Erasmus+ is a program of the European Union aimed at promoting the modernization and sustainable development of the education system, vocational training, youth policy and sports. It provides financial opportunities for cooperation in all these areas, both between European countries (the so-called Program countries) and between European countries and partner countries around the world.

Erasmus+ provides four main opportunities for higher education institutions and individuals from Kazakhstan:

1) International credit mobility

Short-term study or internship in Europe, as a result of which academic credits are re-credited.


From 3 to 12 months.

Financial support

Monthly scholarship for students traveling to Europe, 800-900 euros, depending on the host country, as well as reimbursement of travel expenses, based on the distance between the sending and receiving universities.


Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students can participate in the mobility program. To participate in the program, you must study at a university in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which has a bilateral agreement with the university of the Country of the Program on cooperation within the framework of Erasmus+. The period of study at a foreign university must correspond to the specialty and educational program at the sending university. You must pass a competitive selection according to the criteria developed by the partner universities.

2) Erasmus Mundus Master's Degrees

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Program (SMS EM) is a prestigious integrated international educational program jointly implemented by an international consortium of higher education institutions. A master's student is enrolled in at least two universities in different countries of the Program.


SMS EM is an educational program for 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits. This means that the training lasts from 12 to 24 months.

Academic result

Successful completion of the educational program will result in a joint diploma of two or more universities, or separate diplomas of these universities.

Financial support

The SMS EM Scholarship covers all participation costs, including tuition fees, library and laboratory expenses, insurance, travel and accommodation costs, and a monthly allowance for the entire duration of the course.


Students from all over the world can apply for admission. You must have a university degree or demonstrate a recognized equivalent level of study in accordance with national law and practice. Other admission requirements are listed on each program's website and may vary.

3) Jean Monet

The activities of the Jean Monnet program are aimed at developing and supporting research in the field of European Union issues. The program promotes the dissemination of best practices in teaching and research on European integration processes at the higher education level in various disciplines, as well as for a wide range of target groups.


1. Teaching and research

* Jean Monnet modules: Short-term study programmes in European studies, with a minimum of 40 academic hours per academic year. Modules can be dedicated to one specific discipline in the field of European studies, or they can be interdisciplinary. The maximum grant amount is 30,000 euros for three years.

* Jean Monnet Departments: Study programs taught by a professor or senior lecturer of the university, with a minimum of 90 hours per academic year, the maximum grant amount is 50,000 euros for three years.

* Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence: An activity in which one or more lecturers/professors establish a focal point for the development of EU - related competencies, knowledge and resources-most often through the creation of a multidisciplinary structure in one or more universities under the leadership of an existing Jean Monnet Chair.

The maximum grant amount is 100,000 euros for three years.

2. Policy discussions and dialogue

* Jean Monnet Networks: Activities to promote cooperation, gather information, share experiences, build knowledge and disseminate high-level research results through a network established by the applicant university together with other universities and stakeholders from all over the world - at least three partners from three countries. The maximum grant amount is 300,000 euros for three years.

* Jean Monnet projects: Activities for practical study of various aspects and methods of knowledge transfer, organizing discussions for various target groups, including primary and secondary school students. Such activities may include conferences, trainings, curriculum development, distance learning, etc. The maximum grant amount is 60,000 euros for a period of 12 to 24 months.

3. Support for associations

* Support for associations of professors and researchers specializing in EU studies, with the aim of promoting the study of the processes of European integration, the promotion of regional, national scientific and material resources in this field. Activities may include annual meetings, newsletters, events, contacts with the media, etc. The maximum grant amount is 50,000 euros for three years.

Documents in English!

• application form or appendix to the CV

• university transcript

* copies of relevant diplomas, certificates and applications (only for undergraduates and doctoral students, teachers)

• IELTS or TOEFL certificates (if available)

• two letters of recommendation (officially)

• a copy of your passport

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are scheduled to open on October 1. Expected time frame:

• January 15, 2022-normal application deadline

• May 1, 2022-late application deadline

For more information, please contact the international department of the AU named after H.Dosmukhamedov or follow the link

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