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High School Graduates and professional vocational school

Since 1992, KIMEP University has been committed to offering an excellent education to qualified applicants from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, who seek personal and professional development, and successful future careers.
KIMEP is a diverse community with a student-centric educational environment and strong connections to leading international institutions of higher education. The combination of these elements allows the university to provide truly cross-cultural knowledge and international experience to its students through a variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.
KIMEP University looks forward to welcoming talented young individuals and professionals! General Information about Undergraduate Programs.

Admission criteria for the citizens of Kazakhstan

Students may apply to academic programs at KIMEP University at any time during the year.
However, applicants should pay attention to the deadlines established by the Admission office for the specific semesters.
Applicants should send all their enquiries about the application process to the Admission office.

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STEP 1. APPLY ON-LINEPortal for applicants is available 24/7, 365 days a year
1. Fill in the online application at the applicants portal: https://www.kimep.kz/ext/application/online/en-US/
2. Upload the scanned copy of the State ID card or your passport
3. Upload the valid copies of IELTS/TOEFL certificates, if any
4. Digital photo
Uploading your digital photo into the “Photo” field is very important, because all KIMEP units will use this picture of yours for your personal identification. The digital photo with a resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch) with a size of no less than 8 MP (Megapixels) in JPEG format with low compression (high quality).
5. In order to apply for scholarships or financial aid you will have to upload the copies of your certificates or awards of Republican and/or International Olympiads and competitions that you have received during 9 to 11 school grades
Please, refer to the following contacts: 8 727 270 43 16, mob. +7 707 970 43 16, finaid@kimep.kz on issues of scholarships and financial aid

STEP 2. UPLOAD COPIES OF MAIN DOCUMENTS

The documents should be submitted right after receiving their appropriate authentic documents
1. A copy of the Certificate of General Secondary Education with a supplement
2. A copy of the UNT certificate

STEP 3. SUBMIT AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS TO THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Documents mentioned in this section should be submitted upon readiness
1. Authentic Certificate of General Secondary Education with a supplement*
2. The individual testing code (ICT), as well as the UNT scores obtained must be inserted into the Applicants’ portal in
the section named “UNT”
UNT passing scores are set by the Ministry of Education and Science of the RK.

Код Specialization Passing score Elective Subject Specialized Subject
6B04106 Economics

At least 50 in total and at least 5 for each subject

Geography

Mathematics

6B04103 Management
6B04104 Accounting and Audit
6B04105 Finance
6B04101 Public and MunicipalAdministration
6B04102 Marketing
6B04201 International Law World History Foundation of law
6B04202 Jurisprudence
6B03101 International Relations Foreign Language World History
6B01701 Foreign Language: Two Foreign
Languages
At least 75 in total and at least 5 for each subject
6B02302 Cognitive science At least 50 in total, mathematical literacy – at least 8 and all other subjects – at least 5
6B02301 Translation / Interpretation At least 50 in total and at least 5 for each subject
6B06101 Information Systems Mathematics Physics
6B03201 Journalism
* scores on the History of Kazakhstan and reading literacy are taken into account
At least 50 in total and at least 5 for each subject Creative Exam Creative Exam

*Academic credentials issued by the foreign academic institutions should be accompanied by the notarized translation into official Kazakh or Russian language and undergo the procedure of nostrification /recognition during the first academic semester of study.

Submit authentic medical documents to KIMEP Medical Center

1. Medical Certificate – Form # ф-075/у (students coming from other cities may receive this certificate in Almaty)
2. KIMEP Medical Center may request a notarized translation of the medical certificate equivalent therefore the
international students are recommended to undergo a medical examination upon arrival to Almaty. The Form
should include conclusions from a general practitioner, surgeon, neurologist, ENT-doctor and the results of microreaction blood test as well as the original chest X-ray shot which should have two signatures and two stamps by
doctors (the certificate is valid if issued no earlier than 6 months ago).
3. Copy of the vaccination record (ф-065/у)

Medical Center: Sergei Dyakov, the Head Doctor, tel: 8 (727) 237 48 05 ext.1087, e-mail: s.dyakov@kimep.kz
Authentic documents may be sent by courier service: 050010, Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Abai Avenue 4,
offices 103, 103А, 107 – Admissions Office

