The University of Leicester welcomes students from Kazakhstan.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Kazakh student community.

Your International Office Team

The International Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.

Please visit our contact us page for details.

Useful information

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).

If you need to do a foundation year, the University of Leicester International Study Centre (ISC) offer an International Foundation Year in:

  • Economics and Management 
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science
  • Society and Culture

We also offer the International Year One for management programmes.

Once you’ve successfully completed the International Foundation Year, you’ll be able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

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.

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.

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

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification) 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.

Agents in your region

We work with the following agent in Kazakhstan:

We also have a regional office in Kazakhstan:

University of Leicester Kazakhstan Office
2nd Floor, Office 2017
115a/96 Abai Avenue
050008, Almaty

Telephone: +7 727 983 5362 or +7 708 983 5362


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

Kazakh student community

Khalida from Kazakhstan

The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. Of our 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, over 25% come from outside the EU, from more than 70 different countries.

“The University has all the essential facilities to help students excel in their studies: an outstanding library, supportive staff, and lots of training opportunities offered throughout the school year.” - Khalida, Law PhD

Read more about Khalida’s time studying at Leicester.

Student Societies

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