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The United States Service Academies Class of 2018

The Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is pleased to invite young Kazakhstanis to compete for potential appointment to the United States Service Academies (U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy) for the Class of 2018, which begins in the summer of 2014.   

Candidates must be unmarried and within the age limit of 17-23 years old on July 1, 2014.  Academy graduates from Kazakhstan will have to sign a contract with the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan to return and serve in the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan for a specified period of time, and will earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Foreign students get the same training, pay, and allowances as U.S. citizens, and are subject to the same rules and regulations. 

Interested applicants must pass the Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL); the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT Reasoning) or the American College Test (ACT); an Embassy-administered physical fitness test; a medical exam showing they are free of communicable diseases; and an interview administered by the U.S. Embassy in Astana.   

For detailed information about Academies, please visit their official websites: 

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  

All candidates must be registered and apply for the Class of 2018 at their local respective Departments for Defense Matters.  Consult your local Department for Defense Matters for deadlines.  For any other questions please contact the Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Astana at (7172)-70-21-23.