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Nazarbayev University

Nazarbayev University

Nazarbayev University is a modern, English-speaking research university located in Nur-Sultan (former Astana), the Republic of Kazakhstan’s capital and the heart of Eurasia. Admission and progression are entirely merit-based and integrate professor-led teaching and research starting on day one as a freshman.

Top reasons to study here

  • NU is providing a higher education that prepares graduates for success in an age of globalization and technological disruption.
  • This is the first university in Kazakhstan which is guided by the principles of autonomy and academic freedom.
  • Students are the top priority for NU. We strive to attract the most talented students from Kazakhstan and beyond.

Pre-Master's Programmes

Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Nazarbayev University was announced in 2006 by the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and founded in 2010 as the country’s flagship institution for academics and researchers to collaborate.


The academic and research programs of Nazarbayev University are designed in partnership with the leading universities ranked among the top 30 higher education institutions in the world.

We strive for leadership on the global scientific and educational markets. The international faculty applies the best global practices and distributes its professional experience in the academic environment of Kazakhstan.


NU is committed to achieving excellence in research, and to ensuring that its research contributes to the socio-economic development of Kazakhstan and the region. NU research covers both fundamental and applied predominantly STEM disciplines, life sciences, social sciences, and education, reflecting Kazakhstan’s priority development areas.


CAC strives to provide services to aid in the professional development of our students and alumni.

Our future is the youth of this country! Career choice starts from family taken up by University and final product is dealt by an Employer. Therefore, it is important that our joint efforts and support are consistent and cooperative.

The Career and Advising Center promotes lifelong skills through our Career workshops and Professional Development Programs. The Center establishes partnerships with internship providers and employers to help in recruiting NU students and alumni through on-campus recruitment events, companies’ presentations and field trips, etc.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

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University Ranking

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Housing services

We are delighted to introduce them with an environment where we encourage the students to self-realize and be more active in the student life activities.Living in the dormitories of NU and taking advantage of its academic, sport and other facilities will inspire the students’ future commitments to the University and the surrounding environment. All rooms have beds, desks and closet space. Room dimensions vary according to the block. The space is limited and bringing the extra furniture is strongly prohibited. 

Medical services

NU has established NU Medicine, a vibrant academic healthcare system based on international standards and developed in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) and its Medical Center (UPMC). NU Medicine consists of the School of Medicine (SOM), University Medical Center (UMC), Center for Life Sciences (CLS), and other NU schools.

Student Life

Campus life

Nazarbayev University Campus is devoted to helping students, faculty, and staff experience the full scope of university life.

Through a wide range of services and opportunities, we strive to build a thriving community where you can live, study, develop new ideas, grow personally and professionally, and enjoy life!

Student clubs

Nazarbayev University has more than 100 student-run clubs and organizations on campus in various areas of intellectual development including scientific and research activity, school-based clubs, creativity, entertainment, civic engagement, charity, culture, performing arts and sports.

Student Reviews

Short story of Petroleum engineer's Bachelor life
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It was usefull time to obtain general knowledges about my degree. We had a lot of deadlines in short times, so it prepare me to high stress situations. The university gave chance to take intership in national oil transport company. However, there is not sufficient labarotory work.

Foundation at Nazarbayev University?
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I studied Foundation Year at Nazarbayev University during 2021-2022. I had only 3 classes: EAP (English for Academic Purposes), Leadership, and Mathematics. Despite having only 3 courses, I studied very hard and spent most of my time doing research. The three strengths of the university I identified while studying there are the giving motivation to conduct research,...

Nazarbayev University
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

great opportunities excellent stuff great campus good networking great knowledge/courses

Nur-Sultan, Astana Qalasy, Kazakhstan

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