Masters / Residency

The graduate programs are offered by seven Schools of Nazarbayev University.

Zero Year of Master’s Programs (NUZYP)
Graduate School of Business
School of Engineering and Digital Sciences
School of Medicine
School of Sciences and Humanities
School of Mining and Geosciences
Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Public Policy

Master's programs provide the opportunity to study at “Zero year of Master`s programs”- a two-semester, full-time intensive pre-master English and content course program for candidates who lack the English proficiency required for the direct entry into the Master's programs. The aim of the Program is to give students the support needed to acquire English language proficiency and academic skills required to successfully begin Master’s level studies. Satisfactory completion of the Program will permit the students to progress to the Master’s programs of the University to which they applied and for which they were interviewed.

Zero Year of Master’s Programs

For registration, please create your personal account on admissions.nu.edu.kz, fill out the Application form and submit the required documents.

The online registration period:

Please check the registration periods of the Master's program you going to apply.

 

NUZYP is not implemented on Fulltime MBA and Residency programs.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

In order to apply an applicant must:
1) meet the minimum entry requirements of the chosen Master’s program, except the English language requirements:
– have a valid overall IELTS test score of 5.5 (with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website) as of date of online documents submission;
– have a valid overall IELTS test score of 6.0 (with no more than one sub-score of 5.5, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website) – for Master of Arts in Political Science and International Relations and Master of Arts in Eurasian Studies programs as of date of online documents submission;
2) indicate Zero Year of Master’s Programs in the Application Form. Keep in mind that the Admissions Committee may recommend for NUZYP those candidates who did not indicate it during registration.

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

Please check the application checklist of the Master’s program you going to apply

The Nazarbayev Graduate School of Business (GSB) is a promising academic institution established for business leaders. The School offers new approaches to education in the field of business management in one of the most dynamic regions in the world. Our programs offer students the opportunity to get high-quality education in the field of business administration, expand their business contacts and apply their knowledge and skills to their work as much as possible.

Master's programs:

For registration, please create your personal account on admissions.nu.edu.kz, fill out the Application form and submit the required documents.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants applying to the program are expected to have:

Finance Full-Time MBA Executive MBA
  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent). During the application period, final year students may submit the official current transcript for consideration
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree diploma (or equivalent).
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) to FTMBA program and a minimum CGPA of 2.67 out of 4.0 to MSc. in Finance program.
N/A
  • High level of English proficiency. The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test reports for admission to the program is:

Overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-scores no less than 6.0) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;

  • valid as of the commencement of the program. The recommended level of English language proficiency is equal to an IELTS test score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575 for Paper-Based Test (PBT) and 90 for the Internet-Based Test (IBT). GSB recognizes that some exceptional EMBA candidates with lower IELTS or TOEFL scores will bring other valuable attributes to the EMBA program. Therefore, the Admissions Committee may assess and recognize the English language proficiency of the applicants who have scored lower than specified. To support such candidates, simultaneous Russian translation and translation of in-class materials may be made available.
  • Applicants, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:

– one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;

– an undergraduate and/or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English.

  • The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test report for conditional admission (NUZYP, for MSF only) is an overall IELTS test score of 5.5, with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website;

N/A

N/A

At least 5 years of work experience. The candidates are normally expected to have management positions in national companies, business entities, public institutions, non-governmental or international organizations. Based on the decision of the Admissions Committee, exceptional applicants with work experience less than 5 years may also be considered.
Strong reading, analytical, and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE or GMAT tests.Strong reading, analytical, and mathematical skills as demonstrated by ALEKS/GRE/GMAT tests.N/A
  • High motivation and a strong interest in the program as outlined in a statement of purpose

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

 
Finance Full-Time MBAExecutive MBA
  • Complete application form (www.admissions.nu.edu.kz);
  • National ID (for the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan) and passport (for international applicants);
  • Official document confirming name change (if applicable);
  • Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree diploma with transcript;
  • During the application period, final year students may upload an official current transcript for consideration.
 