STEP 4. IDENTIFY YOUR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LEVEL

To take the KEPT test you will have to fill in the online application and upload the copy of your State ID card to the applicants’ portal: https://www.kimep.kz/ext/application/online/en-EN/
You may see the schedule of tests at KIMEP web-site by the following link: https://kimep.kz/prospective-students/en/admission/kimep-university-tests-schedule/
Test results are available at the following link: https://kimep.kz/prospective-students/en/admission/
The applicant submitting the valid international certificates are released from taking the KEPT

Level of English Foundation Course KEPT CEFR+ IELTS Academic / IELTS indicator TOEFL IBT TOEFL PBT/ Institutional TOEFL Revised TOEFL paper- delivered test Duolingo English test
Academic English 80-100% B2 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in the writing section) 70 523 52 85-90
UF A 51-79% B1 4.5 – 5.0 57-69 475-522 42-51 65 -84
UF B 30-50% A1 3.5 – 4.0 27-56 380-474 19-41 45-64
UF C < 30 % Beginner or False Beginner <3.0 <26 <379 <18 <44

STEP 5: LEARN ABOUT THE ADMISSION DECISION AND SIGN THE CONTRACT FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

1. Since e-mail is an official communication channel of KIMEP University to inform the applicant the e-mail address indicated in the online application form should be active at the moment of being admitted to the university.
2. Notice of Admission to KIMEP University will be sent to your e-mail, as well as placed at the applicants’ portal in «Acceptance Package» section.
3. The Contract for Educational Services will also be placed at your applicant’s portal in «Acceptance Package» section. Two printed out and signed copies of the Contract should be submitted to the Admissions Office before the end of the period of registration for courses.

STEP 6: REGISTRATION FOR COURSES

Please, refer to the Students Learning Support Center by the following contacts: +7 727 2704268 (ext.3175/3213), 2704310 (ext.3157), advising@kimep.kz on issues of scheduling, tuition calculation and registration for courses

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KIMEP University accepts documents required for admission in Russian, Kazakh and English, or – with the notarized translation into the listed languages
KIMEP conducts admission to accelerated training programs in the following specialties for graduates with technical, vocational or semi-secondary education.
Требования:

  • Организация технического и профессионального полусреднего образования должна иметь государственную лицензию на ведение определенной образовательной деятельности и пройти государственную аттестацию (копии обоих документов обязательны к представлению в Приемную комиссию Университета КИМЭП)
  • Выпускник должен (а) иметь общий средний балл не ниже 4 (из 5)
  • Предметы, пройденные в организации технического и профессионального полусреднего образования и представленные в зачет ускоренной программы, должны иметь оценки не ниже 4 (из 5).
  • Список учтенных предметов, разницу и индивидуальный учебный план определяет кафедра общего образования. Копия документов поступает в личное дело абитуриента не позднее 5 рабочих дней.

STEP 1. APPLY ON-LINE

Portal for applicants is available 24/7, 365 days a year

  1. Fill in the online application at the applicants portal: https://www.kimep.kz/ext/application/online/en-US/
  2. Upload the scanned copy of the State ID card or your passport
  3. Upload the valid copies of IELTS/TOEFL certificates, if any
  4. Digital photo Uploading your digital photo into the “Photo” field is very important, because all KIMEP units will use this picture of yours for your personal identification. The digital photo with a resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch with a size of no less than 8 MP (Megapixels) in JPEG format with low compression (high quality).
  5. In order to apply for scholarships or financial aid you will have to upload the copies of your certificates or awards of Republican and/or International Olympiads and competitions that you have received during 1st to 3d vocational high school years

Please, refer to the following contacts: 8 727 270 43 16, mob. +7 707 970 43 16, finaid@kimep.kz on issues of scholarships and financial aid.

