Scientific internships abroad

The internship for scholars aimed at improving the skills of scientific and technical personnel in universities, research centers and industry organizations.

General information

In order to transfer advanced scientific technologies, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his Address to the people of Kazakhstan "Kazakhstan in a new reality: time for action" instructed to provide an annual internship for 500 scholars in leading research centers of the world.

The internship for scholars is aimed at enhancing the qualifications of scientific and technical personnel in leading foreign higher education institutions, research centers, and industry organizations.

The governmental stakeholder of the program of scientific internships is the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The program is administered by the JSC "Center for International Programmes," which carries out a set of activities related to the organization and conducting of candidate selection, monitoring the progress of the scientific internship program, and overseeing the fulfillment of work obligations by scholarship holders.

The scientific internship is carried out within the framework of an ongoing research, in accordance with a list of priority research areas, for a period ranging from 3 to 12 months in foreign organizations that are included in the list of leading foreign higher education institutions, postgraduate education institutions, research centers, and other organizations recommended for conducting scientific internships.
The implementation of measures for organizing scientific internships is funded by the republican budget and includes the payment of the following expenses:

  • visa application, extension (consular fee);
  • completion of the scientific internship;
  • mandatory services required by the host country, leading foreign higher education institutions, postgraduate education institutions, research centers, and other organizations conducting scientific internships for competition winners;
  • accommodation, meals and purchase of scientific literature;
  • mandatory medical examination;
  • medical insurance;
  • transportation expenses for the journey from the place of residence in the Republic of Kazakhstan to the site of the scientific internship following the conferment of the scientific internships, and vice versa;
  • expenses incurred by international partners in fulfilling their obligations under contracts for the provision of services related to the completion of the scientific internship.

  • In order to ensure the fulfillment of obligations, interns must provide two guarantors who may be citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the age of 50, with a stable income over the last 12 months.
    After completing the scientific internship abroad, the scholarship holder is required to engage in uninterrupted employment (work obligation) for a minimum of 3 years with the organization that sponsored their internship, as per the employer's request.

    Scientific internships abroad
    Scientific internships abroad