MBBS Fees in Kazakhstan

MBBS Fees in Kazakhstan

MBBS Fees in Kazakhstan for IndiansThe total MBBS fees in Kazakhstan is INR 15 Lacs to 27 Lacs for Indian students in 2022 (September) session. This fee structure includes the tuition fee, hostel & medical insurance cost for whole course. The MBBS admission in Kazakhstan is conducted as per the eligibility requirement rules set by NMC/MCI and respective universities of Kazakhstan.

As of now, the MBBS eligibility in Kazakhstan for Indians for Indians is 50% marks, NEET qualification & 17 years age. The MBBS degree from Kazakhstan (MD Physician) is recognized worldwide, as all government/private universities are approved by WHO (World Health Organization).

With so many government/private universities & low MBBS fees available, a huge number of Indians find studying MBBS in Kazakhstan much better than most countries in Europe & Asia. The MBBS fees in Kazakhstan for Indian students is fixed in US Dollars, irrespective of varying exchange rate.

MBBS Fee Structure in Kazakhstan – 2022

The detailed MBBS fee structure in Kazakhstan for Indian students in US Dollars & Indian Rupees can be checked in the fee structure table given below. They can apply in any of these colleges, provided they are eligible and do so before the last date of application.

Name of Medical University 1st Year Fees

INCLUDES : Tuition, Hostel, Medical & One-Time Misc. Charges
2nd-5th / Year Fees

INCLUDES : Tuition, Hostel & Medical
Total Course Fees

INCLUDES : Tuition, Hostel & Medical
Caspian International School of Medicine USD 6,200 / INR 4,65,000 USD 5,500 / INR 4,12,500 USD 28,200 / INR 21,15,000
West Kazakhstan State Medical University USD 5,100 / INR 3,82,500 USD 3,800 / INR 2,85,000 USD 20,300 / INR 15,22,000
North Kazakhstan State University USD 5,200 / INR 3,90,000 USD 4,400 / INR 3,30,000 USD 22,900 / INR 17,10,000
Semey Medical University USD 6,100 / INR 4,57,500 USD 4,300 / INR 3,22,500 USD 23,300 / INR 17,47,500
International Medical School (IMS) USD 5,300 / INR 3,97,500 USD 4,800 / INR 3,60,000 USD 24,500 / INR 18,37,500
South Kazakhstan Medical Academy USD 5,800 / INR 4,35,000 USD 4,800 / INR 3,60,000 USD 25,000 / INR 18,75,000
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University USD 6,600 / INR 4,95,000 USD 5,700 / INR 4,27,500 USD 29,400 / INR 22,05,000
Astana Medical University USD 7,800 / INR 5,85,000 USD 5,800 / INR 4,35,000 USD 31,000 / INR 23,25,000
Kazakh National Medical University USD 8,100 / INR 6,07,500 USD 7,000 / INR 5,25,000 USD 36,100 / INR 27,07,500

* Yearly MBBS fees in Kazakhstan includes tuition fee, hostel fee & medical insurance.
* 1st year MBBS fees also includes medical check-up, visa extension & one-time misc. charges.
* Indian mess facility available in all universities at a cost of USD 100-120 per month.
* MBBS fee structure in Kazakhstan is prepared using calculation of 1 USD = 75 INR.

Fees Payment in Kazakhstan

The payment of MBBS fees in Kazakhstan is commonly done through 2 methods which are given below :

Payment of Fees in Kazakstan

  • Firstly, Indian students can make payment of their MBBS fees in US Dollars after arrival in Kazakhstan. In this case, students purchase US Dollars in India before departure and pay after arrival in Kazakhstan. This is the most widely used payment method and preferred by most of the Indians.
  • Secondly, they can also make payment of their fee directly from Indian bank to university’s bank account in Kazakhstan. However, this is only possible in some university’s which allow transfer of fees from India.
  • If any university allows alternate online payment methods (Online Payment Gateway/Card Payment/Wallet Payment) to pay MBBS fees in Kazakhstan, then we share the details of such process with students for easy transaction & settlement.

MBBS Admission in Kazakhstan

Indian students can apply for MBBS admission in Kazakhstan either online or by visiting any of our offices in India. They should apply before the last date of application as a limited number of seats are available for MBBS admission in Kazakhstan in each college. The step-by-step process for admission of Indian students is outlined below :

MBBS Admission in Kazakhstan

  • Students must submit scans of marksheets, NEET qualification & passport (Aadhar, if passport not ready).
  • University issues an admission letter, confirming the student’s successful MBBS admission in Kazakhstan.
  • Students must submit original marksheets, valid passport, passport size photos photos & medical reports.
  • University then issues the invitation letter in student’s name for study visa & entry to Kazakhstan.
  • We apply all documents along with invitation letter in Kazakhstan embassy and collect passport with visa.
  • We inform the students about their departure date and provide a list of items that they should carry.
  • We assist students in currency exchange, if they wishes to pay fees in US Dollars after arrival in Kazakhstan.
  • We organize the departure of students in groups from New Delhi to Kazakhstan (Up to the destination city).
  • One of our representative meets the students at airport in Kazakhstan and assists them for all the further procedures.