STEP 2. UPLOAD COPIES OF MAIN DOCUMENTS

The documents should be submitted right after receiving their appropriate authentic documents

  1. The vocational high school diploma copy with its supplement
  2. A screenshot with UNT scores and the certificate ITC number should be uploaded and inserted into the Applicant’s Portal in the UNT section (the UNT passing scores for admission purposes are set by the Ministry of Education and Science of the RK) in the following cases:

– If the applicant is not applying to the fast-track program
– If the applicant is applying to the University’s internal scholarships competition

Шаг 3. Сдать оригиналы документов в приемную комиссию КИМЭП
The list of specializations with indication of elective and specialized courses of the Unified National Test

Code Specialization title General education courses Specialized courses Passing score
6B03101 International relations Geography World History At least 50 in total and at least 5 for each subject
6B04202 Jurisprudence Basics of the state and law theory Civil Law of the RK
6B04201 International Law Basics of the state and law theory Civil Law of the RK
6B03201 Journalism Kazakh / Russian Language Creative Exam
6B04106 Economics Finance and Credit Organizational Economics
6B04103 Management Basics of Economics Management
6B04104 Accounting and audit Finance and Credit Organizational Economics
6B04105 Finance Finance and Credit Organizational Economics
6B04101 Public and Municipal Administration Basics of Economic Theory Marketing
6B04102 Marketing Basics of Economics Marketing
6B01701 Information Systems Mathematics Basics of Algorithmization and Programming
6B02301 Translation / Interpretation Kazakh / Russian Language Foreign Language (English, German, French)
6B06101 Foreign language: two foreign languages (English) Basics of Pedagogy and Psychology English Language At least 75 in total and at least 5 for each subject
6B02302 Cognitive Sciences Kazakh / Russian Language Foreign Language (English, German, French) At least 50 in total, mathematical literacy – at least 10 and all other subjects – at least 5

STEP 3. SUBMIT THE VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA WITH A SUPPLEMENT (ORIGINAL) TO KIMEP ADMISSIONS OFFICE – THE DOCUMENT IS BE SUBMITTED UPON READINESS.

*Academic credentials issued by the foreign academic institutions should be accompanied by the notarized translation into official Kazakh or Russian language and undergo the procedure of nostrification /recognition during the first academic semester of study

STEP 4. SUBMIT AUTHENTIC MEDICAL DOCUMENTS TO KIMEP MEDICAL CENTER

Medical Certificate – Form # ф-075/у for Kazakhstani students or its equivalent for foreign students. KIMEP Medical Center may request a notarized translation of the medical certificate equivalent therefore the international students are recommended to undergo a medical examination upon arrival to Almaty.
– The original chest X-ray shot signed and stamped by two doctors (the expiry date of the document should not exceed 6 months).
– Copy of the vaccination record (ф-065/у)

Medical Center: Sergei Dyakov, the Head Doctor, tel: 8 (727) 237 48 05 ext.1087, e-mail: s.dyakov@kimep.kz Authentic documents may be sent by courier service: 050010, Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Abai Avenue 4, offices 103, 103А, 107 – Admissions Office

STEP 5. IDENTIFY YOUR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LEVEL

To take the KEPT test you will have to fill in the online application and upload the copy of your State ID card to the applicants’ portal: https://www.kimep.kz/ext/application/online/en-US/
Test results are available at the following link: https://kimep.kz/prospective-students/en/admission/
The applicant submitting the valid international certificates are released from taking the KEPT

Level of English Foundation Course KEPT CEFR+ IELTS Academic / IELTS indicator TOEFL IBT TOEFL PBT/ Institutional TOEFL Revised TOEFL paper- delivered test Duolingo English test
Academic English 80-100% B2 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in the writing section) 70 523 52 85-90
UF A 51-79% B1 4.5 – 5.0 57-69 475-522 42-51 65 -84
UF B 30-50% A1 3.5 – 4.0 27-56 380-474 19-41 45-64
UF C < 30 % Beginner or False Beginner <3.0 <26 <379 <18 <44

STEP 6: LEARN ABOUT THE ADMISSION DECISION AND SIGN THE CONTRACT FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

  1. Since e-mailing is an official channel of communication of KIMEP University with the applicants your e-mail indicated in the online application form should be valid at the moment of being admitted as a student
  2. Notification on admission to KIMEP University will be sent to your e-mail as well as placed at the applicants’ portal in «Acceptance Package» section.
  3. The Contract for Educational Services will also be placed at your applicant’s portal in «Acceptance Package» section. Two printed out and signed copies of the Contract should be submitted to the Admissions Office before the end of the period of registration for courses.

