Applications for participation in the TechWomen 2024 educational program of the US Embassy are open


TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. department of State’s bureau of educational and cultural affairs to improve the status of women and girls around the world and promote advancement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to empower women to achieve their full potential.

The program partners with innovative companies in the San Francisco bay area and Chicago, Illinois to host young women leaders, providing them with unique opportunities for mentorship, professional development and cultural exchange.

Over the past twelve years, more than 1,000 women from Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Yemen and Zimbabwe took part in TechWomen.

 TechWomen Application for autumn 2024 is Open!

 TechWomen’s application for autumn 2024 closes at 09:00 PST (23:00 Almaty Time) on Friday, January 10, 2024.

TechWomen participants are selected based on the eligibility requirements below. Applications are reviewed by independent selection committees consisting of industry leaders and regional experts. Semifinalists will be interviewed at the US Embassy in Kazakhstan.

 Requirements for autumn 2024 TechWomen program.

Candidates must:

 Be women with at least two years of professional experience in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field. Please note that internships and other unpaid work experience do not count toward the two years of professional experience.

  • Possess at least a bachelor’s/four-year university degree or equivalent degree.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Be citizens and permanent residents of Kazakhstan at the time of application and while participating in the program.
  • Be eligible for a J-1 US exchange visitor visa.
  • Have not applied for a United States immigrant visa (other than a Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the «visa lottery») within the past five years.
  • Do not have US citizenship or be a lawful permanent resident of the US.

 Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen career path through their work experience, volunteer experience, community service, and education.
  • Eager to return to their homeland to share what they have learned and become mentors to women and girls.
  • Have limited or no work experience in the United States.
  • Have a proven track record of volunteer or public service in their communities.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurship and commitment to innovation, particularly in areas related to the environment and climate.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome mentoring opportunities and develop new partnerships, and demonstrate confidence and maturity.

TechWomen encourages people with a variety of skills and experiences to apply, including people with disabilities.


As part of the online application, all applicants must provide names and contact information for two professional or personal references.

Only semi-finalist candidates will be contacted with recommendations.

References must reflect your professional qualifications and/or personal qualities.

Recommendations may include, but are not limited to, professional contacts (e.g., supervisors, peers), academic advisors, or others who can speak to your experience and qualities related to the TechWomen selection criteria.

 Applicants must submit 8 short essays of up to 200 characters.

Program selection schedule: important dates for participants

January 10, 2024: Closing of application for the 2024 program

April 2024: linking with semi-finalists.

May 2024: making final selection decisions.

September-October 2024: TechWomen program USA 2024

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications.




Program Description 

Studies at the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Young Women Leaders are intensive short-term academic programs the purpose of which is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The Institute programs consist of a four-week academic residency with a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.  Site visits, leadership development, cultural activities, and community service complement the coursework and academic sessions.  If conditions allow, the Institutes will include a one-week integrated study tour in the United States. Please note that if there is a need to conduct the program virtually, the student will need to take part in similar events of the program online by staying in his own country.

The five-week program will tentatively take place from June 21 to July 26, 2024 (subject to availability of funds).

Selection Criteria 

Participants are expected to be highly motivated first, second, and third-year undergraduate students from colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education.  Candidates should demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.  Their fields of study will be varied and may include the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, business, and other professional fields.

Requirements for candidates and their qualifications

  • be female;
  • be a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • be a full-time student of one of the local colleges/universities of Kazakhstan;
  • demonstrate English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing, listening);
  • demonstrate interest in the Institute topic (Environmental Issues);
  • be between 18 and 25 years of age;
  • have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and be committed to returning to their home universities following completion of the program;
  • demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities;
  • indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
  • have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;
  • demonstrate commitment to community service and extracurricular university activities;
  • have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive;
  • be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel; and
  • be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to adjust to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.

Program Funding

The program will cover all participant costs, including international and visa travel, travel allowances, domestic travel and ground transportation; book, cultural, mailing and incidental allowances; and housing and subsistence.  If the program is conducted virtually, participants will be provided with a technology scholarship.

