Model regulations of admission to educational organizations which implement educational programs of postgraduate education

1. General provisions

  1. These Rules are developed in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 27 July 2007 “About education” and determine the procedure for the admission of people to the magistracy, doctoral candidacy of higher education institutions (hereinafter – the University), residency of universities and scientific organizations.
  2. Formation of master’s degree, doctoral universities, residency universities and scientific organizations contingent is carried out by placing the state educational order for training of scientific and pedagogical staff, as well as by citizens’ own expenses and other sources.

Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan have the right to receive, on a competitive basis and in accordance with the state educational order, free postgraduate education, of course if the citizen is having each of its levels for the first time.

Stateless persons permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan have the right to receive, on a competitive basis and in accordance with the state educational order, free postgraduate education, of course if they having each of its levels for the first time, with the exception of military educational institutions.

Education of foreigners graduate to the magistracy, doctoral candidacy and residency is carried out on a paid basis. The right to receive, on a competitive basis and in accordance with the state educational order, free postgraduate education by foreigners is determined by international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2-1. Doctoral studies on a paid basis is carried out in English.

  1. The admission of persons to the master’s and doctoral degree of universities, residency of universities and scientific institutions on a competitive basis is carried out according to the results of entrance examinations.
  2. Admission to the master’s, doctoral degree and residency indicating the majors is announced through mass media not later than fifteen calendar days before the date of the beginning of receiving the documents.
  3. The applications of people for training under the state educational order, including those who goes under target preparation, are carried out in universities, that determined by the authorized body in the field of education (hereinafter – basic university), in which the training of masters and doctors is carried out.
  4. The applications to the master’s, doctoral degrees of universities, residency of universities and scientific organizations are carried out from 10 to 30 of July.
  5. Entrance examinations to magistracy, residency and doctoral degree are held from 10 to 20 of August, enrollment – until 25th of August.

2. The procedure for admission to educational organizations that implement educational programs of postgraduate education

The procedure for receiving documents for admission to the magistracy, residency and doctoral degree

  1. Persons who have mastered the educational programs of higher education can be admitted to the magistracy and residency.
  2. For the reception of documents and for organization of entrance examinations to the universities a selection committee is created. Chairman of the selection committee is the head of the university or scientific organization in the field of public health. The composition of the selection committee shall be approved by order of the head of the university.
  3. Persons who have received certificates of education in foreign educational institutions, for admission to the master’s degree, residency and doctoral degree in educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with received level of education and profile training are necessary to pass the procedure of recognition or nostrification of education documents.
  4. Education documents given by foreign educational organizations in the framework of international treaties (agreements) are officially recognized in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  5. Persons entering the magistracy, are giving in to the university, the residency – to university or a scientific organization the following documents:
    1. application addressed to the head of the organization;
    2. notarized copy and the original document on higher education;
    3. a copy of the certificate of passing test program referred to in paragraph 14 of this regulations (if have any);
    4. the form of personnel records and a document confirming labor activities (for those with work experience);
    5. six photos in the size 3×4 cm;
    6. medical certificate of form 086-U;
    7. copy of identity card;
    8. list of scientific and methodological papers (if have any);
    9. the original receipt of payment to the bank to deposit the dough for foreign language.
  6. Admission to doctoral degree requires the degree of “Master” or the completion of training in medical specialties residency and work experience of at least 3 years.
  7. Persons entering the doctoral degree are giving in to the university the following documents:
    1. application addressed to the head of the organization;
    2. copy of identity card;
    3. notarized copy and the original document on education;
    4. a copy of the certificate of passing test program referred to in paragraph 14 of this regulations (if have any);
    5. list of scientific and methodological papers (if have any);
    6. six photos in the size 3×4 cm;
    7. medical certificate of form 086-U;;
    8. the form of personnel records and a document confirming labor
    9. the original receipt of payment to the bank to deposit the dough for foreign language

Порядок проведения вступительных экзаменов

  1. Persons entering the magistracy, residency and doctoral degree are obliged to take entrance examinations:
    1. one of the foreign languages of choice (English, French, German, Arabic language for people entering the profession requiring knowledge of the Arabic language);
    2. according to their major.
  2. Persons who have international certificates of foreign language knowledge in accordance with the Common European Framework (standards) of language proficiency are exempted from entrance examination in a foreign language in the magistracy, residency and doctoral degree in the following exams:

English: Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Programm (TOEFL ITP – at least 460 points), Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Programm Internet-based Test (TOEFL IBT, threshold score – at least 87), (TOEFL threshold score – at least 560 points), International English Language Tests System (IELTS, threshold score – at least 6.0);

German: Deutsche Sprachprufung fur den Hochschulzugang (DSH, Niveau С1/ level С1), TestDaF-Prufung (Niveau C1/level С1);

French: Test de Franзais International™ (TFI – at least level B1 in reading and listening), Diplomed’Etudes en Langue franзaisе (DELF, level В2), DiplomeApprofondi de Langue franзaisе (DALF, level С1), Тest de connaissance du franзais (TCF – at least 400 points).

