SDU Admissions 2020


University ranking

Ranking of specialties SDU in Kazakhstan (2019)


Admission rules


University enrollment on paid contract or scholarship is processed based on applicant’s written statement, according to points t the certificate, as a result of UNT.

The minimum number of points to apply is 50 (5 points on each of the subjects), and 70 points for pedagogical programs.

If you are college graduate applying to SDU, you are required to go through the interview process. Please, follow this link to register for online interview. 

  1. Copy of National ID;
  2. Medical form №086 with Xray results;
  3. Copy of №063  medical form;
  4. IELTS / TOEFL / SDU CEC / Duolingo certificate if you have one or English proficiency exam result (written at SDU);
  5. Applicant’s 3×4cm sized, 6 photos;
  6. School certificate or diploma with transcript;
  7. UNT certificate (electronic copy);
  8. State scholarship certificate (if you have one);
  9. Special examination results (for pedagogical programs applicants);
  10. Results of interview with faculty representative (for college graduates);
  11. Questions of 2020-2021 Creative exam are here;
  12. Student Fund (40 000 KZT); 
  13. Tuition fee 50% payment. 

International students

International students go through three-step process:

Pre registering
For pre-registering, please send these documents to
– Passport scan
– Transcript scan
– Reference letter
– Letter of motivation 

After you send these documents, you will get an email with links to follow the next step.

Placement test and Online interview 
Placement test: Listening Speaking Writing or IELTS 5.5 TOEFL IBT 130
– Online interview with faculty
– After you go through online interview and placement test, you will get an email to follow the next step

Enrollment and payment
You can follow the link to enroll online and make payment.

Please, do not use the link shown on this webpage, because this link is NOT for international applicants. Your application will be dismissed if you fill in the enrollment application other than shown in your personal email.

You are considered fully-accepted SDU student as soon as you get unconditional letter of acceptance from the university.  

1. Copy of national passport verified by notary;
2. Copy of school certificate/diploma verified by notary;
3. Medical form №086 and X-ray result (it’s recommended to issue these documents in Kazakhstan);
4. Valid English language proficiency certificates (IELTS, TOEFL);
5. 3 × 4 cm sized 6 photos;
6. Registration fee and Student fund:
For Bachelor degree – $300,
For Foundation, Masters and PhD – $200.

Master & PhD


Applicants have to write a complex test (CT) to apply for Master’s degree.
Complex testing has several parts:
1. Foreign language proficiency (not required, if you have (IELTS 6.0 (IELTS Indicator 6.0), TOEFL (ITP 543, IBT 60, PBT 498), Duolingo 95);

2. Test to identify applicant’s preparation for graduate school;
3. Test on profile group subjects of educational programs.

Complex Testing Question templates are available here.   

Complex Testing trial questions are available here

The entrance points to apply for state scholarships and grants at graduate school is 75 .
In competition for state scholarship (grant) an applicant can choose one group of educational programs and 3 universities in dates between August 28 – September 5  2020.

1. Professional experience not less than 1 year:
2. International English Language proficiency certificate (IELTS 5.5 (IELTS Indicator 5.5), TOEFL (PBT 453, ITP 460, IBT 46), Duolingo 85;
3. Proposal.

1. Bachelor’s diploma original;
2. 3×4 cm sized 6 photos
3. Medical card №086 and X-ray result (not required during lockdown);
4. Copy of National ID;
5. Copy of test certificate according to chosen program (if you have one);
6. Payment invoice for exam participation.
To apply for state scholarship (grant):
1. CT (Complex testing certificate (not less than 75 points);
2. 3х4 sized 4 photos.
3. Applications for State scholarship are received via 

1. Master’s degree diploma original;
2. International language proficiency exam certificate;
3. Copy of National ID;
4. 3х4 sized 6 photos;
5. Medical for №086 and X-ray result (not required during lockdown);
6. Documents to prove required work experience verified by HR department;
7. List of scientific and scientific-methodical works (if available);
8. Results of preliminary selection;
9. Proposal.

Transfer students

Applicant who want to transfer to SDU from other universities need to send copies of necessary documents and information about transfer (program, specialty, state scholarship holder status etc.) to our email:  

SDU Student service center expert will contact you within 2-3 business days.

Transfer deadlines:
August 20, 2020 / January 10, 2021

1. Transcript;
2. National ID;
3. UNT certificate.

Important dates


July 13 – 30

Applications for State scholarships (grants) are accepted.

August 10-25

Acceptance of documents and enrollment

until August 20

SDU examination
Registration link

July 25 – August 1

Acceptance of documents for participation in UNT

June 20 – July 7

Applications are accepted for Creative exam
Registration link

July 8 – 13

Creative exams are conducted

June 20 – August 24

Special pedagogical exams are conducted
Registration link

August 1 – 25

Transfer from other universities

Master & PhD

June 15 – July 19

Acceptance of an application for participation in complex testing for master's degree

August 17 – September 1

Comprehensive testing, creative exams for a master's degree

July 3 – August 10

Acceptance of an application for PhD

August 17 – 22

Entry exams for PhD

September 10

Deadline for Masters enrollment

August 28

Deadline for PhD enrollment

Online enrollment

At SDU you have a chance to send your documents for processing online. You need to upload the copies of your documents and fill out the required forms. Step-by-step instructions to fill out online enrollment form are  here.

