24 months
28020 USD/year
28020 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Data Science programme at Nazarbayev University is designed to provide a foundation in the fundamentals of the field, and to provide a baseline for all incoming admissions streams from several related but distinct fields of undergraduate study.

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Key Features

The Data Science programme at Nazarbayev University  includes discipline core courses, and a set of topical electives that provide the continuity of study across the two years.  The discipline courses are augmented by an arc of courses that provide milestones for program advancement and completion of the Thesis.  This arc consists of a course in Research Methods, Research Seminar, Thesis Proposal, and then a final term to conclude and defend the work.

The program offers a research-and student-centered education. The balance of emphasis on fundamentals, recent computational innovations, big data analytics, and applied artificial intelligence will stimulate and accelerate knowledge discoveries. The program requires a 30 ECTS thesis  as part of the degree completion requirements. Students are encouraged to present their research findings at international conferences and to publish their results in scientific journals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability and Statistics for Data Science
  • Database Management Systems
  • Innovation
  • Process and Project Management 
  • Research Methods
  • Data Mining and Decision Support

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, to be determined by the Admissions Committee;

  • a minimum CGPA of 2.75;
  • the required level of English proficiency as indicated below
  • 2 letters of recommendation;
  • a personal statement of purpose;
  • submission of a valid IELTS or TOEFL test report (must be submitted).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28020 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28020 USD per year during 24 months.

KZT 11 936 520

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
Living costs

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