Short overview of the NUFYP program
Program that puts you on the fast track to university success!
NUFYP duration
Duration of the program is one academic year
Tuition fees
Every year, state grants are allocated for program's students. Also there are additional grants allocated, detailed information can be found here.
Entry requirements
  • Certificate of Complete Secondary Education
  • IELTS- 6.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in each section; or
  • TOEFL iBT 60 (writing -16, reading- 6, speaking-15, listening-5); or
  • Linguaskill 170 (writing -161, reading- 161, speaking-161, listening-161)
  • NUET test results
Program outcome
  • The program provides intensive personal development, study skills, mathematics, and academic language proficiency preparation for the undergraduate programs of Nazarbayev University.
NUFYP is “Nazarbayev University Foundation Year Program.” It is an academic program at NU that prepares students to study at a highly competitive, research university such as NU or other international universities.

Why does NU and many UK universities offer foundation programs? Because studying in a prominent research university is different from what students have done in their secondary schools. It helps students be successful in making the transition.
The NUFYP curriculum has three courses that develop these university skills in students: English for Academic Purposes, Mathematics, and Leadership. These courses focus on the subject knowledge Universities value, such as, sophisticated English language skills, mathematical reasoning, and critical thinking. In addition, NUFYP teachers work with students to develop their confidence, self-disciplined habits, useful study skills and personal independence.

So, what is NUFYP? It is NU’s special program that will make your undergraduate studies better—academically and personally—and put you on the fast track to university success!

Here, you can have a look at NUFYP orientation program 2021-22

NUFYP Important Dates
September 26, 2021-December 6, 2021
Online application period
March 1, 2022
The deadline for the submission of IELTS/TOEFL/Linguaskill certificate
April 3, 10, and 17, 2022
NU ET Exam
April 25, 2022

Submission of additional IELTS/TOEFL/Linguaskill certificates
May 2022 - July 2022
July 2022
Admission on a fee-paying basis