Professional and linguistic education at the highest level, cultural diversity and a broad international network. All this combined in the cultural center of Kazakhstan – the German-Kazakh University introduces itself.


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  • only German university in Central Asia
  • Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Sponsorship: private, through the social fund "German-Kazakh Cooperation in Education"
  • approx. 900 students (as of 2021)
  • 10 Bachelor and 6 Master programs at 3 faculties
  • intensive language training in German, English and Kazakh
  • Flying Faculty from Germany
  • 8 double degree programs in the bachelor area at 6 German partner universities

Faculties and study programs

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Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies

  • BA Energy and Environmental Engineering* (HAW Hamburg)
  • BA Production Logistics* (TH Wildau)
  • BA Transportation Logistics* (TH Wildau)
  • BA Business Informatics* (HS Schmalkalden)
  • BA Telematics* (TH Wildau)
  • BA Mobile Computing
  • MA Logistics
  • MA Resource Efficient Production Logistics
  • MA Strategic Management of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SM-RE-EE)

Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship

  • BA Marketing* (HS Zittau/Görlitz)
  • BA Finance* (HS Zittau/Görlitz)
  • BA Corporate Management* (HS Mittweida)
  • MA Finance
  • MA International Corporate Management

Faculty Global Politics

  • BA International Relations
  • MA Regional Process Management
  • MA Integrated Water Ressource Management (FU Berlin)

* Offered in cooperation with a German university as a double degree

Studying at DKU

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The focus on Germany is one of the DKU's main characteristics. Thus, students in the bachelor's programs receive intensive language courses in German and English in addition to their specialized training. In the 3rd year, more than half of the modules are taught in German by guest lecturers. In their courses, they not only impart specialist knowledge but also enable students to experience German teaching culture in their own country.
In the master's programs, too, specialization subjects are taught by the so-called flying faculty, mostly in English.

Double degree programs and partner universities

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DKU offers a total of 8 programs in the Bachelor's area, which can be completed as a double degree. For this, the best students can spend the 4th academic year at a German partner university. Afterwards, they return to DKU to take the Kazakh state examination. Afterwards, they receive their two Bachelor certificates.

Partner universities in Germany
For more than 10 years, the German-Kazakh University has been reliably supported by a group of five German universities. Kazakh students have the opportunity to obtain a double degree at the partner universities. Professors from these universities form the long-standing core of the Flying Faculty.
In November 2019, the previously participating universities formally merged into a consortium. 
The universities in the consortium supporting DKU are:

  • Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg 
  • Hochschule Mittweida 
  • Hochschule Schmalkalden 
  • Technische Hochschule Wildau 
  • Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz
  • Hochschule Rhein-Waal

In addition, the Federal Foreign Office is funding the master's program "Integrated Water Management" at the FU Berlin.

The consortium is open for new members. If you are interested, please feel free to contact


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Inclusion of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the DKU consortium
Institutional accreditation by the Kazakh agency IAAR.
Signing of the consortium agreement of the partner universities of DKU
Accreditation of the study programs of the Faculty of Engineering and Management by ACQUIN
Accreditation of the study programs of the Faculty of Global Politics by ACQUIN
Accreditation of the study programs of the Faculty of Business and Economics by ACQUIN
Institutional accreditation by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating
Successful attestation of DKU by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Double degree agreement with the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg
Double degree agreement with the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
Successful attestation of DKU by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Intergovernmental Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the
Federal Republic of Germany on further cooperation in the development of the German-Kazakh University
Double degree agreements with the Mittweida and Schmalkalden Universities of Applied Sciences and the Technical University of Wildau

Start of DAAD funding
Successful attestation of DKU by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
DKU is founded as a private university based in Almaty with the aim of training specialists on the German model.
Opening of the first three study programs

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