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Presentation of the Abay-Vern Scholarship Program

Presentation of the Abay-Vern Scholarship Program

10 April 2019

A meeting with Director of “French Alliance” Ekaterina Firsova was held at Karaganda Medical University. The main purpose of the visit was to familiarize students with the conditions of the Abay-Vern scholarship program.

This program involves training in one of the universities of France in the framework of the bilateral agreement concluded between the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic.

Period of study:

-Master’s students: 10 months (September-June);

- PhD’s students: 6 months per year (from September to February) during 3 years.

Deadline for submission of documents - until June 14, 2019.

The final decision on awarding the scholarship is made by the French side.

The Kazakhstan side finances living expenses, which are for masters - 800 euros per month for 10 months (from September to June) and for doctoral students - 1200 euros per month for 6 months a year (from September to February) for 3 years.

The French party offers the following advantages:

• free tuition for master’s degree students undergraduates within 10 months (from September to June) and for doctoral students for 6 months a year (from September to February) for 3 years;

• the status of a grantee of the French Government which exempts from paying a registration fee in public higher educational institutions;

• attachment to the general system of French social insurance;

• a free long-term student visa;

• priority in the allocation of places in student hostels;

• possibility to receive assistance for housing payment, as well as to use the "clé" system (when the French State acts as guarantor in the rental of housing);

• preferential tariffs for participation in cultural programs and events. With respect to these educational grants, the same rules apply as for all other grants of the French Government. Transportation costs are paid by the students themselves.

The results of the competition will be announced on the website of the French Embassy in Kazakhstan in July 2019.

More information on kazakhstan.campusfrance.org.


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