The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) opened the 2020 scholarship application for Afghan women to study at the Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) – one of Kazakhstan’s top universities.
The full academic scholarship is open to women who have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and an elementary knowledge of English. They are eligible to apply to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) academic program in Mining at KBTU in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s trading and cultural hub.
“It is a new cross-border initiative that gives an opportunity for Afghan women to obtain education from universities in Central Asia and thus enhance their skills and re-invent themselves professionally,” the EU Delegation in Kazakhstan press service wrote in a statement.
The scholarship is given for two years: a foundation year where students take an English language course and basic Russian, and a year dedicated to the TVET course in mining.