On the University of Cambridge website, a new information message has appeared. It officially confirms the status of the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools.
Cambridge University updated information for applicants from Kazakhstan on its official website. Now the NIS certificate is accepted for application to Undergraduate Study at Cambridge University, which has strict selection criteria for students. The Certificate of Intellectual Schools gives a chance to enter one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Examples of the qualifications that would be considered suitable for admission to Cambridge are A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB), five or more Advanced Placement (AP) courses
Typical offers for applicants taking the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools’ Grade 12 Certificate are as follows:
1) the typical offer for arts courses (except Economics), Psychological and Behavioural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine for 2019 entry would be based on A*AA in Higher Level subjects certified by Cambridge International.
2) the typical offer for other science courses (excluding Psychological and Behavioural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine) and Economics for 2019 entry would be based on A*A*A in Higher Level subjects certified by Cambridge International.
The news on the University of Cambridge website is a logical continuation of the NIS international recognition. Earlier, an authoritative British body - the United Kingdom National Recognition Information Centre has recognized the programme of Intellectual schools as comparable GCE A-Level. This program is recognized by all top universities around the world. Graduates of these programs have an opportunity to enter higher education institutions without additional entrance examinations, bypassing pre-university foundation year programmes.
In May 2018, the certificate of Intellectual Schools received another international recognition - from the Federal Republic of Germany. The Council of Ministers of Education and Culture of the Federal German States has sent a special directive to German universities on the NIS graduates. The Council recognized certificate of the Intellectual Schools graduates. It allows direct access to university studies in Germany, according to an official letter of Rolf Mafael, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Republic of Kazakhstan to Kulyash Shamshidinova, the Chairperson of the Board of AEO Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools.
The results of study at Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools are recognized by Kazakhstani universities. Nazarbayev University accepts NIS graduates to undergraduate programmes bypassing the otherwise mandatory Foundation year programme. At the present moment, NIS Schools’ graduates are granted direct entry into second year of bachelors degree programmes at the Kazakh-British Technical University, KIMEP University, Kazakh National Research Technical University named after K.I. Satpaev, Almaty Management University, Almaty University of Energy and Communication, Aktobe Regional State University named after K. Zhubanov, S.Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University, Narxoz University (for the Bachelor of Business Administration programme), and at International Information Technology University (for the Information Security programme).