Funding opportunities to study at Nazarbayev University

Government funding

The Nazarbayev University educational grant is a dedicated amount of money provided to enrolled students at the University. It covers tuition fees for the level of education or preparatory programs. It is provided under the state educational order in accordance with the regulations on admission for appropriate programs or majors.

As well as tuition fees, the grant provides a monthly stipend and guaranteed compensation money for travel. This is in accordance with the current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Nazarbayev University educational grant is not offered to applicants who previously received a degree under the state educational order or under the Bolashak international scholarship.

Funding from resources of Nazarbayev University

The “Ybyray Altynsarin” grant is awarded to citizens of Kazakhstan included in the list of recommended candidates for admission to the University to a specified program/specialty and candidates that meet one or several of following criteria:

  • students left without care of both parents (orphans) or left without care of one parent;
  • disabled students of 1,2,3 categories;
  • students from families with many children;
  • students with one or both parents with disabilities 1,2,3 categories;

The grant is financed by Nazarbayev University and covers the tuition fees but not a monthly stipend or compensation for travel. The grant is provided for entire period of the specified program/specialty.

Financing at the expense of the students’ own funds (fee-paying education)

Admission to a fee-paying education is carried out on a competitive basis in accordance with the Rules for Admission of the corresponding program / specialty. The fees for tuition are indicated in the corresponding section of the program / specialty on the website of the Schools of the University.  There are discounts that are provided for certain categories of applicants for foundation, bachelor’s and master’s programs  of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University” including: 

No.

Categories of candidates

Program of study

1

Orphans or individuals left without care of parents

Foundation, undergraduate programs

2

Disabled individuals of 1,2,3 categories

Foundation, undergraduate programs, мaster programs

3

Individuals from large families

Foundation, undergraduate programs, мaster programs

4

Individuals with one or both parents with disabilities of 1, 2, 3 categories

Foundation, undergraduate programs, мaster programs

5

Holders of the Altyn Belgi or academic performance documents with honors (certificates, school  diplomas, other diplomas)

Foundation, undergraduate programs

6

Acting civil and public servants of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Master programs

7

Immediate family and spouses of the graduates or of the students of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University” studying under fee-paying basis

Master programs

8

Oralmans  and ethnic Kazakhs

Foundation, undergraduate programs, мaster programs

9

Graduates of “Nazarbayev University”

Master programs

10

Holders of one of the following sports titles , degrees or qualification categories:

1)   Merited Sports Master of the Republic of Kazakhstan

2)   International Class Sports Master  of the Republic of Kazakhstan

3)   Sports Master  of the Republic of Kazakhstan

4)   Merited Coach of the Republic of Kazakhstan

5)   Candidate for Sports Master of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Foundation, undergraduate programs, Master programs

For more information regarding discounts for tuition please refer to Bursar’s office: work phone: 8 (7172)706620, email: bursars_office@nu.edu.kz