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Chemical and Materials Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
MSC in Chemical and Materials Engineering (MSc-ChME) Students at Nazarbayev University are required to complete 120 ECTS credits, in 4 semesters, which satisfies the requirements stipulated by the Bologna Process and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) for Master’s Degrees. 


The Chemical and Materials Engineering program at Nazarbayev University is research-oriented and it is designed to provide the skills required to solve advanced technical problems in chemical and materials engineering through a combination of Thesis Research and advanced coursework. 

The programme

The small class size allows excellent student-instructor communication. Students are encouraged to contribute Thesis Research topics from their interests or previous work experience.

Programme Structure

The programme is structured in four semester. 

  • In the first semester, core course in Chemical and Materials Engineering are offered. 
  • In the second semester, elective courses are also included, allowing the student to specialise in the preferred research area. 
  • In the third semester. thesis-related work begins, in addition to elective course. 
  • The fourth semester is entirely devoted to research work. The student chose the research supervisor in the ChME department at the beginning of the third semester. A list of the ChME and their research interests is available on the SEng website

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
  • During the application period final year students may submit official current transcript for consideration.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).
  • High level of English proficiency.
  • Strong mathematical skills as demonstrated by ALEKS test administered by the School on a set date.
  • High motivation and strong interest in the program as outlined in a statement of purpose.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

  • 151250 - 222350 KZT/month
    Living Costs

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


Scholarships for International Students are available

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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