You can apply for State Grant (for Kazakhstani citizens) by following this link. You do not need Electronic singanture or Pedagogical exam results to do that through our system. 

After successfully uploading documents and filling out all the required forms, applicants have to get the original copies of the documents to SDU admissions commission before August 25 and pass enrollment exams at set time (please, look at “Important dates’). 

Scholarships & discounts

State scholarship is a financial coverage, given by state for education. These scholarships are allotted only by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, universities serve a role of collecting and sending your documents to the Ministry to participate in scholarship allocation process.

You can find the list of 2020-2021 Academic year State scholarship holders in the following link.

Congratulations to all scholarship holders, our future students!

The list and information about SDU grants and scholarships for 2020-2021 academic year will be approved and published at the end of June 2020.

List of scholarships and discounts by SDU for 2019-2020 academic year:

Scholarship%Conformation document
SPT 2019 Olympiad winners 100Сеrtificate
Infomatrix 2019 winner100Сеrtificate
«Zharkyn Bolashak» National Olympiad winners100Сеrtificate
SPT 2019 Olympiad winners 50Сеrtificate
Infomatrix 2019 winners 50Сеrtificate
The best student of a program (during academic year)50Academic performance (GPA)
Professional sportsmen with license 50Conformation document / Decision of University Senate
Orphans 40Conformation document / Decision of University Senate
Students, whose parents are disabled of 1, 2 groups40Conformation document / Decision of University Senate
SPT 2019 Olympiad winners 30Сеrtificate
Infomatrix 2019 winners30Сеrtificate
Suleyman Demirel College alumni (Diploma with excellence)20Diploma
Zhambyl innovational-technical college alumni (Diploma with excellence)20Diploma
SPT 2019 Olympiad winners 15Сеrtificate
“Dostyk” and “Arai” educational centers’ graduates 10Сеrtificate / Reference


Applications are accepted till August 25.
Student house check-in – August 28.

The number of places at the dormitory are limited. 1st year students are given priority when allocating the places. Students of 2, 3, 4 years can submit their applications after August 25.

List of required documents

  • 3х4cm sized 2 photos;
  • Copy of Medical №086;
  • Copy of National ID;
  • Copy of payment invoice.

Payment details


Учреждение Университет имени Сулеймана Демиреля
040900, Алматинская обл., г.Каскелен, ул. Абылай хана, 1/1. 
БИН: 960240000550 
IBAN: KZ626017131000023797 (KZT)
IBAN: KZ146017131000031160 (USD)
IBAN: KZ696017131000039094 (EUR)
IBAN: KZ466017131000050469 (RUB)
АО «Народный Банк Казахстана»


ТОО «Dorm-Service»
040900, Алматинская обл., г.Каскелен, ул.Абылай хана, 1/1.
БИН: 110440021346
IBAN: KZ626017131000016522 (KZT) 
IBAN: KZ436018771000196911 (USD)
КБе 17
КНП – 872
АО «Народный Банк Казахстана»

Tuition fees for Undergraduate students

How much do I pay now?

The payment price list to get enrolled in the first semester first year is in the attachment.  
You need to make the following payments before signing your contract: 
1. Your first year first semester tuition fee as shown in the attachment.  
2. Your student fee (40 000 KZT for local, 300 USD for international students) for all of your study. 
* Scholarship holders are also expected to contribute Student fee. 

How much do I pay later?

ECTS payment system is applied for Tuition fee policy at SDU. 
Multidisciplinary courses (MDE) fees are different from Professional program courses (Program). 
Each educational program has different professional program course fee. 
Please, find in the attachment below all the fees for all educational programs. 
Each semester a student can choose between 20-42 ECTS courses and needs to make payment accordingly before the start of the semester. 
To graduate with bachelor’s degree a student needs to cover 240 ECTS credit courses.


Support talented students

This program is for outstanding students regardless of their welfare. Eligible students have to demonstrate outstanding academic and social achievements. This program is designed to foster professional and personal development of students by giving full or partial grants or providing dormitory. In order to keep the grant during the whole period of its validity the recipient has to meet certain minimum GPA each semester.

Support the faculty (professors)

1. Support Research Internship Program. Faculty members develop academic curriculum and research at the University. Within the framework of this program SDU provides faculty members with the opportunities to do research abroad. Your donations will cover flight expenses, accommodation and monthly salary from 6 months up to 1 year. SDU also invites professors from abroad to share their knowledge and experience with local faculty and students.
2. Support “Zhas maman” Program. “Zhas maman” program is aimed at developing university human capital by selecting the best SDU graduates and helping them start their academic career as teaching assistants. Young specialists are encouraged to do PhD abroad and get rich research experience from prestigious universities. Teaching assistants are provided with scholarships and professional advise from the faculty.

