The Supervisory Board is the supreme governing body of KGU. It coordinates and controls the main activities of the university and makes decisions regarding all fundamental issues of organizing educational-methodological (academic), scientific-research, and project work at the university. In particular, it approves the annual budget, monitors the implementation of the founder’s decisions, and submits the candidates' details for the positions of President and Rector to the founder for approval.
The Supervisory Board consists of representatives from higher education institutions in Germany, a representative from the Ministry of Education and Science of RK, as well as representatives from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Association of German enterprises in Kazakhstan (VDW). A regular guest of Supervisory Board meetings is a representative from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kazakhstan. The Board members are appointed by the founder’s decision for a period of not more than four years.