Course Structure - NUFYP

Teaching Approach

NUFYP has an integrated curriculum with a focus on creative thinking, critical analysis, and problem-solving. Through the English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Mathematics, and Electives, students develop a complex interdisciplinary perspective on current social and other relevant issues.

Our courses challenge students to move beyond the learning of facts and figures to becoming thinkers and leaders, with the practical skills that are needed in undergraduate education and later as they contribute to the economic development of Kazakhstan. This educational approach is achieved through the use of a range of classroom models which include:

  • Lectures (classroom and online)
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Problem-solving classes

Semester One

In Semester One, all NUFYP students are enrolled in three core modules and two elective classes of their choosing. Students are also given pastoral support through a personal tutorial system. Our curriculum develops students’ understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives on current academic topics, and it aids students in their final decision for undergraduate studies. During this semester, students explore each subject to develop a rich appreciation of the range of undergraduate studies available at university, and to experience each subject with a creative thinking and problem-solving approach.

The core courses this semester include:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Mathematics (Pre-Calculus)
  • Personal Development Module (PDM)
  • Personal Tutorials (1-1 Meetings with the Tutor)

Choice of two (2) of the electives below:

  • Introductio to Biology
  • Introductio to Business
  • Introductio to Chemistry
  • Introductio to Geography
  • Introductio to Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Introductio to Physics

Semester Two

Students continue their studies in the core modules, but they choose two different elective courses to further explore areas of interest. For more information about individual subjects, see the course information pages of our website.



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