Focused education in a heavily growing economy
Kazakhstan is located in the center of Asia, stretching from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains. The country has one of the fastest growing economies in the region. Nowadays, it is attracting more and more students from Asia and Europe to come and study. The courses are mostly offered in Kazakh or Russian. However, Kazakhstan has recently studied the education system of Singapore to improve its education dramatically.
Kazakhstani higher education system resembles that of Russia. To be more specific, it pretty much concentrates on teaching, not much on research. Students have to apply for a certain major. The curricula are built differently based on each major. However, some courses are compulsory for all majors.
Tertiary education in Kazakhstan is divided into 4 levels: Bachelor (4 years), Specialist (5 years), Master (2 years), and Doctoral (5 years). Kazakhstan is adopting a credit-system to catch up with international education systems.
Living costs are lower here compared to the European countries. However, students still need $1200 to $1500 per year to live comfortably in Kazakhstan, and that does not have tuition fees included. Food is quite cheap since you can buy 4 kilos of potatoes or 2 liters of milk with just 1$. There is 50 % discount on train and bus tickets for students.
Studying in Kazakhstan gives students opportunity to enjoy its incredible beauty. It must be fabulous to see modern Kazakhstani architecture with countless skyscrapers, luxurious buildings, beautiful parks and squares. Additionally, it is recommendable for students to travel in spring and autumn to the mountains in order to get breathtaking views when standing there in peace.
Top 3 reasons to study in Kazakhstan:
- Focused and dramatically improving education
- Economy heavily growing providing possibilities for graduates
- Incredible beauty
Did you know this about Kazakhstan?
- Kazakhstan is now improving its education system drastically with the model of the system in Singapore.
- Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country by size in the world.
- It is said that apples are originally from Kazakhstan. There are still some wild apple forests there.