Terms of admission to PhD programme

Admission to PhD programme is carried out to the educational programmes approved by the central competent authority in the field of education according to the branches of knowledge.

For the PhD programme may apply:

  • persons with Master’s degree;
  • persons with higher vocational education;
  • persons with PhD degree.

When is admission to PhD programme carried out?

The applications from the persons applying for the PhD programme are accepted annually from the 20th of June till the 20th of July, the entrance examinations are held from the 1st till the 20th of August.

What documents are required for admission to PhD programme?

  • Application addressed to the Chancellor of the Caspian University;
  • Substantiation on the research subject in the Kazakh, Russian and/or foreign languages;
  • Copy of ID;
  • Copy of the degree certificate;
  • Copy of the certificate on the results of the foreign language test (English, French, German) according to programs: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Programme (TOEFL ITP), (TOEFL, threshold point – minimum 560), International English Language Tests System (IELTS, threshold point – minimum 6.0), Grundbaustein DaF (threshold point – С1), Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH, threshold point – С1), Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF, threshold point – В2), Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF, threshold point – С1), Test de Connaissances de Français (TCF, threshold point – minimum 400) (if any);
  • List of scientific publications (their prints, copies), if any;
  • 6 photos 3x4, envelope;
  • Health certificate on form 086-U;
  • Personnel record card and document evidencing professional experience (for persons with work experience)
  • Applicant profile
  • Receipt of payment for a foreign language test. The cost of the state, Russian and foreign language test for applicants for PhD programme is 4200 tenge per 1 applicant.

Together with copies of the documents referred to in this paragraph, the original for verification shall be provided. The original will be returned after verification.

What examinations shall be passed when applying for the PhD programme?

The citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and stateless persons applying for the PhD programme, except for foreigners, take entrance examinations 1) in one of the foreign language of choice (English, French, German); 2) proficiency examinations.

Entrance examinations in the state, Russian and foreign languages are held according to the technology developed by the National Testing Centre of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Are there any special requirements for entrance examinations for foreign nationals?

Foreign nationals, applying for the PhD programme, take entrance examinations 1) in the Kazakh or Russian language (language of studies); 2) proficiency examinations.

What are the terms of matriculation into PhD programme?

Matriculation in the number of PhD students is conducted by the Admission Committee from the 25th till 31st of August. (the dates may be changed, please, specify the date by the 15th of August)