
Application deadline: July 12, 2023 inclusively

**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.

International Scholarship

Scholarship covers: 50% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 4 academic years (cannot be extended)
Quantity: 10
Citizenship: non Kazakhstan
Selection criteria:
– 2024 high/vocational school graduates;
– excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 105 (not less than 100 in each section) / KEPT 80);
– high/vocational school GPA – 4.50 out of 5.00 (90%).
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, interview, etc.).
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 4 AYs:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13).
4. Upload to the Registration form a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 inclusively

Kazenergy Association Scholarship

Sponsor of Scholarship: Kazenergy Association
Scholarship covers: 100% coverage of tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 2024-2025 academic year
Quantity: total ~30~35 for current and newly admitted undergraduate and graduate students
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. Then contact Akylbek Kazimov, contracts specialist of KIMEP Corporate Development Department by a.kazimov@kimep.kz (WhatsApp +7 705 1563636) to get admission and tuition fee statement. Freshmen students in email should 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 2024, Spring 2025 and Summers 2025 based on information from KIMEP E-Advising.
Spravka will be sent to your email within 3 working days after application.
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 2024-2025 AY:
– withdrawn courses are not covered.
Application deadline: from the middle of July till the and of August, 2024 inclusively (see details on sponsor’s website)
Contact phone (Kazenergy): 8(7172)794975, 8-708-2103242
E-mail: candidate@kazenergy.com

Honor Class Scholarship

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 2024-2025 academic year (can be extended to “100% Bilim Scholarship” in case of GPA 4.33)
Quantity: 20
Citizenship: Kazakhstan
Selection Criteria:
– 2024 high school graduates;
– excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 105 (not less than 100 in each section) / KEPT 80);
– high school GPA – 5.00 out of 5.00 (100%);
– UNT score – min 100 out of 140 (or equivalent for Creative Exams).
Additional Criteria:
– “Altyn Belgi” distinction;
– 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, interview, etc.).
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 2024-2025 AY:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13).
4. Upload to the Registration form a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload the UNT certificate to the Registration form.
6. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 inclusively

“Altyn Belgi” Scholarship

Scholarship covers: 50% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 2024-2025 academic year (can be extended to “50% Bilim Scholarship” in case of GPA 4.33)
Quantity: 10
Citizenship: any
Selection Criteria:
– 2024 Kazakhstani high school graduates;
– “Altyn Belgi” certificate;
– UNT score – min 70 out of 140 or equivalent for Creative Exams (but not less than the Admission required minimum).
Additional criteria:
– the highest level of English proficiency;
– 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, interview, etc.).
The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 2024-2025 AY:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 4 courses or 12 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.
How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
3. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (uao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13).
4. Upload to the Registration form a copy of the certificate of general secondary education (attestat) with its supplement.
5. Upload the UNT certificate to the Registration form.
6. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).
Application deadline: July 12, 2023 inclusively

Scholarships for any Graduate Program

Scholarship covers: 100% and 50% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 2024-2025 academic year (can be extended to “20% Merit-based Scholarship” in case of GPA 4.00)
Quantity: 2 with 100% and 1 with 50% – per program
Citizenship: any
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 inclusively
Important! Currently enrolled KIMEP students are not eligible (with the registration in Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summers 2024). Except for KIMEP graduating undergraduate students applying for graduate programs
Selection criteria:
– CV;
– Excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.0 (not less than 4.5 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 105 (not less than 100 in each section) / KEPT 60);
– Submission of a 500-1000 word essay in English (the topic of the essay is available in the Registration form). Evaluated: idea, content and English level;
– Portfolio:
a) number of additional degree diplomas;
b) work experience confirmed by official document (confirmation certificate from a workplace, employment record, etc.);
c) number of professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines, etc.;
d) certificates for extracurricular achievements.
– Results of state program exams with “pass” option.
Additional criteria may be defined if necessary.

The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 2024-2025 AY:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 3 courses or 9 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50 (for MBA – minimum 3.67);
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.

How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Write an Essay in the Registration form.
3. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
4. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (gao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13). Students from KIMEP University and other universities with education in English are not exempt from this condition
5. Upload to the Registration form a copy of all diplomas with their transcripts.
6. Upload the CV to the Registration form.
7. Upload the official document, that proof work experience to the Registration form.
8. Upload professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines to the Registration form.
9. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).

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 Proficiency (maximum weight = 10%)

Essay (maximum weight = 60%):
Faculty members 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 – valid or not valid): no = 0%; one = 4%; two and more = 8%
  • Extracurricular achievements (to be confirmed – valid or not valid): no = 0%; 1 and more = 8%

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

Scholarships for MAE, MAIJ, MPMA

Scholarship covers: 100% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by scholarship
Duration: 2023-2024 academic year
Quantity: 10 for each program “Economics” (MAE), “International Journalism” (MAIJ), “Public and Municipal Administration” (MPMA)
Citizenship: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
Application deadline: July 17, 2024 inclusively
Important! Currently enrolled KIMEP students are not eligible (with the registration in Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summers 2024). Except for KIMEP graduating undergraduate students applying for graduate programs
Selection criteria:
– CV;
– Excellent English proficiency (minimum IELTS 5.0 (not less than 4.5 in each section) / TOEFL IBT 70 / Duolingo 105 (not less than 100 in each section) / KEPT 60);
– Submission of a 500-1000 word essay in English (the topic of the essay is available in the Registration form). Evaluated: idea, content and English level;
– Portfolio:
a) number of additional degree diplomas;
b) work experience confirmed by official document (confirmation certificate from a workplace, employment record, etc.);
c) number of professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines, etc.;
d) certificates for extracurricular achievements.
– Results of state program exams with “pass” option.
Additional criteria may be defined if necessary.

