Admissions

Funding opportunities to study at Nazarbayev University

Applicants are awarded with grants based on the established admission criteria and in accordance with the decision of the Admissions Committees. Admission to Nazarbayev University is merit-based. NU offers full funding, fee-paying study, partial grants (or financial aid) opportunities. All types of grants are awarded for undergraduate and foundation year programs, master's, doctoral, and residency programs based on the competition results. If the applicant is not eligible for a grant he/she will be offered admission on a fee-paying basis or other funding options.

FULL FUNDING

The following grants are offered by the University:

Grant Name Grants are awarded to the following categories of applicants Grants cover costs:
within educational programs of education of stipend
State Grant citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, stateless persons permanently residing in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan all educational programs, with the exception of short-term courses and trainings yes yes
Alash Grant citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, stateless persons permanently residing in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan all educational programs, with the exception of short-term courses and trainings yes yes
Abay Kunanbaiuly Grant foreign citizens, stateless persons, including persons of Kazakh nationality all educational programs, with the exception of short-term courses and trainings yes yes
Ybyrai Altynsarin Grant citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan from among certain categories of socially vulnerable segments of the population all educational programs, with the exception of short-term courses and trainings yes yes

Persons who already have a degree of an appropriate educational level under the state educational order and/or Bolashak international grant, shall not be awarded with the Grants to receive the same level of education.

Graduates of the University who have previously obtained a degree of the corresponding level of education under the Grant (Grants) are not eligible to participate in the competition for the award of the Grant (Grants) at the same level of education. The grants are also not available for the applicants who previously studied at Nazarbayev University and had been dismissed for disciplinary reasons.