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Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University was one of the first Higher Institutions in Kazakhstan to implement a Postdoctoral Program in 2019.


The aim of the postdoctoral program is to train highly qualified scientific personnel to enhance the level of scientific and pedagogical activities at the University, establish (ensure continuity) scientific schools at the University, attract and retain talented young scientists for conducting promising scientific research, and increase the proportion of young researchers.


Young scientists who are residents of the Republic of Kazakhstan and are under the age of 40 (inclusive), actively engaged in scientific activities, and developing priority and emerging scientific directions may be admitted to the postdoctoral program.


Priority areas for fundamental and applied research include:

- Pedagogical sciences;
- Social sciences and humanities;
- Natural sciences.

As of 2024, Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University has graduated 2 cohorts of postdoctoral fellows: in 2022, 3 postdoctoral fellows: Sabirova Dina, Kilybaev Talgat, and Syzdykbaeva Aigul, and in 2023, 7 postdoctoral fellows: Laiskhanov Shakhislam, Moldagali Bakytgul, Serikova Samal, Baikulova Aigerim, Sapargaliev Bayan, Akimbekova Shyryn, and Seylhan Aynur.

Regulations for the postdoctoral program