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  • Locations: Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: CSULB applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: CSULB Exchange
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirements: None
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study: Economics, History, International Studies, Journalism and Public Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Russian Language and Culture
Program Description:
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KIMEP University offers an exceptional education in a unique region of the world. Located in Almaty, the financial capital of Central Asia, students have the opportunity to experience Central Asian culture in a dynamic and modern environment.

The campus is secure and is located in the center of Almaty. Students are within walking distance to cafes, restaurants, concert halls and other fun entertainment venues. Close by, also, are the beautiful Tien Shan Mountains which provide skiing and snowboarding during the winter, scenic hiking trails, and a chance to breathe in fresh mountain air.

We encourage you to choose KIMEP UNIVERSITY as your destination for exchange program as along with the high standard academic programs you will experience unforgettable environment of diverse student body and faculty community, unique cultural atmosphere, and picturesque panorama of mountains, steps, forests, valleys, and deserts just in one place. Exchange period at KIMEP will enable you to gain valuable international experience, make new friends, and study Kazakh, Russian and other languages.

KIMEP University offers one or two semesters for exchange, and the freedom to take courses from across our undergraduate and master programs following prerequisites requirements. Our campus offers a world-class library and research resources. Student life is dynamic and varied as you will have the opportunity to mingle with Kazakhstan and international students and faculty and participate in extracurricular activities of every sort and kind.
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  • All classes taught in English
  • Operates on North American Credit system
  • 4,000 total students
  • 325 international students
  • Annually more than 100 exchange students
  • International faculty from 25 countries

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Please review descriptions of the courses in the academic catalog to find the appropriate courses you would like to take at KIMEP UNIVERSITY. Student can find a Syllabi for courses by following the guidance in Student Exchange Guide (p. 6-8). 

KIMEP UNIVERSITY has adopted the American Grade and Credit System. However, all courses are assigned with ECTS.
All courses at KIMEP UNIVERSITY are conducted in English. 
Students can register a minimum of 12 credits to maximum 18 credits per semester.

As Exchange students you have a few differences in registration process. Step-by-Step registration procedure is written in the Exchange Student Guide which you will find in the information package sent to you by email after your home university nominated you. Also, on the Student Portal you will find a file with the detailed information for regular students. Students can make changes to their schedule before the add/drop period finishes, which is the first week of classes, you can make changes free of charge.  Any later registration or changes are allowed with a certain payment of fee.
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Students can choose to live either on or off campus. 

On Campus: 
The Dormitory is conveniently located on KIMEP University campus in the center of Almaty city. Dormitory has space for 424 students, accommodated in double and triple rooms. Living space is spread out over four floors. Facilities in the rooms include desks, telephones and refrigerators. In each section, there is a shower and toilet room. Facilities available for residents include eight kitchens, three laundry rooms, a computer room with a total of 17 computers, a TV room and a DVD room, a canteen and a hairdresser. Study rooms on each floor are equipped with Wi-Fi internet access.To ensure the safety and security of its residents, the dormitory is staffed 24/7 by dedicated security personnel. A psychologist is available to provide advice on personal or any other issues related to your academic life at KIMEP University. Every year dormitory residents elect a four-member Residential Assistants Council from among their peers. The Council acts as a link between students and the dormitory administration and organizes a range of social and sporting events for dormitory residents. 
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Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).

Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.

ASI Scholarship

As of Spring 2014, the dormitory housing cost at KIMEP was approximately 500 USD for the entire semester. However during the Summer 2014, KIMEP dormitories were renovated and thus the cost has increased. Regardless, the housing cost per month will not exceed 300 USD. The arrangement for the dormitory option is simple and will be done as you're applying for the program through CSULB.
     — Spring, 2014 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/30/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2020 09/30/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/09/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2020 03/20/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 10/02/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.