  • An official electronic IELTS/TOEFL certificate (valid at the time of document submission) sent to the University through IELTS/TOEFL VERIFICATION SERVICES. Code for IELTS: Nazarbayev University. Code for TOEFL: 6762
    or Document confirming English as the language of instruction (only for applicants who earned their degree in a program that was taught in English and request an exemption from submitting IELTS or TOEFL). Applicants should provide a detailed certificate/reference from the university indicating the number and list of subjects completed in English.
  • One essay in English (the essay questions are available on the application form);
  • Two essays (the essay questions are available in the application form);
  • Letter of corporate support letter, commitment letter or scholarship request form;
  • Letter of corporate support in English (or with English translation) from the applicant’s current employer outlining the company’s financial commitment to pay a program tuition fee and to allow the applicant to attend the EMBA program;
  • A CV in English (it should not exceed one page, A4);
  • Provide a valid GMAT or GRE test report;
  • ALEKS test result administered by NUGSB or valid GMAT or GRE test report (applies to for international applicants as well);
  • Valid GMAT or GRE Test Report. Although an official GMAT or GRE score is not an essential requirement, an applicant with limited quantitative experience can strengthen her/his application with a competitive GMAT or GRE score;
  • Documented proof of work experience (with notarized English translation);
  • Сopy of the applicant’s employment record book (or equivalent) with English translation.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy after receiving an email request);

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information please contact us by emba.admissions@nu.edu.kz

Arailym MagauinaSenior Manager for Admissionse-mail: arailym.magauina@nu.edu.kztel. +7(7172) 70 91 74
Danagul ToleubayevaManager for Admissionse-mail: danagul.toleubayeva@nu.edu.kztel. +7(7172) 70 57 42

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application periods for Full-time MBA and Master of Science in Finance programs: November 16, 2020 – June 15, 2021 (inclusive)
  • Application periods for Executive MBA program: February 22, 2021 – June 23, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates ( Full-time MBA and Master of Science in Finance): June 15, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates (Executive MBA): June 23, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The start of orientation week (for newly enrolled students): TBA
  • First day of classes: TBA

The School of Engineering and Digital Sciences (SEDS) aims to be the leading engineering school in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The SEDS's goal is to prepare its graduates to meet the growing demand for professional practitioners in the fields of chemical and materials, mechanical and aerospace, civil and environmental, electrical, computer engineering and computer sciences. SEDS is the largest school by the number of Nazarbayev University students enrolled.

Master's programs:

For registration, please create your personal account on admissions.nu.edu.kz, fill out the Application form and submit the required documents.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants applying to the program are expected to have:
  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent). During the application period, final year students may submit the official current transcript for consideration
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent);
  • High level of English proficiency. The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test reports for admission to the program is:

Overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-scores no less than 6.0) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;

The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test report for conditional admission (NUZYP) is an overall IELTS test score of 5.5, with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website;

Applicants, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:

– one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;

– an undergraduate and/or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English.

  • Strong reading, analytical, and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE test (optional). Although an official GRE score is not an essential requirement, an applicant can enhance her/his application with a competitive GRE score
  • High motivation and a strong interest in the program as outlined in a statement of purpose

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

1. Complete Application form
2. National ID (for the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan) and passport (for international applicants)
3. Official document confirming name change (if applicable)
4. Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree diploma with transcript; During the application period final year students may upload official current transcript for consideration
5. An official electronic IELTS/TOEFL certificate (valid at the time of document submission) sent to the University through IELTS/TOEFL VERIFICATION SERVICES. Code for IELTS: Nazarbayev University. Code for TOEFL: 6762
6. Document confirming English as the language of instruction (only for applicants who earned their degree in a program which was taught in English and request an exemption from submitting IELTS or TOEFL). Applicants should provide a detailed certificate/reference from the university indicating the number and list of subjects completed in English
7. Curriculum vitae (up to 2 pages)
8. GRE certificate valid as of the date of online documents submission (if applicable)
9. Statement of purpose (up to 1 page)
10. Two confidential letters of recommendation (at least one academic reference) written within the last 12 months (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy after receiving an email request)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application periods for Masters programs: November 23, 2020 – April 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates: April 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The start of orientation week (for newly enrolled students): August 9, 2021
  • First day of classes: August 16, 2021

Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM) is the Republic of Kazakhstan’s first US-style curriculum which is taught in English with the goal of educating future medical leaders in health care, education and biomedical research. The School aspires to be a world-class and to generate and sustain excellence in health education and biomedical research by creating a supportive and stimulating academic environment where creativity, life-long learning and discoveries are supported and encouraged. NUSOM offers Master programs, Doctor of Medicine, PhD and Residency programs.

