Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
By Ainur Ongdash, PhD doctor, acting associate professor of chair “Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Department International relations and world economy”
Gulnara Baikushikova, PHD, Acting associate professor, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Department of International Relations
Anargul Rakhmetzhan (Senior Lecturer at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Department of International Relations )
Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) offers 82 bachelor degree programs at 17faculties, which are among the leaders in the national subject ranking inKazakhstan. Students can join undergraduate programs in a wide range ofdisciplines, from the sciences (chemistry, geography, mathematics and physics) throughto humanities, law, IR, languages, and journalism. Students can also select fromseveral joint double degree programs with the leading universities from aroundthe world. The university bachelor degree programs train students to becritical thinkers, well-rounded lifelong learners and future leaders in their specialties.Most of the undergraduate programs of KazNU are accredited by accrediting agenciessuch as ASIIN, FIBAA, AQ, and ACQUIN.
Undergraduate international students usually studyfor four years at the individual faculties. Undergraduate study at KazNU includeslectures, seminars and laboratory work carried out in university faculties anddepartments. KazNU has no quotas for international admissions and around10 percent of applicants are international students and the number increasesevery year.
The international admission period runs during the summer for the currentacademic year. International applicants register at the dedicated website, andprospective students must pass foreign language test in advance. Theapplication process is broadly the same for international and national students,and the university accepts school qualifications from many different countries.
Tuition fees arecurrently set by the university at a very competitive level. The tuition feesdo not include accommodation or board.
All students find themselvesin an innovative educational environmentand they have access to the specialized libraries and computer facilitiesincluding access to KazNU’s super-computer as well as to the universitytechnopark, business incubator and startup seed capital provided by theuniversity, businesses and other entities in the country. Every year universitystudents can study in the world’s leading universities within the framework of“Academic mobility” program or join international summer schools.
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