Nazarbayev University

country rank  3
world rank  2597

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University Overview

Founded in 2010, Nazarbayev University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Nur-Sultan (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Akmola. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev University (NU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Nazarbayev University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 9 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Kazakhstani higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Назарбаев Университетi
Acronym NU
Founded 2010
Motto To lead.To innovate.
Colours Bronze, grey and white

University Location

Address 53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave
Nur-Sultan (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
010000 Akmola
T +7 (7172) 706 180
F +7 (7172) 705 660

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Kabanbai batyr 53
Astana 010000
+7 7172706688

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Nazarbayev University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020