Celebrating the achievements of alumni in Kazakhstan

When outstanding individuals receive a world-class education in the UK, the effects can last a lifetime. The Alumni Awards shine a light on the impact that alumni of UK higher education institutions are making in their chosen field and how this was sparked by their studies in the UK.

The British Council has launched the tenth year of this prestigious award celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni around the world.

The Study UK Alumni Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, industries and countries. The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education and raise the international profile of UK alumni and their former universities.

The awards are open to alumni currently residing in Kazakhstan who have within the last 15 years (i.e. 2008 - 2023) enrolled at an officially recognised body or received a recognised award from a UK higher education institution at degree level or above (degree level is defined as band 9 and above on the UK ENIC band framework), either at a UK university in the UK, for a minimum of one term or semester, or awarded a full UK degree level qualification (or higher), awarded by a recognised UK higher education institution, in their home country (Transnational Education - TNE/long distance).

There are four award categories:

Science and Sustainability Award – Recognising alumni who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability, and who can demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession and beyond.

  • Areas of work could include: Climate action, clean energy, medicine, sustainable cities and communities, engineering, industry and construction.

Culture and Creativity Award – Recognising alumni who have carved a career for themselves in arts and culture. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate their artistic ingenuity, influence and creativity.

  • Areas of work could include: Arts, design, humanities, traditional media, music, video, TV, sports and online content and audiovisual media creation (e.g blogging, vlogging including for YouTube and social media). 

Social Action Award – Recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.

  • Areas of work could include: education, peace and justice and reducing inequality, poverty and hunger and broader humanitarian work or work for social good. 

Business and Innovation Award – Recognising alumni who are active in initiating and contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities, that have the potential for growth.

  • Areas of work could include: Entrepreneurship, business, technology and finance.

Have you studied in the UK and gone on to achieve exceptional success? If so, apply for one of the Awards by 22 October 2023.

What makes a great application? Find out our top tips on the Study UK Alumni Awards website.  

  • Raise your international profile through global press and digital coverage
  • Build your professional networks and business connections
  • Win a professional networking visit to the UK


1 September 2023 Applications open                        
22 October 2023 Applications close (16.00 UK time)
October - November 2023 Shortlisting of applications
December 2023 - January 2024 Announcement of Kazakhstan national-level finalists 
January 2024 Announcement of Kazakhstan national-level winners and awards ceremony 
April - August 2024 Announcement of global finalists and digital celebration
September 2024 Announcement of global winners                                               
(tbc) Four global winners visit the UK for professional development opportunities and to reconnect with their university.

Applications open on 1 September 2023 and close on 22 October 2023. All eligible applicants will be put forward for the global Alumni Awards.

The finalists and winners of the global Alumni Awards will be announced in 2024 and celebrated in a digital campaign that will raise the profile of their story and success. Award winners have the opportunity to raise their international profile, expand their professional networks and enhance their careers with a professional networking visit to the UK.

For more information, please visit https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/after-your-studies/alumni-awards 

How to Apply webinars

Register for one of our webinars, where we will talk you through the application process, help and tips.


External Links:

Alumni Awards in Kazakhstan 2022-23 
Alumni Awards in Kazakhstan 2021-22
Alumni Award winners and finalists | Study UK (britishcouncil.org) 
Alumni Awards – The Social Wall for Everyone – Walls.io