Zero Year of Master’s Programs

The aim of the program is to give students the support needed to acquire English language proficiency and academic skills required to successfully begin master’s level studies.

Satisfactory completion of the Program will permit the students to progress to the Master’s programs of the University to which they applied and for which they were interviewed.

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Eligibility criteria

In order to participate in the selection process for admission to the Program, an applicant must:
1)meet the criteria for admission to the specific master’s program to which an applicant is applying (except the English language requirements; please read below)
2) have valid overall IELTS test score of 5.5 with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website.

Type of program    


Start date of the program

August-September 2019

Length of the program

9 months

Location of the program

Nazarbayev University, Astana.

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