The Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the possibility of studying at “Pre-sessional”  course for civil servants who plan to enter the Academy.

Recruitment for the preparatory course is conducted in all regional branches of the Academy. If you are a civil servant from another region, you need to contact the Academy branch in your region for information.



The Preparation for Academic Studies at the Academy course aims to help prepare you for aspects of postgraduate study.
The course is designed for civil servants who need to improve their academic writing skills and English competence for postgraduate studies at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan. For students applying for the Academy are supposed to meet the APTIS test requirement if they do not have valid IELTS or TOEFL certificates.


This is a Pre-sessional course for Academic Purposes, with 140 contact hours, including tutorials and lectures, as well as additional self-study and preparation.
It includes 58 hours of Elementary level, 14 hours of Critical/Academic writing skills, 62 hours of Pre-Intermediate level and 6 hours of APTIS preparation tests.
Throughout this course, you will focus on learning what might be expected of you as a postgraduate student at the Academy. This course, however, does not take the place of your own preparation for entering the programme for which you have applied.


Candidates will sit entrance test in order to enroll to the Pre-sessional courses organized by the Academy. According to the test results, they will be divided into groups. To do this, follow the link or through the QR code. The test results will be announced after November 28th of current year via email.
Candidates who have successfully passed the test will receive an email schedule. Previously, classes begin on December 4, 2019.
In case, five or more classes are missed with no reason, students can be expelled from the course. A candidate who is next in line may be assigned to a vacant position, according to the list of testing results.
At the same time, all candidates can attend Academic writing module classes.
We do not prepare you for individual disciplines, but the six – month Pre-sessional course should give you a good foundation for your further studies.
During the course, we hope you will embrace the experience of learning in new ways, with different learning styles. We look forward to working and learning with you.

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