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Nostrification

The Republic of Kazakhstan is a signatory to the Lisbon Recognition Convention, which guides the recognition of qualifications from countries other than Kazakhstan for students who wish to study here. If you want to know more about the Lisbon Recognition Convention, please click here.

KIMEP University welcomes students from all corners of the world. Holders of foreign certificates and diplomas, wishing to student at KIMEP have to pass a nostrification/ recognition procedure during their first semester of study at KIMEP. This is required under Article 39 of the Law on Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dated 27 July 2007.

KIMEP provides consulting support to students on nostrification and recognition procedure. KIMEP does not guarantee recognition/ nostrification and bears no responsibility if the Center of Bologna process and academic mobility decides not to grant the certificate of nostrification/ recognition to a particular student.

I step: Bring the following documents from you home country:

  • Apostilled or legalized original diploma and its supplement/ transcript
  • in case a surname was changed, the confirming document should be included

*According to the Minsk Convention as of August 22, 1993, academic credentials received in CIS countries (with the exception of Georgian) are not apostilled nor legalized.

II step: Translate to Russian or Kazakh and notarize the following documents in notary services in Almaty:

  • Apostilled or legalized original diploma and its supplement/ transcript
  • Passport (two copies for foreign students)
  • in case a surname was changed, the confirming document should be included

III step: Pay for the nostrification/ recognition procedure

  • Nostrification/ recognition of the higher and postgraduate higher education = 10 MCI*
  • Nostrification/ recognition of technical and professional education = 8 MCI*
  • Nostrification/ recognition of the main secondary and general secondary education = 6 MCI*

*In 2018 year MCI is 2 405 KZT.

RGP “CBP&AM” MON RK
RTN 620200256368
BIN 050640004360
IIC KZ236010111000227192
AO Halyk Bank
JSC BIC HSBKKZKX
Kbe 16

IV step: Receive Individual Identification Number in Public Service Center (for foreign students only):
Before submitting documents for nostrification/recognition procedure international students need to get an Individual Identification Number. To do this students need to submit notarized translation of their passports to the Public Service Center.

V step: Submit all required documents to the Public Service Center:

  • Notarized translation of diploma and its supplement/ transcript into Kazakh or Russian
  • Notarized translation of student’s passport into Kazakh or Russian
  • in case a surname was changed, the confirming document should be included
  • Receipt about payment
  • Filled-in application form for submission of documents
  • Plastic binder for filing the documents

VI step:
Get the confirmation document on submitting nostrification package to the Public Service and submit it to KIMEP Admissions Office.

VII step:
Get the result of diploma nostrification/ recognition procedure from the Public Service Center (3 months at the longest) and submit it to KIMEP Admissions Office.

The Center of Bologna process and academic mobility is the organization responsible for implementation of the nostrification/ recognition procedures in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as stipulated in Rules of verification and nostrification of education credentials, approved by the Order #8 of the Minister of Education and Science, issued on January 10, 2008.

By decision of the Center for the Bologna Process and Academic Mobility starting from February 5, 2018, documents for nostrification/ recognition procedure are submitted by students only through the Public Service Centers.

Contacts of the Center of Bologna process and academic mobility
Department of recognition and nostrification
Address: 010000, Astana city, Kabanbay Batyr avenue, 28, office #4
Tel.: +7(7172) 287521
Fax: +7(7172) 287536
Email: cbpiam@mail.ru
Website: http://naric-kazakhstan.kz/en/

You can use services of the following KIMEP University recommended organizations to prepare documents for nostrification and recognition procedure, and their further submission to the Public Service Center.

Translation and notary services
85a Dostyk avenue, office 102, downwards Dostyk after “Transavia” travel agency (translation and notary)
Telephone: +7 727 250 93 68, +77477348252
Working hours: Monday-Friday 09.00-19.00, Saturday 10.00-15.00, lunch time 13.00-14.00

Address of Halyk Bank branch
20 Kurmangazy, corner Pushkin street
Telephone: +7 727 259 07 77, 261 56 13
Working hours:
Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00
Saturday 9:00-14:00

Address of Public Service Center of Medeu district:
44, Markova street, corner Timiryazeva
Telephones: +7 (727) 330–98–14, 239–65–48
Working hours: Monday-Saturday: 09:00-20:00

– Apostilleis a seal that makes a document valid in a foreign country – participant of Haag convention 1961 (including Kazakhstan).

– Legalization– is the process of authenticating or certifying a legal document so a foreign country’s legal system will recognize it as valid and with full legal effect (in countries where apostille system has not been adopted).

– According to the Minsk Convention as of August 22, 1993, academic credentials received in CIS countries (with the exception of Georgian) are not apostilled nor legalized.

– Diploma supplement from Vocational school/ College/ University shall indicate the following:

  • Full name of a holder;
  • Series, number of diploma;
  • Number of hours of academic discipline and internships

Do you have more questions about the procedure? We will be happy to answer.
Office of the Registrar

Ainur Mukhamejanova

Senior Specialist
Registration and customer services
201 office, 4 Abay Avenue Almaty 050010 Kazakhstan
Tel./fax: +7 (727) 270 43 14 (3239)
E-mail:
ainur@kimep.kz