Master's, Doctor of Medicine, Residency programs:

For registration, please create your personal account on admissions.nu.edu.kz, fill out the Application form and submit the required documents.

 

 

Master programs

 

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates applying to the Master of Molecular Medicine, Master of Public Health and Master of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Master in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation programs are expected to have:

  • an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and a/or graduate degree (if applicable) in a relevant discipline. During the application period, final year students may submit official current transcripts for consideration. Applicants recommended for admission must provide final transcripts and diplomas before the end of the Programs’ enrollment term. Graduates of the University are enrolled based on the evidence of the final transcript confirming the degree completion followed by diploma submission within a month;
  • Candidates may be enrolled conditionally based on evidence from graduating university that the candidates have completed the educational program and the candidate expects formal issuance of final transcript and/or diploma by a certain date. In that case, the decision on enrollment shall prescribe the period of time within which the candidate shall provide the necessary documents to the University;
  • a minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or equivalent on applicant’s degree (bachelor, master or PhD (if masters and PhD have adopted a GPA approach); • the required level of English language proficiency;
  • strong reading, analytical and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE or GMAT test (optional). Although an official GRE/GMAT score is not an essential requirement, an applicant can enhance his/her application with a competitive GRE/GMAT score;
  • high level of motivation and a strong interest in the Program outlined in the statement of purpose;
  • 2 (two) confidential letters of recommendation; • For Master of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Master in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation programs only: Evidence of any professional and/or voluntary experiences related to biological and/or medical research (optional). Although this is not an essential requirement, an applicant can enhance his/her application with such evidence.

The required level of English proficiency:

1, The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test reports for admission to the Program is an overall IELTS test score of 6.5 or higher (with no sub-score less than 6.0 in each section) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;

2. The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test report for admission to Nazarbayev University Zero Year of Master’s Programs is an overall IELTS test score of 5.5, with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website.

3. Applicants to the Program, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:

  • one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;
  • an undergraduate or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English;
  • the applicant is a graduate of Nazarbayev University.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants applying to the Program are required to:

1) complete and upload an online application form posted in the Personal Account on the University website upon payment of the non-refundable application fee set by the University internal document/s;
2) upload to the Personal account scanned copies of the required documents before the indicated deadline.

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

  1. Complete application form;
  2. National ID or passport;
  3. Official document confirming name changes (if applicable);
  4. Degree diplomas with transcripts;
  5. An official electronic IELTS/TOEFL certificate (valid at the time of document submission) sent to the University through IELTS/TOEFL VERIFICATION SERVICES. Code for IELTS: Nazarbayev University. Code for TOEFL: 6762;
  6. Document confirming English as the language of instruction (only for applicants who earned their degree in a program which was taught in English and request an exemption from submitting IELTS or TOEFL);
  7. GRE/GMAT test certificates valid as of the date of online documents submission (optional);
  8. Two confidential letters of recommendation written within the last 12 month (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy);
  9. Statement of purpose of 500 words or less;
  10. 086у medical certificate (for Kazakhstani candidates) or a similar medical certificate with indication of general health (for international candidates);
  11. A document stating the presence or absence of a criminal record;
  12. Consent for Applicant’s/Student’s personal data processing;
  13. For Master of Pharmacology and Toxicology program only: Evidence of any professional and/or voluntary experiences related to biological and/or medical research shown in a CV, recommendation letter or in any other document (optional).
  14. The Admissions Committee and/or Admissions Department may request additional documents when necessary.

Doctor of Medicine program

 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. A bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree (or equivalent).
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.00, based on a 4.00 point scale (or equivalent on a 5.00 point scale).
  3. Completed at least two science subjects, including but not limited to, one year of biology with lab or equivalent and one year of general chemistry with lab or equivalent.
  4. A mandatory level of English language proficiency equal to an IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual component falling below a 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 250 for Computer-Based Test (CBT), 600 for Paper-Based Test (PBT), or 100 for Internet-Based Test (IBT). Any applicant, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:
    – one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;
    – an undergraduate or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English;
    – the applicant is a graduate of Nazarbayev University.
  5. MCAT score of 489 is required in order to be invited to an interview.

