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Multilingual Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This program focuses on the development of teaching, curriculum development, assessment, policy analysis, and research skills in the areas of educational language policy in general, and language teaching in particular. It is a full-time two-year program.

The program

The M.A. in Multilingual Education program at Nazarbayev University enables students to develop global, international, and critical skills to be utilized as human capital for ensuring the development of future generations to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Leaders, policy makers, teacher trainers, and administrators develop in-depth understanding of the nature, implementation and evaluation of education in a globalized, multilingual, and international context.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Educational Context and Reform in Kazakhstan
  • Foundations of Multilingual Education
  • The Multilingual School
  • Multilingual Curriculum Development and Assessment
  • Perspectives on Inclusion and Special Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Deadline: May

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • 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) and a graduate degree (if applicable) in a relevant discipline. During the application period final year students may submit official current transcript for consideration. 
  • Applicants recommended for admission must provide final transcripts and diplomas before the end of the Program’s enrollment term. Graduates of Nazarbayev University are enrolled based on the evidence of final transcript confirming the degree completion followed by diploma submission within a month.  
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or equivalent on applicant’s degree (bachelor, master or PhD (if masters and PhD have adopted a GPA approach).

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.


All international students are considered for the merit based international student scholarships offered at the university.

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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