SSRES 2018: Summer School for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Nazarbayev University
Complete the on-line
SSRES 2018 Application form
(below). Please fill in the requested information and click “Submit your application” at the bottom of the page.
Prepare a personal statement of academic goals and/or career plans. Explain how the study of Russian language and the enrollment in an Eurasian Studies course (if applying) at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan) will further your goals. Your statement should be no more than 300 words. You will need to insert this statement into one of the fields in this application.
Have all your college transcripts ready. We accept unofficial transcripts.
Arrange for one letter of recommendation to be sent directly to the program director (Victoria Thorstensson at email@example.com) on your behalf. The subject line of the email should say “
Recommendation Letter for Student’s FirstName LastName (SSRES 2018)
Requirements for the letter of recommendation
Letters of recommendation should come from an official university email address and contain the full contact information of the person providing the recommendation. The letters should comment on the student’s academic abilities (if the letter is coming from a language instructor, it should compare the student’s work in a language class to that to that of his or her other classmates); they should speak about the student’s potential to handle the challenges of a language and cultural immersion program, as well as provide any other relevant information about the student.
Letters of recommendation must be received by February 25, 2018.
Applications due date
All applications must be submitted by February 25, 2018.
We encourage you to apply as early as you can!