1. When will the admission of documents be started? Date & duration?
The admission of documents will be started on the 1st of May and ended on the 17th of July 2015.
2. What are the academic programmes offered this year?
University of Sunderland, UK
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) Business and Management
BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management
BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management
BA (Hons) Business Computing
Bangor University, UK
BSc (Hons) in International Tourism and Hospitality Management
BSc (Hons) in Applied Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management (NEW)
BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance
BSc (Hons) in Industrial Management
BSc (Hons) in Business and Economics
BSc (Hons) in Finance, Investment and Risk
University of Sunderland, UK
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Master of Business Administration - Marketing
Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Management (NEW)
3. Can applicant be admitted directly into the Year One if he /she has good grades and IELTS 6.0 or above, but haven’t completed the Foundation Year before at any universities?
Direct admission into Year One of the Degree programme will only be possible for students who have completed at least the Foundation Year/ Year One/ Year Two from accredited higher educational Institution and have the IELTS band score 6.0 or equivalent qualification.
4. When will be held MDIS Tashkent Entrance Exam?
Applicants who do not hold IELTS/TOEFL certificates may choose to register for the MDIST English Entrance Test, which will be held from 23rd to 31st of July 2015 (NB. Dates are subject to change by MDIS). In case, target number of students is reached by 20th July, MDIST reserves the right not to conduct MDIST English Entrance Test.
5. If the applicant possess the certificate of IELTS (or equivalent) with the band score 5.5 and is ready to pay the contract tuition fee, can she/he study at MDIS Tashkent or he /she should take an additional exam?
Applicants must meet minimum English language requirement for overall score in the following tests accepted by MDIS: IELTS overall band is 5.5 and its writing component must be 5.5. TOEFL-IBT overall band is 46-59 and its writing component must be 18-20. (Note: Application that meets overall requirement but does not meet writing component requirement will be rejected automatically)
Meeting above minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that the applicant will be given an offer to study at MDIS Tashkent, as preference is given to applicants with higher results in English language proficiency tests. To improve the chances applicant can opt for entrance exam at MDIS Tashkent.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis by MDIS, who will decide whether or not to make an unconditional offer or whether to hold the application to be considered as part of a waiting list of applications.
Applications which are held as part of a waiting list shall be considered together with the applicants who shall sit for MDIST English Entrance Test.
6. How many students will be enrolled this year?
Target number of intake for 2015-2016 academic years is estimated at 700 students.
7. If the certificate of IELTS has an expiry date in the month of August can the applicant still apply for admission with the existing certificate or the new certificate will be required?
The valid IELTS Certificate submitted to the Admission Committee must be valid on the date of submission. Therefore, there will not be a need for provision of a new IELTS Certificate.
8. How can an applicant enter MDIS Tashkent if he/she hasn’t got any Certificate of English Proficiency?
Applicants, who do not possess a Certificate of English Proficiency such as IELTS or equivalent, can register for the free entrance examination at MDIS Tashkent.
9. Does an applicant have to take any other examinations besides English Proficiency Examination?
Applicants are required to take only Entrance Examination determining the proficiency level of English based on their listening, writing, reading and speaking skills. No examinations other than English are required.
10. How many attempts are allowed to take the Entrance Examination?
Applicants can take entrance examination only once a year (23rd to 31st of July 2015).
11. In the event entrance examination result is low, can applicant retake the examination?
The entrance examination can be taken ONLY once a year.
12. Can an applicant register for an entrance examination possessing the minimum required IELTS or equivalent score to improve their results?
Applicants will not be allowed to register for an entrance examination in the case of possessing the minimum required IELTS or equivalent score. Entrance examination is not provided for improving of results. However, if an applicant will decide to take the entrance exam, he/she should not submit the IELTS certificate or equivalent. An applicant is to take responsibility and go for exam, since in the case of failure no other chance will be given and their Certificate (IELTS or equivalent) will not be accepted.
13. Who will check the entrance examination question papers?
All Examination Question Papers are checked by the Examination Board of the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS).
14. Will the admission committee members consist of only local members?
Admission committee is composed of MDIS (Singapore) and MDIS Tashkent management team.
15. Do you have Grant? How many educational grants will be offered for the Academic Year 2015-2016?
MDIS Tashkent does not have and do not offer Grants.
