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Болон процесі және академиялық ұтқырлық орталығы
The Bologna Process and Academic Mobility Center

28 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue, Office #4

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 010000


Phone: +7 7172 287 521
Fax: +7 7172 287 530
E-mail: cbpiam@n-k.kz
Web Site: http://www.enic-kazakhstan.kz
Contact person: Almagul Kultumanova

National education bodies

Қазақстан Республикасының Білім және ғылым министрлігі
Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

System of education


The education system in Kazakhstan based on the principle of continuity and succession of comprehensive educational curricula and educational programs includes the following levels of education:

- Preschool education;

- Primary education;

- Basic secondary education;

- Secondary education (general secondary education, vocational education and training);

- Post-secondary education;

- Higher education;

- Postgraduate education.

University education


Higher Education

Training in degree programs of higher education is carried out in the mode of full-time and (or) external studies.

The main types of organizations of higher and (or) postgraduate education are:

- National research university;

- National organization of higher and (or) postgraduate education;

- Research university;

- University;

- Academy;

- Institute and equated to it organization (conservatory, higher school, higher specialized school).

A student who passes the final academic assessment for the completion of the degree program of higher education is awarded a bachelor degree or a qualification of specialist.


Postgraduate Education

Training in postgraduate degree programs is carried out in the mode of full-time studies.

Postgraduate education is accomplished on the levels of master's degree, residency and Ph.D. studies in organizations of higher and (or) postgraduate education, scientific organizations in the main activity profile and field of training.


Training on the master's degree level is performed based on the degree programs of higher education in two directions:

1) Scientific & Teacher training degree with a study period of at least two years;

2) Professionally oriented degree with a study period of at least one year.


Training on the Ph.D. studies level is performed based on the master’s degree programs in two directions:

1) Scientific & Teacher training degree with a study period of at least three years;

2) Professionally oriented degree with a study period of at least three years.


Postgraduate medical and pharmaceutical education includes residency, master's degree program and doctoral studies.

The residency provides advanced training in clinical specialties, the period of training is from two to four years, depending on the specialization. Regulations for training medical specialists in residency are approved by the authorized body in the field of healthcare.

Quality Assurance in Higher Education


Accreditation

Educational organizations are subject to institutional and specialized accreditation in accreditation bodies recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan maintains a register of recognized accreditation bodies, accredited educational organizations and educational programs.


The Committee for the Control of Education and Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan coordinates the following issues:

- issuance of licenses and (or) supplements to the license for carrying out educational activities by legal bodies;

- state attestation of educational organizations;

- accreditation of bodies of scientific and (or) scientific and technological profiles;

- apostilization of diplomas, qualifications (originals);

- dissertation councils performance;

- award of Ph.D. degree, the doctor degree in specialization and appointment to academic ranks of the associated professor, professor;

- and others.

Post-secondary non-university education


Post-secondary educational programs are provided by Colleges and Higher colleges.

Training in post-secondary educational programs is realized according to the list of specialties approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

A student who passes the final academic assessment for the completion of the post-secondary educational program is awarded the qualification of applied bachelor.

Recognised higher education institutions


Information on the accredited educational organizations, as well as HEI catalogue are available on the official website of ENIC-Kazakhstan.

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications


The Bologna Process and Academic Mobility Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan provides the public service on Recognition of qualifications issued by foreign educational organizations.

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees


The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On Ratification of the Lisbon Recognition Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher education in the European Region’, dated December 13, 1997, N 202-I.

Link(s): Kazakh, Russian

Qualifications Framework

Framework


The National Qualifications Framework of Kazakhstan contains eight levels, which corresponds to the European Qualifications Framework and educational cycles. The eight proposed levels are described in the form of learning outcomes (approved by the Protocol of the Republican Tripartite Panel on Social Partnership and Regulation of Social and Labour Relations, dated March 16, 2016).

Link(s): Kazakh, Russian

Self Evaluation Report


No link is available at this time

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

The Bologna Process and Academic Mobility Center (ENIC-Kazakhstan)

28 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue, Office #4

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 010000

Phone: +7 7172 287 521
Fax: +7 7172 287 530
E-mail: cbpiam@n-k.kz
Link: Kazakh, Russian, English

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)


Higher education institutions in Kazakhstan issue the Diploma Supplement in English. The design and content comply with the pattern proposed in the Paris Communique 2018.

The Bologna Process and Academic Mobility Center prepared description of the education system of Kazakhstan for paragraph 8 of Diploma Supplement.