STEP 7: REGISTRATION FOR COURSES

Please, refer to the Students’ Learning Support Center by the following contacts: +7 727 2704268 (ext.3175/3213), 2704310 (ext.3157), Whatsapp: +7 701 309 17 47; +7 701 309 16 24; advising@kimep.kz on issues of scheduling, tuition calculation and registration for courses.

Dear Nazarbayev Intellectual School graduate, Greetings from the Recruitment and Admissions Department of KIMEP University!
Following numerous requests and recommendations from the graduates and their parents as well as NIS administration we would like to inform you that on August 1, 2018 Academic Council of KIMEP U has approved the following amendments to the policy of credit transfer for NIS graduates: D and lower grades are allowed to appear on the NIS 12 Grade certificate, however, credits will be transferred in for the subjects with the grade of A, B or C only.
Based on the mentioned above we strongly recommend you to upload NIS 12 grade certificate in your applicant’s portal by August 10 to give admissions specialists a time for processing and further transfer of data to the Office of the Registrar
Below you will find an Attachment # 1 indicating the table of corresponding courses and assigned credits.
In accordance with the introduced amendments, the course transfer policy for NIS graduates will look as follows.

  1. Transfer of credits applies to all courses (higher and standard level courses) with the grade of C and higher.
  2. If the grade D is assigned for the subjects like Math, Physics, Economics and Computer Science in the NIS 12 Grade Certificate, the subjects # 6, 8, 9 and 10 will not be transferred in.
  3. Automatic transfer of credits will be valid for those graduates of NIS whose grades in the NIS 12Grade Certificate (from here on, referred to as “the Certificate”) are no lower than a C (A, B, and C grades are eligible for transfer).
  4. If you meet all of the requirements outlined in point 1, credits will, regardless of your choice of major, be automatically transferred for 7 subjects of 10 (Subjects 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 in Figure 1).
  5. If a student has an IELTS certificate with a total score of no less than 7.0, they may transfer eligible credits and they will be exempted from Subject 5 (Academic Reading and Writing II, See Figure 1)
  6. If a student is studying in the “Information Systems in Business” program and Physics appears on their Certificate, they may transfer eligible credits and will be exempted from Subject 9 (Physics, See Figure 1).
  7. Subject 10 is to be transferred, within the framework of any major program, as a discipline of choice from the selection of General Education subjects (see Figure 1).

Figure 1

Subject # Name of the NIS course Grade Automatic transfer Name of the corresponding KIMEP course Number of credits transferred to KIMEP
1 NIS 12 grade certificate A, B, C Yes Kazakh language I 3
2 NIS 12 grade certificate A, B, C Yes Kazakh language II 3
3 NIS 12 grade certificate A, B, C Yes Academic Listening and Note Taking 3
4 NIS 12 grade certificate A, B, C Yes Academic Reading and Writing I 3
5 NIS 12 grade certificate IELTS of 7 or higher Yes Academic Reading and Writing II 3
6 NIS 12 grade certificate A, B, C Yes Information and Communication Technologies OR Business Computer Applications 3
7 NIS 12 grade certificate A, B, C Yes Introduction to Financial Literacy 3
8 NIS 12 grade certificate A, B, C Yes Mathematics for Business and Economics OR Calculus 3
9 Physics A, B, C If the subject appears in the certificate Physics 3
10 Economics A, B, C If the subject appears in the certificate Introduction to Economics 3

*The maximum number of credits that may be transferred is 30 credits, which is equivalent to completing the first year of study in any program.
If you have any additional questions, you may direct them to the following contacts: uao@kimep.kz, +7 727 2704213.
For all questions pertaining to grants and financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office: finaid@kimep.kz, +7 727 2704316.
Respectfully, The Department of Student Recruitment and Admissions

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STEP 1. APPLY ON-LINE

Portal for applicants is available 24/7, 365 days a year

  1. Fill in the online application at the applicants’ portal: https://www.kimep.kz/ext/application/online/en-US/
  2. Upload the scanned copy of your passport to the portal
  3. Upload the valid copies of IELTS/TOEFL certificates, if any
  4. Digital photo
    Uploading your digital photo into the “Photo” field is very important, because all KIMEP units will use this picture of yours for your personal identification. The digital photo with a resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch) with a size of
    no less than 8 MP (Megapixels) in JPEG format with low compression (high quality).
  5. In order to apply for scholarships or financial aid you will have to upload the copies of your certificates or awards for Republican and/or International Olympiads and competitions, that you have received during 9 to 11 school grades

Please, refer to the following contacts: +7 727 2704316, mob./WhatsApp +77079704316, finaid@kimep.kz on issues of scholarships and financial aid.