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

  1. Completed Application Form that can be accessed after registration.
  2. Two (minimum) to four (maximum) confidential letters of recommendation written within the last 12 month. At least two letters must be from faculty in science departments.
  3. Degree diploma with the transcript. During the application period, final year students may upload an official current transcript for consideration.
  4. An official electronic IELTS/TOEFL certificate (valid at the time of document submission) sent to the University through IELTS/TOEFL VERIFICATION SERVICES. Code for IELTS: Nazarbayev University. Code for TOEFL: 6762.
  5. MCAT score valid as of the date of online documents submission. In order for the score to be valid, the submitted MCAT scores must be for a test taken no more than three years prior to application.
  6. The document stating the presence or absence of a criminal record.
  7. 086у medical certificate (for Kazakhstani candidates) or a similar medical certificate with indication of general health or other documents as requested by the University (for international candidates).
  8. Notarized scanned copy of the applicant’s identity card (with notarized English translation) or passport.
  9. Personal statement (500 or less);
  10. An essay on how the candidate would enrich the NUSOM community (500 words or less).

Residency programs

 

There are two types of admission: Unconditional and Conditional

 

UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. MD or an equivalent terminal medical degree (highest level medical qualification which provides the eligibility to obtain registration or certification to practice as an independent practitioner in the country), obtained in a recognized university according to the World Directory of Medical Schools. During the application period, final year students may submit official current transcripts for consideration. Applicants recommended for admission must provide final transcript and diploma before the end of the Program’s enrollment term. Graduates of the University are enrolled based on the evidence of the final transcript confirming the degree completion followed by diploma submission within a month;
  2. An overall IELTS test score of 7.0 or higher (with no sub-score less than 6.0 in each section), or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;
  3. IFOM Basic Science Exam (BSE) or USMLE Step1 test report;
  4. high level of motivation and a strong interest in the Program outlined in the personal statement;
  5. 2 (two) confidential letters of recommendation.

The relevance of the academic and experiential background and the equivalency and appropriateness of earlier degrees will be determined by the Admissions Committee.
Applicants to the Program, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:
• MD or equivalent terminal medical degree was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;
• MD or equivalent terminal medical degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English;
• the applicant is a graduate of Nazarbayev University.

 

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

  1. Complete application form;
  2. National ID or passport;
  3. Official document confirming name change (if applicable);
  4. MD or equivalent terminal medical diploma with transcript;
  5. IELTS or TOEFL test report/certificate valid as of the date of online documents submission to the Programs (if applicable);
  6. IFOM Basic Science Exam (BSE) or USMLE step 1 test report;
  7. Two confidential letters of recommendation written within the last 12 months from academic or clinical referees preferably related to the specific residency program (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy) ;
  8. Personal statement (up to 500 words);
  9. 086у medical certificate (for Kazakhstani candidates) or a similar medical certificate with indication of general health or other documents as requested by the University (for international candidates);
  10. The document stating the presence or absence of a criminal record;
  11. Consent for Applicant’s/Student’s personal data processing.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

The NUSOM Admissions Committee will consider candidates recommended for admission by University Medical Center (UMC) Residency Admission Committee but the ultimate decision to admit these candidates is made by the NUSOM Admissions Committee.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. MD or an equivalent terminal medical degree (highest level medical qualification which provides the eligibility to obtain registration or certification to practice as an independent practitioner in the country), obtained in a recognized university according to the World Directory of Medical Schools. During the application period, final year students may submit official current transcripts for consideration. Applicants recommended for admission must provide final transcript and diploma before the end of the Program’s enrollment term. Graduates of the University are enrolled based on the evidence of the final transcript confirming the degree completion followed by diploma submission within a month;
  2. high level of motivation and a strong interest in the Program outlined in the personal statement;
  3. 2 (two) confidential letters of recommendation;
  4. Recommendation letter from University Medical Center (UMC).

