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Kazakhstan Market Information

• The presence of natural resources, gas and oil has brought a significant development to the country. The stable economy and foreign investment is encouraging students to study abroad and strengthen their English.
• UNESCO report shows more than 43,000 Kazakhstani students went to study abroad in 2012.
• Kazakh higher education is taught in 3 languages: Kazakh, Russian and English. Bilingual students who know Russian & Kazakh are also eager to learn English.
• Kazakhstan has taken part in Lisbon conference and signed a Convention of Council of Europe - UNESCO on recognition of qualifications, regarding the higher education.
• In March of 2010, Kazakhstan signed the Bologna Process which was initiated by the European Commission.
• According to Open Doors Statistics, in 2014/15, 2.017 of Kazakhstani students studied in the USA.
• Starting 2013, USA began issuing the first-ever five-year visas to Kazakhstani citizens. That fact is a great benefit both for students willing to study in the U.S. and for the parents who wish to visit their kids as it will reduce their travel costs. This is generally viewed to have a positive impact on U.S. Education.
• The volume of the foreign investments & the number of multinational companies in Kazakhstan have increased in the last 5 years. The companies seek for qualified employees preferably studied abroad and this encourages more parents to send their children abroad.
• Bolashak International Scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan offers full support for the top 53% of undergraduate and 41% of master’s students. Since 1993, the Bolashak Program has supported over 10,000 students for studies abroad. a2 Fairs are supported and sponsored by Bolashak.
• The Bolashak program currently has agreements with 200 educational institutions worldwide.
• The Kazakhstani government is committed to education, with more than $31 billion allocated to the sector over the past five years and plans to spend $9.4 billion in 2015-2017.
• a2 Kazakhstan fair offers an ideal opportunity for Educators, Kazakh students, parents, school representatives and media partners to meet and benefit at the same time.


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