Bachelor

Schedule

Please check and save this schedule of general sessions. Invitations will be sent by email. Additional school sessions are indicated on schools’ web sites:

NOTE: all bachelor students who graduated from Russian or English language schools need to take the Kazakh language placement exam to identify their level. Test requires 1hour 20 min and will be open from 9.00 to 23.59 on Monday, August 10th.
Instructions are available here.

Link to download Schedule

Pre-orientation materials

Dear Students,

Please check the links below to get fully prepared for Orientation, write down your questions and ask them at live sessions.

 

Academic Advising Unit (AAU)

Academic Advising Unit (AAU) works with the first year undergraduate students. AAU provides assistance  in course selection and course registration, supports students with academic difficulties, provides personalized advising which considers the special needs of each student and makes referrals to relevant offices, when necessary. 

The role of an academic advisor is to guide, provide students with necessary information and monitor the process of their academic progression. Academic advisors also help students in explaining the academic policies and procedures of NU and the degree requirements, they evaluate student progress and provide information about available resources on campus. Students have the opportunity to receive individual consultation and attend group sessions with their academic advisors during the academic year.

 

Department of Student Affairs

NU Student Portal

 

NU Library

NU Library provides a wide range of resources and services that will enable you to be effective and successful in your research and learning.

We have put together the basics you need to know on the Library Orientation webpage:

  • access rich collection of electronic and print resources;
  • ask a librarian online anytime, anywhere;
  • develop research and study skills;
  • find your subject librarian.

 

Psychological Counseling Center (PCC)

Office of the Registrar

Career and Advising Center

 

Kazakh language placement test (Bachelor only)

Students who graduated from Russian or English language schools need to take the placement exam. Test requires 1hour 20 min and will be open from 9.00 to 23.59 on Monday, August 10th.

Instructions on KLPT (link to download)

Check Moodle instructions prior KLPT

 

Writing Center

Web site

Intro Video

Peer to peer experience : Meet your peer advisers

Useful Links and Contacts

Web sites of departments:

Academic Advising Unit (AAU)

Department of Student Affairs

NU Library

Psychological Counseling Center (PCC)

Office of the Registrar

Career and Advising Center

Writing Center

 

If you have questions, please refer to the contact list below:

Department/School

Person’s Name

Focus area

Email

Phone numbers

Library

Joseph Yap

Library Orientation

joseph.yap@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717)2 69 49 74

SMG

Altynay Kazhkenova

Academic affairs

altynay.kazhkenova@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717)2 69 46 28

Daniyar Malgazhdar

Academic affairs

daniyar.malgazhdar@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717)2 69 45 34

SSH

Maya Davletova

Undergraduate, PhD Orientation

maya.davletova@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717)2 70 94 07

Admissions Department

Kuanysh Mussagozhina

Foundation and Undergraduate admissions

kuanysh.mussagozhina@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 59 76

Bursar’s Office

Aisulu Tuktubayeva

Student bank account and cards, stipend, payment

atuktubayeva@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 91 99

 

Almagul Ayapbekova

Bachelor of Medical Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor in Nursing
PhD
Residency program

aayapbekova@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 69 45 22

Department of Student Affairs

Aibek Zhassenov

Student affairs

aibek.zhassenov@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 60 56

Kalamkas Sagadiyeva

Student affairs

kalamkas.sagadiyeva@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 69 27 38

Kasymkhan Nurmukhamedov

Student affairs

kasymkhan.nurmukhamedov@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 65 75

SEDS

Aida Sultanali

Academic affairs

asultanali@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 64 82

Career and Advising Center

Araylim Serikova

Career and advising, student employment

arailym.serikova@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 65 38

Academic Advising Unit

Almira Zholamanova

Academic advising

azholamanova@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 66 38

Nargiza Aitpayeva

Academic advising

nargiza.aitpayeva@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 66 36

Beknur Karagul

Academic advising

beknur.karagul@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 69 45 67

Aina Nurtanova

Academic advising

aina.nurtanova@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 60 37

Aikerim Daurenbayeva

Academic advising

adaurenbayeva@nu.edu.kz

+7(717) 70 64 20

Department of International Cooperation

Maulen Yegaziyev

Visa related matters, migration

maulen.yergaziyev@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 69 27 01

Sandra Real Avila

International students

sandra.real@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 64 11

Office of the Registrar

Olzhas Tuyakbayev

Registration and Scheduling

olzhas.tuyakbayev@nu.edu.kz

+7 717 2 70 60 67

Karlygash Karamanova

Student Support

karlygash.karamanova@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 91 55

Health and Safety Department

 

