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We are delighted to introduce them with an environment where we encourage the students to self-realize and be more active in the student life activities.

Living in the dormitories of NU and taking advantage of its academic, sport and other facilities will inspire the students’ future commitments to the University and the surrounding environment. 

All rooms have beds, desks and closet space. Room dimensions vary according to the block. The space is limited and bringing the extra furniture is strongly prohibited. 



Quick facts about NU dormitories:

  • Approximately over 80% of NU students reside on campus.
  • There are 7 residential halls (blocks) at NU.
  • Each residential block has Resident Assistant and Block Manager.
  • Newly-admitted students are normally assigned to four place rooms with roommates. In subsequent years, students will be transferred to double rooms with one roommate.
  • There are basically three different floor plans in the residential halls: 7-storey, 10-storey and 12-storey residential facilities.
  • Residential equipment, medical office, study rooms, laundry facilities, mini markets, vending machines, barber shop and canteens are available in the residential halls.


Cooking is limited to a certain blocks. Usually foundation students will not be able to cook as their place of living has not a kitchen. However, the floors of the blocks are equipped with refrigerators.


Dining Services

All students have options whether to pick up a meal plan or to cook by themselves (except Foundation students). There are several canteens available for residents of dormitories.


Parking in the NU territory allowed only for those who do not have a room in the dormitory. Parking spaces are limited and it spread equally among the applicants.


There is a bicycle parking offered in the territory of Nazarbayev University. The front area of living blocks is equipped with a bicycle parking racks. At the end of the semester, please remember to take your bicycle with you. Bicycles found on the racks after the end of the semester are to be confiscated. The limited storage for bicycles will be provided in the winter period.

Safety Equipment

Safety equipment including sprinklers, smoke detectors, heat sensors, fire exit signs, fire extinguishers, pull stations, hoses, alarm bells, and any other safety equipment is necessary to safeguard residents. Activating, handling, using, or interfering with any fire or safety equipment for any reason other than an emergency is prohibited at all times. Examples include but are not limited to discharging fire extinguishers, touching fire alarm pull stations or fire hoses, hanging objects from sprinkler heads, tampering with EXIT signs, or striking safety equipment with an object.


To support the rights of all residents and in compliance with university policy, residential communities are tobacco-free, including traditional legal substances as well as smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes). The use of tobacco products is prohibited in both individual rooms and in public areas within the halls and apartments. The use of tobacco and tobacco related items is also prohibited on campus. Students must move to off-campus locations or a personal vehicle with closed windows for the use and storage of tobacco products.

Who do you have to know?

Campus Manager – is a person who helps students to settle in the dormitory. All accommodation questions and problems must be directed to the campus manager. Campus manager’s main duties are to keep in touch with residents and resolution of their dormitory questions and concerns. He holds meetings, distribute information, help plan programs and enforce policies.

Resident Assistant (RA) – These are the University staff members assigned to each individual block. RAs serve as mentors and focus on individual and department goals as they relate to academic, social and community growth.
Block manager – is a person who helps students to accomplish check-in/out procedure. She is in charge of sanitary and physical condition of the room.

Receptionist – is a person who sits at the reception and help students to deal with room or dormitory facility problems 24 hours, 7 days a week. Security manager – is a person who is in charge of security and security related issues. He is on duty 24/7 and ready to help students any time.

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