2.25. Transfer and re-enrollement to the university’s students cohort
2.25.1. Transfer and re-enrollment of students from one educational program to another, from one academic group to another, from one language of instruction to another, from one university to another is carried out twice a year: during the summer holidays – until August 25 of the calendar year, during the winter holidays – until January 10 of the calendar year.
2.25.2. The student is transferred or re-enrolled to any university, regardless of the duration of expulsion at the moment of re-enrollment.
2.25.3. It is necessary for a person, who intends to transfer, to have completed the first academic period of the studied program in accordance with the individual study plan. Students with one or more "unsatisfactory" grades on the first semester disciplines are not able to transfer and re-enroll.
2.25.4. Transfer of undergraduate and graduate students, whose study is funded by the state educational order, from universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan, not holding the national university status, to Al-Farabi KazNU, is made only on the condition that transferred students would each year pay off the difference in the cost of the educational grant. For this purpose, the student, transferring from another university, concludes an appropriate contract in the University's department of economics and finance.
2.25.5. To transfer to KazNU a student must have a Certificate of the Unified National Testing (UNT) or Comprehensive Testing (CT) with at least 65 points and average GPA at the level not lower than the threshold level established at KazNU.
2.25.6. A student from a group of higher education programs that require creative training can transfer to another group of educational programs, if he/she has a UNT certificate score not lower than the threshold score established by the Model Rules for admission to study in organizations, delivering educational programs of higher education.
2.25.7. For groups of educational programs of higher education, requiring creative training, with entrance examination held in the form of creative presentation exam, the UNT or CT certificate score should be at least 65 points. There should be at least 5 points for the history of Kazakhstan section, at least 5 points for the reading literacy - language of instruction section, and at least 5 points for each creative presentation exam.
2.25.8. When transferring or re-enrolling from a foreign educational organization, the student provides a document specifying completed training programs (academic certificate, transcript), as well as a document of completion of the previous level of education, which must undergo the nostrification procedure in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the prescribed manner.
2.25.9. Persons who have received general secondary or technical and vocational education in the Republic of Kazakhstan, when transferring or re-enrollment from a foreign university provide the results of entrance examinations in the foreign university.
2.25.10. Transfer of students inside the University from one educational program to another, from one form of study to another, from one language of instruction to another, is carried out only on a paid basis with defining the year of study and disciplines of academic deficiency.
2.25.11. Students are allowed to a single transfer from one educational program to another within one group of educational programs without losing the educational grant, if their study is funded within the state educational order. However, the students have to pay for studying the disciplines of academic deficiency, caused by the differences in programs curricula, at their own expense. Payment should be done based on the relevant contract.
2.25.12. Transfer from one educational program to another within the group of educational programs after the 4th semester of study is not allowed. Academic deficiency should not exceed 15 academic credits.
2.25.13. Transfer of students from one language of instruction to another is allowed only on a paid basis; such transfer will cause losing of the educational grant for students, studying under the state educational order. The language of instruction is determined according to the grant certificate.
2.25.14. Re-enrollement of the previously expelled persons to the cohort of KazNU students for all forms of study is carried out by order of the rector during vacation time regardless of the time of expulsion.
2.25.15. The year of study for transferred or re-enrolled students should be determined taking into consideration prerequisites.
2.25.16. When students transfer or re-enroll, the academic deficiency, caused by the difference in disciplines of the program curricula studied by them during previous academic periods, is determined.
2.25.17. The academic deficiency in the disciplines of program curricula should be determined based on the list of disciplines studied, their programs and volumes in academic hours or credits, reflected in the transcript, or in the certificate, which is issued to persons, who have not completed their education.
2.25.18. The academic deficiency should not exceed 25 academic credits for undergraduate students transferring for the second year of study and 15 academic credits for those, who are transferring to the third year of study.
2.25.19. The academic deficiency of master’s students should not exceed 15 academic credits.
2.25.20. Students will be transferred only if there is an appropriate academic group.
2.25.21. Transfer of students from other universities to KazNU for the 6th semester of undergraduate studies or the 3rd semester of graduate studies is not allowed.
2.25.22. The transfer of students from KazNU to other universities is carried out at the request of students in any vacation period.
2.25.23. The elimination of academic deficiency is carried out on a paid basis, except cases of transfer from another university with preservation of the state educational grant. In this case, the student is given once the opportunity to study the disciplines of academic deficiency free of charge during the first academic year after the transfer.
2.25.24. The state scholarship to such student would be assigned only after the complete elimination of the academic deficiency. The academic deficiency that has not been eliminated during the first academic year after transfer to KazNU would be considered as academic backlog, which is subject to liquidation on a paid basis.
2.25.25. To eliminate academic deficiency caused by the differences in disciplines of the program curricula, the student registers for these disciplines, attends all types of academic sessions during the academic period, passes all types of ongoing assessment, and gets admission to the final assessment.
2.25.26. When transferring graduate students, to transfer credits on elective disciplines studied at another university, compliance of these disciplines to the content of education according to the educational program of KazNU should be stated. Otherwise, there would be documented a difference in curricula subject to liquidation in the prescribed manner.
2.25.27. A student, studying on the base of the educational grant, if desired, may transfer to another university with preservation of his/her educational grant. However, students enrolled with educational grants that had been approved for particular universities, as well as those enrolled into pedagogical educational programs within the separate quota, would be transferred to another university only on the tuition fee basis.
2.25.28. When transferring a student, the receiving university takes into account area of preparation and profile of the educational program, as well as the student's academic achievements.
2.25.29. To transfer from KazNU to another university or from another university to KazNU, the student submits an application to the Student's office at Keremet Student Service Center. Students are transferred after the fall semester – until January 10 of the calendar year, after the academic year – until August 25 of the calendar year.