24 months
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This Petroleum Engineering program from Nazarbayev University aims at training engineering professionals who can design, operate and manage petroleum operations as well as develop research skills and knowledge to provide support to the oil and gas industry to have sound, safe, and sustainable petroleum operations.

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Key Features

The Petroleum Engineering program from Nazarbayev University is a two-year, full-time MSc degree program designed to provide students with a scientific background in hydrocarbon exploration, reservoir management, productions, and skills in the practical aspects of petroleum engineering. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Petroleum Geology 
  • Fluid Flow through Porous Media 
  • Advanced Formation Evaluation 
  • Advanced Drilling Engineering 
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Petroleum Phase Behaviour
  • Surface Facilities, Flow Assurance, and Processing
  • Advanced Well Stimulation Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree. During the application period final year students may submit official current transcript for consideration;
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of a 4.00; with two year professional experience – 2,50 out of 4,00;
  • High level of English proficiency
  • Strong reading, analytical, and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE test (optional). Although an official GRE score is not an essential requirement, an applicant can enhance her/his application with a competitive GRE score;
  • High level of motivation and strong interest in the Program outlined in a statement of purpose.

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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