Currently there are approximately 50,000 foreign students from more than forty countries studying in Kazakhstan. This is essentially due the government making major efforts to develop the higher education sector. There is a major drive to enhance research and modernization with nine technology parks, five national and fifteen regional laboratories. Key areas of concentration identified by the Supreme Science and Education Commission include information and telecommunication technologies, life sciences and energy efficiency. Local universities are developing courses through support of leading educational institutes of countries like U.K. U.S.A and Singapore.
Students applying to universities in Kazakhstan might be asked to sit an entrance examination and or show proficiency in the language the course you plan to take is being taught. In most courses are conducted in Russian or Kazakh, however there is one university in the country in which all teaching is done in English. Some universities also teach in other languages such as Uzbek and German.
International study abroad Summer School programs are available in a variety of subjects like business, law or social sciences. The classes are conducted in English and are taught by experienced faculty from UK, France, Japan, and USA. Students have the option of earning three credits for one semester of work.
Upon acceptance to a university, the admissions department will request details needed to provide the letter of invitation. This letter is then used to apply for a study visa for Kazakhstan through the nearest Kazakh embassy.