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MSc in Finance

The NUGSB Master of Science in Finance program (hereinafter – MSc in Finance) is a specialized, quantitative course of study for highly motivated individuals seeking a career in the field of finance. The MSc in Finance program will equip young professionals with the knowledge

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Admissions

How to apply?

Register on admissions.nu.edu.kz, create your account and online application form;
Pass through personal interview;
Submit documents and application form online;
Wait for results!

How to prepare for admission to the Nazarbayev University CLICK HERE

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Dates and deadlines

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is delighted to announce that our regular round deadline to participate in the selection process to study the MSc in Finance program has been extended until 15 June, 2021 (23:59 Nur-Sultan time inclusive). Applicants have to submit an online application form and all required documents by 15 June 2021 on our portal.

The Master of Science in Finance applicants, who are applying in the regular round are allowed to submit their GRE/GMAT score reports until 15 June 2021. Test reports shall be sent online by the official test administrator directly to the Nazarbayev University using institutional Code: GRE-6496, GMAT- H6m-R7-93.

Dates & Deadlines

Early Deadline

Regular Deadline

Registration date

April 1, 2021

June 15, 2021

Admissions’ Requirements


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. As this program targets “pre-experience” recent graduates from undergraduate programs and young professionals, there is no work experience requirement.


A minimum GPA of 2.67. out of 4.00 on at least one of the applicant’s degrees (bachelor, master or PhD).


An overall IELTS test score of minimum 6.5, or the equivalent TOEFL. The TOEFL equivalent must be determined by the Admissions Committee according to the conversion table posted on the ETS website or through another official source. Reading, listening and speaking sub-scores must be no less than 6.0. The writing sub-score also should normally be around 6.0. The test scores must be valid on the application submission date. Applicants to the MSc in Finance program, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, may be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if: 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 degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English; the applicant is a graduate of Nazarbayev University; an applicant is determined as a native speaker.


The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants to the MSF program. We recommend students to take training for this test well in advance of deadlines. Scores on all sections of the examination will be considered in an applicant’s profile for the purpose of admissions and ranking for scholarship opportunities. Incomplete examinations (where one section is not attempted) will not be considered and low score on any section will jeopardize an applicant’s chances for admission to the program. 


We require two letters of recommendation. The most valuable recommendations come from people who know your professional skills and abilities. We require you to submit one recommendation from your current supervisor. If you do not have an immediate supervisor, you may submit a recommendation from someone who knows you well in your current position and can critique your professional performance. We strongly encourage you to contact your references early in the application process. Recommendations from relatives or family and friends are strongly discouraged by the Admissions Committee. An application is not considered as “complete” until we have received all recommendations. Before you submit your application form, please check that you have included the corporate/institutional email addresses of your referees and they have agreed to provide recommendation letters for you. As soon as you press the “Submit application” button on your personal page, the reference form will be automatically sent to the referees’ email addresses you provided below. Please note that reference letters should be sent from indicated corporate/institutional email addresses. If your referees do not have corporate/institutional email addresses, they are required to submit the original/hard copies of recommendation letters in a sealed envelope.


A person essay describing the reasons for seeking to enter M.Sc in Finance program.


CV in English (it should not exceed one page).


Notarized copy of the applicant’s identity card or passport.


Documented proof of work experience with notarized English translation.


The registration fee in the standard round will be KZT 30 000.


  • Admission is restricted to one NUGSB program, which means that individuals interested in pursuing graduate level education in a business program offered by NUGSB must carefully read the program descriptions and decide which program is most suitable for them in helping them to realize their career goals. Upon review of applicant files, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to interview an applicant to explore whether or not another NUGSB program may better fit with his/her profile and career objectives.
  • All documents must be notarized and translated into English.
  • Upon notification, shortlisted applicants must provide original copies of all documents to the Admissions department of the University: 53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave., office # 1127, Nazarbayev University, Admissions Department, Nur-Sultan, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Applicants who obtained their degree diplomas/certificates from foreign educational institutions must request their official transcripts be sent directly to the University.
  • The Admissions Committee may, at its discretion, add additional requirements to the admissions process.
  • Submission of a complete application package does not guarantee admission to the MSc in Finance program.

FAQ


We are delighted to announce that our deadline to provide the GRE/GMAT results in order to participate in the selection process to study the MSc. in Finance (program) has been extended until 15 June, 2021 (23:59 Nur-Sultan time inclusive) for candidates applying in regular deadline.

However, we expect applicants to submit their application form and all required documents by May 11, 2021 on our application portal except GRE/GMAT test scores.

GRE/GMAT test reports shall be sent online by the official test administrator directly to the Nazarbayev University using institutional Code: GRE-6496, GMAT- H6m-R7-93.

Please note that there are GRE and GMAT available online worldwide.

You can register for:

1. GRE General test HERE.

2. GMAT online HERE.

Our admissions team is currently operating remotely. Please send your questions via email or using the form available here. You can also reach us at +7 7172 709028, 705742, 709174.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications for 2021 Intake.


an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) a minimum GPA of 2.67 out of 4.00 on at least one of the applicant’s degrees (bachelor, master or PhD) IELTS test score of minimum 6.5, or the equivalent TOEFL. The TOEFL equivalent must be determined by the Admissions Committee according to the conversion table posted on the ETS website or through another official source. Reading, listening and speaking sub-scores must be no less than 6.0. The writing sub-score also should normally be around 6.0. GMAT/GRE


The Admissions Committee will not consider incomplete applications.

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