Kazakh National Medical University

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Kazakh National Medical University

Kazakh National Medical University is a MCI and WHO recognised university located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is considered to be the best university for MBBS in Kazakhstan. The university came into existance in 1930 and was given the status of a national university in 2001. Course duartion at Kazakh National Medical Universityis 5 years and the medium of instruction is English for the entrie course. It is compulsory to learn the local language which is taught by the university itself. Following is the MCI result / FMGE passing percentage of Indian students who have graduated from Kazakh National Medical University between 2012-18.

FMGE Passing % (2012-14)FMGE Passing % (2015-18)
20.3%4.10%

In recent years, the MCI result have been well below average. However, the university is taking steps to improve the MCI result. Global Medical Foundation suggests to choose universities which have a good MCI result and a thus a good track record. We will suggest Bukovinian State Medical University in Ukraine (FMGE result 2012-18 about 30%).

About Kazakh National Medical University

Kazakh National Medical University has a big role in the history of education and medicinein Kazakhstan. Every third doctor in Kazakhstan is a graduate of KazNMU. It has a rich heritage that has become the laying stone of professionalism and science research work. Igniting minds to educate, engage and empower students with knowledge and skills is the vision and mission of the university.

It is a revolution in the field of medical sciences and has become a big name with its world class quality education. The University is built on the fundamental principle of science, education and practice. Quality training, scientific and clinical activities, high level of qualification of doctors, recognition medical community has become the essence of Kazakh National Medical Universiy. The university retains a dominant position in the field of medical education in Kazakhstan.

KazNMU takes pride in taking the 1st place in training all specialties of bachelor’s degree in healthcare and pharmacy, 1st place in the National rating of medical Universities, 1st place in the National rating of educational programs health care on 5 educational programs of pre-diploma level of training; 1st place in the Independent rating of universities of Kazakhstan; the highest rate of employment graduates comprising 96%.

The university has a student population of 11,000 students and PhD students study at KazNMU, and 1500 faculty members. About 2400 Indian students are currently enrolled in various medical and other institutions in Kazakhstan.

Kazakh National Medical University Eligibility

The following is Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University 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.

Kazakh National Medical University Ranking

The following is Kazakh National Medical University ranking:

  • As per 4icu.org, Kazakh National Medical University ranking is 5,168 and country rank is 8.
  • QS Top Universities has given Kazakh National Medical University ranking of 152 in EECA University Rankings.

Though world ranking is a good indicator of the status of a university, we have always maintained that the ranking which the students must check is the MCI Result / FMGE passing percentage as it is the real indicator of the quality of education at any university. 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:

Bukovinian State Medical Univeristy has a similar budget as Kazakh National Medical University but has a way higher FMGE passing ratio.

Kazakh National Medical University Duration

The duration for completing MBBS from Kazakhstan is 5 years. This is lower than the MBBS duration in countries such as Russia and Ukraine giving Kazakhstan an edge over these two countries. If you are looking for a shorter duration, then MBBS in Kazakhstan is a good option.

Kazakh National Medical University Language

The medium of instruction for the entire coure will be English. However, it is compulsory to learn the local language and it will be taught as a part of the curriculum. You don’t have to pay any extra charges for this. It is importnat to learn the local language as you will need to understand it during hospital visits. Moreover, it will help you in day to day activities like shopping, taking cab, etc.

Centre of Practical Skills

Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University focuses on developing the practical skills of the students and have opened a modern Centre of Practical Skills or CPS. The CPS has the following units:

  • Medical Simulation Centre
  • Emergency Medicine Centre
  • Communication Skills Centre
  • Pharmaceutical Skills Centre
  • Dental Skills Centre
  • OSCE Centre
  • Department of Instrumental and Functional Diagnosis

Kazakh National Medical University Fees

Following is Kazakh National Medical University Fees is set at US $ 5,000 per year or approx. ₹3,50,000 per year –

YearTuition Fees (US $)Hostel Fees (US$)
1st5,000300
2nd5,000Optional
3rd5,000Optional
4th5,000Optional
5th5,000Optional
Total25,000Depends on your stay at the hostel

Apart from this, the students have to pay US $ 200 each year for medical insurance. Indian mess charges are set at US $ 1,200 per year. Travelling charges and admission charges will be extra. Your budget for Kazakh National Medical University including tuition fees, hostel fees, mess charges, medical insurance, admission charges, travelling charges should be in the range of ₹25-30 lakh.