MBBS in Kazakhstan

NEET Eligibility - Mandatory

Course duration - 4.8 Years

Medical Universities approved by the Ministry of Education Affairs, Kazakhstan & Medical Council of India - 12

Eligibility & Scholarship:-
50% in 10+2 (PCB)

As a country, Kazakhstan’s topography is mostly all hilly plains and plateaus. It is situated north of the Central Asian Republics, surrounded by Russia in the north, China in the east and the Caspian Sea in the west. It is a haven for students pursuing MBBS studies, both internationally, and specially from India.

Medical Universities in Kazakhstan are World Health Organization (WHO) and Medical Council of India (MCI) recognized. Therefore, the value and easiness of admissions in the Medical Universities becomes that much higher.

The diverse nature of the human population in Kazakhstan, consisting of only 63% native Kazakhs, is the reason why this destination for all International Students is so inviting. The country lavishly encourages both foreign MBBS aspiring students and faculty, to give it a more global atmosphere for medical studies.The expertise and world class facilities for foreign students, in the medical field, are unparalleled. The clinical training provided to students is of a very high quality and brings out the best in them.  When they pass out, their seeking a top career in prime hospitals anywhere in the world is fulfilled.

The medical courses are designed in such a way that it brings out the best in students. Compared to all this, the fee structure of the universities almost seem negligible. Add to that the cost of living itself in Kazakhstan, which is extremely economically viable and never a strain on foreign students.

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Kazakhstan University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

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  • City & Province:Almaty
  • Tuition Fee: 5600 USD
Nearest Airport- Almaty International Airport

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University was founded in 1933 and is located in the city of Almaty. This university is the largest one in Kazakhstan, and it was named so because of a scholar called Al Farabi. The infrastructure of the university is attractive, and it has attracted many students globally. The world rating of the university is 20th. The university got the national status in 2001. The number of students that study in this university is more than 20,000and they are doing their Ph.D., masters, and bachelors.

JSC Astana Medical University

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  • Established in :1997
  • City & Province:Astana
  • Hostel Fee: 700 USD
Nearest Airport- Astana

JSC Astana Medical University is a top-rated university in Kazakhstan. It was established in 1997 in the form of an academy. Later, in 2009, it assumed the status of a university. It is so because of the availability of various courses in masters, bachelors, and PhD. Many medical students want to study at this university. MCI also gives recognition to this university so students of India can join the university and pursue the course of MBBS. The university always tries to include new technologies regarding medical education to improve the quality of education and students can have the best experience regarding the education.

The JSC South Kazakh Medical University was established in the year of 1979, and the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan has accredited it. It is one of the top-rated universities, and it has academic partners in Singapore, USA, Russia, and Europe. The teaching staffs of the university are experienced and expert in its field. Students of around 57 countries are studying at the university, and their number is more than 11,000. The teaching staff let international students feel comfortable and deal with their problems in a friendly manner. The university has developed a lot, and there are modern and advanced facilities available so that students can get the latest education and training.

Karaganda State Medical University is a famous university, which was founded in 1950. There are 60 medical universities in Kazakhstan and Karaganda State Medical University has gained 8th rank. Aspirants across the globe can avail bachelors and masters degrees courses along with PhD in medical field. The facility of multilevel training is also available in the university. The university has more than 8,000 students who are doing various types of courses. Students get an education of good quality because of the presence of expert and experienced teachers.

The Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education Medical College was founded in August 1963 and it was named as Almaty State Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education (ASIPME). In 2014, Kazakhstan changed the name of the college to the current name. The qualification of the faculty is very high and they include scientists, doctors, specialists, and many others. The institute has around 20 teachers who teach different subjects to the students as per their qualification. There are 50 departments and courses, which helps in covering the entire education system of the college. The admission forms are available online and students need to fill them to get admission. The university has a good rank in the country and also worldwide. The fee is very low and living cost is affordable. The university is approved by WHO and MCI.

Indian Aspirants who want to take admission in Kazakh National Medical University should know that it is a top university in the country of Kazakhstan.  The university was established in the year 1930. The recognition to the university is given by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The mission of starting the university was to provide medical education of high quality.

The Kazakh-Russian Medical University is a private college whose previous name was Kazakhstani Medical University. The university was started in the year 1992 and Dr. Mukhtar Aliyevich Aliyev was the founder of the university. He was a member of Academic of Sciences of Kazakhstan. The university also provides medical training to its students at various hospitals associated with the university. Foreign students can also send applications for admission and there is no need to have a foreign citizenship or citizenship of Kazakhstan. There is an agreement between the university and Model Rules of Admission. The government has approved the rules. The education is provided according to a strategy developed at the university. New methods of teachingare also used to teach various concepts of medicine. The university is recognized by the following authorities.