STEP 2. FILL IN THE “INTERVIEW” SECTION AT THE APPLICANTS’ PORTAL

After your online application will be received by our Student Recruitment and Admissions Office staff a personal Student ID number will be assigned to you and the block of information titled “Interview” which is mandatory to be filled in will be opened. In this section several questions will be offered which you will have to answer in writing in English. Each answer should contain no more than 300 words.

STEP 3: UPLOAD COPIES OF MAIN DOCUMENTS

Documents mentioned in this section should be submitted right after receiving the appropriate authentic documents

  1. Copy of you Certificate of General Secondary Education with a supplement
  2. Bank statement demonstrating the availability of the amount sufficient to cover KIMEP tuition expenses at least for 1 semester (the amount of no less than USD 3 000) or the letter of awarding the scholarship for education
  3. Criminal record (according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Migration)

STEP 4. SUBMIT AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS TO THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Documents mentioned in this section should be submitted upon arrival to the university:

  1. Authentic Certificate of General Secondary Education with a supplement*

*Academic credentials issued by the foreign academic institutions should be accompanied by the notarized translation into Kazakh or Russian language and undergo the procedure of nostrification /recognition during the first academic semester of study.

Submit authentic medical documents to KIMEP Medical Center

  1. Medical Certificate – Form # ф-075/у (students coming from other cities may receive it in Almaty)
  2. KIMEP Medical Center may request a notarized translation of the medical certificate equivalent therefore international students are recommended to undergo a medical examination upon arrival to Almaty. The Form should include conclusions from a general practitioner, surgeon, neurologist, ENT-doctor and the results of microreaction blood test, as well as the original chest X-ray shot which should have two signatures and two stamps by doctors (the certificate is valid if issued no earlier than 6 months ago).
  3. Copy of the vaccination record (ф-065/у)

Medical Center: Sergei Dyakov, the Head Doctor, tel: 8 (727) 237 48 05 ext.1087, e-mail: s.dyakov@kimep.kz
Original documents may be sent by courier service and uploaded to the Applicant Portal: 050010, Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Abai Avenue 4, offices 103, 103A, 107 – Admission and Recruitment Office
STEP 5. IDENTIFY YOUR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LEVEL

To take the KEPT test you will have to fill in the online application and upload the copy of your passport to the applicants’ portal: https://www.kimep.kz/ext/application/online/en-US/
You may see the schedule of tests at KIMEP web-site by the following link: https://kimep.kz/prospective-students/en/admission/kimep-university-tests-schedule/
Test results are available at the following link: https://kimep.kz/prospective-students/en/admission/
The applicant submitting the valid international certificates are released from taking the KEPT.

Level of English Foundation Course KEPT CEFR+ IELTS Academic / IELTS indicator TOEFL IBT TOEFL PBT/ Institutional TOEFL Revised TOEFL paper- delivered test Duolingo English test
Academic English 80-100% B2 5.5 (not less than 5.0 in the writing section) 70 523 52 85-90
UF A 51-79% B1 4.5 – 5.0 57-69 475-522 42-51 65-84
UF B 30-50% A1 3.5 – 4.0 27-56 380-474 19-41 45-64
UF C < 30 % Beginner or False Beginner <3.0 <26 <379 <18 <44

STEP 6: LEARN ABOUT THE ADMISSION DECISION AND SIGN THE CONTRACT FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

  1. Since e-mail is an official communication channel of KIMEP University to inform the applicant the e-mail address indicated in the online application form should be active at the moment of becoming admitted to KIMEP U.
  2. Notice of Admission to KIMEP University will be sent to your e-mail, as well as placed at the applicants’ portal in «Acceptance Package» section.
  3. The Contract for Educational Services will also be placed at your applicants’ portal in «Acceptance Package» section. Two printed out and signed copies of the Contract should be submitted to the University Admissions Office before the end of the period of registration for courses.

