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Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools

Thank you for your interest in the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, Kazakhstan. You have been directed to the website of TIC Recruitment; we provide a personalised, reliable and responsive recruitment and training service tailored specifically to international schools, teachers and leaders worldwide.

Below you will see details of current vacancies at NIS, Kazakhstan. Via this page, you can also download relevant job descriptions/ specifications and the detailed applicant information pack.

Named after the president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the NIS schools were intended to change the way education was delivered to gifted and talented secondary (high school) aged children. It was the President's wish to develop a fundamentally new way of educating the future intellectual elite of the nation.

Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) are a part of a wider programme of educational reform, which includes the establishment of Nazarbayev University, the Centre for Educational Excellence and further initiatives to focus on teacher training and development.

The Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools are state funded and very selective, aiming to educate the future intellectual elite of this prosperous and highly literate country.

Class size never exceeds 24 students. Depending on the subject the class is divided into 2 groups which means that the teachers will be working with max 12 students in a group.

You can find information about the schools by visiting their website: http://nis.edu.kz/en/. You can find further information on the cities in Kazakhstan here www.visitkaz.kz.

NIS provide a fully comprehensive salary and benefit package which includes an excellent salary, accommodation, medical cover etc. Details of the package are downloadable below (via the information pack).

"Teaching at NIS has been a phenominal journey. The students are thirsty of knowledge that i feel like i always need to give more. I would say that the happiest moments of my life in Kazakhstan are those moments spent in the classroom with eager and responsible learners."

Salary and Benefits Package:

  • The schools offer a very competitive salary and benefits package
  • NIS offers 2 return flights a year on economy class 
  • Accommodation is paid directly to the landlord and provided upon arrival. All apartments are fully furnished and situated as close to the school as possible. Utility and internet are also covered by NIS
  • All teachers will be provided with medical insurance for the duration of their employment contract
  • One-time settling in allowance
  • Kazakh and Russian language courses available
  • Education allowance for children
  • Working time and annual paid leave
  • Full visa support


In order to apply please complete the short application form.

Please also make sure you download the relevant information pack and/ or job description in the 'related downloads' section.

We will contact references for all candidates who reach the initial shortlisting stage - if you would not like us to request references please specify this in the initial email. Unless good reasons to the contrary, references should always include your current and previous Head teacher/ Principal.

Interviews will take place via Skype on a rolling basis - therefore early applications are encouraged.

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you once again for your interest in the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools.

If you have any specific questions please contact Wendy on +44 (0) 2920 212083 or wendy@ticrecruitment.com 

Please do not contact the school directly at this stage, thank you. 

Please only apply for teaching posts that have been advertised and only if you meet the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor or Master's Degree in a specific educational sphere with relevant teaching qualifications (diploma, post graduate certificate)
  • At least 3 years teaching experience since qualification, however for some subjects they are accepting applications with less years experience
  • MUST be a mother tongue English speaker with high levels of English proficiency, both written and oral
  • Experience of working with EAL students
  • Experience of working in an international setting
  • Experience in innovative practices and modern methods of teaching
  • Flexible, adaptable and open-minded

Available jobs


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