«MegaChance» contest for foreign applicants


April 30, 2020

«MegaChance» contest for foreign applicants

«MegaChance» contest for foreign applicant.

«MegaChance» is a chance to win 100% scholarship or 50% discount for a study in AlmaU!



This competition for foreign applicants has been held by AlmaU annually since 2014 and is focused on graduates of colleges, schools and universities and provides an opportunity to win scholarships and discounts for studies in undergraduate and graduate programs



Stages of the contest


Electronic registration

February 1 - April 30, 2020

1 Stage: Portfolio

 May 1 — May 15, 2020

2 Stage: Essay 

May 20 — May 31, 2020

3 Stage: Online interview 

June 5 — June 20, 2020


More on contest: http://megachance.almau.edu.kz


Terms of participation in the "MegaChance – 2020"


To undergo mandatory electronic registration till April 30




  • 1 STAGE (May 1 – May 15, 2020) - PORTFOLIO


  • Passport 
  • Certificate (average score) (if you haven’t received a certificate yet, send your grade sheet or academic transcript) 
  • International language certificates IELTS, TOEFL (if available) 
  • Letter(s) of recommendation 
  • Certificates for the last 3 years (major achievements in various fields: studies, sports, creativity, social life, etc.) 
  • Video card (video presentation of yourself) 


Video requirements:

- Make a video (no longer than 60 sec, horizontal shooting), describing yourself briefly and telling about your strong personal sides, or about educational achievements, or about your future aims etc. 

- Add the video to your Portfolio

- Post it to your Instagram page, tag @almau_edu with a hashtag #megachance2020.

Note: The language of the recommendation letter and video card must match the language department you have chosen.

Applicant's instagram page must be open till the end of the Competition.


  • 2 STAGE (May 20 – May 31, 2020) - ESSAY


Essay is written by those participants, who will pass the 1st Stage.

Essay themes will be published in May



  • 3 STAGE (June 5 – June 20) - ONLINE INTERVIEW

The interview will be conducted in the language you have chosen for the course of study (selected language department).


Criteria for evaluating Online interviews:


The Dean of the School/University representative evaluates the applicant's motivation and intention to study at the University in person and recommends or does not recommend the participant to be awarded a named scholarship.


The results of the competition will be published after June 20.


It is important to know!


1.To participate in the “MegaChance” contest, it is imperative to follow all the rules of participation and undergo mandatory electronic registration. Only after that the participant can be admitted to the 1st Stage. Total there are 3 Stages.

2.All stages of the contest will be held online.

3.Applicant must pass all stages of the contest in the language on which he want to study then.

4.Scholarships and discounts are awarded for the entire period of study, subject to the requirements of academic performance (GPA), in accordance with the Regulation on internal grants and discounts of the university.


*Attention! The University reserves the right to change the conditions of the contest and participation, as well as the number of scholarships and discounts when changing external and internal factors. Please follow the news on the official AlmaU website.




Additional information:


Address: 227, Rozybakiev street, Almaty

Tel: +7 (727) 313-30-90 (93)

E-mail: info@almau.edu.kz a.ainaqulova@almau.edu.kz