100 Kazakh students will study in France
100 Kazakh students will be able to study in France’s leading universities. This opportunity has been created with the launch of the Kazakh-French scholarship program ‘Abai-Vern’.
The program was launched last year to increase academic exchanges between the two republics.
This year, the program commission has reviewed 280 applications. The program annually provides 100 scholarships to study in France in French and English languages: 90 scholarships are dedicated for master’s programs, 10 scholarships are available for PhD students. There is a great choice of majors.
Currently, there are 650 Kazakh students working on their master’s and PhD degrees in France.
“There are three candidates for one scholarship. We see a bigger competition this year. This means the project is proving successful. We have many qualified candidates. Most of the students who receive a scholarship will study in France and major in science and engineering. This is very important because this meets with the priorities of the partnership,” said Ambassador of France to Kazakhstan, Philippe Martinet.
To strengthen cooperation between Kazakhstan and France, a forum will be held in October in Almaty and Nur-Sultan, where experts from the two countries will discuss ways to improve education. They will exchange the best practices and methodologies, share visions on the most pressing topic and trends, such as the digitalization of the education systems.
“The most important thing is to reflect on what competencies are needed for future jobs. The world is rapidly changing. So we cannot always predict what the future of jobs is in 20-30 years from now. We need to train our youth in a way that will allow them to quickly adapt to the changes. It is very important,” said Counselor for Culture and Cooperation of the French Embassy In Kazakhstan, Laure Casten.