Entrance exams for postgraduate

Entrance exams for getting postgraduate education (PME)

Under the Model rules of admission for training in organization of education, implementing educational programs of postgraduate education, approved by order of the Minister of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 31 October 2018 number 600 accepting applications entering the master's and doctoral Universities, residency Universities and research organizations is carried out by admission committees of Universities and research organizations, as well as through the information system. The deadline for applications from 3 to 25 July of the calendar year.

Entrance exams on foreign languages, specialty and complex testingis held from 8 to August 16 of the calendar year, enrollment – till August 28 of the calendar year.

Persons entering the magistracy, residency, and doctoral degree programs take:

· master's degree in the Kazakh or Russian language of instruction – comprehensive test consisting of the test in a foreign language (English, French, German optional) test the profile group educational programs, the test to determine readiness for learning;

· master in English language teaching – a comprehensive test consisting of a test on the profile of the group's educational programs in English and the test to determine the willingness to learn English;

· in the master's degree in health and social welfare (medicine), residency:

1) entrance examination in one foreign language of choice (English, French, German);

2) in the specialty.

· doctoral programs provide the international certificates confirming foreign language skills in accordance with pan-European competences (standards) of foreign language and pass the entrance examination in groups educational programs of doctoral studies.

 

Format of comprehensive testing in master

Kazakh or Russian language of instruction

The number of test tasks – 130.

Testing time: 235 minutes (3 hours 55 minutes).

Unit

Foreign language

Test to determine readiness to learn

Test specialty

Total

Section

Hearing

Lexico-grammar

Reading

Critical thinking

(elementary mathematics, interpretation of various forms of information)

Analytical thinking

(analysis of academic and popular texts, the definition of hidden regularities, causal relationships)

Discipline 1

Discipline 2

Language

English/German/ French

Kazakh/Russian

Kazakh/Russian

The number of jobs

50

15

15

30

20

30

50

130

Form of test items

The selection of one correct answer

The selection of one correct answer

The selection of one correct answer

Select one or more correct answers

Evaluation

1 point

1 point

1 point

2 points – all correct answers

1 mark for one error,

0 points two or more errors

Maxim. the number of points

50

30 points

30 points

40 points

150

Time (min)

75

50

60

50

235

The threshold score

25

15

15

20

75

 

Format of comprehensive testing in master

with English language learning

The number of test items – 80

Testing time: 160 minutes (2 hours 40 min)

Unit

Test to determine readiness to learn

Test specialty

Total

Section

Critical thinking

(elementary mathematics, interpretation of various forms of information)

Analytical thinking

(analysis of academic and popular texts, the definition of hidden regularities, causal relationships)

Discipline 1

Discipline 2

Language

English

English

The number of jobs

15

15

30

20

30

50

80

Form of test items

The selection of one correct answer

The selection of one correct answer

Select one or more correct answers

Evaluation

1 point

1 point

2 points – all correct answers

1 mark for one error,

0 points two or more errors

Maxim. the number of points

30 points

30 points

40 points

100

Time (min)

50

60

50

160

The threshold score

7

8

10

25

 

Entrance exam in a foreign language

Language test (English/German/French) in the master's degree in health and social welfare (medicine), residency consists of 3 blocks of 100 tasks with multiple choice, single correct response.

Testing time: 125 minutes.

Unit I – Listening. Number of tasks is 32. Run time – 45 minutes.

This block includes 4 listening texts and the implementation of the 8 test items for each text. Each audio recorded twice with a pause for 1 minute. After listening to each text are given time to complete the proposed test tasks.

Unit II – Lexico-grammar test. Number of tasks is 32. The run time is 30 minutes.

Unit III – Reading. The number of test items – 36. The run time is 50 minutes.

This block consists of 3 text and 12 test items for each text.

 

Admission of persons to the magistracy, residency and doctoral studies

Enrollment of individuals in a magistracy is carried out according to the results of comprehensive testing in accordance with the Scale 150-point grading system for comprehensive testing the magistracy of Kazakh and Russian language of instruction according to Appendix 1: at least 75 points, including a foreign language – at least 25 points on the profile of the group's educational programs: select one correct answer at least 15 points, select one or more correct answers – at least 20 points on the test for the determination of readiness for learning at least 15 points.

Enrollment of individuals in the program with English as the language of instruction is carried out by results of complex testing in accordance with the Scale 100-point rating system for comprehensively testing the program with English as the language of instruction in accordance with Appendix 2: at least 25 points, including a test for determining readiness for training – at least 7 points on the profile of the group's educational programs: select one correct answer – at least 8 points, select one or more correct answers – 10 points.

The enrolment in the master course, residency of medical specialties is carried out according to the results of entrance examinations in foreign languages and specialty scored the following points: foreign language – at least 30 points and a degree – at least 50 points in accordance with the List of the scale of 100-point rating system 5-point scoring system according to Appendix 3.