The following conditions will apply to applicants admitted under Conditional Admission first year of enrollment:

  1. Provide IFOM Basic Science Exam (BSE) or USMLE Step1 test report;
  2. An overall IELTS test score of 7.0 or higher (with no sub-scores less than 6.0 in each section), or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website.
  3. The relevance of the academic and experiential background and the equivalency and appropriateness of earlier degrees will be determined by the Admissions Committee.
  4. Applicants to the Program, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:
  5. MD or equivalent terminal medical degree was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;
  6. MD or equivalent terminal medical degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English;
  7. the applicant is a graduate of Nazarbayev University.

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

  1. Complete application form;
  2. National ID or passport;
  3. Letter of recommendation from UMC;
  4. Official document confirming name change (if applicable);
  5. MD or equivalent terminal medical diploma with transcript;
  6. Two confidential letters of recommendation written within the last 12 months from academic or clinical referees preferably related to the specific residency program (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy) ;
  7. Personal statement (up to 500 words);
  8. 086у medical certificate (for Kazakhstani candidates) or a similar medical certificate with indication of general health or other documents as requested by the University (for international candidates);
  9. The document stating the presence or absence of a criminal record;
  10. Consent for Applicant’s/Student’s personal data processing.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application periods for Masters programs: November 23, 2020 – April 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • Application periods for Residency program: February 15, 2021 – June 07, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates (Masters): April 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates (Residency): June 07, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The start of orientation week (for newly enrolled students): August 9, 2021
  • First day of classes: August 16, 2021

The School Sciences and Humanities (SSH) programs are designed to train leaders in all aspects of social development to have versatile knowledge in the field of social, liberal and natural sciences. SSH teaches its students to solve intellectual challenges they may encounter in their life and career regardless of their career choice.

Master's programs:

For registration, please create your personal account on admissions.nu.edu.kz, fill out the Application form and submit the required documents.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants applying to the program are expected to have:

Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Technologies, Chemistry, Economics, PhysicsEurasian Studies, Political Science and International Relations
  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent). During the application period, final year students may submit the official current transcript for consideration
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent);
  • High level of English proficiency. The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test reports for admission to the program is:
  • Overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-scores no less than 6.0) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;
  • The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test report for conditional admission (NUZYP) is an overall IELTS test score of 5.5, with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website;
  • Overall IELTS test score of 7.0 (with sub-scores no less than 6.0) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;
  • The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test report for conditional admission (NUZYP) is an overall IELTS test score of 6.0, with no more than one sub-score of 5.5, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website;
  • Applicants, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:

              – one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;

              – an undergraduate and/or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English.

  • Strong reading, analytical, and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE test (optional). Although an official GRE score is not an essential requirement, an applicant can enhance her/his application with a competitive GRE score
  • High motivation and a strong interest in the program as outlined in a statement of purpose

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Technologies, Chemistry, Economics, Physics Eurasian Studies and Political Science and International Relations
  • National ID (for the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan) and passport (for international applicants)
  • Official document confirming name change (if applicable)
  • Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree diploma with transcript; During the application period final year students may upload an official current transcript for consideration
  • An official electronic IELTS/TOEFL certificate (valid at the time of document submission) sent to the University through IELTS/TOEFL VERIFICATION SERVICES. Code for IELTS: Nazarbayev University. Code for TOEFL: 6762
  • Document confirming English as the language of instruction (only for applicants who earned their degree in a program that was taught in English and request an exemption from submitting IELTS or TOEFL). Applicants should provide a detailed certificate/reference from the university indicating the number and list of subjects completed in English
  • Curriculum vitae (up to 2 pages)
  • GRE certificate valid as of the date of online documents submission (if applicable)
  • Statement of purpose/ essay (up to 1 page)
  • 2 (two) confidential letters of recommendation (at least one academic reference) written within the last 12 months (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy after receiving an email request)
  • 3 (three) confidential letters of recommendation (at least one academic reference) written within the last 12 months (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy after receiving an email request)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application periods for Masters programs: November 16, 2020 – April 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates: April 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The start of orientation week (for newly enrolled students): August 9, 2021
  • First day of classes: August 16, 2021

The School of Mining and Geosciences (SMG) at Nazarbayev University aims to be a world-class institution within the area of natural resources by educating highly qualified professionals with up-to-date knowledge and skills in earth science and related subjects. The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs that aim to train engineering professionals who can design, operate and manage operations as well as develop research skills and knowledge to provide support to petroleum and mining industry to have safe, environmentally friendly and economically viable operations.

