Minimum entry requirement

Applicants must have a first degree from university or institution of higher education, or provide documentation indicating that they will earn such a first degree before enrollment in MSc in Economics program. An undergraduate degree in economics is not required. However, students should have strong quantitative skills and good command of English. Applicants with solid quantitative background (e.g. first degree in Mathematics, Engineering) are highly encouraged to apply.

Required exams

Entry exams include English language proficiency test (can be substituted by official TOEFL or IELTS certificate) and AUCA admission exam in mathematics and essay writing (can be substituted by GRE).

If you have an official letter from the university stating that the language of instruction is English, you do not need to take the English language exam. You are also exempt from the entrance exam with an official TOEFL certificate (min. 500 PBT, 60 iBT) or IELTS (min. 5) certificate.

For exemption from the entrance exam in mathematics, you need to have minimum scores in GRE (quantitative part, at least 140 out of 170). AUCA graduates do not need to take an entrance exam in English and mathematics (if they took it when they entered the bachelor’s program).

How to Apply


Go to a Graduate Recruitment Platform, fill out the application form and attach all necessary documents.

  • Online Application Form
  • Bachelor’s Degree (diploma and transcripts)
  • Scan of Passport (original available upon request)
  • CV (in English)
  • TOEFL/IELTS certificate
  • Passport size Photo (3×4 cm, white background)

Admissions Exam Deadlines

1st Cohort:

Exam registration deadline 20.02.24
Admissions exam 25.02.24
Exam registration deadline 19.03.24
Admissions exam 24.03.24 
Applications deadline 12.04.24

2nd Cohort:

Exam registration deadline 30.04.24
Admissions exam 05.05.24 

Exam registration deadline 28.05.24

Admissions exam 02.06.24

Application deadline 14.06.24


Scholarship exam:

Exam registration: due 08.08.2024 (preliminary date) (write to

Exam 08.08.2024 (preliminary date)


For questions and further information, contact us:

Aikumush Zhakypbekova

0312 915000 (ext.470)

0556 886854