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Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences

How to apply

Minimum entry requirements to undergraduate programs per categories

1) Minimum entry requirements for SAT/ACT applicants category

SAT Reasoning Test -no less than 1240 OR ACT  - composite score not less than 27.

 IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score)

or

TOEFL iBT - 79 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)

or

TOEFL PDT* - 574

 

2) Minimum entry requirements for A-level/NIS Grade 12 Certificates category

not less than ABB for any subjects

IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least

6.0 in each sub-score) or

TOEFL iBT - 79 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)

or

TOEFL PDT* - 574

 

3) Minimum entry requirements for IВ Diploma Programme category

not less than 30 total score and 4, 4, 5 for 3 subjects of HL

IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score)

or

TOEFL iBT - 79 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)

or

TOEFL PDT* - 574

 

4) Minimum entry requirements for transfer students category 

SAT Reasoning Test -no less than 1240 OR 

ACT  - composite score not less than 27;

IELTS – no less than

6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub- score

or

TOEFL iBT - 79

(Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking

– no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)

or

TOEFL PDT* - 574

 GPA entry requirement - not less than 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA.

 

5) Minimum entry requirements for winners of International and/or Republic Olympiads category for all  Schools’ applicants**

Type of Olympiad Medal type

Minimum entry requirements for IELTS or TOEFL

Republic Olympiad gold and silver medals (I, II) for the current academic year required, no minimum passing score
International Olympiad gold, silver and bronze medals (I, II, III) for the last three years

 

6) Minimum entry requirements for NUET applicants category for all NU Schools

NUET Minimum score in total  Minimum passing scores per subject 

Minimum entry requirements for

IELTS or TOEFL

Mathematics 130 60

IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub- score)

or

TOEFL iBT - 79

(Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking

– no less than 18, Writing – no less than  21)

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 60

Note: * TOEFL PDT results are admitted only from the international applicants from the countries where an official  IELTS and TOEFL iBT are not available

** Applicants of the winners of International and Republic Olympiads category can apply with both type of Olympiads in the same time.

To apply: 

STEP 1.

Create your personal account

“Sign up” at www.admissions.nu.edu.kz and receive access to the online Application Form under “My Application Forms” section in your personal account

STEP 2.

Complete your Application Form and attach required documents

Fill out your Application Form and upload documents:

1. Copy of the National ID card or passport.

2. Scanned copy of secondary school certificate (Attestat) with final academic performance or certificate from the secondary school (Spravka) with predicted/current grades according to sample in personal account

4. Personal Statement

5. Valid official IELTS or TOEFL Certificate

6. Copies or/and valid official the test reports (SATACT, etc.)

Please see the detailed information here

STEP 3.

Pay an application fee

Application fee is paid online via your personal account with a bank card authorized for online/internet transactions.

Amount to pay is 5 000 tenge.

All Application Fees are non-refundable

Further steps Check your e-mail for notifications from the NU Admissions Department and your personal account to learn about your application status

 

Important dates for those who are applying for the 2022-2023 academic year:

Online Application period deadline:

For local applicants - October 11, 2021 - April 18, 2022

For NUET applicants - October 11, 2021 - January 6, 2022

For international applicants - October 11, 2021 - March 28, 2022

Submission of hard copies of required documents, including test reports *: to be announced

Admission Committee decision – to be announced

Dormitory check-in: to be announced

Orientation week: to be announced

Class starts: to be announced

Deadline for taking tests for undergraduate programs:

SAT Reasoning  – May 7, 2022

ACT – April 1-2, 2022

IELTS  – April 16, 2022 

TOEFL - to be announced

The tests must be sent to the University address via test administrator using the code (Institutional Code) of Nazarbayev University.

  • Nazarbayev University (through IELTS TRF Verification Service) – for IELTS
  • 6762 – for TOEFL
  • 7915 – for SAT
  • 5521 – for ACT

*only for admitted students upon request of Admissions Department