Centre of Bolona process
and academic mobility

M.Auezov South Kazakhstan State University


General information about SKSU :

M. Auezov South Kazakhstan state University Is one the biggest and highest ranked universities in Kazakhstan. Education which is provided in SKSU is corresponded for world standards with highly quality of teaching and credit technology, which is confirmed by institutional in 2009 year, 13 educational programs was accredited by the German agency ASIIN.  Educational programs are the European label EUROBACHELOR ®, EUR-ACE ®, EUR- INF®. Management system ISO is introduced since 2004 year furthermore SKSU takes 2.3 places in the competition of the Ministry of Education and Science for government educational grants.


Courses taught in English in 2015-2016 academic year: download


BA, MA and PhD programs are held at the university´s 15 faculties:

Faculty of International and Political Sciences

Faculty of Information Technologies (IT)

Faculty of Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Food and Light Industry

Faculty of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Transport

Faculty of Agronomy

Faculty of Pedagogic

Faculty of Philology

Faculty of Distance Education

Faculty of Culture

Faculty of Sport

Faculty of Military

Faculty for work with foreign students


Facts and Figures about SKSU


  • Foundation date 1943 year
  • More than 15000 students
  • More than 1600 students
  • 7 Innovative - research institutes
  • 9 scientific centers
  • 16 educational buildings
  • 3 sport complexes
  • 6 student hostels

Academic calendar

The academic year in Kazakhstan starts on 1st of September

Academic year contents of two semesters

  • Autumn semester since 1st September till 10th January
  • Spring  semester since 20th  January till 25th May
  • Examination period(s):end of semester / continuous (depending on course)

   International coordinator, the head of the centre Academic mobility and Bologna process

Irina Yefimova,

Contacts: e mail - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +7 7252 21 16 97 

 Websites: www.ukgu.kz/en



Remarks on the DOCUMENTS REQUIRED for the application:

  • the CV must be written in English or in Russian, Kazakh;
  • passport
  • 2 photo 3x4
  • for PhD/Post-Doc and Staff mobility an English or Russian, Kazakh version of the research/teaching/training proposal must be submitted;
  • ACCEPTANCE LETTER IS NOT REQUIRED. It is warmly recommended only if you already have a contact at SKSU and you want to declare that officially. In all the other cases we will proceed to evaluation of all applications and look for a local supervisor for your mobility.
  • Letter of interests
  • The legalization of the documents (Diploma, transcript with previous marks) is compulsory ;
  • Certificate language knowledge’s


Expenses per month:

  • Accommodation (at the Dormitories) - 70- 100 euro per month for one person
  • Food – 100-120 euro
  • Transport costs – 50 euro
  • Entertainment (cinema, bowling, ice skating, theatre)-50 -70 euro


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Health insurance for coming students and teaching staff:

Health insurance will be issued in Kazakhstan after arrival at the national agencies. 

For getting more information about Kazakhstan have a look at that link:




For seeing SKSU at the map please look that link: в–є VIEW MAP


Address and contacts SKSU

Republic of Kazakhstan



Tauke khana avenue 5

Website: www.ukgu.kz


в–є Booklet for international students


в–є Presentation SKSU