Heriot Watt University Kazakhstan

Heriot Watt University Kazakhstan

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Student life at Heriot-Watt

Heriot-Watt is a popular destination for students from Kazakhstan; we currently have 10 undergraduate students and 20-30 postgraduate students from Kazakhstan studying with us.

Popular programmes

Previous students from Kazakhstan have studied:

Student societies

The Scotland-Russia Forum, based in Edinburgh’s old town, is open to everyone interested in arts, culture, and contemporary affairs from Russia and Central Asia.

Heriot Watt University Kazakhstan

Entry requirements

For more details on our application process, get help with your application.

These entry requirements are intended as a guide only. Please contact us or the School’s admissions tutor to find out the actual requirements for the programme you want to study.


  • If you would like to study in the UK and do not meet the entry requirements for our degree programmes, we recommend that you take an International Foundation Programme at Edinburgh College. Here you will sit Scottish Highers as well as studying academic English language. Successful completion of this will allow you to apply for a degree programme at Heriot-Watt and receive a 10% fee reduction off the first year’s tuition fees.
  • Foundation Programmes are also available at our Dubai and Malaysia campuses.

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Year 1

  • Certificate of General Secondary Education with Honours.
  • Certificate of Secondary Education with Altyn Belgi (gold medal).
  • A good Certificate of General Secondary Education from a Turkish-Kazakh high schools.
  • A good score in the Certificate of Secondary Education and around 100 points in the Unified National Test.

Students with lower than the above are required to take a Foundation course. Successful completion of this leads to year 2 of your degree programme. See our Foundation page for more information.

Year 2

  • A good Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education (Diplom o Srednem Spetsialnom Obrazovanii) in one professional discipline (taken after two to three years of specialist education in a college) may be considered.


  • For most of our Masters level programmes we require a good first degree in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

If you do not meet our English language requirements, you can apply to one of our academic English programmes, which are specifically designed to prepare you with the language and study skills needed for academic study.

Capital Education

7 Kabanbay Batyr Ave, living complex ‘Premier’ , Astana , 010000 , Kazakhstan
+7 (7172) 577 707