Costs & Financial Assistance
Participating in education abroad is an investment in your future. Like any investment, it requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime.
It is important to carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad, even though many programs provide scholarships.
On exchange programs, students do not pay for tuition at the host university. However, students are responsible for paying 20% of the Narxoz tuition fee (unless he or she is a state grant-holder), airfare, local transportation, accommodation, meals, books, supplies and other personal needs.
On ERASMUS+ programs, students do not pay for tuition at the host university and students receive a monthly scholarship (approximately 800-900 EUR depending on the host country), as well as reimbursement of travel costs based on the distance between the sending and host universities. However, students are responsible for paying 20% of the Narxoz tuition fee (unless he or she is a state grant-holder), local transportation, accommodation, meals, books, supplies and other personal needs.
On other programs, such as the Coventry University Summer School, students are responsible for paying for all costs mentioned above, including the host university's tuition.
Preparing an Education Abroad Budget
The following resources will help you choose a program within your budget and help you accurately prepare a budget for your time abroad. If you are concerned about finances, you may want to consider education abroad in a city that has a lower cost of living. If you have already made a decision about where to go abroad, knowing the cost of living information can still be incredibly helpful as you create a budget for your time abroad.
Can help you calculate and find cost of living information for cities around the world. This site will also allow you to compare living costs in different cities, which may help you decide on a location or compare your upcoming education abroad location to your current expenses in Almaty.
Can assist you in budgeting your expenses for your trip abroad through currency conversion. Planning ahead to determine how many pounds or euros or reals or yen your tenge will yield will help you create an overall budget.
Narxoz Global Scholarships
As mentioned above, these programs provide a monthly scholarship and reimbursement for transportation to and from Almaty to the host institution. Admission to ERASMUS+ programs is competitive. See the Application & Selection Process section for details.