PhD

PhD in International Law 8D04202

SchoolLanguage of instructionAdmissionPeriod of studyCostThe Program's objective
KAZGUU Law School
The language of instruction is Russian, and the level of foreign language knowledge is confirmed by an international certificate. Research language: English

Acceptance of applications: from July 3 to July 25, 2020

Entrance exams are held on August 15-20 (2020)

What to submit: preparation of the preliminary research proposal

The form of the entrance exam is the preparation of a preliminary Research proposal on the proposed topic of future thesis research.

Content
The research proposal is prepared in a free form, but should reflect certain aspects required for covering:

● justification of the thesis topic desired by PhD student;
● the aim of future research;
● the tasks of future research;
● future research methods;
● literature review on the topic of future research;
● work plan for future research;
● research ethics;
● bibliography.

The exam rules

Working time in the classroom is 3 hours. The approximate size of the Research proposal is 8-12 sheets. The sample is provided by the University. Language of study: Kazakh, Russian, or English at the applicant’s option. An identity card should be provided to enter the classroom. During the exam, applicants comply with the rules of academic integrity. Plagiarism, assistance to other applicants, and other types of academic discipline violations are not allowed.

Rules for preparing the research proposal

During the entrance exam, the applicant should not use electronic devices. The task is performed in writing and submitted with the applicant’s signature, certified by an employee of the KLS administration.

Key priority areas of law for PhD research at the M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University:

● current problems of civil law;
● administrative justice;
● business law;
● interdisciplinary research: medicine, sociology, economics;
● corporate law;
● English law and its implementation;
● IT law;
● international commercial law;
● the EAEU law;
● WTO law and policy;
● resolution of inter-state disputes;
● representation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in international bodies and organizations;
● human rights and human rights activities.

The results of the Research proposal assessment are announced to applicants within five business days.

List of documents:

● Application addressed to the Rector of the University
● a copy of the identity card (the original should be submitted to the admissions office)
● academic degree (diploma of Master of Law or Master of Legal Sciences with original applications)
● an international certificate confirming foreign language proficiency under the common European standards of foreign language proficiency
● the list of scientific and methodological works (if any)
● six photos of 3*4 size
● medical certificate 086U + fluorography originals
● a personal sheet on personnel registration and a document confirming employment (work experience of at least one year)

For applicants to the PhD program, the provision of original documents together with copies for verification is mandatory.

3 years (180 ECTS)
28 500 tenge per 1 credit according to the register of 2020-2021

1.demonstrate a systematic understanding of the international legal system and its components and the acquisition of skills and research methods related to international legal science;
2. demonstrate the ability to conceive, design, and implement a significant research process with academic integrity; 3. contribute to the development of science by conducting original research that expands the horizons of knowledge by preparing scientific research, including for publication in national or international peer-reviewed publications;
4. conduct critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of new and complex ideas in international legal research;
5. be able to disseminate knowledge about international law and its application in the domestic legal system among their colleagues, the wider scientific community, and with society as a whole;
6. Contribute to the scientific, social, or cultural development of society in academic and professional contexts, based on knowledge and skills in the field of international law.

PhD in Law 8D04201
SchoolLanguage of instructionAdmissionPeriod of studyCostThe Program's objectiveMobility
KAZGUU Law School
The language of instruction is Russian, and the level of foreign language knowledge is confirmed by an international certificate.
Research language: Kazakh and Russian
Acceptance of applications: from July 3 to July 25, 2020

Entrance exams are held on August 15-20

What to submit: preparation of the preliminary research proposal (see the format of the entrance exam above)

List of documents:

● Application addressed to the Rector of the University
● a copy of the identity card (the original must be provided for verification)
● academic degree (Master’s degree with appendices))
● an international certificate confirming foreign language proficiency under the common European standards of foreign language proficiency
● the list of scientific and methodological works (if any)
● 6 photos of 3*4 size
● medical certificate 086U + fluorography originals
● a personal sheet on personnel registration and a document confirming employment (work experience of at least 1 year)

For applicants to the PhD program, the provision of original documents together with copies for verification is mandatory.

3 years (180 ECTS)
28 500 tenge per 1 credit according to the register of 2020-2021

1. demonstrate a systematic understanding of the legal system and its components and the acquisition of skills and research methods related to legal science;
2. demonstrate the ability to conceive, design, and implement a significant research process with academic integrity; 3. contribute to the development of science by conducting original research that expands the horizons of knowledge by preparing scientific research, including for publication in national or international peer-reviewed publications;
4. conduct critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of new and complex ideas in legal research;
5. be able to disseminate knowledge about law and the legal system among their colleagues, the wider scientific community, and with society as a whole;
6. contribute to the scientific, social or cultural development of societies in academic and professional contexts, based on knowledge and skills in the field of law.

In practice, PhD students did not leave under the mobility program, there are scientific internships abroad to partner universities

Questions:

Where do PhD students do their internships?
Foreign internship of PhD students is planned for their 2nd and 3rd year of study, the PhD students and their supervisors discuss where it is better to undertake a foreign internship on the topic of a PhD thesis. After the PhD student has chosen a foreign university, the International Office is involved in the negotiation process. The International Office helps with the invitation of a PhD student for an internship. After receiving the invitation, the PhD student writes an application to the Director of the KAZGUU Law School and makes an internship plan together with the supervisor. The Director of the KAZGUU Law School sends all documents to the Science Committee of the KAZGUU Law School for consideration. After that, the Committee calls the PhD student to a meeting, where the PhD student justifies the need for an internship for research. After approval of the internship by the Committee, the amount for the trip is allocated to the PhD student (if the PhD student is studying on a state scholarship if, on a fee basis, a trip is paid for by the PhD student).

Program mode at PhD:
Full-time PhD studies, classes for PhD students only for semester 1, 3 times a week (on weekdays from 18.30. to 22.00., on Saturdays from 09.30 to 15.00).

Must have one year of work experience in the field of law?
Work experience is mandatory in accordance under the order of the MES RK 269 as of June 14, 2019.