The Center offers PhD degrees in the following specialties:

Code No. C6D072100 - Chemical Technology of Organic Substances;

Code No. 6D072000 - Chemical Technology of Inorganic Substances;

Code No. 6D073900 - Petrochemicals.


Admission Timeline

  • Applications for PhD study are accepted from July 3 to July 31

  • English Language Entrance Exam is held between 10 August and 15 August

  • Admission completed by August 25

 Entrance Examination, English Language Proficiency

  • Admission is merit based. All candidates have to pass an entrance exam in the English language in subjects related to the above specialties.

  • The National Testing Center of the Ministry of Education and Science, the Republic of Kazakhstan conducts entrance exams

  • Candidates who already have internationally accepted English proficiency certificate are exempted from the English language entrance exam.

  •  They must have one of following certificates

1: TOEFL ITP – with at least 460 points

2: TOEFL IBT – with at least 87 points

3: TOEFL – with at least 560 points

4: IELTS – with at least 6.0 score

For enrollment in the PhD Program, a candidate is required to obtain:

a) At least 50 points in the English language entrance exam

b) At least 50 points in the entrance exam in the desired specialty

Candidates who achieve the highest points (150 and above) in the English language and the relevant specialty entrance examinations are credited for training on the state educational order.

In the case of the same indicators of competitive points, the right of first choice for enrollment is given to those who have the highest mark in the specialty, in the case of the same indicators of the entrance examination in the specialty; priority is given to the persons who have the highest mark in the English language test.

While considering an application, scientific achievements of a candidate corresponding to her/his profile are also taken into account such as: publications in reputed scientific journals; evidence of scientific research; award of scientific scholarships, grants; certificates / diplomas of participation in scientific conferences and competitions.



The details for entrance exams for enrollment into PhD program can be obtained from office # 106, Valikhanov street, Almaty.


Admission Requirements


  • Academic qualifications obtained at foreign higher education institutions are recognized in the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with international treaties (agreements). PhD study candidates having foreign qualifications must apostille and notarized their degrees/diplomas.

  • For PhD program we accept candidates with master’s degree and at least one year work experience.

Documents Required

1. A cover letter with completed Application Form addressed to the head of the Center;

2. Copy of ID card; Passport for international students;

3. Copies of academic qualifications;

4. Receipt of payment for English language test or a copy of international English Language Test certificate;

5. List of scientific and methodological works;

6. Six 3x4 size photographs;

7. Medical certificate (Health Form 086-U for resident students);

8. If employed a support or permission letter from the employer;


Note: Candidates are requested to provide original copies of the required documents along with the photocopies. The originals will be returned after verification. After the reconciliation, the originals are returned.



Details NTsT:

State Enterprise "National Testing Center" MES RK

010011 Astana, Pobedystreet, 60

TRN 600300086081

BIN 000 140 001 853

IIC KZ 536010111000001515


JSC "People's Bank of Kazakhstan"

The cost of the entrance examination in a foreign language for 1 applicant is 4200 tenge.