 

 

 

Psychological Counceling Center

Yerden Nurtayev

 

yerden.nurtayev@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 57 35

Temirlan Yechshanov

 

temirlan.yechshanov@nu.edu.kz

+7 (717) 2 70 92 88

 NUSOM Almagul AyapbekovaBachelor of Medical Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor in Nursing
PhD
Residency program
 aayapbekova@nu.edu.kz +7 (717) 2 69 45 22
Dates

Don’t miss these dates!

August 4 – welcome address of the leadership of the University

August 10 – beginning of Orientation

August 12 – Registration for courses

August 12 – Kazakh language placement test

August 17 – start of classes

August 26 – Drop deadline

August 28 – Add deadline

Bank card & Billing

Bank card and Student ID card

Your bank card and Student ID card is incorporated for your convenience. You will receive SMS from the Jysan bank that your card is ready. Please remember you will pick up your card at Jysan bank branch in your hometown (at the address you indicated in your application). Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact by e-mailing us at bursars_office@nu.edu.kz.

Financial Assistance

Nazarbayev University provides financial assistance options available for our students. The stipends are awarded to NU students based on their academic performance in accordance with the criteria set by Regulations on stipend support provision to students of autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University”.
The purpose of stipend support provision to students is to stimulate research, teaching and learning activities of conscientious students of the University, to provide social (financial) support to students, as well as partial covering their expenses during their study.

The “Nazarbayev University” Stipend

The “Nazarbayev University” Stipend is awarded to students who studying under the ‘Nazarbayev University’ educational grant. During the first semester of study the “Nazarbayev University” Stipend is awarded to bachelor students unconditionally and is paid on a monthly basis. In the following semesters, the “Nazarbayev University” Stipend is awarded to bachelor students by the results of the examination session in accordance with criteria set in the Regulations.

Students studying under NUFYP and NUZYP programs receive the “Nazarbayev University” Stipend (paid on a monthly basis) for the entire program of study.

«Abay Kunanbayev» and «Ybyray Altynsarin» stipends

«Abay Kunanbayev» and «Ybyray Altynsarin» stipends were established by the University and funded by the University and/or its organizations. “Abay Kunanbayev’” stipend awarded to international students enrolled to the University. These stipends paid under the criteria set in the Regulations on stipend support provision.

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 size of the Nazarbayev University stipend is standard for «Abay Kunanbayev» and «Ybyray Altynsarin» stipends.

 

Criteria for Awarding and Payment the Nazarbayev University Stipend, «Abay Kunanbayev» and «Ybyray Altynsarin» stipends

Category of students

School

Criteria

Type of stipend

NUFYP

Center for Preparatory Studies

For the whole period

Stipend for CPS students – 22 258 tenge

Bachelor students

School of Sciences and Humanities,

School of Engineering and Digital Sciences,

School of Mining and Geosciences,

School of Medicine

GPA 3,67 and above

Increased stipend for bachelor students – 30 114 tenge

GPA 2,33 – 3,66

Stipend for bachelor students – 26 186 tenge

For the most up to date information on stipend opportunities, please refer to Bursar’s office: work phones: +7 (7172) 70 66 20, 70 60 32, 70 91 99, 70 60 86, 70 90 27, office 5034 Block C2, еmail: bursars_office@nu.edu.kz

Course registration & Academic Procedures

NU has an online course registration system. Students can register courses in consultation with their academic advisors and based on their degree plans. Please use this link for more information.

