Higher School of Economics Admission Requirements

  1. English Language Requirements

(Except for 5В020700 – «Translation Studies»)

HSE applicant should take English Proficiency Test.

If the applicant provides Academic IELTS of 3.0 (A2 Pre-intermediate) band score or more, he/she doesn’t take English Proficiency Test.

Test consists of four sections: reading (10 questions – 30 minutes), listening (20 questions – 30 minutes), interview (15 minutes), essay (250 words – 60 minutes).

The test takes place in the KAZGYU University from July 1 to August 20, 2017. Test costs 5000 tenge.

There will be paid courses of the summer language school from June 20, 2017 (72 hours) at the KAZGYU University for applicants who want to improve own English.

After completing the English preparatory courses at the summer language school of KAZGYU University, the student passes the exam again on a free basis. The dates of re-examination: 22, August 24, 2017.

English Language Requirements:

Major KAZGUU English Placement Test Academic IELTS TOEFL IBT/ PBT
 

1

5В050600 Economics,

5В050900 Finance,

5В050800 Accounting and Audit,

5В050700 Management,

5В090200 Tourism

5В050300 Psychology

Pre-Intermediate (A2)

Min 40% from 100%*

Not less than 3,0** 30-40 IBT

397-433 PBT

5В020700 Translation Studies Intermediate B1 Not less than 5,0** 64 IBT

510 PBT

* An applicant who does not receive the required number of points on the KAZGUU English Placement Test is advised to pass an intensive three-week summer course at the GES Language Center on a paid basis and re-pass the KAZGUU English Placement Test to achieve Pre-Intermediate (A2) (min 60% of 100%)*.

** Applicant who has submitted a confirming document on English language proficiency according to the requirements of higher schools (Academic IELTS from 3.0 points or its equivalent TOEFL IBT / PBT for non-linguistic majors, from 5.0 points or its equivalent TOEFL IBT / PBT for the major of Translation Studies) is exempt from the KAZGUU English Placement Test. The applicant must provide a copy of the IELTS certificate to the admission committee, as well as the original to the English Language Department (office 427) for authentication

Applicants who are planning to enroll in 5B050600 Economy, 5B050900 Finance, 5B050800 Accounting and Auditing, 5B050700 Management, 5B090200 Tourism, 5B050300 Psychology and having a certificate Academic IELTS Band Score of 3.0 to 4.5, or its equivalent TOEFL IBT / PBT, in the first semester can be allowed to registration only for the general education courses.

Applicants who are planning to enroll in 5B050600 Economy, 5B050900 Finance, 5B050800 Accounting and Auditing, 5B050700 Management, 5B090200 Tourism, 5B050300 Psychology and having a certificate Academic IELTS Band Score of 5.0 to 6.5, or its equivalent TOEFL IBT / PBT:

  1. On the basis of the certificate, the course “English (A2B1)” is recalculated: 6 credits with a rating of 100%, “excellent” – 4.0.
  2. In the first semester, registration is allowed for the following courses: “Principles of Economics”, ” Calculus/Mathematics for Business and Economics ” or others that do not require prerequisites according to the HSE Catalogue.

Applicants who are planning to enroll in 5B050600 Economy, 5B050900 Finance, 5B050800 Accounting and Auditing, 5B050700 Management, 5B090200 Tourism, 5B050300 Psychology and having a certificate Academic IELTS Band Score of 7.0 to 9.0, or its equivalent TOEFL IBT / PBT:

  1. On the basis of the certificate, the course ” English (A2B1)” and “Academic English” are recomputed with a rating of 100%, “excellent” – 4.0.
  2. In the first semester, the following courses are allowed to be registered: “Principles of Economics”, ” Calculus/Mathematics for Business and Economics “, “Business Communications”, “Organizational Behavior”, “Business Ethics”, “Microeconomics” or others that do not require prerequisites according to the HSE Catalogue.

Schedule of KAZGUU English Placement Test during the work of the admission committee:

Every day from Monday to Friday from 9.00 – 16.00 (break from 13.00 – 14.00)

09:00 – 10:00 – Registration for the exam

10:00 – 10:50 – Listening

11:00 – 12:00 – Reading

12:00 – 13:00 – Writing

14:00 – 16:00 – Speaking

After 16:00  – Announcement of results

Location – 434 auditoriums

Duration of the exam: 4 hours

1.1 English Language Requirements for 5В020700 – «Translation Studies»

For the major of 5B020700 – “Translation Studies” according to the results of the UNT / CTA, applicant need to score at least 20 points out of 40 possible in English with a total result of a UNT / CTA certificate of at least 50 points or an Academic IELTS certificate from 5.0 to 9.0 band score.

If the applicant provides an Academic IELTS certificate 5.0, then he can be enrolled in 5B020700- “Translation Studies” without English Proficiency Test.

Applicants who want to enroll 5B020700 – “Translation Studies” of the Higher School of Economics must have at least English Intermediate B1.

In the case of a lack of English proficiency, it is recommended to take multi-level courses in English, which are conducted on a fee basis (see above). To attend classes, applicant must fill out a questionnaire and pay for courses.

  • Mathematics requirements

For the major of 5B050700 – “Management” according to the results of the UNT / CTA, applicant must score at least 10 points out of 40 possible in mathematics with a total result of a UNT / CTA certificate of at least 50 points.

For the major of 5В050600 – “Economy”, 5В050900 – “Finance”, 5В050800 – “Accounting and Audit” based on the results of UNT / KTA, applicant must score at least 20 points out of 40 possible with a total result of the UNT / CTA certificate of at least 50 points.

Admission Rules for Transfer Status