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Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty

Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty

About University


Kazakh National Medical University is a university in AlmatyKazakhstan. It was established in 1931, and the first rector was S.D. Asfendiyarov. In 2001, the government classified it as a “national” university.

There are more than 11000 students, PhD students study at KazNMU, and there are more than 1500 faculty members working at KazNMU, including more than 200 doctors of science, 130 professors, more than 500 candidates of science and 15-laureates of State prizes.

  • Location: Tole Bi Street 94, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan
  • Founding Year: 1931
  • Program name: medicine
  • Degree offered: MBBS
  • Duration: 7 years (5 + two-year of internship)
  • Medium of Teaching: English
About Kazakhstan
Time difference from India 30 minutes ahead of India
Official Languages Kazakh, Russian
Capital Astana
Currency Tenge
Exchange Rate 1 Tenge = 5.15 INR

Why study at Asfendiyarov Kazakh National University

  • Modern Academic programs
  • Experienced and highly qualified academic staff.
  • International exchange programs.
  • Possibility of an internship in more than 100 partner companies.
  • Student-oriented environment.
  • Possibility of development.
  • Best infrastructure.
  • Study in English medium.
  • Low fee structure and low cost of living.
  • Kazakhstan is a beautiful country. It is the safest country for girls’ education. Every year a large number of Indian students choose to study MBBS at Kazakhstan.
  • It is an MCI and WHO approved medical college in Kazakhstan.
  • Indian mess (Veg and Non-veg) is available for Indian students. Separate Indian warden is employed for the Indian students. 24 hrs wi-fi facility is available for the students.

Campus Life


KazNMU is the powerful scientific educational complex, including 7 educational buildings, Centre of practical skills, Testing center with 8 computer studies (102 computers, but 140 ones work during a session), a library (6 reading halls, book fund accounts 1065263 copies, electronic library, internet study with 120 places). Besides the Republican scientific medical library and 2 anatomical museums function on the base of the university.

The program of information system development is now being implemented in the University. In 2011 University has purchased 1000 netbooks and distributed them to outstanding students free of charge.

Institute of dentistry, OCC, university clinic of inner diseases, SRI, SC of Republican importance, therapeutic preventive institutions of Almaty and Kazakhstan oblast centers are the KazNMU clinical bases of therapeutic, surgical, pediatric and stomatological profile (76) bases in total).



The library was founded in 1931 and it is of great value in providing educational process and forming comprehensively developed and competitive specialists.

Nowadays it has millions of books, electronic literature-6588 copies in Russian and English languages. The library occupies the territory of 2020 square metres and includes catalogue rooms, book depository, reading-halls of educational and social-political literature, reading-halls for teachers, electronic catalogue, subscription of art literature, electronic reading-hall, computer class.

The library is a cultural and educational centre of the university, springboard for working out innovative technologies and a traditional place for meetings with honoured workers of culture, science and art for carrying out dialogues, discussions on the latest achievements of up-to-date conceptions.

It’s equipped by modern technical facilities: computers, printers, Xerox and etc, it’s connected to the universal local network and it has its own page on the university Web- site, “Rabis” library program.

Faculty and Teaching


There are more than 11000 students, Ph.D. students study at KazNMU, and there are more than 1500 faculty members working at KazNMU, including more than 200 doctors of science, 130 professors, more than 500 candidates of science and 15-laureates of State prizes. At the university, there are 76 departments and 7 courses at 6 faculties (therapeutic, pediatric, public health, management in public health and pharmacy, general medicine, professional training, and 2 faculties (pharmaceutical and stomatological) departments were transformed into modules (pharmaceutical faculty 5 modules, stomatological 9 modules. 1,287 thousand qualified teachers, including 7 academicians of NAN RK, 1 academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1 corresponding member NAN RK, 2 members of academy of preventive medicine and academy of natural sciences, 145 – doctors of medical sciences, 405 – candidates of science and associate professors, 7 owners of a rank “The best teacher of RK. There are 30 scientists with the world name and more than 80 visiting professors from 14 countries.

University has trained 10054 candidates in 2014-15 including bachelors – 7564, undergraduates – 141, residents – 286, interns – 2014, doctoral candidates – 52.



Almaty is situated in a mountainous area which has an influence on the climate in this city. Almaty has a warm continental climate with more rainfall than in the rest of the country. Especially in spring and early summer months, there is a lot more rain. Summers are pleasant and make it a perfect time to visit. The winters are soft and pleasant. most precipitation will be snow. During the month of May and September, you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).