The application package must include the following:

  1. Completed application form; 
  2. Official transcript in English (Please enclose your university grades for the most recent semester. First-year students must submit grades from their final year at a high school, lyceum, or specialized college);
  3. Scanned copy of passport ID page

How to Apply & Application Deadline

Application package must be submitted via e-mail to no later than 18:00 (Astana time) on Friday, December 1, 2023, with “Application for SUSI for Young Women Leaders” in the subject line.

All application documents must be sent in one email!

Incomplete applications will be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the SUSI Selection Panel.

Selection updates and timelines 

Applicants selected for a second round will receive email updates about their application status in December-January and will be invited for an interview.

Finalists of the program will be notified in April 2024.

Additional information about the program is available on the website:


Call for applications to the Global UGRAD program 2024-20

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD ) provides emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department.

The goal of the program is to recruit participants from underrepresented segments of society who have had no other opportunities to study in the United States. Successful candidates can expect in-depth acquaintance with American society, culture and academic institutions, as well as opportunities to improve their professional skills.


Program Description

All participants will be enrolled for one semester in full-time, non-degree, undergraduate coursework chosen from their host institution’s existing curriculum. Participants will be required to take one, 3-credit U.S. studies course to enhance their understanding of the United States. Participants will live in campus housing facilities with American peers and will be required to participate in 20 hours of community service. There will also be a virtual arrival orientation and an in-person end-of-program workshop.

Participants are not able to choose their host institution. Instead, participants are placed at the most appropriate host institution based on students’ academic interests. The program includes a diverse roster of over 70 host campuses across 43 states, including colleges and universities in rural and urban areas. Global UGRAD is a non-degree program.

Successful participants receive a program certificate of completion issued by the U.S. State Department. The program does not assist with credit transfers between participants’ U.S. host and home institutions. It is the students’ responsibility to verify with their home institutions whether any credits accumulated during the Global UGRAD program will be transferred.

Selection criteria: 

  1. To be a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  2. Students currently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan and studying at a Kazakh university.
  3. Full-time students who, after completing the Global UGRAD program and upon returning to their country, will have at least one academic semester left to continue their studies at their Kazakh university.
  4. Candidates for participation in the Global UGRAD program must demonstrate their leadership potential and confirm their active participation in studies, social events and the life of the surrounding community.
  5. Candidates who have successfully passed the interview will be offered to take the TOEFL iBT test for free. Candidates will need to score a minimum score of 55 out of 120 possible to pass the further stage of the competition. Students who score from 48 to 60 points will be considered for virtual English language training before participating in the exchange program. Selected students must score at least 61 points to be eligible to participate in an exchange program in the United States. No TOEFL test results are required at the time of application.
  6. Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the United States or outside of their home countries.
  7. Preference will be given to students majoring in STEM subjects, computer science, IT, environmental studies, renewable energy, and agriculture, as well as those studying at regional universities.
  8. Applicants are required to return directly to their home country after the completion of the program.
  9. Applicants are over 18 years of age (if you are currently 17 years old, you can still apply for the program). At the start of the program participants must be 18.
  10. Students with GPA over 3.0 out of 4.0.  

Application and Program Timeline:

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023, 11:59 Eastern Standard Time (UTC-05:00).

Participants will be placed at a U.S. university in either the fall 2024 semester (August – December 2024) or spring 2025 semester (January to May 2025). Selected applicants may not choose their semester of participation.

Students can access the application via the following link: 

For more information, please visit the Global UGRAD program website: 



Beijing Institute of Technology (Beijing, China) has allocated 3 quotas for Master’s degree (2 years) and doctoral (4 years) programs at the expense of the China Scholarship Council (CSC) in 2024 for students and teachers of Abylkas Saginov Karaganda Technical University.

The full CSC Scholarship covers:

  • tuition fees;
  • free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy;
  • comprehensive medical insurance;
  • monthly scholarship (3000 yuan for master’s degree students and 3500 yuan for doctoral students).

*The cost of international air tickets is not covered.

*The scholarship will be provided during your stay at the Beijing Institute of Technology for the period of Master’s degree (2 years) and doctoral studies (4 years).

