Change your life! Enhance your professional skills!



The European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launch the 2020 application process for education grants
for Afghan WOMEN to study in Kazakhstan!


The scholarship programme is funded by the
European Union and implemented by UNDP.


Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
in MINING



What is TVET?

TVET or Technical and Vocational Education and Training is an umbrella term to encompass education and training activities. If you want to develop additional skills that you think are necessary for your career or you want to strengthen your current skills in a shorter period of time than academic degree, then TVET should be your choice.

TVET stands for re-skilling or continuing professional development.

Why TVET?
The rapid technological changes demand that professionals continuously update their knowledge and skills.

Germany
47.2 % (nearly half of population) held a formal vocational qualification in 2016. Many countries in Europe, also the United States and China are trying to adapt German model of vocational education and training in their countries.

The Republic of Korea
approximately 40% of secondary students are currently enrolled in TVET education.
Canada
has a booming in Technical and vocational education system. Vast majority of colleges have TVET programmes in their curriculum.
TVET yields tremendous economic benefits. It helps to minimize youth unemployment by providing opportunities to gain skills in a short period of time and embark on successful career.

What is the duration of the scholarship?

September 2020 – May 2021
English language foundation course, Basic Russian
September 2021 – May 2022
TVET academic programme:
one term is theory based;
second term is practical work experience.



Who can apply?

Afghan National Women holding Bachelor's or Master's degrees wishing to enhance their professional skills via TVET programme in Mining.
The main selection criteria include the knowledge of English (not lower than elementary level), as well as a successful completion of interviews with members of the Selection Committee.
Work experience is an asset but not mandatory.
Can I apply for TVET* in Mining* if my previous education is not in Mining?
Yes, you can apply even if your previous education was not in Mining. Since TVET stands for re-skilling or continuing professional development, applicants can either apply to enhance current skills and education or to master new skills in this area to increase their chances for new job opportunities in the future.

(* study programme and field of study cannot be altered at any time of the course)
What does Mining stand for? What skills will I gain when I graduate from this course?
Mining is a science about natural resources extraction. Afghanistan's national economic growth requires strengthening the extractive sector, maximizing revenue from mineral exploitation, increasing the sustainability and predictability of mining revenues, expanding oil and gas exploration. There is a special interest in training women in the use of new technologies, which can further improve their employment opportunities, including in the private sector.

Where will I study at?
You will study Mining at the Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty, one of the top universities in Central Asia. The university has well-established connections with the industry which provides a great opportunity for students to obtain practical skills during the second half of the TVET programme. After the completion of both theoretical and practical modules, the University grants a certificate of successful completion of the programme.

Learn more about KBTU at: https://www.kbtu.kz/en/

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship covers:
Tuition fee
Accommodation
Travel
Monthly stipends
for the scholarship recipients only.

The rest of the expenditures associated with possible dependents, including children,
are not covered by the scholarship.

Stages of competitive selection:

1
Application submission by deadline of June 10, 2020,
13:00 p.m. Afghanistan time (UTC+4:30)
(Please read carefully the "List of required documents" section. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the next stage, the Written English test);
2
Written English test - July 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
(Test location: Central Library, Kabul University. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the final stage, the Interview);
3
Interview with members of the Selection Committee
(venue and date will be announced soon).

List of required documents*:

Passport and/or local Afghan identification card;
Graduation certificates with transcripts, as follows:
  • Certificate of completion of secondary school;
  • Bachelor's degree diploma. If you have a Master's degree diploma, please include it as well.
The signed written consent of applicant's parent (-s) or spouse to participate in the competition and study in the Republic of Kazakhstan
(in free form);
Brief motivation letter in English
(no more than 300 words).
* All documents must be in English or translated into English.
Documents need to be carefully scanned and sent to apply@afghanwomenscholarship.kz
by June 10, 2020, 13:00 p.m. Afghanistan time (UTC+4:30) with applicant name and surname in English in the subject section of the email.

Poorly scanned or incorrectly sent documents or partially missing documents will not be accepted.
Only applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.
Contact details of candidates should be up to date.
Candidates will be notified via email whether their application has been successful or unsuccessful.

Contacts:


If you have any application and/or eligibility related questions or queries,
please feel free to contact us at apply@afghanwomenscholarship.kz
Contacts:

If you have any application and/or eligibility related questions or queries,
please feel free to contact us at apply@afghanwomenscholarship.kz
On behalf of the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme we wish you the very best of luck!
This project is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP
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