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Entry requirements


If you have graduated from High School with the qualification of Attestat you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester. To gain entry to the Foundation Year you will need:

  • A grade average of 4 
  • A minimum grade 4 in certain subjects for degrees requiring a specific subject grade (e.g. Physics, Mathematics).

For information about the International Foundation Year please see the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
  • If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Kazakh university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bakalavr or a Magistr degree or a Specialist Diploma you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree. Grade requirements vary according to the degree you are applying for but generally we would ask for a minimum of 4 on a 5 point scale, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, or 3.5 out of 4.33.

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have a Bakalavr or a Magistr degree, or a Specialist Diploma with a minimum of 4 on a 5 point scale, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, or 3.5 out of 4.33 (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1) from a recognised Kazakh university.

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.

Scholarships and funding opportunities

The University of Leicester offers a number of scholarships for new international students. You should also check in your own country whether scholarships are available for study overseas, from your government or other organisations.



The University of Leicester is on the Bolashak list of approved UK universities. We offer many courses that fall under the priority subject areas listed by the Center for International Programs, including:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Art Gallery and Museum Studies
  • Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Cell Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Embedded Systems and Control Engineering
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Infection and Immunity
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Education
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Mass Communications
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Sociology
  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Visits to your country

No visits planned at present. 

Agents and representatives

The University of Leicester has a representative in Almaty:

Assel Bazilgalamova,
University of Leicester Kazakhstan Office,
2nd floor, Office 207,
115a/96 Abai Avenue,
050008, Almaty, Kazakhstan

+7 727 983 5362 or +7 708 983 5362

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