About Us

The Centre for preparatory studies (CPS) at Nazarbayev University aspires to prepare independent learners who are proficient in English, qualified in mathematics, and equipped with transferable study skills in order to ably continue their education.

The CPS at Nazarbayev University shall:

  • Develop, deliver and share relevant, academically-sound preparatory programs that meet the needs of the Nazarbayev University and Kazakhstan

In working towards these aims, the CPS seeks to:

  • Value students’ academic and personal well-being by delivering stimulating academic courses, offering a broad educational experience, providing student-centered teaching, and giving both personal and academic support
  • Value service to the university community and Kazakhstan by working responsibly with integrity, passion, and competency
  •  Value the character of all students and faculty by demonstrating tolerance, collegiality and professionalism in all we do