Support the University

SDU campus is a central place for students educational and recreational activities. University aims to renew its basic infrastructure by building new facilities and substantially renovating existing ones. This includes buildings, roads, utilities, grounds and landscaping, student housing, and information technology resources needed to fully support the University mission. Maintaining up-to-date library resources and research facilities, equipment, and technological tools are also important.


Question? Contact us!

Since Infomatrix Asia is an international project competition and current lingua franca is English language, we decided that everything(documentation, presentation, submission) will be in English.

Starting from this year, participation doesn’t give opportunity get max at ENT.

All participants who study at secondary school must participate with their supervisors. Due to the security concerns of the participants.

Mail to (Only technical questions)

Look carefully at category requirements, but common thing is: great presentation, clear documentation, completed project, short video demonstrating your knowledge of English Participants from Kazakhstan should have participated on regional, city, republic project competitions before.

Infomatrix Asia is an independent competition. Therefore, you are free to submit your project to any other competitions.

The participation fee is a required fixed cost that covers: transportation, medals, t-shirts, certificates, food, lodging and so on…


We are inviting participants to stay in our comfortable and modern “Student House” located on the territory of SDU.

The student house of Suleyman Demirel University offers students not only accommodation and meals on the territory of the Smart Campus during their studies, but also the opportunity to improve their social skills and strengthen international relationships.

Do you need help? Contact us!

Бонус ұпай қалай жинауға болады?

Қатысушылардың Instagram желісіндегі парақшасында SPT олимпиадасы туралы қызықты әрі креатив пост жариялау арқылы 1-ден 5-ке дейін бонус ұпайға ие болу мүмкіндігі бар. Пост сурет, мәтін немесе видео сияқты кез келген форматта бола алады.

Шығармашылық шектеу жоқ, қиялыңа ерік бер!
Арманыңды жаз, әңгіме құрастыр, видео түсір, достарыңа мотивация бер,  оларды да қатысуға шақыр!

Бұл – тіпті қосымша 0,5 ұпайдың грант иесі атануда шешуші рөл атқара алатын тұсы. Сондықтан мұндай тамаша мүмкіндікті міндетті түрде пайдалануға кеңес береміз.


  • Қызықты және креативті пост жариялау (мәтін 50 cөзден кем емес, қатысышының өз атынан жазылады)
  • Cуретте @sdukz белгілеу (tag)
  • Хэштег – #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Пост соңында аты-жөнін, кластер мен ЖСН соңғы 6 цифрін хэштег арқылы көрсету (мысалы, Ахметов Айбек, #Кластер5, #123456).
  • Қатысушы парақшасы 10 наурызға дейін ашық болуы керек.

*Посттарды олимпиада ұйымдастырушылары былай бағалайды (жалпы ереже):

▫️1 ұпай:
— Пост жарияланған, талаптарға сай;
▫️2 ұпай:
— Мәтіні өте жақсы жазылған пост;
▫️3 ұпай:
— сапалы түсірілген және монтаждалған видео-пост;
▫️4 және 5 ұпай:
— Көп қаралым жинаған, лайк пен комментарий саны көп сапалы пост. 

Алайда баға беруші посттың сапасына көбірек қарайды. Яғни, тек қана мәтінмен-ақ +5 балл алу мүмкіндігі де бар. Немесе керісінше, көп лайк жинаған пост сапасыз болғандықтан 1 ұпай ғана жинауы мүмкін.

Посттар онлайн тіркелу аяқталғанға дейін қабылданады.

Как заработать бонусные баллы?

Участники имеют возможность заработать от 1 до 5 бонусных баллов, написав интересный и креативный пост об олимпиаде SPT на своей странице в Instagram. Пост может быть в любом формате, как текст, фото или видео.

Творчеству нет предела, дай волю своим фантазиям!
Напиши мечту, сочини рассказ, сними видео, мотивируй своих друзей, пригласи их участвовать вместе!

Это тот самый момент, когда даже 0,5 баллов решают, достоин ты гранта или нет. Поэтому очень советуем воспользоваться этой  возможностью.


  • Опубликовать интересный и креативный пост (с текстом не менее 50 слов, от имени участника)
  • Отметить @sdukz на фото (tag)
  • Хэштег #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Указать в посте ФИО, кластер и последние 6 цифр своего ИИН через хэштег (например, Ахметов Айбек, #кластер2, #123456.
  • Страница участника должна быть открытой до 10 марта.

Посты оцениваются организаторами олимпиады таким образом:

▫️1 балл:
— есть пост, выполнены все условия;
▫️2 балла:
— пост с хорошо написанным текстом;
▫️3 балла:
— интересный пост с качественно снятым и смонтированным видео;
▫️4 и 5 баллов:
— качественные посты с хорошим охватом, количеством лайков и комментариев.

Оценивая посты, организаторы в первую очередь обращают внимание на качество поста. То есть, даже с текстом можно получить максимальный балл. Или наоборот, посты которые набрали тысячи лайкав, могут получить только 1 балл из за плохого качества.

Посты принимаются до завершения онлайн регистрации.

List of required documents:

  • 3х4cm sized 2 photos;
  • Copy of Medical №086;
  • Copy of National ID;
  • Copy of payment invoice.

Send your documents:




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