About us

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The Center for Preparatory Studies (CPS) at Nazarbayev University was founded in 2010 in cooperation with University College London and was the first division of the Nazarbayev University.

In 2015, Nazarbayev University created its own Foundation Year Program (NUFYP). This Program was specifically designed for Kazakhstani students and provides academic instruction that prepares students to be successful in top English-medium universities around the world.

The vast majority of students who have completed NUFYP have advanced to successful undergraduate study in Nazarbayev University while a few students immediately pursued an international education.

In 2017, CPS created a pre-graduate curriculum ZYGP that prepares students, who already have a baccalaureate degree, pursue graduate degree studies.

Meet our Senior Management Team
  • Robert Doebler
    General Director
  • Warren Rocco
    Deputy General Director
  • Samal Rabayeva
    Chief Administrative Officer
  • Alejandro Acuyo - Cespedes
    Head of Discipline, English for Academic Purposes
  • Amy Golden
    Head of Discipline, Leadership
  • Joohee Hong
    Head of Discipline, Mathematics
  • Eric Wente
    Senior Teaching Fellow for Student Advising
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