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Your journey starts with a formal application for graduation through the Office of the Registrar.

The NU Graduation ceremony is held annually in June at Nazarbayev University.
Schedule of the Ceremony will be released soon.
Use the Graduation Guidelines to help you complete the journey and enjoy the ceremony and your day to the fullest.
View the guidelines below. 

Key dates
May 31 - June 2, 2018
Dress Rehearsals for ALL graduating students
June 1, 2018
12:15 - 17:30
Graduation Ceremony for Undergraduates
June 2, 2018
12:00 - 16:00
Graduation Ceremony for Graduates

Graduation Guidelines

Your graduation journey has begun. Follow the Guidelines below as your roadmap guide you on your way.


1. Apply for Graduation

Graduation starts with a formal application, which must be made by Monday, April 30, 2018.
You are required to apply to the Office of the Registrar to graduate regardless of whether you plan to participate in the scheduled ceremony.
If you’re not attending your ceremony, please indicate how you would like to pick up your diploma on your application.
2. Find your Ceremony
There are two Graduation ceremonies; the first is for Undergraduate students and the second ceremony is for Graduate students  
Keep checking the Schedule to locate the date and time of your graduation ceremony.


3. Order your Graduation Regalia

You can Rent your graduation regalia (gown, hood and mortarboards) starting from the beginning of May from the University Service Managment. More details are here.
Payment details and rental information.

4. Order Guest Tickets

Every student will get three tickets to invite their Guests and Family for the graduation ceremony. You will need to fill in the Application form for Guests and Family in advance, by indicating full name and other details of your guests. Application must be made by Tuesday, May 16, 2018.
Children under the age of 12 years old are not allowed in the Main Auditorium or the Main Auditorium balconies
5. Prepare for Graduation Day
Find out what to expect at your ceremony, from when to arrive to the significance of the Procession to how to cross the stage. 
The Ceremony Instructions will be announced at the REHEARSALS. All the Rehearsals are mandatory to attend. 


6. Prepare your Family & Guests

Share the details with your family & friends who will be joining you at your graduation so they can plan their day, from how and when to arrive to what to do after the ceremony to continue the celebrations.
Prepare your Family & Guests


7. Arrange Special Needs Requirements

Students and/or family members with special needs, please contact us directly to make arrangements at
Contact Ceremonies Office

8. Still have more questions on graduation

If you have additional questions on Graduation Day, please write an email to: 


9. Celebrate your Graduation Day!

Following your ceremony, join your fellow graduates and family in the activities on campus. Light refreshments will be served.
Office of the Registrar

Office: 9.151
Web page: