Financing program for the training
of IT specialists
ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS FROM IT-SCHOOLS WILL BE OPEN IN MARCH
The selection process for participation in the Program can be characterized by three stages
Acceptance and processing of applications from IT schools
Accreditation of IT schools
Selection of students
Who can become a Participant of the Program?
Priority types of training in the field of IT
⦿ Analysis and working
with big data
⦿ Software Architecture and
⦿ Network Systems Architecture
⦿ Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions
Architecture and Design
⦿ Artificial Intelligence
⦿ Design and Development
of Information Systems
⦿ Programming Languages
⦿ Development of 3D Applications, AR/VR
⦿ Operating System Development
⦿ Video Game Development
⦿ Web Application Development
⦿ Mobile Application Development
⦿ Development of Solutions Based
on Software and Hardware Platforms
Introduction to the Program
Filling out an electronic application on the website astanahub.com
Accreditation of IT schools
Review of the submitted materials and online voting of the Independent Commission
Allocation of quotas
Based on mathematical calculations of the algorithm based on the effectiveness of IT schools
Selection of students
Placement of the showcase of IT schools and selection of students by IT schools on the platform of the Jusan Bank mobile application. When selecting students, schools also need to create a waiting list.
Signing of contracts
Standard contracts between 1) Astana Hub and IT schools and 2) IT schools and students. In addition to the standard agreement between IT schools and students, IT schools have the right to sign an additional agreement with the student.
Providing monthly reports on the status of training
Key components of the application
course names, duration, cost, format, teaching methodology, and curriculum outline, student selection criteria and assessment methods, faculty information (if available), use of technology in education (if available), and other relevant information necessary to demonstrate the quality and relevance of the offered courses
school concept, team, learning format, target audience, student selection process, course content, scaling plans, teaching methodology, use of modern educational technologies and their practical application, grading system, and other information necessary to demonstrate the quality and relevance of the offered courses
if the IT school has been in operation for at least 1 year, it may provide information on officially employed graduates who have completed their education at the IT school within the last 3 years
Criteria for quota distribution
Regardless of the period of activity
Distributed equally among all selected IT schools
No tax debt
Presentation in pdf format
Activity period - over 1 year
Provision of a list of graduates
Verification of graduates
Availability of a computer lab
Registration in the region
Hurry up to register and receive funding
up to 600,000 tenge for each student!
FAQ for IT schools
Can an IT school registered as an individual entrepreneur participate in the program?
Individual entrepreneurs cannot become participants of Astana Hub and, as a result, participants of the Tech Orda program. However, if an IT school changes its organizational and legal form from an individual entrepreneur to another form in order to participate in the program, it can provide a list of Success Stories from the period of its operation as an individual entrepreneur. In this case, the new legal entity must have an individual entrepreneur or a natural person engaged in individual entrepreneurship in the same individual entrepreneur as its founder and/or first manager, whose Success Story is used within the Program. In this case, the Success Story of the individual entrepreneur (founder and/or first manager of the legal entity) is applied and credited exclusively to one IT school.
For which courses or specialties are quotas allocated?
Quotas are allocated for courses according to the directions specified in paragraph 17 of the List of Priority Activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, which can be found in the section 'Documents for review'.
Are there any requirements for the course syllabus?
The syllabus template is provided in the electronic application.
What is the difference between unconditional and conditional quotas apart from the list of documents?
The advantage lies solely in the number of quotas that a Program Participant can receive. The number of unconditional quotas is 30% of the total number of quotas. The number of conditional quotas depends solely on how well the documents provided by you meet the additional criteria.
What kind of graduates can be submitted as Success Stories?
Data of graduates who completed the school's courses no more than 3 years ago.
Can graduates working abroad be submitted as Success Stories?
Yes, it is possible. The number of such graduates should not exceed 30% of the total list of graduates, and their income is not considered when calculating the effectiveness of the IT school.
How does the accreditation process work?
During the application process, IT schools provide syllabi, a presentation in PDF format, and a video presentation. An Independent Commission reviews these materials on the astanahub.com portal. If there are any questions, the Independent Commission may invite IT schools for additional hearings on the Zoom portal. Subsequently, the Commission members vote for or against the participation of 1) the IT school and 2) each course presented by the IT school.
What is the "Showcase of IT Schools"
Showcase of IT Schools is a unified online platform for IT schools, hosted on the astanahub.com portal, including schools that have passed the selection process of the Tech Orda program. This showcase is designed to allow potential students to familiarize themselves with the availability of schools and information about the courses offered for further education in IT specialties.
Who is included in the composition of the Independent Commission?
The Independent Commission consists of representatives from government agencies, international organizations, and the IT industry, including members of the Advisory Council of Astana Hub.
How does the algorithm allocate quotas?
The algorithm calculates the efficiency of the school based on the average salary of graduates (Success Stories) and the weighted average cost of courses offered by each IT school. If additional criteria are met (computer equipment and/or registration in the region), an adjustment coefficient is applied. Subsequently, the comparative efficiency of a specific IT school is calculated relative to other participants.
What requirements should students meet? Who selects the students?
As part of the Tech Orda program, students can be residents of the Republic of Kazakhstan between the ages of 18 and 45. The selection of students is conducted directly by the IT schools based on their own requirements, which may include submitting a resume, undergoing testing, and other criteria.
How is the funding carried out?
An advance payment of 30% is made to the IT school after signing the contract with the attached student list. The remaining payment of 70% is made after the completion of student education based on the provided monthly reports, certificates, and other necessary documentation.
Is it possible to replace a student after selection?
Yes, however, only under the following circumstances:
If a student refuses to attend the course before the actual start of the training, the Program Participant must select a new student from the list of candidates on the waiting list.
If there is a need to replace a student after the start of the training, only those students who are paying for their education with the Program Participant in the same cohort can claim the available quota. Therefore, at the contract signing stage, Program Participants are required to provide a full list of students enrolled in the course, including those who are paying for their education.
If it is not possible to replace the student, Astana Hub reserves the right to withhold the corresponding funding amount for the withdrawn student or to demand the return of funds already disbursed.
What is the Waiting List?
The waiting list is created by IT schools during the student selection process. Program participants create a waiting list (comprising 10% of the total quota) from the pool of candidates who have successfully passed the selection but were not granted funding due to the limited number of quotas allocated to that program participant.
FAQ for students
Do candidates who have been granted a quota have an obligation to work after completing their studies?
No, there are no such reciprocal obligations.
How long does training under the Tech Orda program quota last?
The training will last for 6 months or more, depending on the course and IT school you plan to enroll in.
Where can I find information about programming schools (Program Participants) and the courses they offer?
The Showcase of IT Schools (Program Participants) is available on the astanahub.com portal.
How is the selection of prospective students conducted?
Each IT school independently conducts the student selection process based on their own criteria on the astanahub.com portal. Students apply for the Tech Orda program through the Showcase of IT Schools, hosted on the astanahub.com portal.
When will the student selection process begin?
The announcement of student enrollment will be made after the schools' selection process. Please stay tuned for updates on this page and on Astana Hub's social media channels.
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