Academic Mobility

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. The Erasmus+ program is the most common academic mobility program for international students; however, interested students can also come to Narxoz through academic mobility on their own or through an external organization. Participants will work with a Narxoz International Student Coordinator before applying to verify what courses can be taken that meet the goals and requirements of the academic mobility experience.
ERASMUS+ International Credit Mobility for Students

Erasmus+ is the European Union's (EU) programme to support education, training, youth and sport opportunities for cooperation between EU and Central Asian countries. Every semester Narxoz University's Erasmus+ partners receive grants to offer, on a competitive basis, an opportunity for its students of all study cycles (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral) to go to Narxoz for studies or a traineeship.

This programme is available to students from Narxoz University's current Erasmus+ partners:

  • Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland)

  • Cracow University of Economics (Poland)

  • Lodz University (Poland)

  • CEFAM School of Management (France)

  • FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Austria)

  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)

  • Granada University (Spain)

  • Szeged University (Hungary)

  • Debrecen University (Hungary)

  • RISEBA (Latvia)

  • University of West Attica (Greece)

  • Struga University (Macedonia)


Your study period at Narxoz can last from a minimum of three months (or one academic term or trimester) to a maximum of 12 months. Learn more about Student Mobility.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: July 1

  • Spring semester: December 1

Application Process

You apply for a grant via your higher education institution. The selection should be fair, transparent and well documented. Once you are officially selected through your institution, Narxoz University is then notified and you will complete the second part of the application process:

  1. Email the following to the International Students and Faculty Department, at Approval from the university via email and the Learning Agreement (This document sets out your learning goals, rights and responsibilities and also how the study period will be recognised.)

  2. Within two weeks, you will reсeive an acceptance letter and the Learning Agreement will then be signed. At that time, you will follow the additional processes and apply for a visa with the support of Narxoz University.

Visa, Immigration and Pre-arrival Information

Learn more about the visa and immigration process, and review the helpful checklists to help you prepare for your time in Kazakhstan.

Learn More

Contact the international office of your higher education institution to find out if these opportunities are available to you. A series of frequently asked questions are also available.
Success While Abroad
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!
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."
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."
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.
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