Master's programs:

For registration, please create your personal account on admissions.nu.edu.kz, fill out the Application form and submit the required documents.

The online registration currently available

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants applying to the program are expected to have:
  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent). During the application period, final year students may submit the official current transcript for consideration
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent);
  • High level of English proficiency. The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test reports for admission to the program is:

Overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-scores no less than 6.0) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;

The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test report for conditional admission (NUZYP) is an overall IELTS test score of 5.5, with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website;

Applicants, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:

– one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;

– an undergraduate and/or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English.

  • Strong reading, analytical, and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE test (optional). Although an official GRE score is not an essential requirement, an applicant can enhance her/his application with a competitive GRE score
  • High motivation and a strong interest in the program as outlined in a statement of purpose

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

  • National ID (for the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan) and passport (for international applicants)
  • Official document confirming name change (if applicable)
  • Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree diploma with transcript; During the application period final year students may upload official current transcript for consideration
  • An official electronic IELTS/TOEFL certificate (valid at the time of document submission) sent to the University through IELTS/TOEFL VERIFICATION SERVICES. Code for IELTS: Nazarbayev University. Code for TOEFL: 6762
  • Document confirming English as the language of instruction (only for applicants who earned their degree in a program which was taught in English and request an exemption from submitting IELTS or TOEFL). Applicants should provide a detailed certificate/reference from the university indicating the number and list of subjects completed in English
  • Curriculum vitae (up to 2 pages)
  • GRE certificate valid as of the date of online documents submission (if applicable)
  • Statement of purpose (up to 1 page)
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation written within the last 12 months (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy after receiving an email request)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application periods for Masters programs: November 16, 2020 – May 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates: May 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The start of orientation week (for newly enrolled students): August 9, 2021
  • First day of classes: August 16, 2021

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) admitted its first students in September 2013. The main objective of the Graduate School of Education is to promote the further development of the education sector of the Republic of Kazakhstan by training future generations of educational managers and researchers. The School offers Master’s and Ph.D. degree programs and professional development programs.

Master's programs:

For registration, please create your personal account on admissions.nu.edu.kz, fill out the Application form and submit the required documents.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants applying to the program are expected to have:
  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent). During the application period, final year students may submit the official current transcript for consideration
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent);
  • High level of English proficiency. The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test reports for admission to the program is:

Overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-scores no less than 6.0) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;

The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test report for conditional admission (NUZYP) is an overall IELTS test score of 5.5, with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website;

Applicants, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:

– one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;

– an undergraduate and/or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English.

  • 1 year of work experience in a relevant field. At the discretion of the Admissions Committee applicants with less than 1 year of work experience may also be considered.
  • Strong reading, analytical, and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE test (optional). Although an official GRE score is not an essential requirement, an applicant can enhance her/his application with a competitive GRE score
  • High motivation and a strong interest in the program as outlined in a statement of purpose

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

1. Complete Application form
2. National ID (for the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan) and passport (for international applicants)
3. Official document confirming name change (if applicable)
4. Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree diploma with transcript; During the application period final year students may upload official current transcript for consideration
5.An official electronic IELTS/TOEFL certificate (valid at the time of document submission) sent to the University through IELTS/TOEFL VERIFICATION SERVICES. Code for IELTS: Nazarbayev University. Code for TOEFL: 6762
6. Document confirming English as the language of instruction (only for applicants who earned their degree in a program which was taught in English and request an exemption from submitting IELTS or TOEFL). Applicants should provide a detailed certificate/reference from the university indicating the number and list of subjects completed in English
7. Curriculum vitae (up to 2 pages)
8. GRE certificate valid as of the date of online documents submission (if applicable)
9. Statement of purpose (up to 1 page)
10. Two confidential letters of recommendation (at least one academic reference) written within the last 12 months (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy after receiving an email request)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application periods for Masters programs: November 16, 2020 – April 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates: April 30, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The start of orientation week (for newly enrolled students): TBA
  • First day of classes: TBA

The Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP) aims to educate professionals and leaders to understand and implement sound public policy and good governance to improve the quality of life of people. GSPP students include professionals from the public sector, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and decision-makers from the private sector. GSPP offers graduate degree programs, as well as short-term executive education programs that focus on key policy and leadership challenges.

