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Detailed information on admission to Bachelor’s degree programs

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Detailed information on admission to Master's degree programs

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The School of Liberal Arts held the public lecture on “Fair Trade in Northern Kazakhstan in the XIX and Early XX Centuries” within the research project AP14871281 “The Role of Merchants in the

Transformation of Social and Cultural Space of Kazakhstan in the Second Half of XIX and Early XX Centuries”.

Speaker: teaching professor Lepuda Mukatayeva Karimovna.

The lector presented the materials obtained from the studies in public archives of Almaty, Astana, and Petropavlovsk.

A group of researchers from the Department of Liberal Studies is involved in this scientific project. The SLA held the offline lecture with an online broadcast.

The historians from Almaty, Astana, and Kostanay participated in the discussion.


Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan calls for foreign applicants, including persons of Kazakh nationality who are not citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan for full-time studying under Bachelor, Master and PhD educational programs.

Scholarships allocation:

1. Bachelor degree program – 490

2. Master degree program – 50

3. PhD degree program – 10

Admissions operator is Higher Education Development National Center MSHE RK. Applicants can submit documents online from March 30 to June 30, 2023. Use link for more information

We welcome the new Associate Professor of the KAZGUU School of Library Arts – Shulman Ekaterina Mikhailovna!

Ekaterina Shulman is a well-known political analyst, opinion writer, and expert in lawmaking. She is a Candidate for Political Science and the author of many academic papers.

Since 2023, Ekaterina Mikhailovna has been employed as an Associate Professor and Methodological Supervisor of the Minor programs in Political Studies and Political Analytics for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree students.

We are confident that Ekaterina Shulman will make a great contribution to the education of our students!


February 10, 2023 at 17.00 at M. Narikbaev KAZGUU University will take place the dissertation defense of Kuzhatov Bagdat Gizzatovich for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, “8D042 – Law”) on the topic: “Revision of balance between regulatory rights and investment protection under fair and equitable treatment: The Energy Charter Treaty framework”.


• Maulenov Kasym Syrbayevich – Doctor of Law, Professor of the Department of Economics and Business of the International University of Information Technologies:
• Tuyakbayeva Nazgul Sabyrovna – PhD, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law of the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi.


• Nogaibai Z., PhD, Counsel in White & Case Kazakhstan LLP;
• Dr. Borzu Sabahi, Prof. of International Investment Law, Georgetown University (USA), Partner in Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP.

Non-permanent members of the dissertation council:

• Horace W.H. Yeung (Wai Ho YEUNG) – PhD in Corporate Finance Law (University of Oxford, 2010), Associate Professor in Commercial Law, University of Leicester.
• Abylaiyuly Abay – PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, KAZGUU International Law and Competition Law Programmes’ Director;
• Tussupov Adilbek – PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, KAZGUU Law School.

The defense will take place offline in English at the Dissertation Council (“8D042 – Law”, “8D04201 – Law”) of the M. Narikbaev KAZGUU University at Conference Hall, Korgalzhyn highway, 8, Astana.

General information

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF) announces a local scholarship Sur-Place to support talented young people in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Who can participate?

To be a scholar of Foundation you have to be a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan, who is studying full-time at one of the universities in Kazakhstan and who passed selection procedure. At the time of applying for a scholarship the applicant must not be older than 30 years.

The advantage in the competitive selection is given to students participating in the socio-political life of the country and having an active life position. Knowledge of a foreign language is welcome, but not required.

Scholarship terms

The scholarship will be awarded for 1-6 months (with the possibility of extension). The scholarship payment period will be set individually.

The amount of scholarship is 80.000 Tenge per month.

Competitive selection process

Future scholars of the KAF will pass a two-stage competitive selection process: submission of a package of documents and an interview.

How to participate?

Please submit a complete package of documents (presented below) in electronic form to the E-Mail address:

There is no deadline for application. Admission is all year round, however, students of the final year of master’s or bachelor’s program should take into account the time for reviewing documents. At the time of application and the period of payment of the scholarship, the scholarship holder must be a full-time student.

