Biological Sciences and Technologies, M.Sc. | Nazarbayev University | Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
M.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences and Technologies

24 months
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The objective of the Biological Sciences and Technologies program from Nazarbayev University is to produce the next generation of leaders in the rapidly changing world of biology and to educate students who are at the cutting edge of quantitative research methodologies including computational and statistical methods for the acquisition.


MBST Program is designed for graduates from biological sciences, biochemistry, and cellular and molecular biology programs. The two-year MBST degree program offered at SSH is based on highest international standards and the unique research infrastructure of Nazarbayev University. 

This Biological Sciences and Technologies program from Nazarbayev University serves the needs of students with a strong undergraduate biology background with an interest in fundamental research, biomedical sciences, and synthetic biology. 

MBST provides distinctive training in quantitative biology and modern research methods. Students are taught advanced statistics and bioinformatics, molecular and structural biology of the normal and pathological cell, advanced microbiology, neurobiology, cellular biophysics, biophysical methods, synthetic biology, and beyond. They perform a research thesis supported by our leading research scientists.

Career and Educational Opportunities

After completing the MBST program, students will be eligible to enter a Ph.D. program either in Kazakhstan or abroad or become employed in the local or international industry.

Programme Structure

Program Aims

  • To give students a solid foundation in quantitative cellular and molecular biology to better understand how a new revolution happens in biological sciences in treating numerous diseases, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and understanding the biological foundations of living systems;
  • To provide students with comprehensive tools and mentored research on important issues in life sciences and experimental quantitative biology depending on their inclinations. This will entail working with leading Nazarbayev University faculties and will culminate in a Master’s thesis;
  • To raise a new generation of professionals capable of contributing to Kazakhstan’s technological innovation and growth.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and a graduate/postgraduate degree (if applicable) in a relevant discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of a 4.00.
  • High level of English proficiency.
  • 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 - 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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