Doctorate PhD

The PhD Program of Turan University provides elite training for the highest scientific qualification specialists in the scientific, scientific-pedagogical, industrial and innovative fields of activity.


Highly qualified teaching staff, including invited foreign professors from leading foreign universities, give the education.


Preparation of a doctoral dissertation is combined with high scientific activity: PhD students have the opportunity to participate in GUESSS project – a global project to study entrepreneurial sentiments among students (Turan University – the basic university for research in Kazakhstan), as well as in Triple Helix projects (Turan University heads the representative office of the International Triple Helix Association in Kazakhstan).


The university has dissertation councils for defending PhD theses in the specialties “Economics. Management. Finance”, “Psychology”, “Jurisprudence”.


PhD students undergo scientific training at leading foreign universities and research and educational centers.


All PhD students have opportunity to publish the scientific research results in the university’s periodical – scientific journal “Bulletin of the Turan University, which is included in the list of publications recommended by Monitoring Committee on Education and Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RK for the scientific results publication. In addition, the university annually holds international scientific conferences. Scientific collections of the materials are registered in the Book Chamber of the RK with ISBN. The university has a research department, which has information on scientific conferences at various levels, both in Kazakhstan and abroad.


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Specialties of PHD degree of Turan University

Mode: Full-time


Duration: 3 years


Languages of Study: Kazakh, Russian, English


Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Educational Program Fee
Jurespudence 1 900 000
Finance 1 900 000
Economics 1 900 000
Management 1 900 000
Psychology 1 900 000

A Master’s degree and at least 9 months’ work experience.


Applicants provide international certificates confirming knowledge of a foreign language in accordance with the common European competences (standards) of foreign language proficiency:


English: German: French:
IELTS academic – at least 5.5 DSH (Niveau В2/level В2) TFI – not lower than B2 level in reading and listening sections
TOEFL ITP – at least 460 TestDaF-Prufung (Niveau В2/level В2) DELF – level B2
TOEFL IBT – at least 46 DALF – level В2
TOEFL PBT – at least 453 TCF – at least 50 points


Individuals with a TOEFL ITP certificate take an additional test of English proficiency before the start of the doctoral entrance exam.


The number of test items for additional testing in English is 100 questions. The maximum number of points is 100 points.


Additional English proficiency testing is evaluated in the form of “admission” or “non-admission”. To get the “admission” score, you need to score at least 75 points.


When providing the incomplete list of documents specified in this paragraph, the admissions committee does not accept documents from applicants.

The selection committee in the information system of the NTC carries out reception of applications for participation in entrance exams.


Registration of applicants:


PhD degree admission package.


  • Application addressed to the rector.
  • A copy of the identity document.
  • An original document of higher education.
  • International certificate confirming knowledge of a foreign language.
  • QAZTEST certificate.
  • Medical certificate form 075-U.
  • Photos 3×4 (6 pieces).
  • Personal sheet of personnel records or other document confirming labor activity, certified by the personnel service at the place of work.
  • List of scientific and scientific-methodical works (scientific publications, research plan, essays and other documents) for the last 3 calendar years.).

Persons who have received documents on education in foreign educational organizations must go through the procedure for recognition or nostrification of documents. Documents on higher education in a foreign language must have notarized translation into Kazakh / Russian.

The format of the entrance exam: an essay on approved topics, a test for readiness to study in  PhD program, exam on the profile of the educational program and interview . The entrance exam for groups of educational programs of the doctoral program will be conducted in electronic format through the testing centers.



The passing score for admission to the doctoral program under the state educational order and on tuition basis is 75 points.

Upon admission to the Doctorate in the event of any mismatches of the educational program profile of Phd studies the Master’s program, pre-requisites for mastering are set for the doctoral candidate.


Applicants are allowed to master them on their own and pass exams on a fee basis after passing the entrance exams. Prerequisite programs for Phd education programs are developed with the relevant departments.


List of prerequisites 2023-2024

Director of Doctoral Studies Department: Dr. Gaukhar Niyetalina


Address: Turan University, 16A Satpayev Street, office 408




Tel. +7 727 260 40 23

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