Kazakhstan, France launch Abay-Verne scholarship
ASTANA. KAZINFORM A new mobility program for Kazakh students, named after two writers - Abay Kunanbayev and Jules Verne, was launched today in Astana, Kazinform correspondent reports.
The program is financed by the Government of France in partnership with the Center for International Programs of Kazakhstan and provides for the annual allocation of 100 grants (90 for second-year graduate students and 10 for doctoral students).
Speaking at the solemn launch ceremony, French envoy to Kazakhstan Philippe Martinet noted that today France is the fourth in the world in terms of the number of foreign students with 310,000 foreigners currently studying in the country's higher education institutions, less than 600 of whom are Kazakhs.
Among the advantages of studying in France, the ambassador named financing research of the top performing students, as well as full access to medical services and a social security system for each student.