The admission to Nazarbayev University is merit based. Thus the entry requirements to the programs are the same for all candidates regardless of their citizenship and depend on the program you are applying for.
Nazarbayev University offers “Abay Kunanbayev” scholarship for international candidates, who successfully go through the selection process and are recommended for admission by the Admissions Committee of the respective program. This scholarship covers the tuition fee, basic medical insurance and the monthly stipend.
In addition to “Abay Kunanbayev” scholarship international candidates, who are recommended for admission, are also eligible for the partial scholarships of the University based on their citizenship. The citizenship-based scholarships cover from 50 to 90% of the tuition fee.
In order to be considered for “Abay Kunanbayev” or the citizenship-based scholarships of the University, international candidates should apply to the program/s of their interest, go through the selection process and be recommended for admission by the Admissions Committee of the respective program.
International candidates should apply to the programs of their interest only. There is no need to submit any other additional documents in order to be considered for the scholarships. In case of the positive decision of the Admissions Committee, the Admissions Department will take the issue on awarding the scholarships to international candidates to the consideration of the respective body of the University.
There is no need to come to Kazakhstan just for the interview. Candidates, residing outside of Kazakhstan, may have an interview via skype or via any other internet resources. This information will be provided to you by the School representative.
Yes, NUZYP is available for international candidates as well.
Yes, the University provides international students with rooms in its dormitories on campus.
The monthly stipend is the same for all students of the University regardless of their citizenship.
Foundation: 22 258 tenge.
Undergraduate: 26 186 tenge
Master's (including NUZYP): 125 000 tenge
PhD: 102 498 tenge
PhD students can also work as graduate or research assistants with a respective monthly salary.
International students are allowed to work on campus up to 10 hours per week with the permission of their Schools.