Developing a New Model of Awarding Grants Subject to the Student’s Family Income and Professional Capabilities

Project Overview

Project Title Developing a New Model of Awarding Grants Subject to the Student’s Family Income and Professional Capabilities
Project Number N/A
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End August 29, 2016–December 31, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Other
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

Information Analytic Center (Kazakhstan) – National coordinator

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Aida Akhmetzhanova, IAC (Project Manager), +7 717 2 72 94 27; aida.akhmetzhanova@iac.kz

Beneficiary Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Increasing higher education participation of population especially for socially vulnerable representatives is the priority challenge arising for Kazakhstan’s policy development. OECD experts caution that Kazakhstan lacks effective mechanisms providing equal access to higher education for students from low performing schools and socially vulnerable families. Kazakhstan’s performance in PISA-2012 shows that only 2% of students demonstrate high results regardless of the family’s social economic status.  Thus, there arises a need of developing a new grant model for socially vulnerable students.

Objective is to develop a new model of awarding grants subject to the student’s family income and professional capabilities.

Project Objectives
  • To analyse social and demographic profile of an average university student in Kazakhstan.
  • To evaluate access to higher education for the whole population including socially vulnerable representatives.
  • To study international experience in developing mechanisms for providing access to higher education.
  • To develop a model of awarding grants subject to the student’s family income and professional capabilities.
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Education Policy Advice & Development
Occupational Field Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.)
Related Projects

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Activities
  • Analysis of student’s social and demographic profile.
  • Evaluation of access to higher education for students from socially vulnerable students (social, economic and cultural factors).
  • Delivering sociologic study for defining student’s social and economic status.
  • Review of international experience in providing access to higher education (Netherlands, Finland, UK, USA, Canada).
  • Preparing proposals for developing a new model for awarding grants in Kazakhstan.
  • Developing recommendations on considering student family’s income and professional capabilities in the process of awarding grants.
  • Developing a model for awarding grants based on international experience and recommendations.
  • Conducting a roundtable for discussing proposed model for awarding grants with the key stakeholders.
  • Preparing recommendations for introducing amendments to legal acts.
Project Results
  • Sociologic study for defining student’s social and economic status delivered.
  • A model for awarding grants based on international experience and recommendations developed.
  • Final report prepared.
  • Roundtable with the key stakeholders conducted.

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