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Information for students from Kazakhstan

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Students studying the Attestat o Srednem Obrazovami (Certificate of Secondary Education, grade 11) are typically required to complete a foundation course.

Our foundation courses

An average of 4 in the Attestat (with 5 in relevant subjects) is typically required for admission to our foundation courses.

We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry.

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences, taught at The University of Nottingham International College.
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences, taught in our Faculty of Engineering.
  • Science, taught at The University of Nottingham International College.

Please contact The University of Nottingham International College, which is located opposite our University Park Campus, with any queries about entry requirements and how to apply.

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Undergraduate courses

Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Applicants from Kazakhstan are typically required to successfully complete a foundation programme.

However, if you have completed one or two years of study at a recognised institution, you may be eligible for year one entry. For year one entry, we can typically accept average grade of 3.5 out of 5 or 3.0 out of 4.

Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.

Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the USA.

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Masters courses

We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.

Masters entry requirements

Applicants should hold a specialist diploma or bachelor's degree (bakalavr) of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area. Check course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Kazakh universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. The summary below is provided as guidance but requirements may vary for individual courses and we do require higher grades from some universities.

Grading System

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

Scale of 1-5

4.25

4.0

GPA system marked out of 4.33 (ie. at KIMEP)

3.68 3.5

GPA system marked out of 4.00 (ie. at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University)

3.4 3.2

 
Degrees from selected universities in Kazakhstan can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.

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Research courses

Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.

PhD entry requirements

A master's (magistr) and bachelor's (bakalavr) degree, or specialist diploma from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Kazakh universities. These will vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.

Degrees from selected universities in Kazakhstan can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.

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Scholarships and funding

 

 Kazakh students at Nottingham

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Dean Pike 

Dean PikeInternational Relations Manager for Kazakhstan

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Offical representatives

Our official representatives in Kazakhstan can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.

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In Kazakhstan

We regularly travel to Kazakhstan to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.

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In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

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International Student Recruitment

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
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