Academic (Credit) Mobility

 Turan University  (TU) supports the initiatives of the Bologna Process and acts in line with the regulations of the Republic of Kazakhstan and EHEA organizing staff and student mobility.

Turan University welcomes international students to apply on individual basis or under the agreement with their home universities and TU as free movers (non-degree students) or exchange students. This applies to foreign students who wish to to study in TU for one or two semesters.

Free movers or exchange students may apply for courses at Bachelor’s as well as Master’s levels. Therefore, we recommend that free mover applicants should have already completed at least two semesters of full time university studies, or hold a BA degree.

Free movers are not registered as regular university students and are not entitled to complete a university degree at Turan University. After their studies in TU, Free Mover students receive a transcript of records, but not a degree or a diploma.

Required Documents for Application

1. Application form (download)

2. Transcript of records proving that you have successfully completed at least 2 semesters of your studies at home institution

3. English proficiency certificate

4. Motivation letter

5. Copy of passport

After successful application TU will request additional documents such as official letter from home university nominating a student for free mover program, learning agreement, a copy of document confirming the payment of application fee (30 dollars).

All documents should be sent to:


Application deadlines

Application deadline for Autumn semester – May, 15

Application deadline for Spring semester – November, 15



ECTS Users’ Guide


Basic terms and notions for academic (credit) mobility


The EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students Program is the European Union (EU) student exchange program established in 1987. It forms a major part of the EU Lifelong Learning Program 2007–2013 and is the operational framework for the European Commission’s initiatives in higher education.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

This is a credit system under which learning-hour credits are awarded on the basis of the student workload necessary to complete the learning activities required in order to demonstrate the achievement of specified learning outcomes. These learning outcomes must be in accordance with the Dublin Descriptors, and within the requirements of the relevant National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The NQF, itself, must be compatible with the Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area (QFEHEA).

Learning Agreement

This is a document that incorporates a registered student’s program of study and specifies the terms and conditions under which the university agrees to deliver the learning units identified.


Academic Staff

This is a fundamental element of the Bologna Process because it promotes collaborative research (e.g. conference attendance and joint research), enhances teaching (e.g.visiting and exchange teaching appointments), and advances professional development (e.g. doctoral candidates and fellows).

Mobility, Student

This provides students with opportunities to study abroad for part of their program of study. This broadens their horizons, both educationally and culturally.

Student Exchange Programs

Under these programs, students study usually for one or two semester abroad at a partner (host) university, and transfer the learning units they have satisfactorily completed back to their home university, so that the exchange counts as a regular semester and part of their program of study. Typically, students pay tuition at their home university.

Transcript of Record, Standardized

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) offers a standardized Transcript of Record that records each student’s academic performance at the end of each semester or year. This Transcript ensures that students have an accurate and up-to-date record of their progress, the educational components they have studied, the number of ECTS they have achieved, and the grades they have been awarded. The

Academic mobility

Partner universities

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