Rules of admission

How to enter KazNU al-Farabi?

Al-Farabi Kazakh National university starting this year has simplified the admission of foreign applicants for bachelor's, master's and PhD doctorates.

Online registration for the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral program is open between 01 February and 31 August 2018 (inclusive). If you are at home in your country in Uzbekistan, India, Brazil, France, Canada or Turkey, you can apply for an online interview (exam).

Thanks to the online system, the time of submission and registration of documents is significantly reduced, there are no administrative barriers to their registration, there is no need to come, which significantly saves money. Another great advantage of the online registration system is that it allows foreign applicants to apply directly to the university and regardless of where they are located.

The whole process of accepting documents is automated and implemented in a specially developed application, which is available in three languages ​​- Kazakh, Russian and English, there are plans to expand this list.

After submission of documents and successful registration, applicants from the countries of near and far abroad receive confirmation and can be enrolled to the university remotely.

Only 5 STEPS for admission to our university


Online Registration


Register on the portal and get access to the online application form in the "Online Registration" section of the Personal Account.

Deadline for application every year is from 01 February to 31 August in the form of online registrations on the site.


Filling in the personal cabinet of the application and submission of the necessary documents.   Complete the application form and attach the necessary documents:


1. A copy of the passport

2. A copy of the diploma (with apostille or legalization)

3. Choose a specialty

4. Copies of the IELTS or TOEFL certificate if available (for magistracy and PhD doctoral studies)


Pass Competitive Selection

Online exam


The Admissions Committee of the University from July 31 to August 15 will conduct an online exam. For applicants entering the baccalaureate online interview will be enough. For undergraduates and PhD doctoral students entrance examinations are held from 10 to 20 August and enrollment takes place until August 28 of the current year.

Applicants must pass two entrance examinations:

1. A foreign language of choice; (Persons who have international IELTS or TOEFL certificates are exempt from the entrance exam in a foreign language).

2. Specialty; can be online


Announcing Results and registration of a study visa


Check the e-mail to which information is sent from the Department of Reception, as well as a personal office to find out your status.

In case of successful passage of entrance examinations the applicant needs pass the following documents for

processing of a study visa:

1.Conclusion of the training contract

2. Payment of the deposit 20% of the total amount of tuition to the university account.

3. Pay about 2000 tenge (5.2 dollars) visa fee

4. Fill in the Visa Application Form


Arrival at the university and submission of documents


After you arrive at our university you will need to submit the following documents:

1. Conclusion of the contract for training (if not yet concluded)

2. Notarized translation of the certificate in Kazakh or Russian languages

- Undergraduate (BSc / BA), certificate of full secondary education

- Master (MSc / MA): Bachelor's Degree

- PhD Doctoral degree: Master's Degree

(Diplomas must be with apostillе)

3. Notarized translation of the passport into Kazakh or Russian languages.

4. Tuition fees

5. Certificate (certificate), indicating the absence of HIV infection (Almaty, Basenova Street 2)

6. Medical certificate 086-U

(You can get it at the Diagnostic Center of the University inside DSP "Keremet" (

7. Six photographs with a size of 3x4 cm

8. Folder-1 pcs.

In case of problems with registration, please write to the email address

Education is provided in three languages: Kazakh, Russian and English. If the applicant does not know one of the languages, then automatically is enrolled in the preparatory faculty

* Application conditions *

1. Applicants must complete the online form on time, and through their account number obtain the applicant's number on the website from the link, while:

Ø Responsibility for the results of uploading incorrect information in the online application lies on the applicants themselves. Also, passport data must be entered in the form without changes and abbreviations.

Ø The e-mail address must belong to the applicant himself, each applicant can use only one e-mail. Correspondence for other applicants through this mail is not allowed.

The above e-mail address is used for subsequent logins to the account as a user name.

Ø Upload a photo in the corresponding cell in the application form. This photo will be used in the entrance document to the exam and the certificate of the examination results, so the photo should be taken in full face, and not earlier than six months.

Ø To the applicant who has completed and registered the form, the number of the applicant is sent to his/her e-mail.

2. The applicant can obtain his number only once. The applicant's number will be used both in the exam and in all other electronic procedures of the applicant with KazNU. al-Farabi, so it must be carefully preserved. After the issue of the Applicant's Number, it is necessary to indicate it in all correspondences with al-Farabi University. Applications without the Applicant's Number are not taken into account.

The rules and procedures of entrance examinations for undergraduates and                          PhD doctoral students

Entrance examinations for magistracy and PhD doctoral studies are conducted from 10 to 20 August, enrollment - until 25 August.

Applicants must pass two exams:

1. in specialty;

2. in a foreign language by choice;

A foreign language test is available in English, German or French. If the specialty requires knowledge of the Arabic language, then the test is conducted in Arabic.

Exempt from will enter




Threshold score (level) 



Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Programm (TOEFL ITP)

not less than 460 points

Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Programm Internet-based Test (TOEFL IBT)

not less than 87

International English Language Tests System (IELTS)

not less than 6.0



Deutsche Sprachprufung fur den Hochschulzugang (DSH)

Niveau С1/уровень C1


Niveau C1/уровень C1



Test de Franсais International (TFI)

not lower than level В1 in reading and listening sections

Diplome d’Etudes en Langue franсaise (DELF)

level B2

Diplome Approfondi de Langue franсaise (DALF)

C1 level

Test de connaissance du franсais (TCF)

not less than 400 points






Documents required to get the dormitory.


1. Translation of the passport certified by a notary in Kazakh or Russian languages.

2. A copy of the medical certificate 086-u

3. Copy of AIDS help

4. Two photos of the size 3x4 cm

5. Accommodation payment - from 250 to 450 dollars per year, depending on the hostel.