16. What documents are required for admission into MDIS Tashkent?
The following documents are required for admission:
Required documents for admission:
- IELTS certificate
- Original or attested copy of the certificate of the General Education from a Secondary School, Academic Lyceum or Professional College (for Foundation Year and Direct entry to Year 1)
- Original or attested copy of the transcripts
- Original or attested copy of Foundation certificate or student's record book from a recognized institution in Uzbekistan (for direct entry to Year 1)
- Original or attested copy of Bachelor's degree certificate along with CV for MBA applicants need to be submitted
- Other required list of documents as in accordance with legislative requirements of the Republic of Uzbekistan (medical certificate, photocopy of military recruit registration card, etc.)
- Documents listed in points b, c, d and e must be accompanied with certified translation into English
- MDIS Tashkent application forms
- University application forms for Bachelors/Masters entry
17. Is it necessary to bring original documents or copies will be enough?
Students who are matriculated and pass the Entry requirement must submit all required original documents before receiving the contract with MDIS Tashkent.
18. Should the documents be translated into English and certified?
Yes, all the documents such as attested copies of secondary education or diploma from secondary and professional school, attested copies of diploma of higher education including all transcripts should be translated into English and notarized unless the documents are originally in English.
19. Can students who finished Foundation or First Year at MDIS Tashkent be enrolled into other universities without sacrificing a year?
Students who finished the Foundation or First Year of MDIS Tashkent can be enrolled at the discretion of admitting university.
20. If the students of MDIS Tashkent want to withdraw after completing Foundation or Year One and apply for other university will they be given any certificate on completion of these modules?
Students who finished the Foundation or Year One of MDIS Tashkent can apply for other universities. Candidates who successfully complete all the modules from Year One and wish to withdraw will be awarded the Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education depending on the policy of Partner Universities. Similarly for those who successfully finish their Year Two modules and wish to withdraw, they will be given Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education depending on the policy of Partner Universities.
21. Can applicants find a sponsor on their own to study on contract basis?
Yes, applicants can find the sponsor on their own.
22. Can a student who studies on grant basis at another university of the Republic of Uzbekistan apply for the Year One at MDIS Tashkent?
The student will be enrolled to the Year One at MDIS Tashkent on contract basis. All the issues concerning his/her grant at the previous university student must settle himself/herself and provide the written confirmation to the Admission Committee of MDIS Tashkent.
23. Can an applicant submit the required documents to Foundation Programme after completion of Year Two of Academic Lyceum?
A General Education Certificate of Completion (11years compulsory education) or diploma of Academic Lyceum/Vocational College is a must for enrolment to Foundation Year studies.
Minimum entry requirements for 2015/16 admissions set by MDIS are as follows:
- Applicants must have completed Secondary Education with aggregate average score in the subjects/disciplines not less than 4.0 and with minimum score of 4 on mathematics discipline either from:
- a Secondary School (11 years of compulsory education) or
- an Academic Lyceum or Professional College (12 years of compulsory education).
- Applicants must meet minimum English language requirement for overall score in the following tests accepted by MDIS: IELTS overall band is 5.5 and its writing component must be 5.5. TOEFL-IBT overall band is 46-59 and its writing component must be 18-20. (Note: Application that meets overall requirement but does not meet writing component requirement will be rejected automatically)
- Applicants who do not hold IELTS/TOEFL (IBT) certificates need to take MDIST English Entrance Test with overall band of 5.5 and its writing component must be 5.5.
24. When will be released results of MDIS Tashkent English Entrance Exam?
The Results of MDIS Tashkent English Entrance Examination will be announced on the website by mid-August 2015.
25. What is IELTS examination?
The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council .
26. What is TOEFL examination?
Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS. TOEFL is a trademark of ETS (Educational Testing Service), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. The scores are valid for 2 years; then they are no longer reported.
27. Do you have Masters programmes?
MDIS Tashkent offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes.
MBA: Finance, MBA: Marketing and a new one MBA: Hospitality Management.
28. What are the entry requirements for MBA programme?
- Must have completed the Bachelor’s degree with satisfactory results.
- Must have obtained a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS with writing band not less than 5.5 or 6.5 from MDIS Tashkent English Entrance Test with writing band not less than 5.5
English requirement can be waived by MDIS (Republic of Singapore) for MBA Applicants who possess one of the following:
- Degree awarded by international universities in Tashkent or MDIS Tashkent Partner University
- Degree awarded by an approved University in English speaking countries;
- Degree awarded by an approved University in non-English speaking countries where the whole programme was taught in the English Language will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
- Must possess working / internship experience of not less than 4 months
NB: MBA applicants who do not wish to sit for MDIS Tashkent English Entrance Test can apply after stipulated deadline until 30 September 2015, however they will be required to provide valid IELTS certificate with a required score.