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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the website of S. Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical Research University (KATRU).

Established in 1957 as an institute, our university is one of the largest seats of learning in Kazakhstan and the entire CIS region. We specialize in mechanical agriculture engineering and food production technologies.

We also have a rich history of creating, transferring, and exchanging new knowledge and technologies in the fields of forestry, veterinary sciences, energy, IT, transport technologies, design and architecture, and sustainable development.

Located in one of the world’s most beautiful and modern cities, Astana, the Capital of Kazakhstan, KATU is an entrepreneurial research university of the 21st century that trains business leaders, researchers, and scientists with a global outlook for national and international economies.

More than 10,000 students are studying at the nine KATRU faculties. We offer 37 bachelor’s degree programs, 31 master’s degree programs, and Ph.D. degrees in 14 fields of study. The University also has nine specialized research institutes.

A galaxy of experienced professors and scientists gathered at our university is a testimony to the quality and relevance of KATRU’s academic and practical training programs.

With our qualified faculty and modern teaching, learning, and research facilities, KATRU will continue its mission of bringing agriculture training and research to par with national and global economic trends and demands.

We are sure that the excellent skills and expertise of KATRU graduates and scientists will contribute to creating a modern, innovative, and knowledge-based society in the “New Kazakhstan.”

In our journey to excellence, by 2030, KATRU will become a global hub of education, strategic research, and innovation in food and agriculture, and environmental sciences in the heart of Eurasia.

We will build “Knowledge Bridges” between KATRU and the outside world, and Kazakhstan and the rest of the world in the food & agriculture sectors, and other vital fields such as environmental sciences through the work, achievements, and contributions of our scientists, teachers, and graduates. 

We will deepen and strengthen our relations with the world’s top universities, scientific institutions, and research bodies through knowledge, expertise, and talent exchanges.

Our mutually beneficial joint research projects will positively contribute to national and regional economies by solving pressing issues/problems and creating new knowledge.

Our first goal is to improve the standing of our university at national, national, and global levels by becoming a top-ranking university in the region and the world.

I take this opportunity to invite you to KATRU as a student and also as a member of our team of brilliant and dynamic scholars. 


Kanat Tireuov,

Rector and the Chairman of the KATRU Board,  

Academician of the National Academy of Sciences, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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3/21/23, 11:22 AM
Tile Tersoo Theophilus

How can I gain admission with this university as an international student for masters in Literature in English

Dear Tile Tersoo Theophilus!

Admission of foreign citizens to study at the university on a fee basis is carried out based on the results of an interview, but unfortunately we do not have such a specialty as Literature in English.