Korea Foundation projects

«Development Program for Korean Studies in Kazakhstan»

Purpose of the project: is to create a scientific structure and improve the educational environment in Korean Studies in Kazakhstan by establishing communicational network of Korean Studies, which gives an opportunity to communicate on-line for many Korean Studies centers in Central Asia.

  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty)
  • Educational Center of the Republic of Korea (Almaty)
  • Zhetysu State University named after Ilyas Zhansugurov (Taldykorgan)
  • L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Astana)
  • Kazakh Economic University named after Turar Ryskulov (Almaty)
  • Almaty College "Alatau"
  • Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University (Ust-Kamenogorsk)
  • Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies
  • Tashkent State Pedagogical University
  • Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University named after the First President of Russia B. N.Yeltsin


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European Union funded Projects


Purpose of the project: The SILKROUTE - SILKRoad Universities Towards Europe - project aims to deepen the already existing cooperation among some partners of the consortium, creating a new multilateral network among European and Central Asian universities. This will provide a window of opportunities to set up more comprehensive forms of academic cooperation, both between the EU and Central Asia (CA) and within the Central Asian region itself.

The partnership includes 6 EU and 14 CA HEIs, plus 19 Associate partners.

  • Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
  • Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Croatia
  • Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
  • Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza (Iasi), Romania
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
  • Gumilyov Eurasian National Unviersity, Kazakhstan
  • Auezov South Kazakhstan State University, Kazakhstan
  • International University of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan
  • Talas State University
  • Kyrgyz Economic Unviersity named after M. Rvskulbekov, Kyrgyzstan
  • Branch of Lomonosow Moscow State University in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • Khujand State University, Tajikistan
  • Avicenna Tajik State University, Tajikistan
  • Samarkand State University, Uzbekistan
  • University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Uzbekistan
  • Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, Uzbekistan
  • Bukhara State University, Uzbekistan


Tempus. Documentation on the quality assurance of training programs

Purpose of the project: Definition and implementation of on-line documentation for quality assurance of training programs in the partner countries, in accordance with European standards and guidelines for internal quality assurance in higher education.

  • University of Genoa, Italy
  • Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagyn, Kyrgyzstan
  • Oldar Yuldu University, Azerbaijan
  • Conference of Italian University Rectors, Italy
  • Baku State University, Azerbaijan
  • Khazar University, Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan Medical University, Azerbaijan
  • The Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan
  • Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan
  • Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economics, Kyrgyzstan
  • Association of Educational Institutions EdNet, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan
  • Naryn State University , Kyrgyzstan
  • L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Astana), Kazakhstan
  • Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency for Education , Kazakhstan
  • Kazakh National Technical University named after K.I. Satpayev, Kazakhstan
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
  • National Center for Education Quality Assessment , Kazakhstan
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Tajikistan, Tajikistan
  • Tajik University of Entrepreneurship, Tajikistan
  • Tajik National University, Tajikistan
  • Technological University of Tajikistan , Tajikistan
  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • University of Alicante, Spain
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Inter-university consortium for automatic calculation of Italy, Italy
  • Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Kazakhstan


Tempus. Student government and democratic participation in Kazakhstan

Purpose of the project: Raising public activity of students in the higher education sector by enabling them to organize their own self-governing structures.

  • Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • University of International Business, Kazakhstan
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
  • Aleksandras Stulginskis University (former Lithuanian University of Agriculture), Lithuania
  • Information Systems Management Institute, Latvia
  • L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
  • D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan state technical university
  • Zhangir Khan West-Kazakhstan Agrotechnical University
  • Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering named after Sh.Yesenov
  • A. Baitursynov Kostanay State University
  • The Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda State University
  • Taraz Innovation and Humanities University
  • M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University
  • Kazakh Academy of Finance and Economics
  • Arkalyk state pedagogical institute named by I.Altynsarin
  • Almaty Students Alliance
  • Youth Congress of Kazakhstan
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Student’s Senate
  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Department for International Cooperation

The main objective of the Department for International Cooperation is to develop and improve Ablai Khan University's relations with International Educational Institutions in order to ensure successful running of the University's study and research programs, implementation of commitments in accordance with bilateral agreements on cooperation with international partners, assistance to University staff and students in applying for various academic programs offered by international Partner Universities. Other objectives include:

  • Preparation of Cooperation Agreement with foreign scientific and educational institutions, database maintenance of contracts
  • Organizational support for international students during their stay at Ablai khan University
  • КCoordination of the implementation of new international educational projects
  • Communication with Foreign Embassies and Missions
  • International Student Enrollment
  • Organization of graduate students’ internships and practicums

Department for International Cooperation Staff:

  1. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.– International Projects Coordinator
  2. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.– West Region Coordinator

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International Office

Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages gives great importance to international collaboration. Major areas of International Cooperation activities of Ablai Khan University are divided between departments of International Cooperation, Academic Mobility and International Students Department.

