We are delighted to announce that the online application period for 2024 - 2025 is open!
Please note that registration for foreign candidates is only possible during early registration. As the next stage of working on your Visas takes time.
Please note that before submitting the completed application form, all supporting documents must be uploaded to a personal account of the candidate.
Important information, applications submitted in late registration period will only be considered for fee-paying study.
After the submission of the application form, the extension of the deadlines for the provision of supporting documents for this period is not expected. An incomplete package of documents uploaded to the online system before the end of the Early Online Registration Period will be checked for compliance with the competitive selection requirements and may be sent for revision. Candidates who receive notification of an incomplete package of documents for participation in the competitive selection are automatically transferred to the standard registration period.
Applicants have to submit an online application form and all required documents on our portal.
Applicants to the Full-Time MBA program are expected to have:
Applicants must submit the following documents:
Two confidential letters of recommendation (to be provided by referees electronically after receiving an email request).
Emails asking for recommendations will be automatically sent to your referees after you click the SUBMIT button. Please kindly note that your referees will be given up to 5 days to complete the online recommendation form.
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 recommenders 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.
Two essays in English.
In 500 words, or less describe how your education, work, and life experience will contribute to your classmates’ MBA experience.
In 500 words or less describe three things others do not know about you.
CV in English (it should not exceed one page).
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or equivalent on applicant’s degree (undergraduate or graduate). The Admissions Committee has the right to make exceptions for applicants with a score below 2.75 GPA, but not below 2.5 CGPA out of 4.0. Applicants with a GPA of less than 2.75 cannot be considered for a state educational grant.
Notarized copy of Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree diploma with transcript including a notarized English translation. Applicants who obtained Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree diplomas from foreign educational institutions must request their official transcript(s) to be sent directly to the Admissions Department.
Applicants will have to provide test scores from one of GRE or GMAT or ALEKS.
ALEKS test administered on campus (in Astana) will be conducted as indicated in the table below. We strongly recommend candidates to take online trial version/ training for this test well in advance of deadlines and accurately plan dates.
Preparation instructions are available at the following link
ALEKS study topics are outlined at this link
The retake cost of the ALEKS test is 10 000 KZT
Test dates for the next academic year will be posted on this page.
Please refer to the following website — www.aleks.com (Module: Essential Math Skills for business) to take a free trial test.
Notarized copy of the applicant’s identity card or passport.
Documented proof of work experience with notarized English translation.
Submission of completed application package by the applicant does not guarantee admission to the MBA program.
Applicants are invited for an interview by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee has the right to conduct an additional interview with applicants.
Every applicant must complete an online application form in English and submit it on the official University website admissions.nu.edu.kz;