Foreign Students

Welcome, dear applicants!

You are on the official site of Suleyman Demirel University(SDU). On this page you can find all the information you need regarding the admission to our university, the tuition fee, and ask any questions concerning the issues of interest.

Admission of foreign citizens to study in SDU on a paid basis is carried out in the form of an interview conducted by SDU admission committees from June 20 to August 20.


Academic calendar

June 20 - August 20

Reception of documents to SDU

June 20 - July 1

Reception of documents to creative examination in the specialty “Journalism”

July 2 - 7 July

Creative examination (for Journalism)



For admission to the Department of Journalism an applicant has to pass a creative exam, which consists of two stages. The first stage is writing an essay. The maximum point the applicant can receive is 25. The second stage – is an interview, where an applicant is asked different general questions test the outlook. Also the applicant’s portfolio with earlier publications or an internship in the media are welcomed on the creative exam. In order to enter the specialty “Journalism”, you have to pass a creative exam.

Sample tasks of creative exam on the “Journalism” specialty (use this link)


The entrance exam in English

Education in English is an index of the highest quality for a university. SDU has been producing high-quality professionals with knowledge of English for the past 20 years. We have a group with English language training. In order to enroll in that group should pass English language knowledge test.

* The knowledge test is not required if you have certificates from intermediate level and above or IELTS and etc.

There is a language school (Foundation) for those who want to improve their level of English. 


Documents required:

Generally, the following documents are required to apply:

  1. SDU Application Form

  2. School Certificate (if it is not in English/Kazakh/Russian, it should be translated into one of these languages and certified by notary public)

  3. Diploma with transcript (if it is not in English/Kazakh/Russian, it should be translated into one of these languages and certified by notary public)

  4. Recommendation Letter

  5. Passport copy

  6. Passport sized photos (8 pieces)

  7. Health Certificate

  8. Police report (about absence of criminal record)

To apply for Visa:

  1. Passport copy

  2. Ticket reservation (copy or scanned)

  3. Home Adress


Tuition fee: (use this link)


Department of Foreign Affairs of SDU /

Tel: +7 727 307 95 65 (233)

Mob: +7 702 000 11 33 (whatsapp)

Web site:


For General Information about Kazakhstan Icon Handbook for international students (5.9 MB)