MBBS Eligibility in Kazakhstan

The MBBS eligibility in Kazakhstan for Indian students is the same as specified by NMC (National Medical Commission) for studying MBBS abroad in other countries. The exact MBBS eligibility requirement in Kazakhstan is as given below :

MBBS Eligibility in Kazakhstan

  • 50% Marks : The student must have minimum 50% marks in PCB (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) in intermediate/12th standard/equivalent. This score should be minimum 40% marks, if the student is from reserved category (SC/ST/OBC).
  • NEET Qualification : Indian students who wish to work/practice in India after MBBS from Kazakhstan, must be qualified in NEET exam in 2022/2021/2020. As per the current rules of NMC, only NEET qualified students will be allowed to appear in the NEXT/FMGE in India after completion of MBBS from Kazakhstan.
  • Minimum Age : Student must complete full 17 years age by 31st December of the current year i.e. the year in which he/she is applying for MBBS admission in Kazakhstan.

Recognition of MBBS Degree from Kazakhstan

The MBBS degree from Kazakhstan is recognized by WHO & NMC, which makes it completely valid in India as well other countries of the world.

Recognition of MBBS Degree from Kazakhstan

  • The recognition of medical universities of Kazakhstan by WHO is published on WDOMS (World Directory of Medical Schools) website.
  • NMC (National Medical Commission) recommends Indians to pursue MBBS course only from colleges listed on WDOMS.
  • All Kazakhstan medical universities award MD (Physician) degree to students on successful completion of MBBS education.
  • This MD (Physician) degree from Kazakhstan is equivalent to MBBS degree in India, as they are just different names of the same degree according to each country’s naming convention.
  • Thousands of Indians have completed their MBBS degrees from Kazakhstan in the past few decades, who are now working in government & private hospitals in India & abroad.

MBBS Course Duration in Kazakhstan

The duration of MBBS course in Kazakhstan is 5 years + 1 year internship, which is often generalized & understood as 6 years by majority of people in India.

  • Entire MBBS course of 6 years in Kazakhstan is taught in English medium to Indian students (Including classes, lectures, tests & exams).
  • It includes the full MBBS course and internship, which are necessary to work as a doctor in Kazakhstan, India or any other country.
  • The MBBS duration in Kazakhstan fully abides by the new rules set by NMC/MCI in (Nov’2021) for Indian students to study MBBS abroad.

Medium of Instruction in Kazakhstan

The medium of instruction of MBBS in Kazakhstan is English for Indian students & other foreigners too, who wish to study in English medium.

Medium of Instruction in Kazakhstan

  • The entire course of MBBS in Kazakhstan is taught in English, except when the students have to interact with local Kazakh patients in hospitals.
  • All classes, lectures, test and exams (Whether in university or in hospital) are conducted in English during the entire medical course.
  • Foreign students learn Kazakh/Russian language as a subject from the very beginning of course along with other MBBS subjects.
  • By the time they reach 3rd year of their MBBS course, they become fluent in Kazakh/Russian and do not face any problems in interacting with patients in hospitals too.
  • Knowledge of Kazakh/Russian is necessary for all foreigners who plan to spend few years in Kazakhstan (Whether study or any other purpose). This is because they need to speak in Kazakh/Russian only, when outside university for their daily activities.

MBBS Course Syllabus in Kazakhstan

The MBBS course syllabus in Kazakhstan is same across all medical universities for Indian students. It covers all the subjects that are taught in Indian colleges as well. The year wise theoretical & clinical subjects taught during MBBS in Kazakhstan are :

  • 1st-2nd Year : Mostly theoretical subjects are covered during the the first 2 years of MBBS syllabus in Kazakhstan for international students. These subjects majorly include Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry & Microbiology.
  • 3rd Year : This is year is considered to be be the most tough as it covers several theoretical subjects along with regular visits to hospitals for clinical classes as well. The main subjects taught are Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Pathological-Anatomy & Surgery.
  • 4th-5th Year : The focus shifts towards clinical classes from the 4th year of MBBS course in Kazakhstan. Students mostly attend classes in hospitals only and have very few of them in university. The subjects covered during these years are Surgery, Preventive & Social Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Gynecology & Obstetrics, ENT, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Oncology, Urology, Neurology, Infectious Diseases & Medical Laws.
  • 6th Year : This last year is entirely for internship and students undergo thorough clinical classes in one of the university’s hospitals located in same city.

Indian Students MBBS Classes in Kazakhstan

Indian students’ MBBS classes in Kazakhstan are conducted in such a way that they gain theoretical & practical knowledge simultaneously in a very efficient manner.

