Regulation

MASTER'S DEGREE POLICY

(According to Cabinet of Ministers Decision 393 of 20 June 2017, annex 2)

Chapter 1 General provisions

  1. The present Regulation defines the procedure of admission of students to the Master's degree program of higher education institutions (hereinafter - masters) in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On education" and "On the National training program".

This Regulation does not apply to military educational institutions, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Academy of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent State Law University, the Banking and Finance Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It also to schools, foreign higher education institutions and their branches operating in Uzbekistan.

  1. Admission to the magistracy is carried out by higher education institutions in accordance with the admission quota based on State grants and contracts established by the President or the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  2. Admission to the magistracy is carried out by the State Commission for admission to educational institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter - the State Commission) in accordance with the rating system based on the results of admission tests.

Admission to the magistracy is carried out on a competitive basis for a bachelor's degree or the qualification of a diploma specialist in the relevant educational direction and a list of relevant courses of higher education established by the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education.

Persons with bachelor or diploma qualifications have the right to apply for one of the listed specialties.

Admission to the magistracy is based on equality, uniform admission and selection rules for all applicants (both grants and payment agreements), and candidates with the highest score in the entrance examinations will be eligible for the first scholarship. Other participants are eligible to apply within the quota based on their points.

The competition is held separately for each higher education institution according to the master's degree, language and form of study. In case of approval of target admission quotas by region for individual Master's programmes as well as for staff training, selection will be made separately for each region as well as for applicants (higher education institution).

  1. Entrance tests will be conducted in the language in which the speciality is taught.

The language of study in the master's degree is determined by ministries and departments and approved by the State Commission before the adoption of documents within the admissibility criteria established by the President or the Cabinet of Ministers.

  1. Entrants take entrance examinations for master's degrees in the language of instruction at the university.
  2. Admission to postgraduate studies is appointed by the Admissions Commission of the higher education institution appointed for the current academic year in accordance with the procedure established by the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education, and a deputy secretary of the admissions commission is appointed for admission to the master's degree.
  3. Laureates of state scholarships and state scholarships of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laureates of Zulfiya State Prize, as well as students of the Mard Uglyl State Priza and higher education institutions with a bachelor's degree are admitted to the ranks of master's students on the basis of state grants.

Chapter 2 Admission of foreign citizens.

  1. The admission of foreign citizens to Uzbekistan's higher education institutions is based on Cabinet of Ministers decree No. 169 of 4 August 2008 and on international agreements.

Chapter 3 Procedure for submission of documents

  1. Within one month prior to entrance examinations in a magistracy the admission committee of higher education institution publishes in due order the information on time of receipt in a magistracy, names of specialities and quotas.
  2. When entering graduate school, applicants (bachelors and graduates) submit to the admissions committee of the university the following documents:

an application to the rector of a higher education institution indicating the specialty of magistracy;

the original diploma of higher education (or extract of diploma - for graduates of state educational institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan, who graduated from the university on the basis of a state grant) and its annex;

a copy of the published scientific article or thesis (or equivalent);

6 colour photographs in the size of 3.5 x 4.5;

Medical form 086-U;

original document entitling to study in accordance with the law.

  1. The documents are accepted from 1 to 30 July.
  2. Applicants show their passport personally.
  3. If the above documents are available, the Admissions Office of the higher education institution has no right to refuse the applicant.

Chapter 4 Entrance Tests

  1. The overall results of the entrance tests include the following:

- Admission to the Master's program is carried out in special disciplines that determine the level of knowledge in the chosen specialty (evaluation criteria vary from 0 to 100 points);

foreign language tests (second foreign language in specialties in foreign philology, foreign languages and literature) (evaluation criteria from 0 to 50 points);

General rating of a university graduate or master's index (an estimate is expressed in a range from 55 to 100 points according to an accuracy of 100 on average for a subject).

Worldwide recognized certificate of foreign language proficiency (at least 72 according to TOEFL or at least 5.5 according to IELTS, TestDaF (TDN3), at least B2 according to CEFR) or certificate of foreign language proficiency B2, issued by the State Testing Center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan or C1 level certificate is awarded 50 points in foreign language and does not pass the foreign language test.

The maximum possible maximum score for admission to the Master's program is 250.

  1. Entrants take written (or creative) entrance exams (special tests) in the following subjects:

special subjects (up to 2) in the master's specialty;

foreign language (second foreign language for specialties in foreign philology, foreign languages and literature).

  1. The form of entrance tests (special tests) and test programs for the subjects and criteria for assessing the knowledge of applicants shall be approved by the rector of the higher education institution in coordination with the relevant ministries, departments and the ministry of higher and secondary special education and one month before the entrance examinations.
  2. Entrance tests (special tests) will be held from August 3 to 15.
  3. Prior to the entrance exams (special tests), admission commissions of higher education institutions will consult on the test subjects. The schedule of consultations is developed by the University Admissions Committee and approved by the Rector.
  4. To conduct entrance tests, commissions for each subject under test are created by order of the rector. Chairmen of the commission on science are approved by ministries and departments depending on the departmental subordination of the university.
  5. Commission on test subjects consists of the most experienced and experienced teachers of the university. If necessary, teachers from other higher education institutions can be included in its composition.
  6. The results of entrance exams are assessed on a scale corresponding to the evaluation criteria and are recorded in the records. The records are signed by the members of the examination commission for science, the secretary of the admissions commission and submitted to the chairman of the admissions commission.
  7. Written works of applicants admitted to a higher education institution are kept in their personal files.
  8. Repeated submission of admission tests (special tests) is prohibited.

Those who have scored 55% or less of the maximum score for the entrance exams for the specialties of magistracy and those who have not passed the entrance exams during the specified time will not be admitted to the next entrance exam and will not be admitted to the magistracy.

  1. The work of the appellate commission (protest) is organized in accordance with the established procedure in the higher education institution.

In case of dissatisfaction with the results of the test, the applicant may apply to the Chairman of the Admissions Committee or Chairman of the Appeal (Protest) Committee within 24 hours from the date of publication of the test results. The term of consideration of the appeal cannot exceed two days.

  1. Admission of blind applicants to the magistracy is carried out in accordance with Appendix 3k to the Regulations on the admission of students to the bachelor .

Chapter 5 The procedure of payment for admission and study on a contract basis

  1. Admission to the magistracy on a paid basis is carried out by the State Commission on the evaluation of entrance examinations on the basis of unified rules of admission within the quotas established by the President or the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

After the decision of the State commission on transfer of entrants in a magistracy on a paid basis the contract between higher educational institution and legal or physical persons is concluded.

The contract forms of the established sample are issued by the admission committee of the higher education institution from the date of publication of the test results and are issued by the head and chief accountant for legal entities in 3 copies and in 2 copies for individuals.

For applicants who are recommended by the State Commission on a fee-paying basis, payment is made annually on the terms and conditions specified in the contract.

The terms of the contract and obligations of the parties, the procedure for their implementation shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation.

 Chapter 6 Receipt procedure

  1. The decision of the State Commission on admission to the magistracy of higher education institutions is taken no later than August 20 and serves as a basis for registration of the orders of rectors of higher education institutions on admission of students to state scholarships by August 25.

According to the decision of the State Commission on admission to the magistracy of higher education institutions on a fee-paying basis the amount of funds allocated to legal entities or individuals to study, shall be executed by order no later than September 15.

Contacts

Samarkand city, Republic of Uzbekistan, 140104, 17, University boulevard.

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