According to the Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Yerlan Sagadiyev, 87 universities entitled to educate on the basis of state order this year, last year it was 64 among 112 state universities. The list of these institutions was determined on a competitive basis taking into account the institutional specialized accreditation, material and technical base, personnel potential and position in the national rankings of educational programs.
"This year we allocated 31 702 grant, including 2 950 places for training on preparatory branch of high schools, 28 752 grants for admission to 1st year full-time education. This year, the state order is focused on the strategic priorities of socio-economic development of the country, " Sagadiyev declared during a meeting on the Republican competition committee for awarding educational grants at the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilev.
Thus, taking into account these priorities, more than 12 thousand grants are provided on the technical and technological specialties, 5 thousand - on pedagogical, 2690 - on agricultural and veterinary specialties, as well as 3 thousand – on medical specialty.
According to the MES, this year, 84,041 students has taken part in the UNT, 69,789 people successfully passed the testing, or 83%. The average score was 81.2 this year. The comprehensive testing took part 74 881 people, 27 743 people crossed threshold level, or 37%, and the average score was 39.9. Thus, according to the results of the UNT, 97 532 people were granted the right to enter higher education insittution. The competition involved 59 677 people, 47 342 of which study in Kazakh languagede, or about 80%, and 12 335 - in the Russian language.