Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences


Zero Year of Master’s Programs


Dear applicants!

We are pleased to inform that the online registration for the Zero Year of Master’s Programs of the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University” (hereinafter – Program) for 2017-2018 academic year is now open and available through this link.

Successful candidates will receive an educational grant which covers major expenses associated with the education, including tuition fee and monthly stipend. The Program will run from 20 November 2017 to 17 May 2018. Satisfactory completion of the Program will permit the students to progress to the Master’s programs of the NU to which they applied and for which they were interviewed.

In order to participate in the selection process for admission to the Program, an applicant must:

have valid overall IELTS test score of 5.5 with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website; meet the criteria for admission to the specific master’s program to which an applicant is applying (except the English language requirements).

The following candidates are not eligible to participate in the selection process for admission to the Program under the state grant if they:

  • were enrolled in NU’s Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree programs under the state fund and were dismissed, or graduated from the NU;
  • have already earned a Master’s degree under the state fund before;
  • are foreign citizens.

The registration will be available till 11.59pm November 8, 2017 Astana time.