"Integrated water resources management" Master's Program (2 years)

Foundation Programme


The Foundation Programme is a series of preparatory disciplines required for admission to the master's degree in IWRM.

The program aims to improve the English or Russian language proficiency of candidates from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Also, candidates will take introductory courses in hydrology, management and business organization in the format of full-time and distance learning (through the MOODLE platform). These disciplines are mandatory for admission to the IWRM master's program.


Disciplines within the Foundation programme are determined for each candidate individually.

Duration of the programme: 2 months, followed by passing the midterm control for each discipline passed.

All applicants who apply no later than June 15, 2021 can take part in the programme.


Participation in the program is free.


Foundation programme Schedule (dates are tentative; follow the link to learn more about the discipline in the Syllabus)

- English language - 05 May - 15 July 2021

- Russian language - 05 May - 15 July 2021

- Hydrology - July 26 - August 6, 2021.

- Management - 09 August - 20 August 2021

- Business organization - 09 August - 20 August 2021


The results of the programme: preparation for admission to the magistracy; familiarization with the university education system; improving basic professional and linguistic skills.

You can get additional information on the programme and conditions by writing to email: nri@dku.kz