Programs details

  • 32 master’s degree programs, including 27 programs with teaching in English;
  • 29 doctoral programs (all of them can be conducted in both Chinese and English).

Application fee: Applicants who pass the initial Material Review will be required to pay the application fee of CNY 600 (non-refundable) directly in the online application system. Applicants who paid the application fee will be admitted to a Comprehensive Interview. Time and method will be informed through email in advance.

Application deadline: December 22, 2023

For additional information and to submit applications, please contact the Center for International Cooperation (main building, 241 office).

Dear Students!

We would like to inform you that we are open to accept documents for studying under the academic mobility program for the spring term of the 2023-2024 academic year at universities far abroad:

  1. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius, Lithuania)
  2. Poznan University of Technology (Poznan, Poland)
  3. Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Coburg, Germany)
  4. Romanian – American University (Bucharest, Romania) 
  5. Ostrava Technical University (Ostrava, Czech Republic)
  6. Malaysian Technical University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  7. Krakow Technical University (Krakow, Poland)
  8. Óbuda University (Budapest, Hungary)
  9. Beijing University of Technology (Beijing, China)

To submit documents, as well as for more detailed information, please contact office 241 (main building) until 09/10/2023.

Partial reimbursement of expenses is carried out at the expense of extra-budgetary funds of the university (transportation expenses, living expenses, expenses for the purchase of medical insurance).

 Requirements for candidates:

  • Students of 2, 3 courses
  • The current academic performance of GPA is 3.0 and higher
  • English language proficiency at least level B2 (Upper-Intermediate)
  • Maximum compliance of the specialty

Necessary list of documents:

  1. letters of recommendation (signed by the head of the department, dean of the faculty);
  2. motivation letter (in english and russian)
  3. transcript of current academic performance;
  4. copy of the passport of a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  5. written consent of the parents in case of minority of the student;
  6. photo 3×4 – 3pcs;
  7. copy of school certificate;
  8. files – 2

Mandatory English language skills at B1 / B2 and above, current academic performance of GPI is 3.0 and higher and maximum compliance of the specialty.

Additional documents may be required at the request of the host university!


Emmet Cashman native English language courses!

Dear students, teachers and staff, We invite you to take free English language courses with a native speaker Emmet Cashman!

English courses will be conducted by Emmet Cashman, a Fulbright (English teaching assistant) scholarship holder who arrived at Abylkas Saginov Karaganda Technical University to teach English to students, teachers and university staff.

The course will be conducted free of charge twice a week.

The course is for students and those planning to go abroad within the framework of academiс mobility or scientific internship, as well as for teachers and staff who want to improve their language level.

The deadline for accepting applications is September 30, 2023.

To register for courses, as well as for all questions, please contact: Center for International Cooperation, 241 office, 2nd floor, Main Building.

You can also submit a request at the Center’s email address:

Dear students!

We inform you that the acceptance of documents for studying under the academic mobility program for the spring semester of the 2023-2024 academic year in Russian universities is open:

  1. Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University (Saint Petersburg, Russia) –
  1. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Saint Petersburg, Russia) –
  1. Tomsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Tomsk, Russia) –
  1. Ufa State Petroleum Technical University (Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia) –
  1. Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk, Russia) –
  1. Ural State Mining University (Yekaterinburg, Russia) –
  1. Tyumen Industrial University (Tyumen, Russia) –
  1. Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Moscow, Russia) –
  1. Irkutsk National Research Technical University (Irkutsk, Russia) –

To submit applications, please contact the office 241 (main building) by 09.10.2023. 

Partial reimbursement of expenses is carried out at the expense of extra-budgetary funds of the university (transportation costs, living expenses, expenses for the purchase of medical insurance). 

