Thursday 29 October 2020

More than 10,000 students, including those from Kazakhstan, are expected to join the British Council’s online event promoting studying in the UK.  

Undergraduate and postgraduate students will be able to engage with over 40 UK universities via one-to-one online conversations. They include eight of the ‘Times Higher Education’s top 20 UK universities for 2021’ and many universities from the UK’s elite ‘Russell Group’. 

The platform is part of the British Council’s Study UK campaign, working with university partners to promote study in the UK and providing students with clear, reliable information and one-to-one engagement with universities. 

The platform is free for students to join and the programme runs from 2–30 November. 

It will also feature live and recorded online talks, where students can learn about how to apply to study in the UK, future career opportunities and how to plan their studies. 

As the event is dedicated to students from Kazakhstan there will be information on fees and new processes for applying for visas from January 2021, as well as newly announced scholarships and other ways students can financially support their learning. 

This event will give students direct contact with leading UK universities, which they cited as one of their most influential sources for making their study abroad decisions. 

“In this difficult time of Covid-19, which has impacted on all of us, I am glad that we are finding new workarounds to ensure that we continue to deliver on our education promise to young people in terms of access to education. This year, Study UK is going virtual for the first time so that we can still offer students from all over Kazakhstan the opportunity to take part and to learn about  study in the UK, scholarship opportunities, meet Chevening alumni who are both still in or have returned from study in the UK, or indeed to find out details of the Bolashaq scholarship programme”, -  Eric Lawrie, British Council Kazakhstan Country Director  

Notes to Editor

​Daniyar Duimagambetov, тел: +7 701 765 05 10;
Aizhan Rymbayeva, тел: +7 702 217 48 90

About the British Council

About Study UK:The British Council delivers the Study UK campaign, in partnership with the UK government’s GREAT Britain campaign, to showcase why the UK is a unique and perfect choice for any international student. Launched in 2016, the campaign is the only national-level campaign that promotes the UK as a first-class study destination all over the world. 

About the British Council: The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, and through broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive a 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.