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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 56 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Kazakhstan.

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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