Student life

Dear Students,

Welcome to Nazarbayev University!

In the dawn of a new age, Nazarbayev University has positioned itself as the forerunner in establishing fresh perspectives in Higher Education not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the Eurasian region. As a student of Nazarbayev University you are entrusted with the responsibility of becoming the catalyst for our Nation’s future – it is an honorable and prestigious role that resonates throughout the walls of this institution and is carried in every man and woman who studies, teaches, and works here.

The national economy of Kazakhstan is in dire need of highly skilled professionals who can work effectively, think strategically, and collaborate productively with people in making rational management decisions that affect the future of Kazakhstan. Therefore, one of our main objectives is to provide you with all the necessary tools to achieve this goal. Nazarbayev University, according to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, “is intended to be a model for all universities of the country,” therefore, “each student has to be an example for all of the peers and become the pride of our science.”

Being a student is also about being surrounded by those who are just as determined and just as bright as you are. It is about taking every chance to develop yourself in academic subjects, professional development opportunities, and extracurricular activities. Remember, everything will be new to you: new life, new subjects, new friends, new experiences – fill these years with bright, significant and spectacular experiences and friendships that you will remember and cherish for a lifetime.

I wish you to successfully achieve your goals and objectives, and to have an equally rewarding experience in your studies and campus life. Last, but not the least, I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities that Nazarbayev University offers, and to leave behind a legacy of excellence upon the completion of your studies.

Kadisha Dairova
Vice-President for Student Affairs and International Cooperation