Master's programs:

For registration, please create your personal account on admissions.nu.edu.kz, fill out the Application form and submit the required documents.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Public PolicyPublic Administration
  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent). During the application period, final year students may submit an official current transcript for consideration.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent);
  • 2 years of work experience. Based on the School’s Admissions Committee discretion, applicants with work experience less than 2 years may also be considered.
  • 3 years of work experience. Based on the School’s Admissions Committee discretion, applicants with work experience less than 3 years may also be considered.
  • High level of English proficiency
  • The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test reports for admission to the Program is:

Overall IELTS test score of 6.5 (with sub-score requirements no less than 6.0) or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;

The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test report for conditional admission (NUZYP) is an overall IELTS test score of 5.5, with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website;

  • Applicants, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:

– one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;

– an undergraduate and/or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English.

  • Strong reading, analytical and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE test (optional);
  • Strong academic writing ability as demonstrated in written essays.

APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST

  1. Complete Application form;
  2. National ID (for the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan) and passport (for international applicants);
  3. Official document confirming name change (if applicable);
  4. Degree diplomas (Bachelor’s or equivalents) with transcripts. During the application period, final year students may upload an official current transcript for consideration.
  5. An official electronic IELTS/TOEFL certificate (valid at the time of document submission) sent to the University through IELTS/TOEFL VERIFICATION SERVICES. Code for IELTS: Nazarbayev University. Code for TOEFL: 6762;
  6. Document confirming English as the language of instruction (only for applicants who earned their degree in a program that was taught in English and request an exemption from submitting IELTS or TOEFL).
  7. Applicants should provide a detailed certificate/reference from the university indicating the number and list of subjects completed in English.
  8. GRE certificate valid as of the date of online documents submission (optional);
  9. Three essays in response to essay questions provided in the application form;
  10. Two confidential letters of recommendation (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy after receiving an email request);
  11. Resume;
  12. Documented proof of work experience (labour card or employment certificate).

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application periods for Masters program: November 23, 2020 – May 15, 2021 (inclusive)
  • The final deadline for submission of IELTS/TOEFL, GRE/GMAT certificates: May 15, 2021 (inclusive)
  • Orientation week dates (for newly enrolled students): August 9, 2021
  • First day of classes: August 16, 2021

STATUS ASSIGNED TO THE CANDIDATE

All registered candidates can check the status of their application in the Personal account. Description of the status below is presented in the order of assignment to the candidate in the Personal account.

Application in processing. This is interim status, which means that the application is being processed. Admissions Committee will evaluate the application and inform the candidate on further steps/stages. Notification on final results will be sent to your email address. 

Does not meet entry requirements. The status is assigned to the candidates who do not meet the minimum entry requirements. It is given  after checking the application forms and the documents by the Admissions Department.

Disqualified. The status is assigned to candidates who are disqualified for gross violations of the conditions of the competition.  For example, provided deliberately false information.

Rejected by Admissions Committee. At one of the competition stages, the Admissions Committee decided to reject the candidate’s application.

Transfer to another program. At the stage of an application screening the Admissions Committee has decided to recommend the candidate for consideration by the Admissions Committee of another program within the same School.

Pending. Candidate’s application is pending

Waiting list. The Admissions Committee has finished reviewing the candidate’s application and made a decision to put you on a waiting list. Such candidates should expect notification from the University, as there is a possibility that if other candidates reject to study, they may be sent an invitation letter to study.

Recommended for admission to NUZYP. The Admissions Committee has decided to recommend the candidate for the NUZYP program. “Zero year of Master’s programs” (NUZYP) is a two-semester full-time program for candidates, who do not meet the language requirements for direct admission to Master’s programs, with intensive language, academic and research preparation for Master’s programs.

