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Academic Mobility

Academic mobility

One of the main principles of the Bologna Declaration is the academic mobility of students and teachers.


Academic mobility is the movement of students or research teachers for a certain academic period (including an educational or industrial practice), usually a semester or an academic year, to another higher educational institution (within the country or abroad) for training or research, with mandatory re-credit in the prescribed manner of mastered educational programs in the form of credits at their university.


A distinction is made between external (international) and internal (national) academic mobility.

External academic mobility is understood as the training of students in foreign universities, as well as the work of research teachers in foreign educational or scientific institutions.


Internal academic mobility refers to the training of students, as well as the work of research teachers in leading Kazakhstani universities.


The academic mobility of students differs from traditional foreign internships, first of all, in that, firstly, students go to study abroad, albeit for limited, but long periods - from semester to academic year, and, secondly, during such internships they study fully, not only study the language and introductory individual disciplines, but take a full semester or one-year course, which they are credited with upon return to the sending  university. "Sending university" we call the university where the student entered, and whose diploma he originally wanted to get.

This means that any student who meets the selection criteria has the opportunity to leave for 1 semester or 1 year under the academic mobility program.

The process of selecting students for participation in the program is carried out on the basis of the "Rules of direction for studying abroad, including within the framework of academic mobility" https://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/V080005499 order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated November 19, 2008 No. 613, in accordance with the Rules, a  COMPETITIVE COMMISSION has been established in AUPET  , chaired by the Rector, which includes   representatives of the university (deans of faculties, department of academic affairs, legal adviser of the university, director of the international department) and representatives of elected bodies of the city and region, public organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 


In the program of academic mobility, as a rule, students of 2-3 courses of study take part, since in the first year mainly general education subjects that do not require departure are studied. In the last year of study, practice and writing a thesis are required, which makes it impossible to participate in the mobility program.


In order to participate in the competition for grant programs at AM, it is necessary to be a full-time student, to have grades of "good" and "excellent" (GPA = 3. 0 and above), have confirmed language competencies in accordance with the requirements of international programs and apply for participation in the competitive selection of students for academic mobility programs.


Sending a student under the academic mobility program at the expense of budgetary and extrabudgetary funds to universities of foreign countries is made on the basis of documents submitted to students in the Department of international relations according to the list:

  1. application of the student in the form approved by the Rules for the organization of the educational process on credit learning technology, approved by the Order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated April 20, 2011 No. 152 (registered in the Register of State Registration of Regulatory Legal Acts No. 6976);
  2.  letters of recommendation;
  3. individual curriculum ;
  4. a copy of the transcript (for the student);
  5. medical certificate;
  6. a copy of the official invitation of a foreign university;
  7. a copy of the order of a higher educational institution on secondment abroad;
  8. written consent of the parents (guardians, legal representatives) of the applicant for a referral to study abroad within the framework of academic mobility, for a period of more than two months;
  9. an agreement signed between the applicant receiving and sending higher education institutions.
  10. A document (certificate) confirming knowledge of a foreign language.


To study at a university in one of the  countries of foreign countries, you need a good command of a foreign language, usually English.

The student has the right to choose any higher educational institution in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan or abroad, which will provide credit transfer (i.e. grades for the courses attended).  At the same time, the Department of International Relations  needs to conduct preliminary negotiations with the partner university on the possibility of enrolling a student for an academic period on partner terms (free tuition)

The university has signed agreements on mutually beneficial cooperation with more than 100 foreign universities and universities of Kazakhstan.  When choosing a university from the list of partners, the application process is greatly simplified, and the chances of a positive response increase.

Academic mobility programs are a chance to expand your horizons, visit another country, get a unique experience of studying at a higher educational institution of another state. All this will allow not only to find new friends and get a huge amount of impressions, but also to increase your competitiveness in the future.

Before the student  leaves, the department carries out work to prepare the necessary documents, including together with the directorates of institutes  to coordinate the training courses that he/she will take place at the host university, so that they coincide as much as possible with those studied at the sending University.

All that  a student  needs is to successfully master the program of the host university, pass the session, after which an academic certificate (transcript)  will be issued with grades in the subjects passed. Upon returning to the University, the grades will be counted.

For students traveling at their own expense, the amount and procedure for payment are determined individually for each individual case. This is due, first of all, to obtaining the consent of the host university, since it will determine the procedure for payment for tuition (availability of payment or free of charge). Some partner higher education institutions agree to accept students free of charge, others with partial or full payment for tuition.

A student traveling on academic mobility at his own expense should provide for the cost of visa, travel to the country of the program and back, medical insurance, accommodation and additional personal expenses.

International grant financing programs and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MSHE RK) cover most of the costs (in accordance with the items and amounts of expenditures agreed by the Ministry).  The amount of funds allocated within the framework of grants does not always correspond to the actual expenses necessary for studying and living in the country of the partner university, so students in AM need (strongly recommended) to have their own funds for additional expenses that may arise.

Registration of all documents requires quite a lot of time, so it is necessary  to inform about your desire to participate in the academic mobility program in advance, at least 3 months before the trip, as you may need additional documents or passing a test in a foreign language.


For additional information and explanations on academic mobility programs, please contact the Department of International Cooperation of AUPET  (a411).




The procedure for submitting documents for participation in the competition on academic mobility


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