  • All students have to follow Add/Drop/Withdrawal deadlines. They are indicated in the Academic Calendar on “Quick Links” at nu.edu.kz
  • The University conducts online registration on a priority basis. Priority can be given by School, major and/or year of study. The date on which registration is opened for each priority group will be indicated in the notice for the start of registration each semester/term.
  • In the fall and spring semesters minimum course load is 24 ECTS credits, maximum – 36 ECTS credits. In the summer term minimum course load is 2 ECTS credits, maximum – 16 ECTS credits. Students who are on Conditional or Probationary status should not be allowed to take more than 28 ECTS credits. Student need to consult with your academic advisor on this matter.
  • Some courses have pre-/co-/anti-requisites. Only students who fulfill these requirements can register for the course. Otherwise, the system will not allow students to register. List of requisites is available under the “Quick links” section on nu.edu.kz.
  • Some courses have registration priorities which open registration only for specific groups of students. Priorities are based on School/ year of study/major. For students outside of current priority, such courses will be marked in red in the “Course registration” module. List of priorities is available under the “Quick links” section on nu.edu.kz.
  • It is highly recommended to check all course requirments (requisites and priorities) prior to registrtion.
  • All students must send their schedule for advisor’s approval. Schedules are not considered valid until approved by an academic advisor.
  • For any questions regarding course schedules, please contact School Office.
  • There is a Waiting list (WL) function for coures that are full. If the course is full and has WL, a student can register for WL the same way as for a regular course. If somebody drops the course, the rst student on WL will be automatically registered for the course. A corresponding email will be sent.
IT resources

This webpage contains brief information and links to IT services for students. We hope this information will be helpful to you!

For communication with faculty and other members of the NU Community you will need a corporate email – please visit https://mail.google.com/ and login using credentials sent to your personal email earlier. Check your personal mailbox periodically, there will be instructions on how to access your student mail account in the form name.surname@nu.edu.kz and your user credentials to other IT resources. From the moment you have access to your mail account, use it to contact the University services.

During the learning process, you will need access to the following information systems and resources:

  • Corporate PCs  – all domain computers of the University;
  • https://moodle.nu.edu.kz  – is a University electronic course management system (virtual learning environment). LMS Moodle is utilized by students and faculty in order to perform such tasks as an exchange of files, audio and video data,messaging, chat activities, forums, online quizzes and etc.; Pay special attention to Moodle, the entire learning process is closely related to Moodle. In the Moodle environment you will receive assignments and take homework, receive grades. This is one of the required resources that you must use for study. Moodle Instructions(link)
  • https://registrar.nu.edu.kz – is an automated information system designed to automate the academic and internal processes of the University in terms of coordination, studying in the disciplines taught, registering all of their and academic disciplines throughout the training period;
  • https://library.nu.edu.kz – electronic resources of the Nazarbayev University Library;
  • https://my.nu.edu.kz – student portal;
  • https://prs.nu.edu.kz – you can recover password using the Password Recovery Service.

Learn more here how to login to these information systems and resources

Here you can find answers to your questions related to IT resources.

The first thing you need to know where to go if you have problems is helpdesk.

If you have any questions, you can contact the IT Help Desk via: +7 (7172) 70-62-00, helpdesk@nu.edu.kz

 

Tips for secure online learning

  1. Have an antivirus with real time monitoring capability installed on all your devices that have Internet access. Perform regular full scans; scan every downloaded file.
  2. On computers work under a user account, not an admin. Use admin role only when it is needed, such as software installation/removal.
  3. Do not browse through web sites with adult/untrustworthy content since they can contain malware. Avoid addresses that start with http://, instead look for https:// (secure ones)
  4. Do not download/install counterfeit software, it can have malware inside that not every antiviral package can detect.
  5. Do install patches and update all your software including Operating System, this will reduce vulnerabilities.
  6. Do guard your personal information. Do not share your passwords with anyone.

Tips to fight Phishing Email Threats: *

  • Avoid strangers, check name and email address
  • Don’t rush, be suspicious of emails marked “urgent”
  • Notice mistakes in spelling and grammar
  • Beware of generic greetings, “dear sir/ma’am”
  • Don’t be lured by incredible “deals”
  • Hover over the link before you click to ensure it has a secure URL (https://)
  • Never give out personal or financial information based on an email request
  • Don’t trust links or attachments in unsolicited emails

*Taken from https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/security/email-security/phishing-program-infographic.pdf

International students

Live Zoom session for International students: August 7

Time: 5-6 pm (Kazakhstan time)

Participants: DIC, Cultural Center “Rukhani Zhangyry”, DSA, senior international students and new international students.

Description: This session will be focused on providing to international students an introduction to Kazakhstan by sharing basic information about the country, traditions, cuisine, cultural values,etiquette norms, games, etc. Additionally, there will be a small part of the session dedicated to international students´ engagement and contributions to NU life with the participation of 2-3 senior international students or alumni who will share briefly their experiences living in Kazakhstan and studying at NU. This live session pretends to achieve an early engagement of the new students before arrival to Kazakhstan through cultural exchange and mentorship involvement.

