International projects and programs

Global UGRAD (International Student Exchange Program)  – is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Programs of the US Department of State for students of 1,2,3 full-time courses of higher educational institutions of Kazakhstan, provided that at the end of participation in the Global UGRAD program, students have at least one semester of study before receiving a diploma of higher education. The program is open to students of all Kazakhstan universities and all specialties. All participants are selected on the basis of an open competition.

The Global UGRAD program provides an opportunity for students to:

  • complete the course for 1 academic semester without obtaining a degree from a university or college in the United States;
  • get a cultural and educational experience in the United States;
  • expand your knowledge and skills, and get to know American culture and values better.

October 10, 2018 – meeting with Deputy Attache of the US Embassy in Astana Mr.L.Erickson and Assistant Deputy Attache A.Kenesbayeva.

On November 15, 2018, in the Conference Hall of Baishev University, a meeting was held with representatives of the AKEAC educational center: Ilya Stremousov, director of the center, Diana Mazhieva, consultant on education in the United States, and Anuar Argimbayev, a graduate of the Global UGRAD program.

Competitive selection is held annually.


International Scholarship “Bolashak”    was established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev of November 5, 1993.

The purpose of the program is to train personnel and specialists for the priority sectors of the country’s economy. The program includes both academic training (master’s degree, doctoral degree) and research and production internships in leading companies and universities around the world.

On October 23, 2018, a briefing of the Bolashak Center for International Programs was held in the Conference Hall of the University with the participation of Dina Omarova and Bakytzhamal Najmutdinova, managers of the CMP.

On February 8, 2019, a briefing of the Center for International Programs “Bolashak” was held in the Conference Hall of the University with the participation of the manager of the CMP Gulmira Tokpaeva and the graduate of the program Gulnar Zholzhanova.


K.Adenauer Foundation Scholarship in Kazakhstan.

With the Sur Place Fellowships, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation supports talented young people in their homeland, thereby giving young people the opportunity to devote themselves to their studies and to participate in political and social life.

On December 10, 2018, a meeting was held with Thomas Helm, Director of the Representative Office of the K. Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan. In order to strengthen the Kazakh-German relationship, the Foundation provides a Sur-Place scholarship for students of Kazakhstani universities (students of 1-3 or 1-4 courses, undergraduates of the 1st year).

Raikhan Kunratbaeva, a 3rd year student of the specialty 5B050900-Finance, received a SUR-PLACE scholarship from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Competitive selection is held annually.

Educational Language Center “Otyrar Education”

On September 26, 2019, a meeting with representatives of the Otyrar Education language center was held in the White Hall of the University. Representatives of the Center spoke about the opportunities for teaching the Korean language, Korean culture, as well as academic mobility programs.

At the end of the meeting, students could sign up for free Korean language courses, which will be held at the university.


American English It is a resource center for teaching and learning English and American culture. This website provides various materials and resources for the professional development of teachers and students. Both teachers and students will find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States.

The Office of the English Language Program in Washington, D.C., provides academic expertise, advice, and guidance. All programs are run by Regional English Language Officers (RELOs) at U.S. embassies or consulates. Programs and resources offered in the office include materials, distance learning programs, and seminars for teacher training.

On November 13, 2018, in the Conference Hall of the University, a meeting of University teachers teaching in English was held with the Director of the Regional Office of English Language Programs (for Central Asia), Dr. Timothy Collins, and Assistant Director Olga Paterova.

Representatives of the Regional Office of English Language Programs shared information about the US Department of State’s English language programs, seminars and webinars for English teachers, online English courses for teachers and students, professional associations, etc.

Also, we shared useful links and resources for teachers and students to learn and improve the quality of the English language.

Detailed information on the links:

https://kz.usembassy.gov/ru/education-culture-ru/regional-english-language-office-ru/

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishatState/