Published on 28 May 2024

NTU strengthens collaboration with Kazakhstan educational institutions

NTU Singapore is deepening its partnership with Kazakhstan with a new collaboration to welcome Kazakh students and early-career researchers to NTU under a Kazakhstan government scholarship scheme.

NTU and the Centre for International Programmes, an organisation under the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Science and Higher Education, are collaborating under the Bolashaq programme, a scholarship administered by the Centre for Kazakh students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake postgraduate studies and research internships overseas at pre-approved institutions.

NTU Vice President (Research) Professor Ernst Kuipers​ and Kazakh Minister of Science and Higher Education Sayasat Nurbek inked the Memorandum of Understanding for the collaboration at the Kazakhstan – Singapore Forum on 24 May.

The two institutions will collaborate in bringing Bolashak scholarship holders to NTU for postgraduate education and to work with NTU’s world-leading researchers on research internships.

The partnership will see the development of professional education and promotion of mutual understanding and training activities in several specific subject areas such as capacity-building around water resource management.

Besides enrolling in NTU postgraduate degree conferring programmes, Kazhak scholars can also apply under the “500 scientists” programme, which supports early career researchers in undertaking research internships for 3 to 12 months at overseas partner institutions.

With this new collaboration between NTU and Kazakhstan, the number of Kazakh students and researchers enrolling at NTU is expected to increase, further promoting diversity on campus.