STEP 7: REGISTRATION FOR COURSES

The issues of scheduling, tuition calculation and registration for courses should be referred to the Students Learning Support Center by the following contacts: +7 727 2704268 (ext.3175/3213), 2704310 (ext.3157), advising@kimep.kz advising@kimep.kz

NostrificationWith respect to State regulations, documents issued by the foreign academic institutions should undergo the procedure of nostrification.
For more information about Nostrification/ Recognition of Foreign diplomas, please contact:
Ainur Mukhamejanova
Tel: 8 (727) 270-43-14 (3239)
E-mail: ainur@kimep.kz, registrar@kimep.kz

Additional requirements to foreign citizens

Before registering for items, foreign citizens must be provided with the following documents (according to the Migration Act, Chapter 5):
1. Confirmation of its solvency necessary to pay for residence, as well as training in accordance with the agreement of educational services, with the exception of ethnic Kazakhs;
2. Confirmation of the existence or absence of a criminal record

KIMEP University follows the North American model of education with the flexible online registration system in place. Each KIMEP student knows that early registration for courses is a tangible advantage because it provides you with an opportunity to choose needed courses and favorite professors teaching them, suitable time slots, and in the end to build the most convenient schedule for the coming semester. That is why all KIMEP students strive to register for courses as soon as the registration period is open.

KIMEP University followed the needs of the new students/their parents, and further developed and introduced the BELA (Bachelor of Early Admission) status under which all new students will be able to enjoy early registration for Fall semester courses.

 Advantages of BELA:

  • Early registration for Fall semester courses without waiting for the official admission period
  • Composing of the convenient Fall semester class schedule in accordance with your personal preferences
  • Freeing and spending the quality time with your family during the rest of the Summer

To obtain the BELA status the following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • Receive passing scores with a valid combination of the specialized subjects on UNT and fill in the UNT section in your applicant portal by indicating the scores received and ITC number
  • IDENTIFY YOUR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LEVEL by taking KEPT or by filling in the scores of the valid international certificates such as TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo in the “International Certificates” section of your applicant portal
  • Submit the authentic high school/vocational school diploma to KIMEP University Admissions Office by physical bringing to the office or by sending it by post service to the following address: 050010, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
    4 Abai Avenue Admissions Office, Valikhanov bld.
  • Sign the “BELA” Contract

If “BELA” applicant decides to leave the university he/she should withdraw from the courses (if there are any registration), apply for withdrawal from the university and refund by the end of add-drop period.

ALL students given the access to early registration for Fall semester courses under BELA status will be transferred to the regular status automatically once the official admission order is issued in the specified period of time, in August.

The IB Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The program is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

IB Diploma Program students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 5.

Group Subject Description
1 Language A1 First language, including the study of selections from world literature
2 Language A2 A language and literature course for fluent or bilingual students
Language B A foreign language course for students with two to four years previous experience with the language
Language ab initio A foreign language course for beginners
Classical languages Classical Greek, Latin
3 Individual and Societies Business and Management, economics, geography, history, Islamic history, information technology in a global society, philosophy, psychology, social and cultural anthropology, environmental systems and societies
4 Experimental sciences Biology, chemistry, physics, design technology, environmental systems and societies
5 Mathematics and computer sciences Mathematics HL, mathematics SL, mathematical studies SL, further mathematics SL, computer science (elective only)
6 The Arts Film studies, music, theatre arts, visual arts

In addition the program has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding: the extended essay, theory of knowledge, and creativity, action, service component.

TRANSFER of CREDITS FOR IB GRADUATES

KIMEP University recognizes secondary students’ participation in the International Baccalaureate Program and awards college credit for completion of higher level and standard level courses that show grades of four, five, six, and seven corresponding to GE courses offered at KIMEP. Moreover, direct placement to academic courses is granted to those IB diploma holders whose final score is 24 and above (out of 45).

