US-CAEF fellows pose for a photo at the US Capitol

US-CAEF - Fellowships

The US-Central Asia Education Foundation's Enterprise Student Fellowship Program (US-CAEF) is an academic scholarship program of the US-Central Asia Education Foundation, which provides funding for undergraduate study in business administration and economics. 

Fellowships fund student enrollment at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek) and KIMEP University (Almaty), which are leading Western-style institutions in the region. The fellowships, which are based on academic merit and financial need, are awarded to qualified students, who are citizen residents of the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Classroom experiences are enhanced through the Enterprise Regional Internship Program, which allows students to gain valuable work experience at local companies in Central Asia following their second year, and the US International Capstone Internship Program for a select group of the most promising graduating seniors in Washington, DC.

Of US-CAEF alumni, 91 percent are currently either employed (77 percent) or enrolled in graduate programs on full scholarships (14 percent). US-CAEF alumni have created approximately 16 successful new businesses in the region, while others have taken up key positions as bank directors, financial managers, investment advisors, marketing professionals, auditors, and business consultants.

The Enterprise Student Fellowship Program is an academic scholarship program of the US-Central Asia Education Foundation (US-CAEF) sponsored by the US Department of State with funding provided by the US government and administered by American Councils for International Education.


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US-Central Asia Education Foundation