Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences

Orientation week

Orientation week

Dear Student!

Welcome to Nazarbayev University and the School of Mining and Geosciences that we call SMG. To all, from the SMG family, we welcome you as we embark on this journey together. We are a young school – only 4 years old, but we have already achieved a lot. Hopefully, you will add up to this list. You have made a great decision to study here at SMG. You are going to be the ones to make a difference right here in Kazakhstan and around the world.

We will try our best to support you and your educational quest during these unusual circumstances and look forward to the day when we can all unite on the NU campus to take full advantage of all that the NU-SMG experience can offer on your all-important academic career with us. This is the place for you – the place where you can push your boundaries and prepare for your future.

Dean of SMG, Randy Hazlett.




August 9 -13, 2021 – Orientation Week

August 16, 2021 – Classes start

IMPORTANT! Your Orientation starts on August 9th, 2021. Participation is required for all students. Failure to attend the Orientation will lead to cancellation of the admission offer.



Check the Orientation web page for useful and additional information.

SMG School Office Contacts:

Altynay Kazhkenova – altynay.kazhkenova@nu.edu.kz, 8 (7172) 69-46-28