Haileybury Astana offers the IB Diploma programme and has a strong and lively 6th form provision leading to application to the very top universities in the UK, America and worldwide.

Pupils are given expert support every step of the way with dedicated professionals to help them in school as they prepare for an exciting future as global leaders. All our lessons are in English with British teachers delivering a high-quality IB curriculum backed by over 150 years of Haileybury tradition. Haileybury is one of the top UK schools with a strong tradition of training leaders all over the world. Top world universities regularly visit the school and students really enjoy talking with them as they make plans for their future. There are also clear pathways to top universities in Kazakhstan with the IB programme and we help students with the many options open to them.

As part of our commitment to the people of Kazakhstan, we offer a limited number of scholarships in the amount of 100% to the best students of Kazakhstan who cannot afford paid tuition at our school. There is also an opportunity to receive a partial scholarship.

The IB programme is a two-year course highly regarded by top schools all over the UK and internationally and can lead to significant credit being awarded when applying to American Universities. Students can take the IB from the age of 16 years and enjoy the support and help from our teachers every step of the way.

From November 2021 to February 2022, the school held a grant competition for 16-year-old students to study at the school under the two-year IB programme for 2022. Everyone took an active part in Olympiads in Mathematics, English and Scientific subjects. The candidates also took tests that included Mathematics, English, verbal and non-verbal logic.

The candidates who scored the maximum number of points were invited to an interview with the school’s management where they presented their achievements, ideas, and shared plans for the future.

According to the results of the interview, the best of the finalists of the competition were selected. In March, the lists of students who received grants for the 2022-2024 academic years will be published.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will begin in October - November 2022. The application can be submitted by candidates with the date of birth in the period from 01.09.2006 - 31.08.2007.

Conditions for scholarships:

  1. The age of the candidate shall correspond to the required age category - date of birth in the period from 01.09.2006 - 31.08.2007.
  2. High academic performance in the previous school.
  3. Successful completion of subject testing.
  4. Successful completion of the interview with the school’s management.
  5. Provision of necessary financial documents.


Terms of the competition:

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will begin in October-November 2022.

Candidates who have submitted documents on time and successfully passed the qualifying round will be invited to the subject testing at the school. The date and time of the test will be sent in an invitation letter to the candidate 10 days before the date of the stage.


Stages of the competition:

1. Application submission.

2. Subject testing (English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).

3. Cognitive Ability Test - CAT 4.

4. Final interview with candidates.

5. Announcement of results.


Following the news on our social networks, we will publish all the news about new competition for 2023 on the website and on social media.

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