About CPS

The Center for Preparatory Studies at Nazarbayev University was created to serve students in need of additional academic and language skills before entering Undergraduate or Master's programs. CPS currently runs two programs, Foundation Year Program (NUFYP) and Zero Year of Master's Program (NUZYP). Both programs prepare students for the academic, personal, and cultural challenges of further studies.

Our Students

Our program accepts only the best and brightest of Kazakhstan and outstanding international students. While most of our graduates do transition to undergraduate programs at NU, some also pursue educational opportunities abroad. All students, whether they choose to continue at NU or to accept the challenge of oversea studies, will find that the NUFYP program will have prepared them for wherever they choose.

Our Faculty

CPS faculty are highly qualified, exceptionally experienced educators in their fields. Their primary focus is student teaching and they are devoted to student success.


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