Earlier the Republican grant award commission chaired by the Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Yerlan Sagadyiev has summed up the award of grants to study in Kazakhstan’s universities.
The commission includes representatives of government agencies, the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, the rector of higher educational institutions.
As noted by E. Sagadiyev, considerable attention is paid to the strategic priorities of socio-economic development of the country. First of all, the course of industrial-innovative development declared by the Head of State.
Taking into account these priorities, 12,593 grants were allocated for technical and technological specialties, about 5 thousand grants for pedagogical, 2690 grants for agricultural and veterinary specialties, 3 thousand grants for medical specialty, etc...
According to the MES, 31,702 grant were allocated in 2016, including 2 950 for training in tpreparatory departments of universities, 28,752 grant - for admission to 1st year course.
87 universities received the right to replace grants.
The competition participants are: 492 orphans, 363 invalids of I and II groups, 37 students equated on privileges and guarantees to participants of war, 1053 representative of the Kazakh nationality who are not citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. There is quota for these categories of children.