FAQ




Can I submit an IELTS/TOEFL test score after the application  deadline?

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.

Can I request a language test waiver?

Applicants to the Full-Time MBA program, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, may be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:

  1.  one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;
  2. an undergraduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English;
  3. the applicant is a graduate of Nazarbayev University;
  4.  an applicant is determined as a native speaker.

How can I prepare for ALEKS test?

You can access free trial on ALEKS test website: www.aleks.com or purchase a monthly subscription: http://www.aleks.com/buy_aleks_now. The section we require is Essential Math Skills for Business.

How should I submit my transcripts if I have studied outside of Kazakhstan? Can I submit the ones I own?

Applicants who obtained their degree diplomas/certificates from foreign educational institutions must request their official transcripts to be sent directly to the School.

What about recommendation letters? Whom should I ask to write them?

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 recommenders 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 recommenders in the application form. The recommendation forms are automatically generated by the admissions system and sent to the recommenders via email. The recommendation forms should be filled in and emailed to mba.admissions@nu.edu.kz with indicating the applicant’s name in the title.

We do accept candidates with limited or no experience who are motivated and exhibit maturity, strong leadership and professional potential and are involved in various extra-curricular activities and community service during their undergraduate studies.

Can I get my decision over the Web or by e-mail, telephone, or fax?

All applicants receive their decision letter via emails.

Does GSB accept transfer credits from other schools?

No, we do not accept transfer credits from other schools.

What other programs do you offer?

At this moment we  offer Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Science in Finance programs.

Do I have to have a work experience? Can I apply if I am still an undergraduate student?

We do accept candidates with at least 2 years of work experience for FTMBA program who are motivated and exhibit maturity, strong leadership and professional potential and are involved in various extra-curricular activities and community service during their undergraduate studies.

Do I need an interview, and if so, how can I arrange one?

If an applicant requires an interview, the Admissions Officer will contact him/her to schedule one.

Is it possible to defer after being admitted to the program?

An applicant may request a one-year deferral which could be approved or rejected at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

When should I provide hard copies of documents?

Only admitted students are required to submit hard copies of their documents. All applicants will be notified about the dates when the hard copies should be submitted.

What types of scholarships and financial aid are available?

GSB offers limited number of merit-based scholarships that cover from 40 to 100% of the tuition fee.

What’s the best way to contact the Admissions Office?

You may contact us by phone or email: Graduate School of Business:

Graduate Admissions Department:

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