The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 2024-2025 AY:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 3 courses or 9 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.

How to apply for the scholarship:
1. Fill out the Scholarship Registration form.
2. Write an Essay in the Registration form.
3. Upload an electronic copy of the identity card/passport.
4. If you have IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo certificates, download valid copies or take the KEPT – a free online English proficiency test of KIMEP University. For more information about registering for KEPT, please contact the Admissions Office (gao@kimep.kz , 8 707 170 42 13). Students from KIMEP University and other universities with education in English are not exempt from this condition
5. Upload to the Registration form a copy of all diplomas with their transcripts.
6. Upload the CV to the Registration form.
7. Upload the official document, that proof work experience to the Registration form.
8. Upload professional publications in academic journals and professional magazines to the Registration form.
9. Upload to the Registration form copies of academic merits of national or international level within the recent 3 years (if available).

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 Proficiency (maximum weight = 10%)

Essay (maximum weight = 60%):
Faculty members 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 – valid or not valid): no = 0%; one = 4%; two and more = 8%
  • Extracurricular achievements (to be confirmed – valid or not valid): no = 0%; 1 and more = 8%

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

Financial aid for siblings and family members, for KIMEP Alumni and for students from business sector

Financial aid for KIMEP alumni

Financial aid covers: 20% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by financial aid
Duration: for the entire study period
Citizenship: any
Eligibility criteria:
– study at KIMEP graduate program;
– student should be a graduate of KIMEP degree program (undergraduate, graduate, PhD).
Application process for financial aid via email: finaid@kimep.kz

Financial aid for siblings and family members

Financial aid covers: 10% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by financial aid
Duration: for the entire period of study upon condition of simultaneously study
Citizenship: any
Eligibility criteria:
– spouse, children, siblings, parents simultaneously studied at KIMEP graduate program.
Note: if two current students from the same family are attending KIMEP, two of them will be offered 10% coverage of tuition.
Application process for financial aid via email: finaid@kimep.kz

Financial aid for students from business sector

Financial aid covers: 10%-20% tuition
Important! Deposits and fees (accomodation and library), as well as compulsory fees (student, medical, etc.) are not covered by financial aid
Duration: for the entire study period
Citizenship: any
Eligibility criteria:
– to be officially employed.
Note:
a. If three and more full-time students come from one company, they will receive 20% coverage of tuition.
b. If a full-time student comes from partner companies’ employers, he/she will receive 10% coverage of tuition.
Application process: application process for financial aid by letters from Corporate Development Department and employment certificate

The maintain criteria for all these financial aid during 2024-2025 AY:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 3 courses or 9 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.00;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1. If the applicant falls under two or more categories, the combined financial aid cannot exceed 30%.
2. The awarded students should follow the rules and regulations set by the Financial Aid Office.
3. The Corporate Development Department is responsible for providing, verifying and updating the list of partner companies whose employees will be eligible for financial aid.
Appendix 1. An example of the distribution of combined financial aid

# First category Second category Total
1 FA for KIMEP alumni – 20% FA for students from business sector b) – 10% 30%
2 FA for siblings and family members – 10% FA for KIMEP alumni – 20% 30%
3 FA for students from business sector a) – 20% FA for siblings and family members – 10% 30%
4 FA for students from business sector a) – 20% FA for students from business sector b) – 10% 30%
5 FA for siblings and family members – 10% FA for students from business sector b) – 10% 20%

PhD scholarships

Two 100% Scholarship for 3 academic years for each PhD program

Application deadline:
First priority – May 16, 2024;
Second priority – June 5, 2024 for “Accounting and Auditing”, “Finance”, “Management”, “Marketing” and June 13, 2024 for “Economics”, “Public Administration”, “Education Policy and Management”

Detailed information about admission process for PhD is published at the link

The maintain criteria for this Scholarship during 3 AYs:
– keep full-time status in Fall and Spring semesters – register at least for 3 courses or 9 credits per indicated semester;
– overall GPA after semester minimum 3.50;
– retaken and withdrawn courses are not covered.


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 about PhD in Economics please contact Dr. Eldar Madumarov, CSS faculty:
E-mail: madumarov@kimep.kz
Contact phone: +7 (727) 270-42-71 (ext 3071)

For detailed information about PhD in Public Administration 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 Dr. Maganat Shegebayev, CHE faculty:
E-mail: magas@kimep.kz
Contact phone: +7 (727) 270-43-67 (ext 2137)