Attention: Important information for applicants of the undergraduate programs

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Dear applicants of the undergraduate programs!

We kindly inform you that in connection with the cancellation of the international standardized SAT test at the Nazarbayev University test center due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as the lack of places to pass this test in other centers, the Admissions Committee of Nazarbayev University decided  to conduct ALEKS PPL test for applicants who are not able to provide SAT/ACT certificate with a minimum passing score for the competition of the 2021-2022 academic year.

The deadline for passing the ALEKS PPL test is from April 20-30, 2021. Instructions for passing the ALEKS PPL will be sent immediately after the completion of online registration for undergraduate programs, to all applicants who have registered to participate in the competition for admission on the website We remind you that the deadline for submitting of the application form is April 19, 2021. Information on the procedure for submitting applications (registration) and participation in the competition is available here.

Applicants of the categories “NIS 12 Grade certificate”, “IB Diploma program”, “Olympiad winners”, as well as applicants who have SAT / ACT certificates with minimum passing scores, may not take the ALEKS PPL.


Best regards,

Nazarbayev University Admissions Department