a2 International Education Fairs in Kazakhstan - Fall 2017

The International Education Fair in Kazakhstan will be held in September 2017. Known for being a pioneer in student recruitment fairs with its 20 years of experience in the student placement, a2 fairs is pleased to offer great opportunities for the international schools keen on recruiting students from Kazakhstan.

Join one of Kazakhstan’s largest education events in Astana and Almaty in September.

Reasons to Attend

The percentage of Kazakh students studying abroad has tripled in the past 5 years. The stable economy and foreign investments encourage students to study abroad and strengthen their English. Over 5,050 students and 70 institutions from 13 countries visit the a2 Kazakhstan Fall Fairs in three days.

Market information

Kazakhstan has taken part in Lisbon conference and signed a Convention of Council of Europe - UNESCO on recognition of qualifications, regarding the higher education. The fair will be an ideal opportunity and a strong bridge for Kazakh students, parents, school representatives and media partners to meet and benefit at the same time.

Education in Kazakhstan is universal and mandatory through the secondary level and the adult literacy rate is 99.5 percent. The Ministry of Education’s Bolashak scholarship grants some 3,000 young students a year the opportunity to travel to 32 countries to attend 630 universities.

Fair Outline

The Kazakhstan fair dates are at the most opportune time for both students and institutions, according to when students are seriously thinking about their next step in education.

The a2 Kazakhstan Fair attracts the best student participation. The fair has a reputation for attracting the highest quality students. It is essential that it attracts the most interested and qualified candidates.

The fairs utilize numerous forms of mass communication to deliver the best promotion including: local and national TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, billboards, text messaging, and internet spots, etc...

The Kazakhstan Fair offers you the chance to meet with thousands of eligible students, and it offers a wonderful opportunity to network with many consulting agencies, local and international organizations, and foundations within a cost effective budget.

The fairs follow the current trends in the existing and big student markets, and they also find the new trends and virgin markets ensuring great benefits to international schools in the best locations.

Every detail from the delivery of pre-fair information, material shipment and transportation to onsite assistance, social events is well planned out.

Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

What's included as standard

Registration fee includes 1 table and 4 chairs, up to 2 representatives participating (a maximum of 2 additional representatives can be added), welcome receptions, lunches, coffee/tea breaks and 1 dinner.

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A2 International Education Fairs in Kazakhstan (Almaty) - 26-27/09/2017

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A2 International Education Fairs in Kazakhstan (Astana) - 29/09/2017

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26 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017

Venue address:

Rixos Hotel, Almaty
506/99, Seifullina Avenue, Ğ¡orner of Kabanbai Batyr Street



Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: Mini College Fair
Day 2:
13:00 - 18:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
12:00 - 13:00
20:00 - 20:15
Additional activities
Date Time
Lunch: TBA 13:30 - 14:30



29 Sep 2017

Venue address:

Rixos President Hotel, Astana
Kunaeva Street No:7



Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 29/09/2017
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
13:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 20:15
Additional activities
Date Time
Lunch: TBC 12:00 - 13:30


This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Language learning
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend the fair and the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the educational exhibition is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • Local / National Press
  • PR Campaigns
  • Promotion at other events
  • Television / Radio

Promotion Highlights

Supported by:

  • The Ministry of Education
  • Education USA
  • American Council
  • Canadian Embassy
  • DAAD
  • British Council

Visiting Agents

Agents are expected to visit the fair, although no formal activities have been planned for participants to meet them.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 2718 in Almaty
  • 2940 in Astana

These visitors are expected to look for:

*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about fair exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the education fair and aims to give you a demographic of the international exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list of past and current exhibitors select the “Click to Display” button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the education fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Boarding schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges
  • Gap year organisations
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Publishers
  • Student service providers
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • 68 in Almaty
  • 56 in Astana

Past exhibitor statistics:


Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

Most non-Kazakhstan passport holders will need to apply for a visa to enter the Kazakhstan. Please note you should arrange your business visa with plenty of time in advance. Tourist visas are also available and can take less time. Passport holders should contact their local consulate or embassy for advice. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Language

Kazakh (Russian is widely spoken)

National Currency

Tenge (KZT)


Radisson Hotel, Astana
Sary Arka Street 4


Almaty Intercontinental Hotel
Zheltoksan 181


Renaissance Hotel Atyrau
15 B, Satpaeva Street, Mosque District


Renaissance Hotel Aktau
Microdistrict 9

*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.

Working with the University Fairs / Studycentral team is easy, pleasant and fun. They do what we all should: offer sufficient and relevant information, they do it quickly and are very efficient.

Ivana Belamaric
IE Business School