Doctoral Programs

Application for admission to Master's and PhD programs for the 2020-2021 academic year

International University of Information Technologies (hereinafter – JSC "IITU") trains specialists of the PhD program in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.

Results of the competition for the award of the State educational grants for doctoral students.

Doctoral study– postgraduate education, the educational programs of which are aimed at training personnel for scientific, pedagogical and (or) professional activities, with the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Individuals holding a Master's degree and at least 1 (one) year of work experience are accepted for doctoral studies.
  • Admission to the doctoral program is carried out on a competitive basis based on the results of entrance exams.

Period of study: 3 years

Form of education: full-time

Language of study: English, English-Russian

Academic degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)

Classifier of training directions and specialties of postgraduate education of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Classifier of areas of training of personnel with postgraduate education of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Classifier of postgraduate educational specialties of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Code and Names of the areas of education DOCTORAL STUDY 8D06 Information and communication technologies

Number and Name of Educational Program groups



8D061 Information and communication Technologies

D094 Information Technology


Acceptance of applications for doctoral studies of JSC "IITU" is carried out by the admissions committee of the University from July 3 to August 10 of the current year.

For admission to PhD doctoral studies at IITU JSC “IITU”, the following international certificates are required, confirming the proficiency of a foreign language in accordance with the common European competences (standards) of foreign language proficiency:

English language: IELTS / International English Language Testing System / threshold score - not less than 5.5;

IELTS INDICATOR, at least an IELTS score of 5.5.

Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP), at least score of 460;

Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Program Internet-based Test (TOEFL IBT), at least score of 46;

TOEFL PBT Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-based testing, at least score of 453;

Duolingo English Test, at least score of 85

German language: Deutsche Sprachpruеfung fuer den Hochschulzugang (Deutsche sprachpruefun für dein hochschulzugan) (DSH, Niveau B2 / level B2), TestDaF-Prufung (testdaf-prifun) (Niveau B2 / level B2);

French language: Test de Français International ™ - Test de Français International (TFI (TFI) - not lower than B2 level in reading and listening sections), Diplome d'Etudes en Langue française - Diploma in en Langue française (DELF (DELF), level B2), Diplome Approfondi de Langue française - Approfondi de Lang Française Diploma (DALF (DALF), level B2), Test de connaissance du français - Test de connaissance du français (TCF (TCF) - at least 50 points).

The authenticity and validity of the submitted certificates are checked by the staff of the university's admissions office.

List of documents for submission to the university admissions office for doctoral studies


Entrance exams for groups of educational programs for doctoral studies are held from 11 to 20 August this year.

The entrance exam for the groups of doctoral study programs is conducted independently by universities that admit to doctoral study programs. At the same time, an applicant takes an entrance exam for a group of doctoral programs only in the university to which he enters.

Entrance exam schedule

Entrance exam program for educational programs 8D06101 Intelligent systems, 8D06103 Information systems

8D06105 Data Science Education Entrance Exam Program

Entrance exam program for educational programs 8D06102 Computer and software engineering, 8D06104 Computer equipment and software



Enrollment – until August 28 of the current year.

Admission to the doctoral program is carried out:

  • on the basis of an international certificate confirming their foreign language proficiency in accordance with the common European competencies (standards) of foreign language proficiency;
  • based on the results of the entrance exam for the profile of the group of educational programs of the doctoral program and scored at least 50 points out of a possible 100 points.

Enrollment to the doctoral program for training under the state educational order:

* on a competitive basis, the persons who scored the highest points on the entrance exam are enrolled;

* on a competitive basis, persons who have scored at least 75 points on the entrance exam are enrolled.

In case of the same indicators of competitive points, the priority right for admission to the doctoral program is given to the persons who have the highest rating in the profile of the group of the educational program. Then the scientific achievements corresponding to the profile of the educational program are taken into account: scientific publications, including in the rating scientific publications included in the 1st, 2nd quartile according to the Journal Citation Reports of the Clarivate Analytics Web of science database for the last 3 calendar years; certificates of scientific developments; certificates of awarding scientific scholarships, grants; certificates / diplomas for participation in scientific conferences and competitions.


When entering the doctoral program, if the educational profile program does not match with the educational program of higher education, the doctoral student is assigned prerequisites for mastering. Applicants are allowed to master them on their own and take the exams on a paid basis after passing the entrance exams. The programs of prerequisites for the educational programs of doctoral studies are developed with the relevant departments.

List of prerequisites for entering the PhD doctoral program (pdf)

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