With some variation by degree program, the IB graduates will be given credit for the following courses:

  1. Academic Listening and Note Taking (automatic transfer with the total score of 24 and above)
  2. Academic Reading and Writing I (automatic transfer with the total score of 24 and above)
  3. Academic Reading and Writing II (for students who obtain an IELTS score of 7 or higher)

The maximum number of transfer credits per student is 27 (6 subjects of IB program + 9 credits of KIMEP English Language courses).

  Name of the IB course Grade

 

Automatic transfer Name of the corresponding KIMEP course Number of credits transferred to KIMEP
1 Visual Arts 4-7 Yes Introduction to Art 3
2 Computer Science 4-7 Yes Information and Communication Technologies OR Business Computer Applications 3
3 Economics 4-7 Yes Introduction to Economics 3
4 History 4-7 Yes History of Civilizations II (IR) 3
5 Individuals and societies:

Information technology in a global society

4-7 Yes New Information Technologies (JMC) 3
6 Studies in language and literature:

English A: Language and literature

4-7 Yes Introduction to World Literature 3
7 Language acquisition:

Language B

4-7 Yes Introduction to Language and Society 3
8 Mathematics 4-7 Yes Mathematics for Business and Economics OR Calculus 3
9 Physics 4-7 Yes Physics 3

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FOR STUDENTS THAT ARE TRANSFERRING OR BEING REINSTATED FROM OTHER UNIVERSITES IN KAZAKHSTAN:

  • Application form for transfer or reinstatement online. Как заполнить электронное заявление на поступление?
  • Copy of passport or State ID
  • Digital photo with resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch) that is at least 8 MP (Megapixels) in size saved in a low compression (high quality) JPEG format;
  • Medical certificate
  • Official copy of student record/ transcript from the previous university (with a GPA of not less than 2.0);
  • Academic standing confirmation;
  • Unified National Testing (UNT);
  • Document(s) confirming completion of secondary education (attestat) with supplemental support;

FOR STUDENTS THAT ARE TRANSFERRING OR BEING REINSTATED FROM FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES:

  • Application form for transfer or reinstatement online. How to apply online?
  • Copy of passport or of State ID;
  • Digital photo with resolution of 300 ppi (pixels per inch) that is at least 8 MP (Megapixels) in size saved in a low compression (high quality) JPEG format;
  • Medical certificate
  • Letter of acceptance from the previous university;
  • Official copy of student record/ transcript from the previous university;
  • Document confirming completion of secondary education (attestat);

All application packages are considered in the same manner, regardless of delivery method.
In some cases, especially with foreign applicants, the Admissions and Recruitment Office has the right to request additional documents (including licenses for educational activity of organizations issuing diplomas, confirmations of attestation and accreditation, confirmations of degree, specialization, and diploma, etc.)
Incomplete applications may result in delays in the admission review/decision process or rejection of admission.

Cases of fraudulent documents, or the submission of knowingly false information, shall be transferred for consideration to law enforcement bodies, in accordance with the order set forth by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Students may be transferred or reinstated after withdrawal from other universities if they have fully completed the first academic period of a study program, according to their individual study plan (applicants must have a GPA of not less than 2.0).

The student may be transferred or reinstated to any program of study and to any specialization of undergraduate studies.

The related academic department will consider requests for transfer/reinstatement and the academic difference in disciplines of the curriculum within 5 working days during the period of summer and winter breaks, before the start of the next academic period.

Dear transfer and reinstating applicants,
To have your transfer of courses process started you should have a status of the KIMEP APPLICANT and follow the sequence of steps described below:

1. Go to your applicant portal https://www.kimep.kz/ext/application/online/en-US/

2. Enter “TRANSFER COURSES” section

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3. click “ADD COURSE” button

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4. Add all courses that you would like to transfer, upload all syllabuses/course outlines available

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5. Do not forget to click the “SAVE” button in order to save all records made in this section.

Once the final decision is made, within three working days from the date on which the order on transfer or on reinstatement is issued, the written request to provide a personal file of the student is sent to the student’s previous university of study.

Almost all disciplines at KIMEP are taught in English. This means that before starting the main disciplines, students must have a sufficiently high proficiency in the language of instruction.

The KIMEP Foundation Program aims to develop students’ language skills and competencies necessary to achieve academic success.

