International admissions

International candidates are welcome to apply to study at Nazarbayev University. NU offers Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in various fields of Humanities, Business, Social Sciences and STEM programs.


There are merit-based Abay Kunanbayev scholarships for top international candidates recommended by the Admissions Committee of each School. This scholarship covers tuition fee only. To learn more about tuition fees please contact us by e-mail.

Application timeline

Application deadlines for each program for international candidates are the same as for candidates from Kazakhstan. All applications must be submitted through website. Most of the programs start in Fall semester of each academic year.

Application process*

·         Online application (January-April). Candidates must upload of all requires documents online on

·         Shortlisting (May). Each Schools’ Admission Committees asses eligible candidates and shortlist them for the interview.

·         Interviews (June). Shortlisted candidates are invited to Skype or face-to-face interviews with Admission Committees.

·         Final results (July). Selected candidates will be notified by e-mail and receive offer letters.

*Application timeline may be different for some Schools

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Arrival to Kazakhstan

Please visit International Cooperation page to learn more about visa requirements for international students in Kazakhstan.

You can also read testimonial of international students at NU here

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