Kazakhstan forms operational headquarters to assist Kazakh students studying abroad
The current global COVID-19 pandemic is causing certain difficulties for Kazakh students studying abroad. For example, students studying in China have faced some barriers to physically returning to universities for the new semester. First, they must receive an appropriate invitation from the university, and then, submit a certificate with a negative test for COVID-19 to the university in order to be allowed to return there. The new regulations were published by China’s Ministry of Education in cooperation with China’s National Health Commission.
Operational headquarters have been created in Kazakhstan under Kazakh Foreign Ministry to help Kazakh students studying overseas.
“Many countries suspended regular air and transport services. Entry for foreign citizens is prohibited and the quarantine regime continues there. Foreign educational institutions are switching to a distance learning format for international students. To coordinate and assist Kazakh students, Kazakh Foreign Ministry has formed operational headquarters, which includes both employees of the ministry and consular officers abroad,” the ministry’s press office reported.
Consuls in the host countries will be engaged in establishing communication with each university and clarifying on the proposed format of learning for international students. In addition, the team will be in constant contact with foreign embassies accredited to Kazakhstan. They will also assist students in obtaining visas, as well as in matters of entering a particular country and crossing the border.
“The team assists our students in contacting the universities, in obtaining visas, and in entering a particular country. For all inquiries, we ask students and their parents to reach to us by the following contact numbers: +7 (7172) 72-00-46, 72-00-47, 72-05-49, email - email@example.com,” Kazakh Foreign Ministry specified.