Forms of Education

Let's look at the variety of forms that can be studied in higher education institutions in Kazakhstan.


Higher and postgraduate education in Kazakhstan is available in different forms of training, which helps to build the learning process in accordance with their needs and opportunities. Forms are divided into full-time, part-time, evening, distance and external studies.

Full-time education is the main activity  for the student for the entire duration of the training and involves personal contact with the teacher during lectures, seminars, practical classes, sessions. Students have the opportunity to ask questions, enter into discussions, and teachers - in a timely manner to control understanding and assimilation of the material. Training takes place in the daytime. Disciplines and study hours are evenly distributed throughout the year for semesters or trimesters. Classes are conducted at least 5 days a week for several hours a day.

On the part-time form of study the academic year is divided into an installation and test-examination session. During the installation session, students attend a course of introductory lectures for 2-3 weeks, and then pass tests and exams. The interval between sessions lasts 4-5 months, and during this time students independently master the academic disciplines. Part-time learning is convenient for those who work or live in remote locations from universities. In the case of a contractual form of education, you will have to pay much less than full-time students.

Evening form of training, which is also called full-and-part-time, is that the learning process is postponed to the evening time, that is, the student has the opportunity to work during the day (usually), and after 18 o’clock attends classes at the university. For the evening form of education one can enroll after any level of education, however, there is shortened duration of training in related specialties or on the basis of higher education, and a ban on obtaining certain specialties in this form.

With distance learning, classes are organized via the Internet. Students get access to their virtual private classrooms, where they receive materials and assignments for self-study of disciplines. They can also find examples of solving problems, get recommendations for independent work, get tested, use web-links to similar materials and discuss difficult questions with the teacher. Verification of the learning material is carried out by teachers and through online testing. State examinations and graduation theses students defend within the walls of the university.