48 months
23500 USD/year
23500 USD/year
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The Electrical Engineering program of the Nazarbayev University is designed to provide advanced skills and a sophisticated knowledge base at the expert level for individuals planning a career in academia, industry and research settings in any of the subfields of the Electrical engineering discipline. 

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The Electrical Engineering program of the Nazarbayev University focuses on the development of an in-depth understanding of the nature, implementation and evaluation of Electrical engineering principles and applications together with the growth of research skills. The current areas of research interest for the PhD in Electrical Engineering encompass a wide spectrum, with specific focus on priority areas for Kazakhstan, such as: power engineering; electronics, signal processing and communication, biomedical engineering, intelligent mechatronic systems, computer engineering.

By the completion of the PhD program, students will be capable of designing and conducting independent, innovative, original and high-quality research related to a variety of topics in Electrical engineering. In addition, the program will prepare graduates for careers in an industrial and academic environment in the positions of university faculty members, senior researchers, engineers; and product developers.

Aims and Objectives

The overarching aim of the program is to develop high-quality doctoral researchers who are ready and able to make a lasting contribution to addressing scientific, technological, economic, societal and environmental challenges of global significance. It is closely associated with the aim of Kazakhstan to increase its global competitiveness and join the top 30 most developed countries in the world by 2050.

The program aims to prepare:

  • specialists for advanced careers in (national and multinational) industry and academia in Kazakhstan, in neighboring countries and internationally;
  • future policy and decision-makers for careers in governmental agencies, public service, and the social economy, in Kazakhstan, and globally;
  • entrepreneurs who will be able to promote advanced and innovative science-rich technologies anywhere in the world;
  • a new generation of commercially aware and technologically advanced scientists and technologists to lead future developments in the chosen electrical engineering sub-discipline;
  • future academics and researchers in electrical engineering for careers as specialists in universities of Kazakhstan and other parts of the world.

Programme Structure

These areas are also aligned with well-known international research priorities, such as: 

  • Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (Information and Communication Technologies
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Processing)
  • Environment, Future and Emerging Technologies
  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing (Improving diagnosis; Innovative treatments and technologies
  • Integrated, sustainable, citizen-centered care).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree  (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent
  • A competitive CGPA in applicant’s Master’s (or equivalent) degree
  • High level of English proficiency
  • High motivation and a strong interest in the Program as outlined in a statement of purpose
  • Research proposal
  • Resume 
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from an academic source)
  • Complete Application form
  • National ID (for the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan) and passport (for international applicants)
  • Statement of purpose outlining the applicant’s prior educational career, statement of his/her interest in the Program, his/her long-term career goals, and how the program would help him/her to achieve these goals (500 words)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    23500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23500 USD per year during 48 months.

KZT 10 011 000

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

151250 - 222349 KZT /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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