Financial Assistance

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The Nazarbayev University stipend

The Nazarbayev University Stipend is awarded to students studying under the “Nazarbayev University” educational grant, in accordance with the procedures established by the Regulations on stipend support provision to the students of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University”.

The amount of the Nazarbayev University Stipend is determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Nazarbayev University Stipend is awarded to NUFYP students and doctoral students for the whole period of study and is paid on a monthly basis.

During the first semester of study the Nazarbayev University Stipend is awarded to bachelor and master students unconditionally and is paid on a monthly basis.

In the following semesters, the Nazarbayev University Stipend is awarded to bachelor and master students by the results of the examination session in accordance with criteria for awarding and paying the Nazarbayev University Stipend and is paid monthly.

Criteria for awarding and paying the Nazarbayev University stipend

Category of students

School

Criteria

Type of stipend

CPS Students 

Center for Preparatory Studies   

For the whole period

Stipend for CPS students  – 17 807 tenge

 

Undergraduate students

School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
School of Science and Technology,
School of Engineering

GPA 3,67 and above

Increased stipend for undergraduate students – 24 091 tenge

GPA 2,33 – 3,66

Stipend for undergraduate students– 20 949 tenge

Master students

Graduate school of business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Education

GPA 3,0 and above

Stipend for master students-100 000 tenge

School of Science and Technology, School of Engineering, Graduate School of Public Policy,
School of Medicine, School of Mining and Geosciences

GPA 2,67 and above

School of Medicine:
Doctor of Medicine Program

“Pass” in all courses

PhD students

School of Engineering,
Graduate School of Education

For the whole period

Stipend for PhD students – 81 998 tenge

The stipend of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Stipend of the President of the RK is awarded to bachelor students starting from 3rd year and master students starting from 2nd year with “excellent” grades (A, A-), who study either on the basis of the Nazarbayev University educational grant or on a paid basis. The Stipend of the President of the RK is paid out of the republican budget funds in the amount and manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Stipend of the President of the RK is awarded by the decision of the President of the University, on the basis of the Stipend Committee recommendations and approval of the Academic Council of the University.

Transport Compensation

Transport compensation is paid to foundation year program students, undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate (bachelor degree) and graduate (master’s) students receive transport compensation twice a year in February and June. Foundation year program students receive transport compensation once a year in February. Alumni students receive transport compensation once a year. 

Other types of stipends

In addition, there are other types of stipends available. Nominal and other stipends are established by government agencies, legal entities and individuals. The amount, terms and conditions of stipends are established by their founders. For the most up to date information on stipend opportunities, please refer to Bursar’s office: work phone: + 7 (7172) 70 66 20, email: bursars_office@nu.edu.kz.