Zero Year of 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.

Eligibility criteria In order to participate in the selection process for admission to the Program, an applicant must:
1) meet the criteria for admission to the specific Master’s program to which an applicant is applying (except the English language requirements; please read below) 
2) 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*. 
* for Master of Arts in Political Science and International Relations program and Master of Arts in Eurasian Studies program the minimum required level of the overall IELTS test score is 6.0 with no more than one sub-score of 5.5 or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website
Type of program     Full-time
Start date of the program August – September (annually) 
Length of the program 1 academic year
Location of the program Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan. 
Contact details +7 (7172) 642584