Master programs

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Master of Public Health

Full information about the program can be found here.

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Master in Molecular Medicine

Full information about the program can be found here.

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Master of Pharmacology and Toxicology program

Full information about the program can be found here.

Requirements

Candidates applying to the Master of Molecular Medicine, Master of Public Health and Master of Pharmacology and Toxicology programs are expected to have:

  • an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and a/or graduate degree (if applicable) in a relevant discipline. During the application period final year students may submit official current transcripts for consideration. Applicants recommended for admission must provide final transcripts and diplomas before the end of the Programs’ enrollment term. Graduates of the University are enrolled based on the evidence of final transcript confirming the degree completion followed by diploma submission within a month;
  • Candidates may be enrolled conditionally based on evidence from graduating university that the candidates have completed the educational program and the candidate expects formal issuance of final transcript and/or diploma by certain date. In that case the decision on enrollment shall prescribe the period of time within which the candidate shall provide the necessary documents to the University;
  • a minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00 or equivalent on applicant’s degree (bachelor, master or PhD (if masters and PhD have adopted a GPA approach);
  • the required level of English language proficiency;
  • strong reading, analytical and mathematical skills as demonstrated by GRE or GMAT test (optional). Although an official GRE/GMAT score is not an essential requirement, an applicant can enhance his/her application with a competitive GRE/GMAT score ;
  • high level of motivation and strong interest in the Program outlined in the statement of purpose;
  • 2 (two) confidential letters of recommendation;
  • For Master of Pharmacology and Toxicology program only: Evidence of any professional and/or voluntary experiences related to biological and/or medical research (optional). Although this is not an essential requirement, an applicant can enhance his/her application with such evidence.
The required level of English proficiency

The required level of English proficiency:

1) The absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test reports for admission to the Program is an overall IELTS test score of 6.5 or higher (with no sub-scores less than 6.0 in each section), or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website;

2) the absolute minimum requirement for English language proficiency test report for admission to Nazarbayev University Zero Year of Master’s Programs is an overall IELTS test score of 5.5, with no more than one sub-score of 5.0, or the equivalent TOEFL scores as posted on the ETS website.

3) applicants to the Program, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, can 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 or graduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English;
  • the applicant is a graduate of Nazarbayev University.
How to apply

Applicants applying to the Program are required to:

1) complete and upload an online application form posted in the Personal account on the University website upon payment of the non-refundable application fee set by the University internal document/s;

2) upload to the Personal account scanned copies of the required documents before the indicated deadline.

Application package checklist
Application package checklist for the Master programs:
  • Complete application form;
  • National ID or passport;
  • Official document confirming name changes (if applicable);
  • Degree diplomas with transcripts;
  • IELTS or TOEFL test report/certificate valid as of date of online documents submission to the Program (if applicable);
  • Document confirming English as the language of instruction (only for applicants who earned their degree in a program which was taught in English and request an exemption from submitting IELTS or TOEFL);
  • GRE/GMAT test certificates valid as of date of online documents submission (optional);
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation written within the last 12 month (to be provided by referees electronically or in hard copy);
  • Statement of purpose of 500 words or less;
  • 086у medical certificate (for Kazakhstani candidates) or a similar medical certificate with indication of general health (for international candidates);
  • Document stating the presence or absence of a criminal record;
  • Consent for Applicant’s/Student’s personal data processing;
  • For Master of Pharmacology and Toxicology program only: Evidence of any professional and/or voluntary experiences related to biological and/or medical research shown in a CV, recommendation letter or in any other document (optional).
The Admissions Committee and/or Admissions Department may request additional documents when necessary.

Master of Public Health (MPH) program

To participate in this new exciting multidisciplinary field of public health, graduates with four year degrees in biomedical sciences, chemistry, business, economics, mathematics , engineering, communications  anthropology, sociology and other fields, as well as professionals such as physicians, nurses, lawyers, and teachers are invited to apply to the two-year Master of Public Health degree program in Nazarbayev University’s School of Medicine.

Full information about the MPH program can be found here.

Requirements and application package checklist

1) an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, to be determined by the Admissions Committee;
2) a minimum CGPA of 2.75, based on a 4.00 point scale (or equivalent on a 5.00 point scale);
3) overall minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.5 (with no sub-scores less than 6.0), or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website, or request and acquire a waver at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Admission is competitive for the limited MPH slots and selection will be determined by a holistic consideration of factors.

Every Applicant Must Submit

1. Complete application form for the program; the application form can be accessed after registration at http://admissions.nu.edu.kz
2. Official copy of degree diplomas/certificates with transcripts (with notarized English translations);
3. IELTS or TOEFL test report/certificate valid as of commencement of the Program (if applicable);
4. GRE/GMAT test reports/certificates (optional) valid as of commencement of the Program;
5. Notarized copy of Passport/national ID (with notarized English translation);
6. Two letters of recommendation;
7. Statement of purpose incorporated into the application form;

Master of Molecular Medicine (MMM) program

Currently, there is no other Master in Molecular Medicine program available in Kazakhstan making this NUSOM initiative unique. Students who complete this program will be eligible to undertake a PhD either in Kazakhstan of abroad or work in industry, diagnostic services of pursue career in academic medicine. The program will also be suitable for clinicians interested in a clinical academic career.

Full information about the Program can be found here.

Requirements and application package checklist

1) an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, to be determined by the Admissions Committee;
2) a minimum CGPA of 2.75, based on a 4.00 point scale (or equivalent on a 5.00 point scale);
3) overall minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.5 (with no sub-scores less than 6.0), or the equivalent TOEFL score as posted on the ETS website, or request and acquire a waver at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Admission is competitive for the limited MMM slots and selection will be determined by a holistic consideration of factors.

Every applicant must submit:

1. Complete application form for the program; the application form can be accessed after registration at http://admissions.nu.edu.kz
2. Official copy of degree diplomas/certificates with transcripts (with notarized English translations);
3. IELTS or TOEFL test report/certificate valid as of commencement of the Program (if applicable);
4. GRE/GMAT test reports/certificates (optional) valid as of commencement of the Program;
5. Notarized copy of Passport/national ID (with notarized English translation);
6. Two letters of recommendation;
7. Statement of purpose incorporated into the application form;
8. 086у medical certificate;
9. Original document about the presence or absence of a criminal record.