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About

The two-year program in Chemistry at Nazarbayev University will extend your depth and breadth of knowledge in all domains of modern chemical science, helping you to become an excellent industrial or academic chemist.

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Overview

Chemistry is frequently referred as a “central science”  for its key role in advancing technological progress through the design and synthesis of novel functional materials for energy, environmental, and biomedical applications.

By enrolling in the Chemistry program at Nazarbayev University  you will benefit from a fast-developing research infrastructure and well-balanced study programs delivered by our highly qualified international academic staff. You will also be able to advance such essential skills as project management, team-working, problem-solving, preparing and delivering oral and poster presentations, as well as critical assessment of relevant scientific literature.

The two year MSc Program in Chemistry is designed to train students as professional chemists who will possess in-depth knowledge of advanced theory and practical knowledge in various areas of chemistry.

The students will gain deep and systematic knowledge of the fundamental principles in chemistry, and develop the ability to identify, analyze and develop solutions problems in the context of real-life of the XXI Century, while fostering entrepreneurship. The graduates are expected to acquire advanced chemical, physical, mathematical, computational (calculation and simulation), and laboratory experimental skills as relevant to the subjects of their Master projects. 

They are further expected to become exposed to the international research environment and to acquire strong scientific communication skills. The program design takes advantage of the faculty expertise and the laboratory resources of the School of Sciences and Humanities, National Laboratory of Astana, School of mining and Geoscience, and School of Engineering and Digital Sciences.

Work after graduation

The graduates are expected to acquire advanced chemical, physical, mathematical, computational (calculation and simulation), and laboratory experimental skills as relevant to the subjects of their Master projects. They are further expected to become exposed to the international research environment and to acquire strong scientific communication skills.

In future you will have a chance to prosper your career in petroleum/oil industry, geology industry, pharmaceutical industry or work in government sector.

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum of the program consists of three different types of courses: Type A. Core courses (24 ECTS), Type B. Elective courses (30 ECTS), and Type C.
  • Teaching and Research courses (36 ECTS) and Thesis (30 ECTS) Compulsory courses of type A (core courses) are designed to give a solid and wide base of advanced knowledge in the different areas of Chemistry (Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry). These courses are therefore planned for the first year.
  • By mean of the selection of the optional courses of type B (elective courses) the Student will have the opportunity to define his/her personalized specialization of interest for research and working purposes. These courses are planned for the first year (second semester) and second year (first semester).

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

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.

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.

Funding

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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