Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University- MBBS in Kazakhstan

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Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is an MCI recognised classic university. The university is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is the highest ranked university for MBBS in Kazakhstan. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University also known as KazGU or KazNU is a not-for-profit public higher education institution. Named after the world-famous philosopher and scholar Al-Farabi, it is one of the largest universities in the country covering 100 hectares of area. This university is not WHO recognised.

The university got listed as MCI recognised in 2019 only. Therefore, the facilities which Indian students require are currently not fully present here. Many students who took admission in the 2019 session at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University were disappointed with the overall facilities and quality of education. As per QS Global World Ranking, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University ranking is 207. However, it is to be noted that it is not a medical college. The university has various faculties and medical is only one of them. It offers 82 bachelor degree programs at 17 faculties. As Al-Farabi is a classic university, its rank is high.

About Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

As mentioned before, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is a classic university. It means that it teaches a wide range of subjects. Medical is just one of the faculties at Al-Farabi National University. The university’s campus has modern educational buildings and scientific infrastructure. Also, the campus has library, internet centre, food courts, sports complex, cinema, student service center, a military Department, a swimming pool. For Indian students, the entire MBBS course will be taught in the English language. The course duration is 5 years. After completion of the course, the students can come back to India and appear for the screening test.

It has the following 16 faculties:

  • Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics
  • International Relations Department
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • High School of Economics and Business
  • Faculty of Physics and Technology
  • Oriental Studies Faculty
  • Faculty of Informational Technology
  • Law Faculty
  • Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
  • Medicine and Healthcare Faculty
  • Faculty of Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • History, Archeology and Ethnology Faculty
  • Faculty of Philology and World Languages
  • Journalism Department
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Political Science
  • Pre-university Education Faculty

The General Medicine coursec comes under the Faculty of Medicine and Healthcare. About 20,000 students presently study at the university. These include students doing under-graduation, post-graduation and PhD.

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Ranking

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Ranking –

  • According to QS Top Universities, the ‘QS Global World Ranking’ of Al-Farabi Kazakh University is 207.
  • As per the website ‘’, the world ranking of Al-Farabi is 1,344 and the country rank is 1.
  • Times Higher Education has not given any particular ranks and has put Al-Farabi in the category of 1001+ ‘World University Rankings 2020’ and 251-300 in the category of ‘Asia University Rankings 2019’.
  • ‘’ ranks Al-Farabi at 522.
  • FMGE result is not available as the university got MCI recognised in 2019 only.

Global Medical Foundation will suggest that the students must take admission in the universities with a proven track record. We will suggest that the students should choose universities like:

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Campus

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University campus
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University campus
Campus buildings
1Main Administrative building9Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
2U.A. Zholdasbekov Palace of Students10Al-Farabi Library
3Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics11Internet-Center
4Faculty of Physics and Techniques12University Cafeteria «Ai-tumar»
5Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology13“Keremet” Student Service Center

Faculty of History, Archeology and Ethnology;

Faculty of Philology, Literary Studies and World Languages;

Faculty of Journalism

14Sport Center
7High School of Economics and Business, Faculty of Law15Dormitories
8Faculty of Geography and Nature Management

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Eligibility

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University MBBS eligibility criteria for Indian students:

Entrance Exam in IndiaThere is no entrance exam in India like IELTS/SAT, etc. NEET qualification is must.
AgeThe student must be at least 17 years old as on 31st December of the year in which the admission is being taken.
BoardThe candidate must have completed class 12th from a regular and recognised board.
Marks for General Category studentsThe student must have an aggregate of at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and must have English as a compulsory subject.
Marks for Other Category studentsThe candidate must have an aggregate of at least 40% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and must have English as a compulsory subject.
NEETYou need to qualify NEET from 2018 onwards for admission in abroad. NEET result is valid for 3 years from 2018 onwards for MBBS abroad admission.

Documents Required for Admission

For getting your admission and invitation letter of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, you will require the following documents:

  • 10th mark sheet
  • 12th mark sheet
  • passport
  • NEET qualified result

How will I get a visa for studying MBBS in Kazakhstan?

For getting the visa, the complete list of documents will be provided to you by Global Medical Foundation. You need to submit your original documents with us and we will apply and get your visa. No personal interview is required for the visa. GMF will also assist you with the booking of flight tickets among many other things.

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University MBBS Fees

Following is Al-Farabi Kazakh National University MBBS Fees:

Fees1st Year in $2nd Year in $3rd Year in $4th Year in $5th Year in $
Tuition Fee4,2004,2004,2004,2004,200
Medical + Insurance200300300300300
Registration, Document Translation300NANANANA
One-time Charge500NANANANA
Yearly Expense5,9005,2005,2005,2005,200
In ₹18,69,000

Other Expenses:

  • Mess fee: US $ 1,200 per year
  • Admission and visa charges payable extra in India.