Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Kazakhstan


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2 Open Study/Research Awards

Grant Period:

10 months

The academic year begins in September and ends in June, with a winter break.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2017 as a condition of their grant.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Novice
1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Language proficiency commensurate with the nature of the proposed project is expected prior to commencing the grant. Knowledge of Russian or Kazakh language may be required.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

All Fulbright Researchers in Kazakhstan must have an affiliation with a local university or educational institution. Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation and submit letters of invitation. Otherwise, they may indicate preferences for affiliation. When applicants do not indicate a host institution preference, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements based on research field and university availability.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

No affiliation or tuition fees are required.


Research Clearance and Visa Information:

Research clearance is not needed, although some archives and libraries may require official letters from the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan.

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan will provide grantees with diplomatic notes to apply for Kazakh visas. The U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee visa support for dependents.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Grant Period:

10 months

ETA assignments will last from early September through June in accordance with Kazakhstan’s academic year. 


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2017 as a condition of their grant.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from articulate and flexible graduating seniors, recent graduates or Master’s students who demonstrate a high level of maturity and the initiative to identify opportunities where they can provide native English-speaker expertise at the secondary level. Candidates must be native English-speakers and without dependents. Candidates with degrees in English, Education or TEFL/applied linguistics, are preferred, but candidates from all majors are welcome to apply. Some previous teaching/tutoring experience is preferred.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Novice
1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Placement Type:

ETAs will be placed at secondary schools or institutions of higher education.


Nature of Assignment:

ETAs will be placed in cities outside the capital cities of Astana and Almaty. All affiliation arrangements will be made by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. Grantees will be required to participate in a mandatory an In-Country Orientation in Astana in early September 2017.  


Research Clearance and Visa Information:

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan will provide grantees with diplomatic notes to apply for Kazakh visas.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.