Procedure of admission for bachelor’s degree program

1. Kazakh-American University (KAU) admits entrants, who have main secondary, secondary education (general secondary education, technical and professional education), postsecondary education, higher education, postgraduate education.
2. Kazakh-American University realizes educational training on following specialties:
5В050600 – Economics
5В050800 – Accounting and audit
5В050900 – Finance
5В030100 – Jurisprudence
5В020200 – International relations
5В020700 – Translation proficiency
5В050400 – Journalism
5В090200 – Tourism
5В071900 – Radio engineering, electronics and telecommunications
3. Admission to the KAU is carried out through state budgetary funding, state educational order for preparation of specialists (educational grants), personal funding and other sources.
4. The admission of students to KAU is implemented on enrollee applications on the competitive basis by the results of the Unified National Testing (UNT) or Complex Testing (CT), which are held in accordance with technologies, developed by National testing center of the MES of the RK (NTC). The admission of enrollee for specialties, which require special or creative training, is carried out with account of special or creative exams.
5. UNT is administered for current year graduates of secondary general education, graduates of republican music boarding school.
CT is administered for former years graduates of secondary general education, technical and professional (initial, secondary professional, post-secondary) educational institutions, graduates of secondary schools, who have participated in international exchange programs, graduates of secondary schools who haven’t took part in UNT, graduates of school with non Kazakh, non Russian learning languages, graduates of state music boarding schools and individuals, who graduated from foreign educational institutions.
5-1. Repeated UNT is carried out with the purpose of admission to higher education on a fee basis for the participants of UNT who could not get a threshold score, set out in paragraph 31 of this Regulation, participants whose results were annulled, as well as for those who did not participate in the UNT.
5-2. Repeated CT is carried out with the purpose of admission to higher education on a fee basis for the participants of CT who could not get a threshold score, set out in paragraph 31 of this Regulation, participants whose results were annulled, as well as for those who did not participate in the comprehensive test.
5-3 KAU can admits on a fee basis individuals, who could not get a threshold score, set out in paragraph 31 of this Regulation, on the results of the re-testing of UNT and comprehensive test.
For these individuals, UNT and comprehensive test is administered after first academic semester. Students, who could not get a threshold score, set out in paragraph 31 of this Regulation, on the results of the re-testing of UNT and comprehensive test will be expelled from the university.
6. The rules of conducting UNT and comprehensive test are approved by the authorized body in an educational field.
The list of specialties with the indication of core disciplines of UNT and CT is approved by an authorized body in an educational field.
The list of specialties with indication of compulsory and core disciplines of the CT is approved by the authorized body in the field of education.
7. The admission of citizens with technical and vocational (higher) education, post-secondary education (colleges), is realized on related specialties with a reduced duration of educational training on the results CT. The list of related specialties is approved by an authorized body in an educational field.
8. The admission of citizens with higher (higher vocational) education on reduced duration of educational training on a fee-paying basis is realized by the Admission Committee of the KAU after passing the entrance exam in the form of interview.
9. The admission of foreign citizens on a basis of the allocated quota within the framework of state education order is realized by KAU independently.
The admission of foreign citizens to KAU on a fee-paying basis is carried out in the form of interview.
10. Documents submitted in foreign languages must be accompanied by a notarized translation into Kazakh or Russian languages.
Documents, issued by foreign educational organizations, undergo process of nostrification in accordance with legislation order straight after admission, during the first semester. Documents are accepted according to Standard of the state service "Recognition and nostrification of educational documents (the decree of the Government of the RK of 31.08.12 #1119):
11. Admission to training in specialties requiring creative preparation, is carried out taking into account the results of creative examinations
12. The applicants in the specialty requiring creative training, pass creative examinations conducted by admission committees of their chosen universities.
Points of History of Kazakhstan, reading literacy - the language of training are taken into account for graduates of organizations of general secondary (secondary general) education and educational organizations that implement educational programs of technical and professional education (primary and secondary vocational education), who enter to the creative specialties.
Points on core discipline are taken into account for applicants who enter to the creative specialties in related specialties for shortened educational programs with an accelerated period of study.
12-1. Creative examinations aimed at detecting the presence of creative abilities of enrollee and personal prerequisites for mastering the creative direction of the profession.
12-2. Admission of enrollee applications to pass creative examinations carried out at the place of finding KAU - Admissions Office (1st floor, cab.110, main academic building) from June 20 to July 7.
Creative examination is held from 8th to 13th of July.
12-3. Applicants applying for specialties requiring creative training, having documents on secondary education (secondary general education) or technical and vocational (primary and secondary vocational), after-secondary education take two creative exams.
