Tuition and Fees
without considering scholarships, grants and stipends
Tuition and Fees
without considering scholarships, grants and stipends
* average tuition and fees were calculated without taking into account
stipends, scholarships, grants or discounts and can slightly vary from year to year
* average tuition and fees were calculated without taking into account
stipends, scholarships, grants or discounts and can slightly vary from year to year
Opportunities for scholarships and stipends
State grant of
Republic of Kazakhstan
Residents are provided with state grants
for education based on their performance
on Unified National Test (UNT)

Scholarships from KBTU
ISE students, both residents and foreign students, are eligible to apply for a scholarship from KBTU based on pre-university academic achievements or their GPA after year 1, 2 or 3.

Stipends from "Taiburyl" fund
This private fund allocates monthly stipends to BSc students based on their academic performance and financial situation.

Paid teaching/research assistant positions for students
Students with a good academic performance have an opportunity to work as teaching or research assistants at ISE
Opportunities for scholarships and stipends
State grant of
Republic of Kazakhstan
Residents are provided with state grants
for education based on their performance
on Unified National Test (UNT)

Scholarships from KBTU
ISE students, both residents and foreign students, are eligible to apply for a scholarship from KBTU based on pre-university academic achievements or their GPA after year 1, 2 or 3.
Stipends from "Taiburyl" fund
This private fund allocates monthly stipends to BSc students based on their academic performance and financial situation.


Paid teaching/research assistant positions for students
Students with a good academic performance have an opportunity to work as teaching or research assistants at ISE
"Working as a teaching assistant not only I got financial support but also improved my public speaking skills"
Rustem Shinkaruk
teaching assistant
"I am so happy to be a holder of Taiburyl stipend. Huge thanks for that!"
Aigerim Zhanibekova
"Taiburyl" stipend holder
"I want to express my gratitude to my favorite university for the provided sholarship!"
Assel Bexaiynova
KBTU scholarship holder
based on her AP exam results
“Almaty is my city of dreams!"
“Almaty is my city of dreams!"
Estimate of monthly living EXPENSES
LIVING EXPENSES IN ALMATY
Despite the fact that monthly cost of living largely depends on your lifestyle, ISE estimates that students should allow minimum $250 up to $750 per month for all living expenses, including accommodation, travel, food, laundry, study costs, and other personal expenses.
Estimate of monthly living EXPENSES
LIVING EXPENSES IN ALMATY
Despite the fact that monthly cost of living largely depends on your lifestyle, ISE estimates that students should allow minimum $250 up to $750 per month for all living expenses, including accommodation, travel, food, laundry, study costs, and other personal expenses.
ACCOMMODATION


Students' Dormitory
ISE provides foreign students with free accomodation in
comfortably furnished rooms with Internet facilities, separate study rooms with Wi-Fi Internet coverage, utility rooms and rooms equipped with automatic washing machines and ironing boards.There are two buffets operating at a convenient time for students. For students' leisure activities there are lounges with cable TV and a gym. Outside the buildings there are arbors and a mini-football field. Pines, junipers, lilacs, and the well-kept lawn create a friendly and peaceful atmosphere where you can rest from the bustle of the city.
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Private housing
Such type of accomodation costs vary considerably depending on location and type, but start at approximately £200 per month. A benefit of the university's central location is that the campus is easily accessible from all corners of Almaty, so you can allow greater flexibility when searching for the right place. Some landlords offer bills inclusive packages but often it is the responsibility of the tenants to manage and pay utility bills. Try to weigh up rent alongside your travel expenses – whilst a room far from center is likely be cheaper than a room near university, you will need to use public transport daily to get to campus.
TRAVEL


Public transport
It is essential to factor travel expenses into your budget, especially if you will be living further out and will be relying on public transport regularly. As a student, you are entitled to receive 50 per cent off standard public transport fares if you purchase a Onai Card.
Estimated costs for public transport comprise $10 - $20 per month
Taxi
Despite Almaty is a big dynamic city, taxi is not expensive here. There are also different companies such as Uber and Yandex.Taxi that provide transportation services.
The average cost is less than 50 cents per mile.
NUTRITION


Foods and drinks
Food costs will account for a significant part of your budget, especially if you are renting privately or living in self-catered halls. There are steps you can take to reduce your food expenditure, for example, shopping at local markets, clubbing together and cooking with your flatmates, and bringing a packed lunch to university.
Generally speaking, it is estimated that students will spend $150-$300 per month on food depending on circumstances.


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STUDY COSTS


Stationery
Study costs include stationery and any other equipment to assist you with your studies. Luckily, a large amount of reading material is now available online and all the books are provided with the KBTU library. There are many PCs available for students to use around the University building. Estimated annual study costs are about $30-$50.


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PERSONAL EXPENSES


Different activities
Personal expenses can cover anything from clothing, to gym memberships, to nights out, and so by nature are hugely variable. Plan how much spare cash you have to play with carefully, and take advantage of the Chocolife and Groupon offers.

Remember that, Almaty is also full of fun things to do. For instance, you can visit many of Almaty's mountains or lakes without paying a penny. There are special discounts for students in cinemas, theatres and other places. In addition, as part of KBTU Students' Union, you'll be able to take part in many different student societies.
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