President of JSC "Center fof International Programs" Gani Nygymetov, the "Bolashak" program has been operating for 23 years. For the period it granted nearly 12,000 scholarships, 9,000 of them completed the study and returned to Kazakhstan. Currently, 1500 students are studying abroad, the remaining 1200 people were deprived of scholarships for various reasons.
"Despite the difficulties in the world and Kazakhstan's economy, our scholarship has good financial support thanks to the Head of State. We have three stages of receiving the documents, the first is over, the second will take place in the summer, " Mr. Nygymetov said.
The program's budget for 2016 amounted to 19 billion tenge.