In case it is conflicting with other sessions, please let us know and we can move our session for August 8 instead (at the same hour).

 

Welcome to Kazakhstan

ARRIVING IN A NEW COUNTRY can result in both practical and personal issues. Especially arriving in a non-common destination for study purposes such as Kazakhstan. But you do not have to worry!

Once you have arrived, your perspective will totally change! You will learn to love this multinational country home of more than 130 nationalities, you will fall in love with the people and the hospitality, make life-lasting friendships, explore the beautiful landscapes, and learn about the rich history and millennial traditions of Kazakhstan!

Before taking your flight to Kazakhstan, make sure to invest part of your free time to watch any of these films and videos to start getting acquainted with Kazakh traditions, landscapes of the country, and culture, plus what to expect in Nur Sultan city.

In 1729 Kazakhstan, a ferocious Mongol tribe sweeps across the Steppes. A young man named Sartai assembles a detachment of young warriors and leads them into battle to free his country from decades of terror.

 

Director: Akan Satayev.

Cast: Ayan Utepbergenov, Assylkhan Tolepov.

Genre: Action, adventure, drama.

 

Link (with English subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJlYHdsteDA

Diamond Sword is a large-scale historical drama of first Kazakh Khans, which BBC called “Kazakh Game of Thrones”. The action takes place in the XV century, and the plot demonstrates the key events in formation of Kazakh statehood under the leadership of Khans Zhanibek and Kerey.

 

Director: Rustem Abdrashev.

Cast: Kayrat Kemalo, Doskhan Zholzhaksynov.

Genre: Action, adventure, drama.

 

Link (with English subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxYovFils-g

If you watched the French film “Paris, I love you”, the American “New York, I love you”, the Russian “Moscow, I love you!” Then, imagine what this picture will be about. Ten beautiful stories – vital, magical, incredible, amazing, that occur with different residents of Astana (nowadays Nur Sultan city).

 

Director: Egor Konchalovskiy.

Cast: Sergey Nikonenko, Natalya Hodus, Bibigul Syunshalina.

Genre: Romance, drama.

 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-ft3ai32yY

 

Do you want to see the beautiful landscapes of Kazakhstan and what is like to live in Nur Sultan city? Make sure to check out these videos!

The landscapes of Kazakhstan

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_DFSppBKFM

An expat perspective in Nur Sultan city

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZjNKSO9yak

 

International student community at Nazarbayev University

Welcome new members of the community!

Here at NU, we celebrate our diverse student and staff communities. Currently, our international student group has representatives from 20 different countries:

USA

Russia

Uzbekistan

India

Mexico

Nigeria

Kyrgyzstan

Bangladesh

United Kingdom

Ghana

Tajikistan

Mongolia

The Netherlands

Turkey

Turkmenistan

China

Italy

Iran

Pakistan

South Korea

In ten years of history, we have had 22 graduating students. Among our graduates, we have citizens of Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Nepal, Bulgaria, Mexico, The Gambia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, and South Korea who have contributed in straightening the cultural ties between Kazakhstan and their countries. You will also become a cultural ambassador and help us in inviting more students to join us. Allow us to welcome you to the NU family!

We are looking forward to assisting you and support you with academic and non-academic activities, providing with facilities for a comfortable study and living experience, giving you peer assistance of local and senior international students plus mentorship by staff members, and making your adaptation process to Kazakhstan and Nur Sultan city go smoothly.

We wish you a pleasant stay, have fun, learn a lot, meet amazing people, and enjoy your experience with us!

 

Experience Nazarbayev University international student contributions from home

 

Association of International Students: https://www.instagram.com/nu_aofis/

Here you can get acquainted with some of the activities we organize in terms of international students´ recreation, joint projects with other student clubs on campus, and language learning opportunities. All international student members are free to propose and organize any cultural or social activity, apply for funding for events, and begin new projects with impact for the NU community using our Association as a platform, a student group made of volunteers interested in promoting friendship and cultural exchange.

 

Would you like to find more inspiration in what our international students enjoy about NU the most in terms of facilities, academic experience, and engagement on campus activities? Check out these videos!

