Phd Program


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.

The preparation of a Phd dissertation is combined with high scientific research and academic mobility. It is aimed at the preparation of a Phd dissertation for obtaining the highest scientific qualification – the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The education is given by highly qualified teaching staff, including invited foreign professors from leading foreign universities.

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.

Specialties of PhD degree of Turan University:


Field of study Qualified field Educational programmes Specialization Duration
8D03  Social sciences, journalism and information 8D031

Social studies

Psychology Practical psychology 3 years
Social Psychology
8D04 Business, management and law 8D041 Business and management Economics Economics 3 years
Management Management
Finance Finance
8D042 Law Jurisprudence Jurisprudence 3 years
International law


Duration: 3 years.
Form of education: internal study.
Languages: Kazakh, Russian
Conditions: Phd programm is provided on the basis of State grants and fees.
Academic degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (in the relevant specialty).


1 stage

From 3 July to 9 August of this year, submit the necessary package of documents to the admissions committee.

Phd degree admission package.

  • Application addressed to university rector;
  • A copy of the Higher Education Certificate (diplomas with annexes)
  • A copy of the identification card (passport);
  • International language proficiency certificate consistent with European standards in the foreign language
  • List of scientific and methodological works (if any)
  • 6 Photos 3×4.
  • 086-У medical certificate, approved by an order № 907
  • Job registration form or other proof of employment document, certified by the human resources department at work
  • List of scientific and methodological works (if any)

The original documents shall be submitted with the copies of documents to be verified.
The original documents are returned after the verification.
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 languages must have notarized translation into Kazakh / Russian.

2 stage

Entrance exams are held from August 8 to August 16, admission – until August 28.

The entrance exam for groups of Phd education programs is conducted independently by universities that enroll in Phd education programs. At the same time, the applicant passes the entrance exam for the group of Phd educational programs only at the university where he enters.

International certificates which confirm knowledges of a foreign language in accordance with the with European standards in the foreign language are submitted to the Doctorate

  • English:
    TOEFL ITP – at least 460
    TOEFL IBT – at least 32
    TOEFL PBT – at least 400
    TOEFL PDT – at least 47
    IELTS – at least 4.5
  • German:
    DSH (Niveau В2/ level В2)
    TestDaF-Prufung (Niveau В2/level В2)
  • French:
    TFI – at least B1 Reading and Listening
    DELF – level В2
    DALF – level С1
    TCF – at least 400 scores


For doctoral studies under an educational grant, persons are enrolled on a competitive basis who scored the highest entrance exam scores in the amount of not less than 150 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 and program of prerequisites for doctoral education programs:

Prerequisites programs



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