Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences

How to apply

Applicants applying to undergraduate programs are expected to have:

  • IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score) or TOEFL iBT – 79 or TOEFL PBT* – 574;
  • SAT Subject Test – Math and Physics with at least 600 in each subject;
  • SAT Reasoning Test with Essay 1240. Essay is required, no minimum score
  • ACT  – composite score not less than 27. Writing part is required, no minimum score

* Not less than 30 for total score and 4, 4, 5 for 3 subjects of High Level (IB Diploma)

* Not less than ABB in any 3 subjects (NIS Grade 12 Certificate


To apply: 


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


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


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 for domestic applicants and 14 000 tenge for non-citizens.

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