•    Medical Council of India (MCI)
•    World Health Organization (WHO)
•    Republic of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of education and Science and
•    World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)

The M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University is the oldest university of Kazakhstan as it has completed more than 80 years. The university was named after Manash Kozybayev. The education provided in this institute is of best quality. The university was opened in 1937 in the city of Petropavl. Students who have pursued their degree from this university have got the opportunity to work in Kazakhstan and also in other countries. The degree attained by the students is valid all over the world. Students can study here at the affordable tuition fee and cost of living. Aspirants can fill the online form in order to get admission in the university.

Semey State Medical University is a very large university of Kazakhstan and its branches can be found in the cities of Pavloder and Ust Kamenogorsk. The university was founded in 1953 with 320 students. The staff of the university is well educated and they have taught the students in such a way that they get job easily in Kazakhstan and abroad. The university is considered one of the best universities in the field of medicine. Many branches of medicine are available which includes paediatrics, stomatology, pharmaceutical, and many others. The university has more than 3500 students and more than 450 teachers. The university is also affiliated with many hospitals so students can have their inter ship there.

The Shukan Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University was established in 1962 in the form of a non-profit institution. The university is located in the city of Kokshetau. The university provides good medical knowledge to the MBBS students. The theoretical knowledge is provided with the help of different books while practical knowledge is provided by using the latest and advanced equipment. The degree provided the institution is recognized globally and students can use it in the country or abroad. The university has maintained its rank in the top medical university of Kazakhstan.

West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University was started in 1957 on September 1. The university is located in the city of Aktobe and it has been recognized as the university from where development of medical education started. The university has educated and trained more than 25,000 students and is providing education to many more. The institute has now become the hub of major educational medical and scientific education. IN order to take admission in the university, students need to fill a form available online and the form has to be submitted before the end of July. Students need to qualify NET exam to get admission in the university. The duration of the course is six years and English language is used to teach all the subjects. The university is recognized by MCI and WHO.

MBBS course Duration and Requirements in Kazakhstan

•    It takes 5 years to complete the MBBS programme, with 1 year internship in private/government hospitals. However, there is also an option for a 5 year term plan.
•    Eligibility criteria rules, a student has to be above the age of 17, to apply.
•    There is no upper age limit for applying.
•    There is no donation system and students are directly admitted.
•    To qualify for admission a student passing out of 12th Standard, must achieve 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (in the case of general category) and 40%, in the case of SC/ST or OBC, as specified by MCI.
•    The student must have qualified the NEET exam.
Benefits and advantageous of MBBS in Kazakhstan
•    The fee structure is minimal.
•    Language of teaching is English.
•    Global exposure.
•    No donations or any other hidden costsare required to get the MBBS seat of the best medical university.
•    Excellent and professional faculty.
•    Practical medical training is of international standards.
•    The hostel facilities are of international standards. Laundry services are also provided.
•    There is also provision for Indian hostels and Indian cuisine served.
•    Well planned medical courses for students.
•    More than plenty foreign students ensure a worldly flavor, both in studies and the general atmosphere.
•    Kazakhstan encourages global collaborations and exchange programmes with leading Medical Colleges of the world.
•    No IELTS and TOEFL scores are required for the admission. 
•    Every Medical University has 6-7 hostels for international students.
•    Compared with other European countries, the cost of living in Kazakhstan is very cheap.
•    After completing the MBBS course from the Medical University of Kazakhstan, students are eligible to practice anywhere in the world.


Can I practice internship in Kazakhstan? Is it valid in India?

As far as the question for a medical aspirant of Indian nationality is concerned, a student must practice internship only in India after completing the course of MBBS in Kazakhstan. One must qualify FMGE before taking up internship in India. As per the regulations of Medical Council of India, an MBBS graduate from Kazakhstan need to pursue internship in India after qualifying FMGE.

After completing MBBS from Kazakhstan, a student needs to take up internship. In India, a student needs to qualify FMGE before taking up one year internship. The degrees awarded in Kazakhstan are globally recognized. So the students can opt to take up PG in countries like USA & UK. For be eligible to practice in international countries, the student must qualify the licensing examination of the respective country. If a student plans to stay back in Kazakhstan, a student must complete 2 years internship in Kazakhstan. It is suggested to qualify the licensing examination of the home country first to keep the lifelong doors open to practice in home country.

Kazakhstan has Muslim majority. Islam is the popularly followed religion of the country. Over 70% of the population of Kazakhstan practices Islam religion. Sunni Muslims form the large part of Kazakh ethnic groups. The other ethnic groups include the Uzbeks, Tatars and the Uyghurs. There are followers of other religions too in minority and the countrymen as well as the government do not interfere in their religious practices.

