Enterprise Student Fellowships
A financial need-based undergraduate business education scholarship program for academically gifted students who, due to financial hardship, would otherwise not be able to pursue a university education. Scholarships are provided at selected Central Asian universities to citizen residents of the Central Asia countries of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The Enterprise Student Fellowship program provides financial need-based scholarships to academically qualified students of Central Asia for undergraduate level studies in business administration at the American University of Central Asia and KIMEP University and in economics (in a limited number of cases) at the American University of Central Asia.
Enterprise Student Fellowships for students commencing their studies in academic year 2015-2016 include full tuition and varying levels of support for living and travel expenses. Fellowships are awarded for the full four-year term of undergraduate study, but are subject to annual renewal based on academic performance and other conditions.
Applicants for an Enterprise Student Fellowship must meet all entry requirements for the university they wish to attend, and be accepted as a full-time student prior to being awarded an Enterprise Student Fellowship.
The Enterprise Student Fellowship does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national and ethnic origin, or disability. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Competition is financial need-based with a strong merit-based component and open to anyone who is:
- A citizen of, with permanent residency in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan.
- Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application.
- Able to demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and professional aptitude and leadership potential in the field of business.
- Able to begin the academic program at the start of the 2015-2016 academic year established by the university.
- Able to receive and maintain all necessary immigration documentation.
- Committed to returning to (or remaining in) their home country after completion of the program, to contribute to its business community and economic growth.
Individuals in the following circumstances are NOT eligible:
- U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States, or citizens and permanent residents of countries other than the 5 participating countries.
- Spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States, or spouses of citizens of countries other than the 5 participating countries.
- Individuals currently residing or working outside the 5 participating countries, with the exception of FLEX program participants.
- Employees, officers, or directors of the U.S. – Central Asia Education Foundation, or American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, their spouse, children, sibling, parent (and in-law), grandparent (and in-law), or grandchild, or a person in a committed relationship with a director, officer or employee.
Note to applicants from Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan: Citizens of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are eligible only for study at KIMEP. KIMEP admissions requirements are changing to comply with legislation regarding secondary school requirements. Please contact the university directly to confirm your eligibility for admission. Students from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan should apply through the Almaty office of American Councils.