The program consists of three levels of Preparatory English.
Each level requires 225 hours of class work, as well as self-study outside of class. Students not only work to improve their English proficiency, but they also acquire the skills necessary for successful learning, better time management, and self-study.

Foundation courses are required and involve intensive practice of English in four different aspects (speaking, listening, reading, writing), as well as the development of academic skills, problem solving and critical thinking.

How is the number of English levels required to master the foundation program determined?

There are three levels of English in the Foundation program. An applicant will study at the level that corresponds to the results of the KIMEP English Placement Test (KEPT). Each applicant can re-take the KEPT for a better result. Only two takes are allowed. If an instructor believes that applicant’s English proficiency is higher than his/her KEPT result, then a recommendation is given to move up to the level corresponding to applicant’s proficiency.

KEPT Results Required Levels
51-79 points Foundation A level
30-50 points Foundation B level
<30 points Foundation C level

Is it possible to skip required Foundation program? What happens if a student gets an unsatisfactory result after completion of the program?

It is not possible to skip the program since it is a required component of an academic program. Foundation program will have to be retaken in the case of unsatisfactory completion.

What can the University do if an applicant was short several points to receive an exemption from the Foundation A level program?

In this case an applicant can go through the verification procedure, the results of which may affect applicant’s situation and he/she may receive an exemption from the Foundation program. For all questions:
please contact the Program Coordinator,
Mariya Nurdinova
+7 727 237 47 64 (вн.2654);
WhatsApp: +7 777 282 42 97;
e-mail: vmariya@kimep.kz

English is not the admission criteria. Однако официальным языком обучения в Университете КИМЭП является английский язык, и поэтому, подтверждение владения английским языком является обязательным.
However, as teaching at KIMEP University is done exclusively in English, therefore, defining the level of English proficiency is mandatory. Students that did not undergo a procedure of defining their English proficiency start their studies from a zero level (UF C).
For defining the level of English proficiency KIMEP University accepts international English proficiency test certificates

  • TOEFL (Code of KIMEP University for the examination is 2104)
  • IELTS
  • Cambridge English Examinations
  • KIMEP English Placement Test (is held during the year at KIMEP University in Almaty and in other major cities of Kazakhstan)
Placement English course / Определение на курсы английского языка / Ағылшын тілін меңгеру деңгейін анықтау Direct to the
Program
Undergraduate
English Foundation
level A
Undergraduate
English Foundation
level B
Undergraduate
English Foundation
level C
KEPT Score 80-100 % 51-79 % 30-50 % < 30 %
CEFR* B2 mid B1 mid A1+ Beginner or False Beginner
IELTS/IELTS indicator 5.5
(no score below 5.0 in the writing section)
4.5 3.5 < 3.0
TOEFL IBT 70 57-69 27-56 < 26
TOEFL PBT/
Institutional TOEFL
523 475-522 380-474 < 379
TOEFL
(computer)
193 163-192 83-162 < 82
Duolingo
English test
85-90 65-84 45-64 <44

CEFR* – Common European Framework of Reference (Common European competencies of foreign language proficiency: studying, learning, assessment)

The KIMEP University Admission and Scholarship Committee reviews applications for academic programs separately from applications for financial aid.
Admission to academic programs of KIMEP University does not guarantee financial aid to applicants.
The Admission and Scholarship Committee is the standing committee of the KIMEP Academic Council. It sets the policies and procedures for the financial aid. KIMEP University Financial Aid Program.

The Financial Aid Office sets the deadlines and requirements for the submission of documents to receive financial support.
KIMEP students may also apply for external funds and tri-lateral contracts. Students willing to apply for external funds should contact the department of Corporate Development of KIMEP University.
The Corporate Development Office deals with sources of external funding and manages trilateral contracts.
Contact Information of the Financial Aid Office:
KIMEP University, Abai Ave. 4, Valikhanov Building, office 203
Email: finaid@kimep.kz
Tel.: +7 (727) 270 43 16
Contact Information of the Corporate Development Department:
KIMEP University, Abai Ave. 4, Dostyk Building, office 401
Email: cdd@kimep.kz
Tel.: +7 (727) 270 42 26
Fax: +7 (727) 270 44 59