Exchange programmes

 

RULES FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF THE INCOMING ACADEMIC MOBILITY EXCHANGE PROGRAM

You can apply to Almaty Management University as an exchange student for one or two semesters, based on an agreement between your sending university and AlmaU. Once you are nominated as a candidate at your sending university, you must apply for an exchange through our international office.

 

1. NOMINATION BY YOUR UNIVERSITY

In order to apply for an exchange program at AlmaU, your university needs to have a valid agreement with Almaty University Management, and you need to be a candidate for study at AlmaU nominated by the International Office at your sending university. When your international office submits your candidacy, they should include information about your specialty, your training course and when you plan to come for an exchange.

 

2. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FOR EXCHANGE

Next, you must fill out the application form. Send us the scanned application form by e-mail and the original copy by mail (Appendix 1). With the completed application form, you must send:

- Official transcript (in English and stamped at the university)

- A document showing the level of English proficiency with a minimum level of B1. (If you study in programs in Russian, a document issued by your sending university indicating the level of knowledge of the Russian language is also required)

- Scanned copy of your passport

- Color photo (passport size)

- Visa application form in Appendix 2

 

3. TIME FOR APPLICATION

Application deadlines:

July 15 for fall semester / full school year

November 15 for spring semester

 

4. GET YOUR ENTRY LETTER

After we receive your application and the department at AlmaU approves your application, we will send you an official confirmation letter with which you will apply for a student visa at the nearest Kazakh embassy / consulate in your country.

* Additional documents may be required if necessary, and special conditions may apply in some countries.

 

5. STUDENT VISA

AlmaU helps foreign students apply for a student visa by providing invitation letters and a registration number from the Consular Services Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Almaty (http://www.almau.edu.kz/en/9633).

An exchange student should also visit the website of the embassy and / or consulate general of Kazakhstan in their countries to learn more about the documents required for applying for a visa (health insurance, passport validity, 2 passport size photographs, 2 confirmation letters, and etc.).

Health insurance is compulsory for all international students throughout the entire period of study at AlmaU. The student must provide a copy of health insurance prior to his arrival and the beginning of the exchange period (it is attached to the application).

Please note that current international health insurance is also one of the legal requirements when applying for a Kazakhstan visa.

 

6. PROCEDURES AFTER STAY

Visit the Inbound Mobility Coordinator, who will provide you with the necessary documents and to whom you will provide the original certificates from your country.

Maral Toktarbay

International office, 117 office

Email: t.maral@almau.edu.kz

Phone: +7 (727) 313 28 41 (ext. 107)

 

Registration.

All students must be registered with the Migration Police within 5 days of arrival. This rule applies if he lives in the country for more than 5 days. If a foreign student has a visa to Kazakhstan, he must notify the staff / coordinators of the international office on the day of arrival, since the university must notify the migration police in writing form. Please, take this very seriously! If the student fails to complete the registration procedure in the migration police service on time, this may face a fine of $ 1,000, and may also be barred from entering the country for 5 years.

Accommodation

This year, Almaty Management University signed a contract with the lessor of dormitory “House of students”. This dormitory has all the necessary conditions: free internet, medical center, security, and also a bathroom in each room. The student can use the services of the fitness room, which is located in the hostel itself.

In case, if a student does not want to live in a dormitory, then the staff of Almaty University Management help foreign students in finding housing, provide advice on drafting contracts. Typically, prices range from 200 to 400 euros, depending on the location of the apartment and the number of rooms. Shared accommodation can be almost half the price. The need for assistance in accommodation should be mentioned in advance in the questionnaires when applying for an exchange.