Stories of NU fresh students from all over the world

Welcome words of international students from Italy, UK, Russia, and Mexico.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp89A9_6Z_A&list=PL1EpAtH6eZQheR_vBEUcrDlnGSH1ClBFr

Yuan Gao´s graduation speech

International student alumni (China), MA in Eurasian Studies, class of 2016.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFCFMIBqhSM

 

You should speak Qazaqsha

International students from Japan, Bangladesh, Mexico, and USA enjoying the experience of learning Kazakh during the Summer School of Russian and Eurasian Studies (June 2019):

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlh317EOVnM

 

Why study at NU?

Testimony of international students from Turkey and Mexico:

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhcRFfRP8gg&feature=emb_title

 

Support services for international students

 

Psychological Counseling Center (PCC)

PCC offers psychological assistance in the form of individual consultations for the entire NU community. Please get familiar with the services our PCC offers to help you on your wellbeing and adaptation to a new country at all times.

Health and Safety Department

Health form and medical insurance

You will learn how to correctly fill the health form plus receive information about the health insurance coverage plus additional health details you should know before coming to Kazakhstan.

 

Department of International Cooperation

Do you need to get a visa or not to study in Kazakhstan?

Make sure to check if you need to get a student visa to enter Kazakhstan or not before starting with any migration procedure. Know about your rights with migration as an international student depending on your country of origin. Students with permanent residence in Kazakhstan should also pay attention to the indications we give on this video.

How to get a visa, registration with the authorities and migration issues in Kazakhstan

It is mandatory for everyone to see this content, even if you don´t need a visa to come to Kazakhstan. Before arrival to Kazakhstan, everyone should learn the process of registration with migration authorities, the Embassies where you are eligible to apply for a visa, learn the rules you should comply while being holder of a student visa in Kazakhstan, plus how to renew your visa before the expiration date.

 

Bursar´s Office

How to open a bank account?

Here we provide information on how to open a bank account, when you will be able to receive your stipend, and tips about the average amount you need to take with you for settling in Kazakhstan during the first month.

 

Useful contacts in Nazarbayev University for international students

Use this chart as a referral guide to the many student services on campus and contact information of staff members that will assist you:

Name and position

Department and division

Lines of work

email

Sandra Real

 

Manager

Department of International Cooperation

International/USM

 

 

Support international students in settling at Nur Sultan city

Advising in academic issues

Integration into the NU community (wellbeing and extracurricular activities)

Head coordinator of voluntary foreign language courses for the NU community

Peer support of senior international students to new students

sandra.real@nu.edu.kz

 

Maulen Yergaziyev

 

Manager

 

Department of International Cooperation

 

 

Visa specialist, IIN assistance (for opening a bank account)

Support international students in settling in Nur Sultan city

maulen.yergaziyev@nu.edu.kz

Aibek Zhassenov

 

Senior Manager

 

Department of Student Affairs

 

International student support (non-academic issues)

Foundation and Undergraduate students advisor

aibek.zhassenov@nu.edu.kz

Balzhan Yersakhanova

 

Senior Manager

Department of Student Affairs

Student events

Leadership skills

Student Government

Student clubs (creation and advising)

Graduate international students (non-academic issues)

Buddy program for international students

balzhan.yersakhanova@nu.edu.kz

 

Yuliya Palkina

 

Specialist

 

Department of Student Affairs

Dormitory specialist

yuliya.palkina@nu.edu.kz

Gulnaz Kalambayeva

 

Senior Manager

Cultural center “Rukhany Zhangyru

Promotion of Kazakh culture

Organization of Kazakh culture events on campus

Kazakh culture days for international students

 

gulnaz.kalambayeva@nu.edu.kz

Yerden Nurtayev

 

Senior Psychologist

Psychological Counseling Center

English language psychologist

 

Stress-relief activities

yerden.nurtayev@nu.edu.kz

Araylim Serikova

 

Specialist

Career and Advising Center

Work on Campus program

CAC events, mock interviews, internships

 

arailym.serikova@nu.edu.kz

Aisulu Tuktubayeva

 

Senior Manager

Bursar´s Office

Stipend, application form to open a bank account

atuktubayeva@nu.edu.kz

Useful documents

NU international student guidelines: link

Everything you need to know about expenses for life in Nur Sultan, accommodation, and facilities at NU: link