Enrollment in the number of doctoral students is carried out by admission committees of Universities and research organizations according to the results of entrance exam in groups educational programs doctoral and certificate confirming knowledge of foreign language according to the common European competences (standards) of foreign language proficiency.

 

Receipt in the state educational order

For training on an educational grant in the magistracy of the Kazakh or Russian language on a competitive basis, credited those who obtain the highest scores on testing in the amount of:

1) for scientific and pedagogical magistracy – at least 100 points.

2) for the relevant graduate degree not less than 80 points.

For training in magistracy and English on an educational grant on a competitive basis, credited those who obtain the highest scores on testing in the amount of not less than 25 points

To study in the master's degree in health and social welfare (medicine), residency at the educational grant on a competitive basis, credited those who obtain the highest scores on the entrance exams in the amount of not less than 130 points.

To study in a doctoral program in educational grant on a competitive basis, credited those who obtain the highest scores on the entrance exams in the amount of not less than 150 points.

Scale 150-point grading system

for comprehensive testing in the magistracy of Kazakh and Russian language of instruction

Test species

Form jobs

Language of delivery

The number of tests

Points

The threshold score

Test knowledge of a foreign language

Listening

English / German / French

50

50

25

Lexical-grammar test

Reading

Test to determine readiness to learn

with the selection of one correct answer

Kazakh / Russian

30

30

15

Test subjects group educational programs

with the selection of one correct answer

Kazakh / Russian

30

30

15

with one or more correct answers

Kazakh / Russian

20

40

20

Just

130

150

75

 

Scale 100-point rating system

for comprehensive testing in the program with English language learning

Test species

Form jobs

Language of delivery

The number of tests

Points

The threshold score

Test to determine readiness to learn

with the selection of one correct answer

English

30

30

7

Test subjects group educational programs

with the selection of one correct answer

English

30

30

8

with one or more correct answers

English

20

40

10

Just

80

100

25

 

Scale 100-point rating system 5-point rating system

(entrance examination in foreign language)

Points on a 100-point grading system

Scores on a 5-point grading system

95-100

Excellent (5)

90-94

85-89

Good (4)

80-84

75-79

70-74

Satisfactory (3)

65-69

60-64

55-59

50-54

30-49

Unsatisfactory (2)*

0-29

* masters(of medical specialties) and residency the evaluation of "unsatisfactory" in a foreign language correspond to scores from 0 to 29.

 

The list of documents to be submitted to the admissions office of the University or research organization for admission to master course, residency and doctoral studies

Persons entering the magistracy, served the UNIVERSITY, to the residency – a UNIVERSITY or scientific organization with the following documents:

· a statement (in free form)in the name of the head of the organization;

· a copy of the document on higher education;

· a certificate of completion of internship (for admission to residency);

· copy of identity document;

· personal form of accounting personnel and the document confirming labor activity (for those with work experience);

· six photos, size 3x4 cm;

· medical certificate form 086, approved <href="#z0">by order of the acting Minister of health of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 23 November 2010 № 907 "On approval of forms of primary medical documentation of health care organizations" (registered in the Register of the state registration of regulatory legal acts under No. 6697)(hereinafter - Order No. 907);

· copy of international certificate of foreign language skills in accordance with pan-European competences (standards) of foreign language proficiency (if available).

Together with copies of the documents, provided the originals for verification. After the verification the originals will be returned.

When providing a list of documents, the selection Committee will not accept documents from entrants.

Persons entering the doctoral program, submit to the UNIVERSITY the following documents:

· copy of identity document;

· a copy of the document on education;

· international certificate of foreign language skills in accordance with pan-European competences (standards) of foreign language;

· list of scientific and scientific-methodical works (if any);

· six photos, size 3x4 cm;

· medical certificate form 086,approved <href="#z0">by order No. 907;

· personal record card or other document confirming labor activity, certified by personnel service at the place of work.

· list of scientific and scientific-methodical works (if available).

Together with copies of the documents referred to in this paragraph, provided the originals for verification. After the verification the originals will be returned.

Persons with international certificates proving knowledge of foreign language according to the common European competences (standards) of foreign language are exempt from entrance examination in a foreign language to magistracy, residency and doctoral studies in the following exams:

· English language: Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Programm (TOEFL ITP – not less than 460 points), Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Programm Internet-based Test (TOEFL IBT, threshold score – at least 87), (TOEFL threshold score – at least 560 points), International English Language Tests System (IELTS, threshold score – at least 6.0);

· German language: Deutsche Sprachprufung fur den Hochschulzugang (DSH, Niveau C1/C1 level), TestDaF-Prufung (Niveau C1/C1 level);

· French: Test de Franзais International™ (TFI – not below the level B1 in sections reading and listening), Diplome d'etudes en Langue franзaise (DELF, B2 level), Diplome de Langue It franзaise (DALF, level C1), Test de connaissance du franзais (TCF, not less than 400 points).

In this case, the admission Commission of the University checks the authenticity of the submitted certificates.