International Students

Narxoz University welcomes international students from over 25 countries every year. International students can study at Narxoz either for full-degree programs or short-term study and research in any of the three schools and research centers.

Education abroad experiences are for everyone from any background and on any academic or career path. Stand out from the crowd once you graduate by adding an experience abroad to your resume and demonstrate you can thrive in a global environment and be a leader in the global workforce.
Full-Degree Study and Research

This option is available for international students who want to pursue their full bachelor, master, or doctoral degree at Narxoz. Participants are encouraged to learn more about Narxoz' degree programs and to work with an international admissions coordinator throughout the application process. Learn more about eligibility and admission requirements.

Academic Mobility (short-term)

This option is available for international students from partner universities and other institutions who want to study or research at Narxoz for one to two semesters. Participants will work with a Narxoz international coordinator before applying to verify what courses can be taken that meet the goals and requirements of the academic mobility experience. Learn more about eligibility and admission requirements.
The Narxoz Admissions Office and the International Development and Partnership Office coordinate all international student functions and provide support to students before, during, and after their academic experiences at Narxoz University to maximize intercultural learning, meet academic and university requirements, promote safety and health, and help students contribute as responsible global citizens in the communities they join — wherever they are in the world.

Learn more about the application and selection process, costs and financial aid, enrollment process, and resources available to make your journey at Narxoz a success!
  • Henry Kuvin
    Teaching at Narxoz this past year has been the experience of a lifetime. I have had the opportunity to connect with students and faculty from around the country and region, learned about culture and tradition, and grown as an individual. With help from the international office at the university, I have felt nothing short of welcomed and accepted here from the start. The administration, along with the students, are top-tier and demonstrate the best qualities that belong in a state-of-the-art institution. Additionally, Almaty itself is a lovely place to live. There is always something happening, whether it be in the mountains or in the city. The people, food, and hospitality here truly make it a special place to be. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience here, sharing laughs and lessons, and look forward to keeping in touch with all of those who have made my time here so special.
  • Hadley Trahan
    Narxoz is unlike any university – its world-class facilities, dynamic environment, and intellectually curious community set it apart from the rest. I have had the privilege of spending a year at Narxoz, working as an English teacher and employee of the International Office. My experience in Almaty has exceeded all expectations – I have fallen in love with the mountains, bonded with my kind-hearted coworkers, and forged personal connections with my students who approach class with maturity, dedication, and an open-mind. Narxoz has fostered tremendous personal and professional growth, and I am forever indebted to the people who have made my experience a resounding success.
  • Maria Savinova
    Coming to study as an exchange student at Narxoz was one of my best spontaneous decisions. From the first days I felt this unique innovative atmosphere, an atmosphere of practical knowledge and a rich life. Narxoz for me has become synonymous with active students; I have never seen so many events anywhere else. Even I, as a guest of the country, managed to organize and hold a big competition.
    I discovered a hospitable and full of beautiful places in Kazakhstan with a million possibilities. Thank you for everything, Narxoz!!!
  • Erikas Silinikas
    Studying here at Narxoz University in Kazakhstan as a first-year student from Lithuania has been an incredible experience so far. The city offers a unique blend of modernity and tradition, providing a rich backdrop for academic pursuits. University life is vibrant and diverse, with students from all over the world coming together to learn and grow. The faculty are not only knowledgeable but also supportive, fostering a nurturing environment for academic and personal development. Living here has exposed me to new cultures and perspectives, broadening my horizons in ways I never imagined. The university's emphasis on practical skills ensures that I am not only gaining theoretical knowledge but also real-world experience. Overall, studying here has been an enriching journey filled with opportunities for growth and exploration, and I am excited to see where it takes me.
  • Madison Nowlin
    As an international student, Narxoz helped me gain a better sense of how the world works. I was exposed to a different culture and a different way of learning that ultimately made me more comfortable with a wider array of work environments. In addition, international experience made me more competitive to certain employers who are looking for these skills, making me more marketable when looking for a career.
  • Esther Suleymanova
    Turkmenistan, Customs
    "My mother and I chose Narxoz University because the university has very positive reviews. My first impressions of the university were very good and they remain very good. Our program is also very good and high quality. Our teachers are demanding and fair. They give us the knowledge that we will need in our professional future."
  • Haibo
    China, Marketing
    "My friend, who was born in Kazakhstan, suggested me to Narxoz University, because it is the best economic university in Kazakhstan. At Narxoz, I like everything very much. The teachers are very attentive, although they are strict. They help me with my studies. And I also really enjoy Almaty. There are many good people here; even if they are strangers, people never refuse to help. And, of course, the weather in Almaty. The weather in Almaty is just super!"
  • Sabit Shertaev
    Uzbekistan, Economics
    "From the beginning, you can feel that Narxoz University is the best economic university in the country. Therefore, after graduating from my undergraduate program, I decided to continue my Master's studies. The University has global academic mobility programs, where a student can study at a foreign university for one semester. Narxoz has a wide range of resources to provide students with a high level of education. For example, the university has language courses, sports, conferences, master classes, and seminars that allow students to expand their knowledge and engage in scientific activities. Therefore, I wanted to use all the capabilities of the University and participated in many conferences and seminars, learned a lot, started research, published articles. I believe that the economics program course meets the modern requirements of the market and also trains professionals in demand on the labor market."
  • Katrin Wrulich
    Austria, Business in Emerging Markets
    I spent a semester abroad at Narxoz University for my masters' degree. I chose Kazakhstan because in Central Europe not many companies know about Central Asia. They usually focus on Russia and China, and sometimes India or Turkey, but everything in between is rather unknown territory. It was also new for me; therefore I decided to take this chance and go on the "Adventure Kazakhstan". My family and friends were a bit worried, but also interested - I guess this is the natural combination when facing the unknown. But looking back at studying at Narxoz, living in Almaty, experiencing the country in my free time and also travel around neighbouring states was a big benefit for my career. Now, every time I am at a networking event or having a job interview, people ask me "OMG really? How was it?" and this is great. It gives me a competitive advantage compared to all my colleagues. It is interesting, nobody knows about Central Asia, which makes me the expert in that sense. Also the courses I had were really helpful, for example future studies, because this helped me exceptionally in my career options, as I am focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship. Last but not least I was able to start learning Russian which comes in very handy! I am really glad about the chance Narxoz gave me and would recommend this university to everyone who is interested in experiencing a really cool, new and also challenging semester abroad or even full studies. A lot of international teachers as well as locals constitute a great mix of cultures and experiences that everyone will benefit from! All the best from Austria and hope to be back sometime!
International Development, Career and Partnerships Department
+7 727 377 1297
Office: A238
55, Zhandossov street, Almaty, 050035, Kazakhstan
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