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Information for students from Kazakhstan

Find out about the Kazakh student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements 

International Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate degree in management, humanities, arts and social sciences) Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat), achieving at least 4.0 out of 5.0 overall with 4.0 out of 5.0 in subjects relevant to the chosen undergraduate course
Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics) Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat), achieving at least 4.0 out of 5.0 overall with a minimum grade 4.0 out of 5.0 in both maths and physics 
Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses) Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat), achieving at least 4.0 out of 5.0 overall with a minimum grade 4.0 out of 5.0 in both maths and a science subject

Please note that this course does not progress to an undergraduate degree in medicine.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat) and successful completion of a recognised foundation programme 
Successful completion of at least one year of university study in Kazakhstan 
Successful completion of Specialist Diploma awarded after 1991 
High grades in UK A levels
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB)

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes

Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma or Magister from a recognised university with a minimum grade of 4 out of 5. Grade requirements vary according to marking scale.

PhD programmes Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The Kazakh student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Kazakhstan to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 8 students from Kazakhstan studying with us.

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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