Vice-rector for International cooperation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Head of International Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The main vectors of the International Cooperation of the University are aimed at the following:

  • International standartization and accreditation of educational programs
  • International research cooperation, joint academic staff training
  • Development of international communication, increasing university performance and its authority in the world university communities
  • Development of the globally recognized education such as double-degree programs
  • Further development of the academic mobility, international projects, exchange programs, etc.

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Ablai Khan University works on several international projects funded by the European Union (Tempus and Erasmus), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Agency of Francophone Universities (AUF), Korean Cultural Foundation (Korea Foundation).

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Bologna process

Bologna process

The Bologna Declaration initiated the Bologna process. This process is designed to introduce a system of academic degrees that are easily recognisable and comparable, promote the mobility of students, teachers and researchers, ensure high quality teaching and incorporate the European dimension into higher education.

The Bologna Declaration involves six actions relating to:
  • a system of academic degrees that are easy to recognise and compare. It includes the introduction of a shared diploma supplement to improve transparency;
  • a system based essentially on two cycles: a first cycle geared to the labour market and lasting at least three years, and a second cycle (Master) conditional on the completion of the first cycle;
  • a system of accumulation and transfer of credits of the ECTS type used in the Erasmus exchange scheme;
  • mobility of students, teachers and researchers: elimination of all obstacles to freedom of movement;
  • cooperation with regard to quality assurance;
  • the European dimension in higher education: increase the number of modules and teaching and study areas where the content, guidance or organisation has a European dimension.

Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages is a signatory of the Magna Charta Universitatum, Bologna, Italy (2010). Since then Bologna Process Integration has become one of the strategic priorities for the University.

The University achievements in this field so far are as follows:
  • Ablai Khan University has bilateral agreements with 34 European Universities.
  • The University adopted ECTS system of accumulation and transfer of credits for incoming international students.
  • Outbound academic mobility to Europe in academic year 2014-2015 comprises 16 students. Inbound mobility from European universities comprises 4 students.
  • 22 graduate students have taken short term courses at European universities in academic year 2014-2015.
  • Ablai Khan University is involved in 3 projects under EU programmes.

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Kazakh and russian courses for foreigners


KazUIR & WL named after Abylai Khan, that is a well-known center for teaching and scientific research on learning foreign languages in Kazakhstan and abroad, the oldest university in the country, having 75 years of experience in teaching foreign languages, develops and implements a number of international programs, which include courses:

  • Russian language for foreigners
  • Kazakh language for foreigners

Training is carried out in groups and individually, with university teachers and native speakers. The training uses the latest techniques and modern language teaching manuals, published abroad and in our country.

To watch the presentation of the center "World-Wide Education".

To enroll for the Spring/Fall/Summer course of the current year, please fill in the form and send to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can find more information about our courses on the website: www.studyrussian.kz

Our address: Tole Bi street, 84 (Nauryzbai Batyr intersection - the Second building of the university). Room 310
Phone : +7 (727) 261-12-99
Mobile: +7 707-836-41-33, +7 777-235-4550
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Summer School

Summer School at Ablai Khan University has two options: a 6-week Language Program and a 4-week Subject Program.

The Language Program offers an intensive course of Kazakh or Russian as a Foreign Language. Students are placed in groups according to their level of language competence. Some students may choose to learn both languages simultaneously.

The Subject Program features lectures of visiting scholars and professors on a certain field of study, e.g. Summer School 2016 will be devoted to International Relations. The program also offers a Basic Language Course, either Kazakh or Russian.

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Outbound mobility

Ablai khan University’s students have the opportunity to take part in Academic Exchange Programs offered by the University and study for one or two semesters at the International Partner University.