15. At the time of entrance exams to master’s and doctoral degrees at the university, to the residency – in higher education and scientific organization the examination committees on different majors are established.

19. Entrance exams in foreign languages are carried out according to the technology developed by the National Testing Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The exam in Arabic is carried out orally or in written form of the examination committee of the university in accordance with the procedure established by the head of the University and approved by the authorized body in the field of education

21. Entrance examinations in foreign languages are conducted in universities, determined by the authorized body in the field of education.

22. Retaking the entrance examination in same year is not allowed.

23. In order to ensure compliance with the common requirements and resolvement of contentious issues the State Commission for Appeals and in each university the Appeals Commissions are created.

The Chairman and the composition of the State Commission for Appeals are approved by order of the authorized body in the field of education.

The composition of the appeal commission at the universities is approved by order of the Chairman of the selection committee.

Appeal commissions are created to review applications of persons who do not agree with the results of entrance examinations.

24. Appeal Commission accepts and considers applications from persons entering the magistracy, residency and doctoral degree on the content of examination materials and for technical reasons.

The Appeals Commission decides on the addition of points to a person that appeals the results of entrance examination in his major.

The results of appeal examination on the foreign language are transferred to the republican appeal commission by universities appeal commission.

Republican appeal commission considers the validity of the proposal within one day after receipt of proposals and decides on the addition of points to a person appealing the results of entrance examinations in a foreign language.

25. The statement of appeal is served to the chairman of the appeal commission by the person entering the magistracy, residency and doctoral degree. Statements on the content of examination materials and for technical reasons will be accepted until 13.00 hours of the next day after the announcement of entrance exam results and is under consideration of the appeal commission within one day from the date of submission of the application.

Appeals Commission works with each person individually. In case of absence of the person at the meeting of the Appeals Commission, his application for appeal will be canceled.

26. In considering the application of the appeal committee, the person who gave the appeal provides an identity document.

27. Decisions of the Appeals Commission are carried out by a majority vote of the total number of the committee members. In case of equality of votes the chairman of the commission shall be decisive. Work of appeal committees is registered by a protocol which is signed by the chairman and all members of the commission

3. Enrollment in master’s and doctoral degrees and residency

28. Enrollment in the number of graduate students, students of residency, doctoral students is carried out by the selection committee.

29. On the training under the state educational order are credited those people who obtain the highest scores on the entrance examination for the amount of 100-point rating scale for each of the examinations in accordance with Application to this Regulation:

1) for research and teaching magistracy and doctoral studies at least 150 points;

2) for profile magistracy and residency of at least 130 points, including a foreign language at least 30 points.

To persons who have certificates of passing the test in a foreign language (English, French, German) referred to in paragraph 14 of these Regulations, the highest score on a 100-point rating scale is given.

30. В случае одинаковых показателей конкурсных баллов, преимущественное право при зачислении получают лица, имеющие наиболее высокую оценку по специальности, в случае одинаковых показателей вступительного экзамена по специальности, преимущественное право получают лица, имеющие наиболее высокую оценку по иностранным языкам. Затем учитываются научные достижения, соответствующие профилю избранной специальности: научные публикации, в том числе в рейтинговых научных изданиях; свидетельства о научных разработках; сертификаты о присуждении научных стипендий, грантов; грамоты/дипломы за участие в научных конференциях и конкурсах.

In case of identical indicators of competitive points, pre-emptive right for admission receives people that have the highest evaluation in the specialty, in the case of the same indicators of the entrance examination in the specialty, the pre-emptive right to receive persons who have biggest score in foreign languages. Then scientific advances relevant to the chosen major: scientific publications, including the rating of scientific publications; evidence of scientific research; certificates of awards, grants; certificates/diplomas for participation in scientific conferences and competitions are taken into account.

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educational organizations which implement

educational programs of postgraduate education

Evaluation translation system on a 100-point rating scale

Scores on a 100-point grading scale Scores on a 4-point grading scale
95-100 Excellent (5)
90-94
85-89 Good (4)
80-84
75-79
70-74 Satisfactorily (3)
65-69
60-54
55-59
50-54
30-49 Non satisfactory (2)*
0-29

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