Education System Overview
In the 2015-2016 academic year, 56 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Kazakhstan.
Academic year calendar: 11 months
Major school holidays/break:
- November 4 – 10
- December 29 – January 9
- March 21 – April 1
Major exam period(s):
- January – February
- May – June
11 years of English language classes are required for all Kazahk high school students, as well as an additional 1-2 years for university students.
Structure of the University System
Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years
The language of instruction in universities: Kazakh, Russian or English
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate