On August 6, 2018, Nazarbayev University students enrolled for the 2018-19 Academic year, came to the university to start their studies.
The total number of students is 1485, with 705 for Foundation program, 265 for Bachelor, 474 for Master and 41 for PhD.
Mr.Shigeo Katsu, the President of Nazarbayev University, encouraged newcomers in his annual speech:
"Eight years ago, and it seems like it was yesterday, students of our first cohort passed through the Nazarbayev University gates for the first time. They were faced with challenges and opportunities that at that time were unknown to them. You will be facing similar challenges and opportunities, but now the academic and administration teams all know better what to expect, so you will have a somewhat easier immersion into NU. As we say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. You just have made your first step – you have enrolled at Nazarbayev University. This is an important milestone in the long road you will travel on that is called life."
It should be noted, that Nazarbayev University offers extensive opportunities on campus for its students: to study and to live, make friends, have fun, engage in sports and other hobbies, and pursue their own goals. NU presents modern classrooms and labs, comfortable dormitories, and many additional facilities that will make student life easier and more interesting.