Essentials in Kazakhstan are not very expensive. A student can spend a decent life in Kazakhstan at a monthly average expense of 110 USD-140 USD. As Kazakhstan is not an expensive country, the transportation cost is also nominal. On an average, an Indian student can book a round trip flight ticket at an expense of Rs. 35,000-Rs. 40,000/-. Of course, these prices may be high during the peak tourist seasons.

Kazakhstan has 12 medical universities approved by Medical Council of India. These universities are permitted to accept international students and teach in English language. The average tuition fee for MBBS in Kazakhstan is 4000 USD per year. The accommodation expenses may range between 300 USD to 700 USD per year. A student staying in university hostel may have to pay somewhere between 300USD-500USD per year for accommodation whereas a private hostel may cost between 600USD-700 USD per year. The visa extension for Kazakhstan costs around 300 USD per year while the insurance depends on the company offering the policy. A decent amount of 200 USD gets you an annual insurance policy.

The course duration for MBBS in Kazakhstan is 5 years. MBBS in Kazakhstan is an English language taught program. An Indian student will have to pursue internship after qualifying FMGE.

MBBS in Kazakhstan is an English language taught program. The program duration is 5 years and the internship is to be done in India upon successfully qualifying FMGE. Latin Russia is a part of curriculum and the students must learn the language during their stay in Kazakhstan. It will help them to communicate with the locals, understand the patient cases and needs during the clinical practice sessions.

According to the medical Council of India, 12 medical universities of Kazakhstan are approved to accept Indian students. Out of these 12 universities, a few that are among the students’ top choices include Kazakh National Medical University, JSC Astana Medical University, Al Farabi Kazakh National University, Semey State Medical University and West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University.

There are no official scholarships announced for students doing MBBS in Kazakhstan or the new applicants for MBBS in Kazakhstan. It totally depends on the discretion and decision of the management in case they grant any scholarships to the students. If the scholarships are granted, the students will be informed upon reaching at the university and in the subsequent years while studying in the university.

Nothing in this world is difficult to learn if you have zeal and you put in your hard work. The teachers are always available to sort your queries. The more you make it your habit to converse in the local language, the easier it becomes for you to learn and understand.

Documents required for MBBS in Kazakhstan include 10th & 12th marksheet, NEET scorecard, passport, passport size photograph. You may submit all these at Jagvimal Consultants regional office or may connect with our expert counselor. The counselor will guide you for the process of admission. All you need to do is, submit these documents, sit back and relax. Our team will handle your entire process of admission and visa stamping for you.

The official currency of Kazakhstan is Kazakhstani Tenge. 1 Tenge is equal to 0.18 Rs. as in July 2020. The university fee must be paid in USD if it is paid through telegraphic transfer while it can be paid in Kazakhstani tenge if you are physically paying it at the university.

To be eligible to study MBBS in Kazakhstan, a student must be minimum 17 years old on 31st December in the year of applying for admission. The student must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2 or equivalent and must have passed the same with minimum 50% marks. English language must be the part of curriculum. Qualifying NEET is a mandatory requirement for Indian aspirant. A student must be medically fit to study in Kazakhstan. There are direct admissions, no entrance test and no IELTS/TOEFL score required.

Kazakhstan has boomed up as the preferred destination for medical studies among the medical aspirants in the recent years. The admission process for MBBS in Kazakhstan is very easy which attracts the students. There is no entrance test for admission not the English language proficiency test certificates need to be submitted. The students need to pay tuition fee, accommodation fee, visa extension & insurance fee. No capitation fee or donation is charged from the students for admission. Universities provide world class infrastructure with highly educated faculty members to teach students. Practical clinical exposure is the part of curriculum and the degrees awarded are globally recognized. A lot of international students graduated from Kazakhstan are successfully placed in different hospitals in parts of the world. MBBS in Kazakhstan is an English language taught program which is a major advantage for international students.

Jagvimal Consultants, with more than a decade of experience in the field of overseas admission is a known name among the parents and students. All those who know us do not need any reason to choose us. But for those who do not know us, surely do. We have an expert team of counselors ready to patiently listen to your requirements, understand your financial and academic constraints and guide you towards your career path. Starting from the process of counseling to admission, from getting the visa invitation to booking your tickets and assisting you to university, Jagvimal Consultants officials are always available. Not only this, we stay connected with the students and parents during the entire course duration to keep the students motivated and assure them that they are not alone in a new country. We always stand with them. Simultaneously, we connect with the parents to present them with the real achievements of their children. We keep them updated with the academic and non-academic achievements made by their children, about the regularity of classes and the results. Our professional and ethical behavior has always helped us build our trust among the parents and students.

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