International students have a great opportunity to study for one semester in one of the best universities of Kazakhstan and acquaint with the Central Asian culture, visit the exhibition of international scope, and to see the best beauty of the steppe, mountain and forest landscape within the same country. Become a part of our close-knit family, participate in the academic mobility program
Kazakhstan is a state in the center of Eurasia. It is the biggest country in Central Asia with its territory area of over 2.7 million km².
- Kazakhstan established its independence after Soviet Union collapse in 1991;
- It is the 9th largest country in the world;
- Kazakhstan is a home to more than 120 nationalities;
- Horses were first domesticated on the territory of the present Kazakhstan;
- The first artificial satellite (Sputnik 1) and the first man (Yuri Gagarin) were sent into space from Baikonur cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan;
- Kazakhstan hosted of Expo 2017 international exhibition in Nur-Sultan (theme: Future Energy);
- Population of Kazakhstan: more than 19 million;
- Life expectancy: 71.4 years (2018).
Climate in Kazakhstan may decrease in winter to -45’C and rise up in summer to +30. Weather varies up to the region. For example, the highest temperature +49 was registered South part of Kazakhstan and the lowest -57 in North part.
Nur-Sultan is the capital city of Kazakhstan
Places to go in Nur-Sultan
Bayterek Tower – is a major place and interest and symbol of Astana. The monument «Astana-Bayterek» is one of the main attractions and an absolute symbol of Astana. In translation from the Kazakh language its name means poplar tree. Bayterek symbolizes the state that saved historical roots with a firm support and aspirations for the future prosperity.
On the mark of 97 m, there is a sight area from which a picturesque panorama of the present day city opens up. The number 97 is not random; it symbolizes the year of transfer of capital from Almaty to Astana. In the centre of the panoramic hall, there is a wooden globe with 17 petals signed by 17 representatives of different world’s religions.
Astana Opera. Situated on the left bank of the River Ishim, the Astana Opera House is striking in its splendor. The building itself is 64,000 square metres. Of these, about 3,000 square metres is the stage area. The Astana Opera House impresses not only by its scale, but also by its architectural refinement. It is constructed on the basis of the best classical architectural traditions and entwined therein, are Kazakh national motifs. The Main Hall of the theatre is designed for 1,250 people, and the Chamber Hall can accommodate 250 people.
The National Museum of Kazakhstan is the youngest and largest museum in Central Asia that is composed of the following halls: Hall of Astana, Hall of Independent Kazakhstan, Hall of Gold, Hall of Ancient and Medieval History, the Hall of History, Ethnography Hall, Halls of Modern Art. The structure of the museum on studying the national heritage is represented by the Research Institute. There are also facilities for a children’s museum, children’s art centre, two showrooms, restoration workshops, laboratories, professional depositories, a scientific library with a reading room, a conference hall and souvenir stalls.
Palace of Peace and Reconciliation (Pyramid of Peace) is a symbol of friendship, unity and peace in Kazakhstan. The author of the project is a famous British architect Lord Norman Robert Foster. The Pyramid has a pure form, 62 meters high and 62 meters base. The top of the pyramid is decorated with a work of art the artist Brian Clarke. There is a picture of 130 doves that symbolize 130 nationalities living in Kazakhstan. At the opening ceremony of the Palace on stage nopera hall was a concert of the world opera star Montserrat Caballe.
There are the Opera Hall with 1302 seats, party hall Atrium, Hall “Besyk”, exhibition halls, gallery “Kulanshi”, the press center, the ethnic cultural centers of Astana, the International Center of Cultures and Religions and the Academy of the Turkic World.
Shopping Malls in Nur-Sultan
Mega Silkway is the largest shopping mall in Astana that comprises entertainment, restaurants and cafes, supermarket, and a variety of services. Located right next to the Nazarbayev University campus it is a nice place to rest from the everyday routine and enjoy a good cup of coffee or try some delicious food.
Address: Kabanbay batyr Ave 62
Address: 21 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue
Located in the modern part of the city this mall includes a food court, restaurants, movie theatres, a full grocery store (Galmart), and luxury shops (Tiffany & Co., Hugo Boss, etc.).
Address: 9 Dostyk Street
This mall is mainly focused on shopping, comprising shops of different brands and boutiques, but also has a variety of cafes, a supermarket, and banks.
Address: 24 Turan Ave.
The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center is designed to provide the city with a range of civic, cultural and social amenities all sheltered within a climatic envelope – ‘a world within’ – that offers a comfortable microclimate all year round, whatever the weather. The building’s tented structure has great resonance in Kazakh history as the tent is a traditional nomadic building form – Khan Shatyr translates as ‘the Tent of the Khan’.
Address: 37 Turan Ave.
International students are free to contact us: M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University cordially invites you to become a part of our big family! +7 (7172) 70 30 30
Adress: Nur-Sultan, 8 Korgalzhin highway, room 218.