MBBS in Kazakhstan
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MBBS in Kazakhstan has been one of the popular options for Indian students. Why? Because the course duration for MBBS from Kazakhstan is just 5 years and the overall budget required to study MBBS in Kazakhstan is very less. It is cheaper to study in Kazakhstan when compared to Ukraine, Bangladesh, the Philippines. Mostly, students from Rajasthan go for MBBS from Kazakhstan. However, we need to look at the quality of education for an Indian student after MBBS from Kazakhstan.
MBBS from Kazakhstan FMGE passing percentage (2015-18) = 10%
At the end of the day, all that matters is whether you have cleared FMGE (now NEXT) or not and Indian students have been passing this exam at a better ratio from countries like Ukraine, the Philippines, Bangladesh than from Kazakhstan.
MBBS in Kazakhstan is a good option for MBBS abroad at low cost and less duration.
We would recommend MBBS in Ukraine, Russia or Bangladesh rather than MBBS in Kazakhstan as the FMGE passing percentage is higher in other countries.
MBBS in Kazakhstan duration = 5 years
List of Top Medical Universities for MBBS in Kazakhstan:
University Name Yearly Tuition Fees (US $) Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty 4,200 Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty 5,000 JSC South Kazakhstan Medical Academy 3,600 Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education, Almaty 4,500 Kazakhstan-Russian Medical University, Almaty 4,500 Kokshetau State University named after Shokan Ualikhanov, Kokshetau 3,500 M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University, Petropavl 3,500 West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University, Aktobe 3,800 Karaganda State Medical University 4,500
Kazakhstan is a country in Central Asia. The Official languages of Kazakhstan are Kazakh and Russian. The country shares borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. Direct non-stop flight is available from Delhi to Almaty in Kazakhstan and duration is only 3 hours 45 minutes.
Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country and the 9th largest country in the world. The population of Kazakhstan is about 1.78 crore people. The major religion in Kazakhstan is Islam which is followed by 70% of the population followed by Christianity which is practised by about 26% of the population. The Kazakh language is the state language, and the Russian language has equal official status for all levels of administrative and institutional purposes. Kazakhstan is a member of the United Nations, WTO, CIS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Eurasian Economic Union, CSTO, OSCE, OIC, and TURKSOY.
The capital city of Kazakhstan is Astana. The currency of the country is Tenge. Many students choose MBBS in Kazakhstan as it offers a low cost and high-quality MBBS course. Also, the currency of Kazakhstan, Tenge is weaker than INR. As of 3rd January 2020, ₹1 = 5.34 Tenge.
Official Languages Kazakh, Russian Capital Astana Currency Tenge Exchange Rate ₹1 = 5.15 Tenge Population 1.78 Crore Time Difference from India +30 minutes from India Type of colleges Both Private and Government Duration 5-years Medium of Instruction English, student will be taught the local language.
Climate in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan has an ‘extreme’ continental climate, with warm summers and very cold winters.
Average daily maximum and minimum temperatures for large cities in Kazakhstan
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MBBS in Kazakhstan for Indian students
MBBS in Kazakstan Duration
The duration for MBBS in Kazakhstan is 5 years. This is less than the duration of countries such as the Philippines, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia. This helps the students to save one year. This one year is more valuable for the students who have a gap after the completion of their schooling.
MCI/FMGE Passing Percentage
Between 2015-18 the total passing FMGE percentage of Indian students after MBBS from Kazakhstan has been approx. 10%.
Low Tuition Fees
The tuition fees for MBBS from Kazakhstan is very low. In comparison to other countries, it is cheaper to study MBBS from Kazakhstan. The fee is lower and the duration is only 5 years whereas it is 6 years in many other countries. You will also save living expenses of 1 year.
Safety & Security
Kazakhstan is a safe country and students and parents need not worry about the overall safety of students in Kazakhstan. In all universities recommended by the Global Medical Foundation, there will be some Indian person who will help the student in their day to day life.
Low Living Expenses
Living expenses are also low and the students can get the hostel facility at a very affordable fee.
Easy Visa Process for MBBS in Kazakhstan
Getting a Visa is easy for Kazakhstan. The visa process is short and simple. Also, Indian students are welcomed in Kazakhstan. Global Medical Foundation will assist you and will get your Visa done.
MBBS in Kazakhstan Degree is recognised Worldwide
The degree of the universities in Kazakhstan is recognised by Medical Council of India (MCI) and World Health Organisation. This means you are eligible to sit for the Screening Test in India and other exams such as USMLE, PLAB. However, we suggest you to contact us to know about the recognition of different universities.
MBBS in Kazakhstan Eligibility
The following is the minimum MBBS in Kazakhstan eligibility criteria for admission of an Indian student in Kazakhstan as on the date of writing this answer:
- There is no entrance exam in India like IELTS/SAT, etc.
- The student must be 17 years plus as on 31st December of the year in which the admission is being taken.
- The student must have completed class 12th from a regular board.
- The student must have an aggregate of at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and must have English as a compulsory subject if the student is from the General category.
- The student must have an aggregate of at least 40% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and must have English as a compulsory subject if the student is from SC/ST/OBC.
- You need to clear NEET from 2018 onwards for admission in any country in abroad.
- Some colleges will require a higher aggregate percentage in class 12th. Please contact Global Medical Foundation for more information.
MBBS in Kazakhstan Fee Structure
The following is MBBS in Kazakhstan fee structure:
University Name Per Year Tuition Fees in US $ Per Year Hostel Fees in US $ Total 5 year Fees (Tuition + Hostel) in US $ Total Tuition + Hostel Fees in ₹ Al-Farabi Kazakh National Medical University 4,200 700 24,500 17,15,000 Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty 5,000 300 26,500 18,55,000 Astana Medical University 3,700 700 22,000 15,40,000 Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education, Almaty 4,500 450 24,750 17,32,500 Kazakhstan-Russian Medical University, Almaty 4,500 650 25,750 18,02,500 M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University, Petropavl 3,500 500 20,000 14,00,000 South Kazakhstan Medical University 3,600 600 21,000 14,70,000 West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University, Aktobe 3,800 500 21,500 15,05,000 Karaganda State Medical University 4,500 Included 22,500 15,75,000
- US $ 1= INR 70 has been used for calculation of fees in the table above. Please use the current exchange rate. Actual fees will be payable as per the exchange rate at the time of payment of the fees.
- For eligibility criteria of each university, contact Global Medical Foundation: 9899065852.
- Admission charges extra payable in India.
- Mess charges extra.