We are delighted to announce that in order to participate in the selection process to study the MSc. in Finance applicants can provide GRE/GMAT results or take ALEKS test administered by the School on appointed days for each round.
To register for the ALEKS, applicants must select a date (one from their application period) in their application form on our application portal.
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.
Please send your questions via email or using the form available here. You can also reach us at +7 7172 709028,706567, 709332.
We are looking forward to receiving your applications for 2023 Intake.
The Admissions Committee will not consider incomplete applications. However, we understand that some applicants may sign up for later test dates. The admissions committee will accept the IELTS/TOEFL certificate after the application deadline but no later than approved dates by the School. Keep in mind that space in the class is limited, and applicants are discussed on a rolling basis.
Applicants to the M.Sc. 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 to be a native speaker
We prefer that recommendation letters come from a current or former employer. An applicant may also request letters from individuals with whom they have had significant professional/academic interaction such as a supervisor, professor or a major client. It is important for referees to be able to reflect/describe applicant’s value as an employee, his/her professional accomplishments, and personal qualities and interpersonal skills in an organizational context. We do not accept recommendation letters from friends, family members or any other personal contacts. An applicant should indicate contact details (name, corporate email, phone numbers) of their referees in the application form. The recommendation forms are automatically generated by the admissions system and sent to the referees via email.
The Program is intended for early to mid-career individuals with demonstrated quantitative skills who have no work experience, and young professionals with limited work experience seeking to specialize in the field of Finance.
As you can see, the topics in the interview correspond closely with your motivation letter.
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.
NUGSB offers limited number of scholarships that cover from 50% to 100% of the tuition fees. Regarding the tuition fee per semester, please contact Admissions department directly.
An applicant may request a one-year deferral which could be approved or rejected at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Deferred admission can be recommended for 1 (one) academic year by the Admissions Committee. Deferred admission allows a student to be considered for enrollment to a Program next year based on last year application but does not retain earned funding (if any). To participate in the allocation of funding for the next academic year, this student will need to submit a new application and participate in grant distribution with new pool applicants next year.
You can find instructions for the ALEKS test here.
You can find topics of the ALEKS test here.
There is an opportunity to retake the ALEKS test one time only. The retake cost is -10 000 KZT