Recommended for admission to program. Admissions Committee has decided to recommend candidate for the  program without going through the NUZYP.

Recommended  for conditional admission. The Admissions Committee has decided to recommend a candidate for the conditional admission with a requirement to fulfill the condition by the deadline specified in the notification.                 

Withdrawn. Candidate  decided to withdraw from the competition.

Accepted Program admission offer.The status is assigned to candidates who received offer letter, signed Enrollment confirmation form and fulfilled all the  сonditions of the University indicated in the offer letter.

Accepted NUZYP admission offer. The status is assigned to candidates who received offer letter to NUZYP program, signed Enrollment confirmation form and fulfilled all the  сonditions of the University indicated in the offer letter.

Refused admission offer. The candidate was recommended for admission, but refused to study.

Refused in favor of another NU program. The status is applicable for those candidates, who applied for several graduate programs at NU. The status is assigned when the  candidate chooses another program.

Deferred. The status is assigned to candidates who were accepted for the program, but decided to postpone their studies until the next year.

Did not submit the documents/Refused. The status assigned to candidates who did not provide originals of the documents by the stated deadline, which means that the candidate refuses to study at University.

Did not come to Orientation week/Refused. The status is assigned to candidates who accepted the offer letter, provided hard copies of documents, but did not participate in Orientation week. The vacant place, if available, can be offered to the candidates in the Waiting list. 

Enrolled to program. The status is assigned to candidates who enrolled to the main program by the Decision of the Provost. Candidate officially became a student.

Enrolled to NUZYP. The status is assigned to candidates who enrolled to the NUZYP program by the Decision of the Provost. Candidate officially became a student.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • To provide IELTS/TOEFL certificates, applicants should fulfill the following requirements:
    1) To send an official electronic report of valid IELTS/TOEFL certificate via the Test administrator directly to Nazarbayev University;
    2) To upload the scanned copy of the certificate in section UPLOAD IELTS/TOEFL RESULTS in the Personal account and indicate TRF number for IELTS, registration number for TOEFL.
    Applicants can submit any number of certificates for the competition, but the last certificate uploaded to their Personal account will be considered.
    The IELTS/TOEFL certificates are valid for 2 years after the exam date.
  • Applicants who have already obtained a Master’s degree covered by the “Bolashak” scholarship or the state scholarship of the Republic of Kazakhstan are not eligible for admission under the state educational order to the Nazarbayev University’s Master’s degree program and/or the Nazarbayev University Zero Year Program (NUZYP). The following applicants will be considered for admission only as self-paid students or under other scholarships.
  • Applicants who obtained their degree diplomas/certificates from foreign education institutions must request their official transcripts to be sent directly to the University: 010000, Nur-Sultan, Kabanbay Batyr Ave., 53, Nazarbayev University, Admissions Department.
  • All required documents indicated above (excluding letters of recommendation) must be uploaded by candidates to the Personal account before the indicated deadline.
  • All submitted documents shall be in English or with notarized English translation.
  • Submission of a complete application package does not guarantee admission to the Program.
  • Applicants recommended for admission must provide hard copies of all documents as requested by the Admissions Department within an established period of time.
  • Standardized test reports should be sent by the official test administrator directly to the University.
    • NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY INSTITUTIONAL CODES:GRE – 6496
    • TOEFL – 6762
    • GMAT – H6m-R7-93
    • IELTS – Nazarbayev University
USEFUL RESOURSES
  • Please follow this link to learn more on terms for the provision of educational services at Nazarbayev University.
  • The Testing Center of the Center for Preparatory Studies Nazarbayev University provides the opportunity to take language courses, preparatory courses for international standardized tests, as well as taking international standardized tests: SAT, TOEFL PDT, GRE PBT, TOEFL iBT, GRE CBT, GMAT, PMI, TOEFL ITP, TOEIC). More information here.
  • Nazarbayev University holds an Open House Day every year for potential applicants in order to inform them about its programs, entry requirements, specifics of studying at NU and about the opportunities after studying.  This year the event was held in a virtual format. The following link open.nu.edu.kz  provided to access the helpful videos from NU professors and staff prepared for the Open House Day.
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