Decision on the selection of candidates is made by the Academic Board.

Selection criteria for those who want to study abroad as an Exchange Student:
  • Applicants must be 2nd or 3rd year students
  • Applicants must not have any missed assignments and financial debts at the time of application
  • Applicants’ GPA should not be lower than 3,33 over a period of study
  • Applicants should actively take part in the social life of the university
List of required documents for participation in the selection process:
  • Personal statement addressed to the Rector of the Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, signed bythe student,head of the chairand the dean ofthe faculty
  • Academic transcript with an indication of GPA in 2 copies in 3 languages (Kazakh, Russian, English)
  • Letter of Recommendation given by the head of the chair
  • Certificate confirming a knowledge of the relevant Foreign Language (if available)
  • Letters of recognition, certificates of participation, etc. (confirming achievements in academic competitions, participation in scientific conferences, etc., if available) over a period of study at the university.
  • Passport copy
The documents should be submitted to the respective dean’s office.
Announcement about the start date of application process is posted on the website in the News section. List of the students who have passed the Academic Board is also posted on the website of the University.

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Inbound mobility

Exchange students may apply for enrolment through the outbound mobility coordinators of their home universities. For additional information the students are welcome to contact directly the Department of Academic Mobility of Ablai Khan University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the International Relations Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

An applicant must send the scanned copies of the required documents via e-mail and the originals by post:
  1. Completed application form
  2. Official transcript (record of completed courses and grades) from the home university
  3. Certificate of enrolment
  4. One letter of recommendation from the university
  5. Statement of purpose
  6. Copy of passport
  7. 4 recent passport-style photographs
The application deadline for the Spring Semester is November 1, for the Fall Semester is May 1.
Students participating in Exchange Programs do not have to pay tuition fees. Depending on the agreement between the Partner Universities, some students may also be eligible to have their accommodation fees waived.

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Each year more than 300 students of Kazakh Ablai Khan University studying for Bachelors, Masters, and PhD Degree programs have an opportunity to study in international partner universities on an Academic Exchange Program. Particularly, Exchange Programs are performed intensively with partner-universities in South Korea, Germany, Russia, the Czech Republic, China and Malaysia.

Student mobility is carried out in the following areas:

  • Double Degree Program
  • Student Exchange/Semester Abroad/Academic Year Abroad Programs for the period from one semester to one academic year
  • Summer schools, including trainings during the summer vacation, summer courses

International students have the opportunity to study at Ablai Khan University on a permanent basis, within the Exchange Programs, at Summer Schools, as well as to study Kazakh and Russian languages at the Foundation Department of the University.

Within the framework of the Ministry of Education and Science of attracting International Lecturers/Teaching Staff, the University invites foreign professors to deliver lectures and academic consultancy for Masters and PhD thesis.

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Lectures of foreign professors

Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages in Almaty, Kazakhstan invites applications for temporary faculty positions at the rank of Visiting Lecturer under the VL Program funded by the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan. Successful candidates will deliver lectures to the graduate students in one of the following fields: International Relations, Teaching Foreign Languages, Economics, Culture Studies, Regional Studies, Intercultural Communication and Management, Public Administration, Journalism, Marketing, Tourism, Foreign Philology, Oriental Studies, International Law, or Translation Studies.

Duties include but not limited to:
  • Delivering lectures to graduate students
  • One to one advice on particular pieces of dissertations
  • Course design
  • Lecture/seminar planning
  • Marking assessed work
  • Consulting on/undertaking joint research projects
  • Presenting research at conferences or round table discussions


The lecturer comes for at least 2-week period. Ablai Khan University covers travel expenses, visa fees and accommodation costs. Visiting lecturers are paid on an hourly basis; the amount will be negotiated with candidates personally.

Entry Criteria
  • holding a PhD in the related field
  • affiliated to a University outside Kazakhstan
  • fluent English

Interested candidates can send their Curriculum Vitae to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NB: Citizens of the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, the UAE, South Korea and Japan are exempt from visa requirements for visits to Kazakhstan up to 15 days from the moment of crossing the state border between July 15, 2014 to July 15, 2015.


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Partner Universities

The University carries out extensive international cooperation strategy in the framework of bilateral agreements with universities.

Students of all partner universities can apply for training offered by Ablai Khan University for one or two semesters.

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