We know financial costs are a concern for families and for students. Post-secondary education is an investment in one’s future and NU strives to keep costs low for families while still maintaining an international quality education for the future success of our graduates.
The majority of Kazakh nationals who attend NU receive government stipends under the “Nazarbayev University” educational grant. These grants are awarded upon the decision of the President of the University, in strict accordance with the most current procedures and regulations on stipend support. For NUFYP students who receive stipend, it covers the tuition cost for the foundation year, and it is paid on a monthly basis.
A small number of students are accepted to NU on a tuition-based system. Many of these students receive scholarships, some of which can cover 100% of the tuition fees. Financial need is considered when awarding scholarships.
The student fund raises funds to support students life and activities on campus. These funds are important to the operation of more than 100 student clubs and organizations which enrich the student experience and provide further opportunities for students to develop skills beyond the classroom. In addition to helping fund student activities, payment of this fee grants a student access to discounted services on campus. The student fund fee is optional and voluntary. See www.fund.nu.edu.kz for more information.
Although the meal plan is optional for students, it is highly recommended that NUFYP students purchase a meal plan because a meal plan:
Most of our students live on campus. For these students, there are mandatory fees which are not paid by grant or scholarship dollars. These fees must be paid at the beginning of each academic year. These include:
For more information about on-campus living fees, please contact University Services Management (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students who live in Astana or who choose to find accommodation off-campus, must find their own method of travel to and from campus. Parking permits are limited and are difficult to obtain. It is highly recommended that students make use of the many buses that service our campus.
Traffic is limited on campus to prevent accidents and unauthorized parking. Parking permits are limited to those students who live off-campus, and must be applied for at the beginning of the academic year. Permits are only available as previous students graduate. Only a small number of permits is available each year. As a result, very few students who apply for a parking permit receive one.