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The development of a modern economy based on a strong knowledge that makes a doctorate PhD is very popular in the labor market.

The development of a modern economy based on a strong knowledge that makes a doctorate PhD is very popular in the labor market.

Graduates of the program PhD - are representatives of scientific and business elite of the country, professionals, whose works are catalysts for the development of enterprises, the economy and sectors of society as a whole.

Implement your scientific potential by doctoral programs of the University Narxoz!

Duration of education: 3 years.

Form of education: Full-time

Admission to doctoral PhD

Requirements for applicants entering the doctoral PhD:

  • The presence of the academic degree of "Master"
  • Entrance exams
  • Work experience (min. 1 year)
  • Providing a full package of necessary documents

Reception of documents: from 3 to 31 July 2018


Persons entering the doctoral program, submit the following documents to the selection committee:

  1. application addressed to the Rector of the University Narxoz
  2. copies of identity card and password
  3. notarized copy of document on education (diploma with attachment)
  4. copy of certificate of delivery test in a foreign language (if you have)
  5. list of scientific and methodical works (if you have)
  6. to justify planned dissertation thesis, consulting with domestic or foreign scientific consultant
  7. 6 photos 3x4
  8. a medical certificate form number 086-Y
  9. personal form of accounting personnel and proof of career

With copies of documents, the originals are available for verification. After verification, the originals will be returned.

The procedure of entrance exams

Entrance exams to doctorate Narxoz University are held from 10 until 20 August, enrollment - untill August 25

Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and stateless persons arriving in doctoral studies PhD, with the exception of foreigners take entrance exams:

Foreigners, entering to PhD doctorial, must pass:

  1. state or russian language (studying language)
  2. chosen speciality


Foreign language test

Mandatory for all applicants for admission to the postgraduate and doctoral studies, except for holders of international certificates certifying ownership of a foreign language in accordance with the Common European Framework (standards) Languages:


  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Programm (TOEFL ITP – not less than 460 scores)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Programm Internet-based Test (TOEFL IBT, threshold score – not less than 87)
  • (TOEFL пороговый балл – not less than 560 scores)
  • International English Language Tests System (IELTS, threshold score – not less than 6.0)


  • Deutsche Sprachprufung fur den Hochschulzugang (DSH, Niveau С1/ С1 level)
  • TestDaF-Prufung (Niveau C1/ С1 level)


  • Test de Franзais International™ (TFI – not less than B1 in section reading and listening)
  • Diplomed'Etudes en Langue franсaisе (DELF, level В2)
  • Diplome Approfondi de Langue franсaisе (DALF, level С1)
  • Тest de connaissance du franзais (TCF – not less 400 scores)


The holders of the certificate of passing the test in a foreign language (English, German, and French) with a score not lower than the threshold level; the 100-score is counted.


Entrance exams for the foreign languages are carried out according to the technology developed by the National Center for testing of MES of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Foreign language examinations are conducted in universities, determined by the authorized body in the field of education. Retake entrance exams is not allowed.

Test on chosen speciality

The profile test by applicants will be directly in Narxoz University.

At the time of entrance, examinations to doctoral PhD there will be created special board of examiners in the field

The Board of Examiners by specialty is formed from the staff of Narxoz University with a degree in the relevant specialty. The composition of the examination committee for the specialty consists of a chairman and three members, two of whom must be doctors of science, and approved by the Rector's order.

During the examination on the specialty at the University Narxoz observers will be representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter - MES).


In order to ensure compliance with the common requirements and resolve contentious issues there is created a State Commission for Appeals. Narxoz Appeal Commission accepts and considers applications from persons entering the doctoral program concerning the content of examination materials and technical reasons. The results of the appeal for the foreign languages are transmitted by appellate committee of the university to the republican appeal commission, which examines the validity of the appeal commission proposals within one day after receipt of proposals and Appeals Commission shall decide concerning the addition of scores to person appealing the results of entrance exams in foreign languages. The application of appeal is served to the Chairman of the Appeals Commission by the person entering the doctoral program. Applications on the content of examination materials and for technical reasons will be accepted until 13.00 o'clock the next day after the announcement of entrance exam results and considered the appeal commission within one day from the date of submission of the application. Appeals Commission works with each person individually. In case of absence of the person at the meeting of the Appeals Commission, his application for appeal is not considered. In considering the application of the appeal committee, the person who filed the appeal, provide an identity document. Decisions of the Appeals Commission will be taken by a majority vote of the total number of the committee members. In case of equality of votes the chairman of the commission shall be decisive. Work of appeal committees registered in the minutes signed by the chairman and all members of the commission.

Paid training and scholarship

Since September 2016 Narxoz University offers a PhD program on a paid basis. The rules of admission and examinations are identical with those that apply to state grants.

International PhD program

In 2017-2018 academic year, it is expected to open a dual degree program PhD "Big Data in Economy". The program was developed in cooperation with the Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland). Training on this program will allow to obtain modern knowledge and master the most effective methods and technologies for analyzing and processing large data sets (Big Data).

For admission, please contact the admissions office