Faculty of Philology



Dear students! 

     The Faculty of Philology founded by the greatest people of our nation, M. Auezov, A. Margulan, B. Kenzhebaev, M. Balakaev has a great  history and  traditions. The faculty has been existing since 1937. Mukhtar Auezov, the academician, the writer and  the classic of Kazakh literature whose works are well-known around the world had been working  at the faculty for about 30 years.

     In different years of our country the famous scholars worked at the faculty. They are Zeinolla Kabdolov, the academician and the writerTursinbek Kakishev, the doctor of philology, professor, Rymgaly Nurgaly, the academician, the doctors  of philology and  professors: Kaken Ahanov, Hairolla Mahmudov, Maiya Bagyzbaeva, Talgat Sairambaev, Alma Kiraubaeva. They are distinguished teachers  who we respect and will always remember.

     There were some famous public figures among the students who graduated the Faculty of Philology . They are: Myrzatay Zholdasbekov, Abish Kekilbaev, Nurlan Orazalin, Ualihan Kalizhanuly, Zhanseit Tuimebaev, Aldan Smail. The faculty is always proud of writers-graduates who have  occupied   the honored place in Kazakh literature and culture. They are  Abdizhamal Nurpeisov, Azilhan Nurshaikov, Mukhtar Magauin, Kabdesh Zhumadilov, Kadir Myrza-Ali, Tumanbay Moldagaliev, Dulat Isabekov, Beksultan Nurzhekeev.

     Today the  students of the Faculty of Philology have all facilities  to study and live at the university campus  called KazGUGrad. The campus  is situated at  the foothills of the  Alatau mountains. Nowadays the faculty has six departments, five of them: Department of Kazakh linguistics, Department of Kazakh literature and literary theory, Department of Russian philology and world literature, Department of General linguistics and European languages, Department of translation studies and foreign philology are graduate chairs which train future specialists.  Department of foreign languages teaches world languages at the university’s faculties. Also the faculty closely cooperates  with creative unions and scientific-research institutes where the faculty  students  do their practical training.

    The scholars who are well-known  in our country and abroad  work at  the  institutes and laboratories. They are: the doctors of philology and  professors:  Berikbai Sagyndykuly, Eleanora Suleimenova, Svetlana Ashimhanova, Zhangara Dadebaev, Zhumat Tilepov, Zeinol-Gabden Beisengaly, Aslan Zhaksylykov, Bayan Dzholdasbekova, Temirgaly Esembekov, Guldarhan Smagulova, Gulmira Madieva, Alma Abdulina, Olga Abisheva, Anuar Tarakov, Anar Salkynbai, Dina Alkebaeva, Olga Altynbekova, Alua Temirbolat, Zhanar Ibraeva.

     The faculty cooperates with many foreign educational institutions. Much attention is  paid to  academic mobility.  In the academic year of in 2016-2017 the following foreign professors and teachers: Snodrgas N.(USA), Sat Agbo(Canada), Margaret Dorline(Holland), Hankock M.(USA), Anatoly Kim(Russia), Rafael Velez-Nunez(Spain), Nuse M.(France), Najie Yldyz(Turkey), Edgar Hoffman (Austria) were delivering their lectures for the facluty students.  Annually   students from the USA do their internship  at the faculty within the program: "Flagman". At the moment the students from China, Korea, Turkey, Germany and other countries are studying at the faculty. The faculty offers double-diploma programs for master students and PhD students:  the joint  program  with the Russian University of People's Friendship (Russia)  and the  University of Granada  (Spain). The students majoring in  two foreign languages can study on the free basis  at University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria),   Vienna University of Economy and Business (Viena, Austria), Beijing Foreign Studies University (China), Pecs University (Hungary),  the University of Human Resources (Hungary), Nottingham University (Great Britain), Gazi University (Turkey), M.  Lomonosov  Moscow State University (Russia), the Institute of Foreign Languages of  the Russian University of People's Friendship (Russia).

    The students, graduate students and doctorate students are sent to do their internships  at Utrecht University ( Amsterdam, the Netherlands),  Istanbul  University (Turkey), Humboldt University (Germany), the University of  Granada (Spain), Budapest University of Technology and Economy  (Hungary), Eurasian Academy (Slovakia), Busan University of Foreign Studies (South Korea),  University of Vytautas the Great (Lithuania).

   The Faculty of Philology  trains  competitive and high qulified specialists.

    We are looking forward to  talented young people  who are interested in studying foreign languages  and  want to connect their life and career with literary activity. As  the faculty of philology and world languages is the home for those who love literature.

     Today’s student is the citizen of the Independent Republic of Kazakhstan  who can  make a significant contribution  to the  development of our country.  We can say with a great confidence  that the graduates of the faculty of philology  of al-Farabi  Kazakh National University  will rise Kazakhstan literature and culture at a high level. We trust in you! Trust in us too!


      Dzholdasbekova Bayan Umirbekovna, 

     Al-Farabi KazNU

    Dean of the faculty philology,

   Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciencesof Kazakhstan,

  Doctor of philology, Professor