Applicants applying for specialties that require creative training in related specialties for shortened educational programs with an accelerated term of study, take one creative exam.
Points of general and core disciplines are taken into account for applicants entering the related specialties for shortened educational programs with an accelerated period of study.
12-4. Creative exams for applicants who have documents on secondary education (secondary general education) or technical and vocational (primary and secondary vocational), after-secondary education are assessed on a 40-point system.
A creative exam for applicants for related specialties on shortened educational programs with an accelerated term of study is assessed on a 20-point system.
12-5. Applicants who have received less than 5 points on the creative test (applicants who have documents on secondary education (secondary general education) or technical and vocational, after-secondary education) or less than 5 points (applicants entering the related specialties for shortened educational programs with an accelerated term of study) or who not attend the exam, are not allowed to the complex testing (CT) to enter and participate in the competition for awarding an educational order (educational grant) on specialty.
12-6. According to the results of the creative examination, statement from the list is issued for the entrance to a higher educational institution on a paid basis, regardless of the place where the creative examination is taken.
13. Complex test is conducted on a ground of testing places (basic higher educational institutions), the list of which is approved by the order of an authorized body in an educational field.
14. Applicants taking Comprehensive test submit to the Admission Committee of the university written request according to the established form; certificate/diploma of completion of general secondary education or diploma of completion of technical and vocational (initial, secondary vocational or post-secondary) education (original); test fee payment receipt, 2 photos of 3*4 size, medical certificate of health – form №086-U, photocopy of identity card.
Graduates of calendar year from the organizations of technical and professional, post secondary education instead of the document on education, give the certificate of completion of training in current year, given by education organization in where he/she studied with the indication of code and name of specialty.
15. Acceptance of applications for participation in CT is conducted by admission committees of KAU from 1 June to 20 June, for participation in UNT and CT according to the rules of the clauses 5-1 and 5-2 from 25 July to 3 august, for participation in UNT and CT according the clause 5-3 from 10 December to 20 December.
16. CT according to the clause 5 is held from 14 to 18 July. UNT and CT according to the clauses 5-1 and 5-2 from 15 to 19 August. UNT and CT according the clause 5-3 from 20 to 24 January.
17. Applicants take the exam at will in Kazakh or Russian.
18. The results of the UNT and Complex testing are declared on the same day by the State Committee, also with the result of testing can be found on the website www.testcenter.kz.
19. Certificates according to the established form with test results are issued for all participants of the Comprehensive test by the State Committee within 3 calendar days.
20. Individuals who disagree with test results can make an appeal. Written request is send to the Appeal Committee, approved by the Chairman of the State Committee, before 1 p.m. of the next day after results were declared and is considered by the Appeal Committee.
21. Award of educational grants is carried out on a competitive basis on concrete specialties, language departments and forms of education according to UNT or CT results and to the sequence of specialties , declared by the applicants with the certificate on award of an educational grant within the established state order. The applications for participation in the competition on awarding educational grants at the expense of the republican budget are adopted from July 18 to July 26, at the expense of local budget from August 5 to August 10.
22. Applicants who want to participate in the competition on educational grants allocation submit to Admission Committee of the university written request (application form) according to the established form; certificate/diploma of completion of general secondary education or diploma of completion of technical and vocational (initial, secondary vocational or post-secondary) education (original); the UNT or CT Certificate, 2 photos of 3*4 size, medical certificate of health – form №086-U, photocopy of identity card.
Individuals, who have documents on the formation of educational organizations that implement educational programs of technical and professional education, post-secondary education, skills and having confirmed professional experience of at least one year, in addition hand over one of the following documents:
1) employment history book;
2) achievement list (a list of information about the work, work activity of the employee), signed by the employer, certified by the organization's stamp;
3) archival reference containing information on the employee's work activity.
23. Applicant in the application for participation in the competition for an educational grant, indicates the chosen specialty and university, which have state educational grants for this specialty. In case of the coincidence of the subject of choice, the applicant can indicate four specialties.
24. Applicants, who have chosen creative specialties, participate in the competition for an educational grant in one specialty and indicate only that higher educational institution in which they passed creative examinations.
25. Сitizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, entering on the basis of the state educational order, conclude a contract for working off at least three years in the order determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
26. For participation in the competition it is necessary to score at least 50 points, including at least 5 points - on History of Kazakhstan, mathematical literacy, reading literacy - the language of training, and at least 5 points for each core discipline, except of those entering who apply for specialties , that requires taking creative examinations.
