24 months
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The Educational Leadership (School Education, Higher Education, Inclusive Education) program at Nazarbayev University is designed to provide working education professionals with the skills, knowledge and capacities necessary to lead for change within their work institutions, their professional communities, and the larger society.

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Key Features

The Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (NUGSE) is proud to offer the M.Sc. in Educational Leadership program that includes three areas of specialization: School Education, Higher Education, and Inclusive Education.

More specifically, students will develop in-depth understanding of the national and international educational issues and debates relevant to their field of study, strategies for leadership and change management, and methodological approaches appropriate for researching educational topics important to both Kazakhstan and other international contexts.

The Educational Leadership (School Education, Higher Education, Inclusive Education) program at Nazarbayev University is designed for individuals working in universities, schools, pedagogical institutes, the Ministry of Education and Science, and other related institutions, such as NGOs and development organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Context and Reform in Kazakhstan
  • Research Methods
  • Internship Project
  • Work-based Project 
  • Learning to Work
  • Thesis Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 (or equivalent); 
  • High level of English proficiency
  • 1 year of work experience in a relevant field 
  • At the discretion of the Admissions Committee applicants with less than 1 year of work experience may also be considered. 
  • High motivation and strong interest in the program as outlined in a personal statement;
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Work experience

1 year of work experience in a relevant field 

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.


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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