Requirements for candidates:

  • students of 2, 3 courses
  • current academic performance of GPA –0 and higher
  • knowledge of Russian language
  • maximum compliance of the specialty

Necessary list of documents for the application:

  1. letters of recommendation (head of the department, associate professor of the department);
  2. working curriculum (for the spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year);
  3. transcript;
  4. a copy of the identity card/passport;
  5. folder;
  6. photo 3×4 – 3 pcs;
  7. copy of the school certificate;
  8. files – 2
  9. Student’s and Master’s degree Application form
  10. a document on the composition of the family, to confirm the large family of the student;
  11. a document confirming the absence of the student’s parents (for the category of students belonging to orphans or students left without parental care;
  12. a document confirming the student’s disability.


Additional documents may be required at the request of the host university!

Erasmus KA 1 Exchange program for academic staff in the fall semester of the 2023-2024 academic year

Dear teachers! 

We inform you about the opening of applications for the participation of teachers of the Abylkas Saginov Karaganda Technical University in the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility program during the fall semester of the 2023-2024 academic year.

To submit applications, please contact the Center for International Cooperation and Academic Mobility (241 office, main building). The deadline for submitting applications is September 22, 2023.

Coordinator: Sabina Rakhimbayeva

Head of the Center for International Cooperation

Phone: +7 (7212)56-59-37


Required list of documents:

  1. Valid IELTS certificate (if available) / certificate of the Department of Foreign Language
  2. Application form
  3. CV (in English)
  4. Motivation letter (in English)
  5. Name and description of the discipline (planned to be taught in еnglish, 8-12 hours)
  6. Passport 

Partner university for the Erasmus+ exchange program:

  1. Poznan University of Technology (Poznan, Poland).


Grant amount: 1510 euros (accommodation, insurance policy, consular fee, flight).

Dear students!

We inform you about the start of accepting documents for participation in the competition for studying under the academic mobility program during the autumn semester of 2023-2024 academic year at European universities at the expense of Republican funding.

Mandatory condition when submitting documents for participation in the competition:

  • undergraduate students studying under the state educational grant, starting from the 2nd year;
  • English language proficiency at B2 level and above, current academic performance of GPA – 3.0 and above and maximum compliance with the specialty.

Documents for participation in the competition are accepted on the website:

(Education – Higher education – Services – Acceptance of documents for participation in the competition for studying abroad as part of academic mobility) inclusive until July 5, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact the Center for International Cooperation (Main building, room 241).

List of required documents for participation in the competition:

  1. сopy of the passport of a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  2. a transcript of the current performance certified by the seal of the university;
  3. IELTS certificate if available, in the absence of a certificate, a test for knowledge of a foreign language will be carried out;
  4. medical certificate (for those traveling abroad) in the form approved by the order of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  5. a document on the composition of the family, to confirm the large number of children in the student’s family;
  6. a document confirming the student’s disability (if such a document exists);
  7. motivation letter;
  8. a letter of recommendation (signed by the head of the department, dean of the faculty);
  9. if available: certified copies of diplomas, certificates, diplomas, letters of thanks of the republican or international level according to specialization.

The Shakhmardan Yessenov Science and Education Foundation announces the opening of a new competition for 10 grants who wish to development of hard skills and / or soft skills


If you are:

  • A citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Enrolled at a university in Kazakhstan or current specialists;
  • Specializing in information and communication technologies, natural sciences, maths and statistics and health care;
  • You want to upgrade your soft and hard skills.

You have the chance to BECOME A GRANT WINNER and take online/offline training up to 12 months!

To do so submit your application down below, including the following documents before May 18, 2023:

Required documents:

  • Scan of the identity card;
  • A letter of motivation, in which he should disclose why he needs additional skills and how they will affect his professional and personal life;
  • CV.

Additional documents:

  • A portfolio demonstrating the candidate’s achievements and/or expressed interests in a particular area of the IT-sphere and provide relevant evidence: – no more than 3 documents;
  • Recommendations – no more than 1 document;
  • Certificates for academic achievements, successes in research and/or engineering activities, participation in conferences, seminars of different levels – not more than 3 documents*;
  • Own, collective publications – no more than 2;
  • Diploma if available (last place of study) – no more than 1 document;
  • Certificates for social activity and volunteering – no more than 2 certificates*.

*The Foundation is considering a limited number of certificates. The candidate must self-select the certificates that best reflect his/her achievements.