For applicants who apply for related specialties for reduced educational programs with accelerated period of training - at least 25 points, including at least 5 points on general discipline and at least 5 points on core discipline, except entering who apply for specialties , that requires taking creative examinations.
For participation in the competition on specialties that requires taking creative examinations, having results at least 50 points on testing and creative exam including at least 5 points - on History of Kazakhstan, reading literacy - language of training, and at least 5 points for each creative exam (for applicants who apply for related specialties for reduced educational programs with accelerated period of training - at least 25 points, including at least 5 points on creative examination and at least 5 points on core discipline ).
27. During the competition on receiving of educational grants in accordance with the score of the UNT or CT Certificate preferential treatment have:
1) Students, awarded “Altyn belgi” ;
2) winners of international Olympiads and scientific contests on general subjects (I, II, III degree certificates), winners of national and international competitions of performers and sport competitions (I, II, III degree certificates) of the last three years, winners of national Olympiads and scientific contests on general subjects (I, II, III degree certificates) of the current year, if chosen specialty is related to the subject of Olympiad, scientific contest, sport or other competition. The list of related subject is approved by the MSE.
An authorized body in the educational sphere give state Certificates to individuals who received state educational grants.
The list of Certificate holders is published in mass media.
Educational grant’s Certificates along with documents, submitted to the Admission Committee of KAU have to be issued to owners until August, 15.
28. Upon a decision of the competitive commission of local executive bodies, an appropriate order is issued and certificates for awarding an educational grant at the expense of local budget.
The lists of holders of educational grant at the expense of local budget are published in regional mass media.
Admission Committee awards Certificates for awarding an educational grant at the expense of local budget together with the documents for participation in the contest to the applicants not later than August 25.
29. Individuals with educational grant certificates, submit application form to the higher educational institution, indicated in the certificate and are admitted by the order of the Head of the institution.
30. Enrollment in the list of students is carried out by a admission committee of KAU from 10 to 25 August.
Individuals applying for conditional admission, attach to the application documents on general secondary (secondary general) or technical and vocational (primary or vocational secondary, post-secondary) education (original) to the Admission committee of higher education institution , 6 photographs in the size 3x4, medical certificate form 086- U, the certificate of UNT or CT, also certificates for awarding an educational grant (if any).
Individuals, who have documents on the formation of educational organizations that implement educational programs of technical and professional education, post-secondary education, skills and having confirmed professional experience of at least one year, in addition hand over one of the following documents:
1) employment history book;
2) achievement list (a list of information about the work, work activity of the employee), signed by the employer, certified by the organization's stamp;
3) archival reference containing information on the employee's work activity.
For admission to a higher educational institution in accordance with clause 9-3 of these Model Regulations, the admission committee of the KAU shall attach documents to the application Individuals applying for conditional admission, attach to the application documents on general secondary (secondary general) or technical and vocational (primary or vocational secondary, post-secondary) education (original) to the Admission committee of higher education institution , 6 photographs in the size 3x4, medical certificate form 086- U, the certificate of UNT or CT.
31. On a fee-paying basis are enrolled graduates of educational organizations that implement educational programs of general secondary (secondary general) education or technical and vocational (primary and secondary vocational), post-secondary education, who have passed UNT or CT, who have scored at least 5 points on History of Kazakhstan, mathematical literacy, reading literacy is the language of training, and not less than 5 points for each core subject, with the exception of applicants for specialties requiring passing creative examinations.
On a fee-paying basis are enrolled graduates of educational organizations that implement educational programs for technical and vocational and post-secondary education who apply for related specialties on shortened educational programs with accelerated term of study who have passed CT and scored at least 25 points, including at least 5 points on general discipline and at least 5 points on core discipline, except of those who apply for specialties, that requires taking creative Examinations.
On a fee-paying on specialties that requires taking creative examinations, graduates of organizations of general secondary (secondary general) education or graduates of educational organizations that implement educational programs for technical and vocational and post-secondary education who have passed UNT or CT and scored at least 25 points, having results at least 50 points on testing and creative exam including at least 5 points - on History of Kazakhstan, reading literacy – language of training, and at least 5 points for each creative exam (who apply for related specialties on shortened educational programs with accelerated term of study - at least 25 points including at least 5 points for on creative examination and at least 5 points on core discipline).
32. For applicants with high scores by the results of UNT or CT, as well as for students from low-income families the University organizes competition on educational grants «Scholarships».
"Scholarships" grant holders with the results of the first examination session assessment only "excellent", continue training under grant according to the Regulations on the procedure for the award of the special grant of the University "Scholarships". Otherwise, the students pay for their education in full. i.e. the first semester of the first course.