Step 1. Create your Personal account
Go to https://admissions.nu.edu.kz/wps/portal
, press the «Sign up» button and fill out the required information in English. Please select the «PhD» program during choosing the Academic level. After completing the registration, confirm it by clicking on the link sent to your email. Be sure to read the instructions about the application procedure given in your Personal account.Step 2. Fill out the application form
In the «My Application Forms» section of your Personal Account, open the link Step 1. Fill out the Application Form online and Consent form for personal data processing according to the online form. Make sure you have entered all the required information in the correct manner and press the «Upload» button.Step 3. Submit the required documents
After filling out the application form, in the Step 2 section, you need to upload the required documents. The format of requested documents is available in a Personal account. Upload a 3*4 photo for documents to the «Profile» section in your Personal account.Step 4. Pay the application fee
The application fee shall be paid online in your Personal account at the «My Application Forms» section with a bank card.
The application fee is 10 000 tenge. This amount is non-refundable. The payment of the application fee by transferring money through the bank is not acceptable. Applicants can apply for no more than 2 Master's / Ph.D. programs at Nazarbayev University. In this regard, please do not make the payment more than 2 times. In case of admission to both programs, the applicant must choose only one. If you have no personal card you may use the card of another person.Step 5. Finish the application process
After completing all above-mentioned steps please press the «SUBMIT APPLICATION». Now the application is considered completed.
After submission applicants cannot make any changes in their applications and submitted documents. Admissions Department will check your application and contact you by email specifying which documents and when are to be resubmitted, in case of need. Incomplete or incorrect (uncorrected) applications will not be considered in the competition.Step 6. Submit IELTS/ TOEFL certificate
In order to provide IELTS/TOEFL certificates, applicants should fulfill the following requirements:
To send an official electronic report of valid IELTS/TOEFL certificate via the Test administrator directly to Nazarbayev University;
To upload its scanned copy and insert its data to the «Upload IELTS/TOEFL results» section of a Personal account. Applicants can submit any number of certificates for the competition, but the last certificate uploaded to their Personal account will be considered.
Carefully consider the information regarding codes for a test certificate submission via the Test Administrator or the Test Center. See below:
Code for IELTS: Nazarbayev University
Code for TOEFL iBT: 6762
Code for GRE: 6496
Code for GMAT: H6m-R7-93
Detailed Instruction on the provision of IELTS/TOEFL certificates is available in applicants’ Personal account.
The results of IELTS Online, TOEFL iBT Home Edition and TOEFL PDT are not considered in the competition.
All certificates provided must be valid at the time of submission of documents.
Please note that submission of IELTS/TOEFL certificates in the electronic database of Nazarbayev University is not within the competence of the University. You should independently contact the Test center and make sure that your certificate has been sent. Please note that this action takes at least 7-10 working days. If the certificate is received after the deadline, specified by the Admissions Department, results will not be considered in the competition.
Applicants, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report in one of the following documented cases:
one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;
an undergraduate and/or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English;
if the applicant is a graduate of Nazarbayev University.Further steps.
An automatic email notification will be sent to your referrers asking them to provide them with letters of recommendation in accordance with the electronic form sent to their email addresses.
Check your email for notifications from Nazarbayev University and your Personal Account to find out about the status of your application. Please keep in mind that sometimes letters from the University may go to the spam box.