Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), with the support of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), has launched the first grant program for refugees in Kazakhstan that provides access to quality education in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and international principles to improve the integration of refugees. As part of […]
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), with the support of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), has launched the first grant program for refugees in Kazakhstan that provides access to quality education in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and international principles to improve the integration of refugees.
As part of the program in 2020, KazNU allocated two grants, for refugees living in Kazakhstan, on a competitive basis. The grant gives the right to free tuition, without scholarship, for the university’s educational programs at the level of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies.
This program is implemented with the assistance of UNHCR in Kazakhstan and is a contribution of KazNU to the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees, which provides guidance to the international community in supporting refugees.
“We are grateful to KazNU for granting this opportunity to refugees, thanks to which, refugees will be able to get a high-quality education, professionally realize themselves, and benefit Kazakhstan as qualified specialists in the future. The KazNU initiative supports the principles and objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees, one of the key aspects of which is to strengthen the sustainability and self-sufficiency of refugees, which will also benefit host communities”, – noted the senior UNHCR official in Central Asia, Danijela Popovic-Efendic.
“Quality education provides the basis for improving people’s living conditions and ensuring sustainable development. Providing access to education for all is extremely important in the COVID-19 pandemic when refugees are in a particularly vulnerable situation”, – said Leila Delovarova, Director of the Center for Marketing and Recruitment of KazNU.
The KazNU Refugee Grant Program supports the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Program, in particular Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
Also, for the implementation of the project “Central Asian Hub of Education and Science” for the internationalization of universities in the Republic of Kazakhstan and increasing the number of foreign students at Al-Farabi KazNU, grants have been established for educating foreign citizens who are most capable and prepared to master university programs.
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