Scholarship Program “Bolashak”

Bolashak (which means “future” in the Kazakh language) scholarships were initiated by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to support the most talented Kazakhs in pursuing higher education at leading universities around the world. Every year the Kazakh Government selects between 1000 and 1500 Bolashak scholarship recipients for postgraduate programs (MSc, MA and PhD).


Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi School of Management are among the top 200 institutions eligible to receive Bolashak scholars from Kazakhstan to study the MFB program. The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis and upon enrollment to the MFB program. The Bolashak scholarship covers tuition fees, book allowances, and living, travel, and visa expenses, and provides a monthly allowance of USD 2,000 per student.


Please refer to the new list of eligible international universities approved by the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan, recommended for higher education, language courses provided for the winners of the scholarship and awarding of the international Bolashak scholarship for 2017; preferred specialization areas to obtain higher education under the international Bolashak scholarship scheme in 2017 are listed on the official website.


Please note that all interested candidates will be required to submit the application for the MFB Program to SDA Bocconi by the indicated deadline, independently from their application to the Bolashak Program. For the Bolashak Scholarship Program selection criteria, timeline, and more information, please refer to the Bolashak Program official website.