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Overview of Kazakh diplomas

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Негізгі мектепті бітіргендігі туралы күəлік/Свидетельство о неполном среднем образовании/Certificate of incomplete secondary education

  • Comparable to: 3 years of general secondary education (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to senior general secondary education.

Жалпы Oрта білім туралы аттестат/Аттестат об общем среднем образовании/Certificate of completed general secondary education

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Кәсіптік орта білім туралы диплом/Диплом о профессиональном образовании/Diploma of secondary vocational education

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma for the general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2-4 years.
  • Type of education: general and vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) Grade 12 Certificate

  • Comparable to: a VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 or 12 years, depending on the previous education.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Бакалавр дипломы/Диплом бакалавра/bachelor diploma

  • Comparable to: an HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and master programmes.

Мамаң дипломы/Диплом Специалист/Specialist diploma (5 years)

  • Comparable to: a WO bachelor's degree or an HBO master’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and master programmes.

Мамаң дипломы/Диплом Специалист/Specialist diploma (6 years)

  • Comparable to: 4 years of WO or an HBO or a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the PhD programme.

Mагистр дипломы/Диплом магистра/master diploma

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1, 1½ or 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the PhD programme.