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Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Pathway programmes for applicants from Kazakhstan

Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, so you may need further preparation before you can start university here. Pathway programmes provide an entry route for international students whose qualifications do not meet our entry requirements.

After successfully completing your Foundation Certificate or pre-Master’s programme, you're guaranteed a place on your chosen course. Pathway programmes are offered through the University of Liverpool International College.




Students who have completed an internationally-recognised qualification (e.g. UK A-Levels or an International Baccalaureate) can apply for entry to the first year of an undergraduate programme.

The University of Liverpool will consider applications from students who have spent some time at University of Kazakhstan and who now want to transfer credit in either the first or second year of undergraduate study at Liverpool. It is not possible to enter directly into third (or any subsequent) year of undergraduate programmes, and it is not possible to transfer credit into any clinical programmes.

Postgraduate Taught



Students should be considered on their academic performance to date and will be expected to have completed a four-year undergraduate (bachelors or bakalava) degree from a recognised Kazakh university. We normally expect students to obtain an overall good grade (i.e. a ‘B’ grade). We appreciate that different Kazakh Universities use different marking schemes. If your undergraduate degree is awarded on the GPA system, we would normally look for a minimum cumulative GPA of approximately:

  • 3.4 out of 4.0
  • 3.7 out of 4.33
  • 4.25 out of 5

Postgraduate Research



To be eligible to apply for a PhD or MPhil programme, students should generally already have a Masters (Magistr) qualification from Kazakhstan.

Each research degree lists the English language requirements you'll need to apply.

English language requirements

To study at the University of Liverpool, you’ll need to demonstrate you can speak English. If you need a visa to study in the UK, evidence of competency in English is required to secure your visa.


We offer a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students. These include:

Browse the full range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research scholarships.

Tuition fees and other costs

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