Documents required for admission to University of Almaty:
* The original must be provided together with copies for verification. After verification, the originals are returned.
Acceptance of documents provided by applicants entering University of Almaty for Bachelor’s programs is carried out from June 20 to August 25.
According to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Education” dated January 1, 2017, UNT will become one of the forms of qualifying exams for entering universities. In the substantive part of UNT, it is planned to expand the use of tests aimed at determining the ability for further learning, the level of logical thinking and basic competences (functional literacy).
Extensive use of logical tests will create conditions under which mechanical learning will lose its meaning and graduates will accumulate knowledge and skills to apply them.
Note for admission to the Second Higher Education (Bachelor’s program):
Documents required for admission:
For entering Bachelor’s program in order to obtain a second higher education, the entrant must pass an interview in the dean’s office in order to transfer credits. Examinations are not provided.
Entrance examinations for high school graduates will be held in two blocks:
1st block – History of Kazakhstan, mathematical literacy and reading literacy
(in the language of instruction).
2nd block – 2 specialized items, the content of which will vary from specificity
of a selected specialty.
The number of test tasks in the history of Kazakhstan – 20, mathematical literacy – 20 in reading literacy – 20, in each specialized subject – 30.
The correct answer to each test task with the choice of one correct answer out of five is estimated by 1 point, with the choice of one or several correct answers, from the set offered, 2 points.
It is assumed that the number of tasks will be 120 questions, the maximum number of points – 140. In this case, the threshold score will be 50, not less than 5 points in all subjects.
Thus, test tasks for specialized subjects will be aimed at checking in-depth knowledge, as well as skills of a wide range (depth of knowledge in specialized subjects, systematic knowledge, completeness, ability to analyze, compare, summarize and classify).
This will help to determine the understanding of the subject raised by the applicant and will lead to an increase in the quality of knowledge of school graduates, which has been the subject of criticism for many years, and will ultimately provide an objective assessment of his/her knowledge.
For college graduates enrolled in related specialties for a shorter period of study, entrance examinations will also be held in two blocks:
1st block – on the general discipline for a group of specialties;
2nd block – on the main discipline.
The number of test tasks for graduates of educational organizations that implement
technical and vocational education programs, post-secondary education,
applicants in related specialties for a shorter period of study:
For general discipline for groups of specialties – 20
For profiling discipline – 40.
The correct answer to each test task with the choice of one correct answer out of five is estimated by 1 point, with the choice of one or several correct answers from the set offered by 2 points.
It is assumed that the number of tasks will be 60 questions, the maximum number of points – 70. In this case, the threshold score will be 25, not less than 5 points in all subjects.
College graduates who apply for related specialties, according to the classifier table, study an abbreviated program for a period of 3 years.
Information for college graduates who do not want to enroll in related specialties.
Graduates of colleges who want to enter another specialty of the bachelor’s program should pass CTA (similar with UNT, 140-points).
Passing score – 50 points. At least 5 points in all subjects.
Information for past college graduates and past school graduates.
Admission rules remain the same as for graduates of the same year of admission.
According to clause 5-3 of the “Model rules for admission to educational institutions that implement educational programs of higher education”, approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 19, 2012 No. 111 (with changes approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 14, 2017 No. 405) universities have the right to admit individuals who have not scored a threshold score based on the results of the UNT or CT on a fee basis:
An applicant should pass an additional re-integrated testing from January 20 to 24. To participate in additional complex testing, a conditionally enrolled student submits an application of a standard form and a receipt for payment for testing to the admission committee of a higher educational institution.
Duration of CTA exams:
Submission of applications for participation in the integrated testing of the applicant (CTA) is carried out from March 10 to May 10.
CTA examinations are taken from June 20 to July 5.
Exam duration CTA – 1 hour 40 minutes.
Retake testing is allowed.
Applicants who do not get a threshold score at the UNT / CT, as well as those who did not participate in the UNT / CT, are allowed to re-test. Reception of documents is carried out from July 25 to August 3. Testing itself takes place from August 17 to 20.
CT (VET) is a new format of CTA, which takes into account the knowledge gained in college. Comprehensive testing of applicants will consist of 60 questions:
20 on general discipline (tasks aimed at checking academic knowledge of the basic discipline);
40 for profiling (assignments for checking in-depth academic knowledge, as well as practical skills).
Total 60 tasks and test time 100 minutes.
Appeal on the results of CTA is filed personally by the applicant until 13:00 the next day after the announcement of test results and is considered by the appeal commission within 24 hours.
The applicant must be in possession of documents proving his identity and a pass to CTA.
Competition for the award of educational grants:
Acceptance of documents for the state educational grant is carried out from July 23 to July 31.
Dates of the competition from August 1 to 10.
To participate in the competition for the award of educational grants, a student must score at least 50 points, including at least 5 points in a core subject (at least 10 in each creative exam), and in other subjects CTA – at least 5 points.
In the competition for an educational grant, points are only taken into account in the Kazakh or Russian language (language of instruction), history of Kazakhstan, mathematics and electives.
The procedure for admission and conducting special and (or) creative exams
Admission to training in groups of educational programs of higher education requiring special and (or) creative training, including in the fields of education “Pedagogical Sciences”, “Culture and Humanitarian Science” and “Services”, is carried out taking into account the results of special and (or) creative exams.
Reception of documents submitted to creative specialties is carried out by the selection committee of University of Almaty from June 20 to July 7 of the calendar year.
Creative examinations are held from July 8 to July 13 of the calendar year.
For graduates of secondary or technical and vocational organizations, after secondary education, enrolling in a group of educational programs of higher education requiring creative training, two creative exams are taken.
Those entering the group of higher education programs that require creative training in related areas of higher education training, providing for a shorter training period, should pass one creative exam.
The admission of documents for applicants and the conduct of a special exam for admission in the field of education “Pedagogical Sciences” are carried out in University of Almaty from June 20 to August 14 of the calendar year.
Persons entering the group of educational programs of higher education that require creative training, pass creative exams in selected universities.
For graduates of secondary or technical and vocational organizations, after secondary education, enrolling in a group of educational programs of higher education that require creative preparation, scores on the history of Kazakhstan and reading literacy (language of instruction) are taken into account.
For those entering the group of higher education programs that require creative training in related areas of higher education personnel training, which provide for a shorter training period, points are taken into account in the main discipline.
Persons entering universities in the field of education “Pedagogical Sciences”, pass one special exam, conducted by the selection committees of universities.
For those entering universities in the areas of education “Pedagogical Sciences”, points are taken into account in the history of Kazakhstan, mathematical literacy, reading literacy (language of instruction) and two specialized subjects.
For those entering the related areas of training of higher education personnel, providing for a shorter training period, points are taken into account for general and specialized disciplines.
Creative exams for applicants who have documents about general secondary or technical and vocational education, after secondary education, are evaluated in a 40-point system.
A creative exam for applicants in related areas of higher education personnel, providing for a shorter period of study, is assessed according to a 20-point system.
A special exam for applicants in the pedagogical sciences is evaluated in the form of “admission” or “non-admission”.
The results of special and (or) creative exams are announced on the day of the exam.
An application for appeal is submitted to the chairman of the appeal commission by a person who has passed a special or creative exam, is taken until 1:00 pm the next day after the results of the special or creative exam are announced and considered by the appeal commission within one day.