Student initiatives

The Social Development Fund encourages the student community's social activity through various student initiatives, supporting various activities initiated by students.

Student-initiated events

Students of Nazarbayev University lead an active academic and social life. Continually developing a network of their contacts and studying international practices, students turn to the fund to support various initiatives, often having part of the necessary funding or preliminary arrangements with potential sponsors. Examples of such projects include projects at the Shell Eco International Marathon, a 24-hour republican-level hackathon - HackNU-2019, an international conference "The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations" (HPAIR 2019 Asia Conference), and others.

To receive support from the Social Development Fund, a student needs to enlist Nazarbayev University's support. The availability of potential sponsors or co-financing is an advantage.

Student fund

Nazarbayev University actively supports student self-government to unite students, develop their decision-making skills, and develop active citizenship.

Today, more than 100 student clubs operate within the walls of our university. More than 40 events are held annually at the students' initiative through the Student Fund mechanism, which is part of student self-government.

The Social Development Fund is the financial administrator of the Student Fund, ensuring accounting and transparency of its activities.


Students annually invest their funds to form the Student Fund. The amount of the minimum contribution is annually approved by the Student Government of Nazarbayev University.

If desired, students can initiate charitable fees or sponsorship fees, subsequently transferred to the Student Fund's bank account.

The Social Development Fund also supports the Student Fund with its own and borrowed funds.

The Budget Commission is a collegial body of the Student Government, consisting of students.

The student has an opportunity to realize his bold ideas in organizing and conducting social events to improve student life.

He/she gets benefits and privileges on campus.

Can apply for financing of his/her projects.

Always owns up-to-date information on planned and ongoing events.

Takes part, discusses the issues raised on the agenda, and he/she is aware of the Budget Commission's decisions on the approved initiatives.

Yes, you can nominate yourself for election to the Student Government, as well as the Budget Commission.

The Budget Commission prefers financing projects that contribute to student life's comprehensive development with many students' involvement. Upon completion, the project initiator provides the Student Fund with a financial report.

The Social Development Fund, being the holder of the Nazarbayev University Student Fund, encourages the development of young people's leadership and management skills and welcomes the implementation of students' socially essential ideas.

Corporate Fund Social Development Fund
Kazakhstan, 010000,
Nur-Sultan, Esil district,
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
tel.: +7 (7172) 709037; +7 (7172) 706685
e-mail: fund@nu.edu.kz
BIN 120 140 016 261
IBAN KZ036017111000024666
Bank name – JSC Halyk Bank
BIC/SWIFT HSBKKZKX


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