List of required documents

The complete list includes the following documents (in English or German):

1) a completed application form with actual photo (the application form can be downloaded from the website;
2) CV;
3) motivation letter (max. 2 pages);
4) Transcript of Records (translation is not required);
5) certificate from the place of study (translation is not required);
6) Bachelor’s diploma with an application (for Master’s Students).

Applicants invited for interviews will need to provide original documents.

Additional information is available by e-mail:, as well as by phone +7 7172 925 630

We look forward to your participation in our selection process and wish you success!

This is a new and unique universities’ cooperation model for the country. Unlike a branch of a foreign university, the Top-Up program involves preparation for the first two years of undergraduate studies at an accredited partner university, followed by a transfer to the main university. Students enrolled in this program spend 2 years at the International School of Economics M.S. Narikbaev KAZGUU University and 2 years at SolBridge International School of Business, Woosong University and upon completion receive a SolBridge diploma.

The two-year study program at KAZGUU is accredited by SolBridge and includes 110 ECTS or 22 courses taught in English by KAZGUU faculty. These are courses such as Business Communications, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, ICT, Calculus, Introduction to Economics, Statistics, English and Korean as well as other KAZGUU elective courses. ISE KAZGUU faculty members are graduates of doctoral and master’s programs from leading international universities, Nazarbayev University and KIMEP, Bolashak scholarship holders, holders of prestigious ACCA, CFA, FRM, CIPD and HRCI professional certificates.

Upon successful completion of two years of study with a GPA 2.5/4 and IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) students of the program continue their studies at SolBridge, where they can choose one of the following five concentrations: Finance, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship, Data Analytics, Technology and Innovation, or complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program without a concentration.

Located in Korea’s Silicon Valley Daejeon, SolBridge prepares students to be the Next Generation of Asian Thought Leaders in the fast growing and rapidly changing Asian economy. SolBridge offers fully English-taught programs accredited by the most prestigious accreditation for business school – AACSB. With 80% of the faculty being foreign professors with degrees from prestigious universities, SolBridge offers an international multicultural environment and practice-oriented modern business education.

Tuition fees:

KAZGUU: 19 900 tenge for 1 ECTS * 110 ECTS = 2 189 000 tenge for the full study period ;
SolBridge: 10 000 USD per year + 1 500 USD university fees; accommodation cost in Daejeon – from 5000 USD per year.

ECTS cost is indicated according to the rate of the 2021/22 academic year, in 2022/23 a slight increase in the cost is possible

Students with high academic performance when transferring from KAZGUU to SolBridge will be provided with a scholarship – a tuition fee discount varying from 30% to 80%. A minimum scholarship (30%) is provided to students with IELTS 6.0. and GPA 2.5-2.99 (out of 4.0). Maximum (80%) – with IELTS 8.0. and GPA 3.8-4.0 (out of 4.0). The scholarship is provided for a semester and can be extended for subsequent semesters by students with a GPA of 3.6 out of 4.5 and above.

When enrolling to the Top-Up program, the UNT is not required. However, English proficiency level not lower than IELTS 5.5 (KAZGUU English Placement Test – KEPT is also acceptable, minimum score 55) and the entrance exam in mathematics (secondary school mathematics course) and an interview with the admissions committee are required.

The following documents are required to transfer to SolBridge:

(i) Application Form
(ii) Passport copy
(iii) English proficiency certificate (TOEFL or IELTS or TOEIC or DUOLINGO TEST)
(iv) Official Transcripts of courses from first two years, with official stamps of KAZGUU
(v) A Bank Letter with a minimum balance of US$20,000 and other necessary financial proof
(vi) Letter of recommendation
(vii) 500-word Essay on the topic “My Strengths and Weaknesses”.

In case of any questions, please contact ISE KAZGUU Vice Dean for Undergraduate Studies Aizhan Toktabayeva:

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