Indian Students Classes in Kazakhstan

  • Indians classes in MBBS classes in Kazakhstan have 15-20 students, which is an ideal teacher to student ratio for easy learning.
  • Classes with less students allows each of them to directly interact with teachers without any hesitation, making it look more like a group discussion.
  • Highly qualified teachers & professors are appointed to train foreign/international students, who are also very proficient in teaching in English language.
  • Students learn and practice on cadaver/dead-body from the 1st year itself (like in India), unlike some other countries where dummies are used.
  • During the first 2 years of MBBS course in Kazakhstan, more emphasis is given on theoretical subjects. Students attend most of the classes in university campus during these years.
  • In the 3rd year of MBBS course, students have few subjects’ classes left to attend in university. This is because they start attending clinical classes in hospitals, where start interact with patients as well.
  • From 4th to 5th year, they attend classes in various hospitals (Depending on subject specialty) located in the city. The classes are inclined towards practical/clinical learning as students interact with local patients on a regular basis.
  • The 6th year is for internship only and students undergo thorough clinical classes in one of the university’s recommended hospitals.

Hostel Facilities in Kazakhstan for Indian Students

The hostel facilities in Kazakhstan for Indian students are more or less the same in all medical universities of Kazakhstan. In most cases, foreign students are provided accommodation in one of the university’s government hostels. However, in some cases students have to stay in a private hostels or rent a flat/apartment by their own, until a room is available in government hostels.

Hostels Facilities in Kazakhstan for Indian Students

  • All Indian students are provided accommodation in university’s hostels for the entire period of their MBBS in Kazakhstan.
  • It is compulsory to stay in university’s hostel for at least 1 year as new students don’t have knowledge of Kazakh/Russian language for communicating with locals.
  • After 1 year, they can still continue to stay in university’s hostel or rent a flat/apartment with some of their friends, if they wish to leave university hostel.
  • Indian boys & girls are provided accommodation in separate hostels or in completely separate blocks/wings of the same hostel.
  • All university & private hostels are equipped with CCTV surveillance (At all important places in hostels) & fire alarm (In all rooms as well) safety systems for the safety of international students.
  • The entry & exit times from hostel premises are 6:00 AM & 08:00 PM respectively. A security guard is always present to monitor the students & locals visiting the hostel.
  • Each hostel floor has a common kitchen where Indian students can prepare food by their own. A reading hall, sports hall & laundry is available in each hostel, whether government or private.
  • All rooms are equipped with furniture & beddings (study table & chair, lamps, bed, bed sheets, pillow & wardrobes). Students can get the furniture repaired by hostel administration (If damaged) and exchange the beddings every week.  To keep the rooms warm during peak winters, each room is equipped with radiators (heating system for winters) as well.
  • Foreign students don’t have to pay anything additional for electricity, hot/cold water & cooking gas. All these charges are included in the government/private hostel’s fee in Kazakhstan. However, these charges have to be paid additionally based on usage, when one stays in an apartment.
  • Indian students can choose to between 2/3/4 seater rooms according to availability. They can change rooms later as well, by simply submitting an application to the hostel administration.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all hostels of Kazakhstan (Compulsory for all 1st year Indian students). The monthly mess charges are USD 100-120, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • From 2nd year onwards, Indians can continue to have food from Indian mess (On a paid basis) or prepare food by themselves in hostel kitchens.

Average Cost of Living in Kazakhstan

The average cost of living in Kazakhstan is USD 100 per month for Indian students. This cost is far less than most of the countries in Europe & Asian too.

Average Cost of Living in Kazakstan

  • The average monthly cost of living in Kazakhstan (Approx. USD 100-120) includes food expenses (If preparing by their own), travelling within city and miscellaneous expenses.
  • This monthly cost does not include the Indian mess charges, which is compulsory in 1st year in few medical universities of Kazakhstan.
  • If any student decides to stay in flat/apartment (Other than university’s hostel) by himself/herself, then the monthly cost could be much higher.
  • The average cost of living in Kazakhstan entirely depends on the students’ personal lifestyle & their personal capacity to spend on various items.

Benefits of Studying MBBS in Kazakhstan

The main benefits of studying MBBS in Kazakhstan for Indian students, which make it one of the most preferred abroad destinations for medical education are :

Benefits of Studying MBBS in Kazakhstan

  • No donation amount (Or amount similar in nature) has to be paid, as the MBBS admissions in Kazakhstan are solely on the basis of eligibility.
  • MBBS eligibility in Kazakhstan (50% marks & NEET) has been set to the minimum, that is required to study MBBS abroad as per NMC rules.
  • The process of MBBS admission in Kazakhstan can be completed online in few steps, as students only need to provide scans of documents.
  • All medical colleges of Kazakhstan are recognized by WHO & NMC, which make the MBBS/MD (Physician) degree from Kazakhstan valid globally.
  • The total MBBS fees in Kazakhstan in most universities is very low in comparison to it’s standards, with the min. fee starting from INR 15 Lacs only.
  • Duration of MBBS in Kazakhstan is 5 years + 1 year internship, which is valid as per the revised NMC’s rules that were published in November 2021.
  • The full course of MBBS in Kazakhstan is in English medium for international students, so Indian students study all their medical subjects in English only.
  • Global ranking of many of the renowned medical universities of Kazakhstan is even better than the government/private medical colleges of India.
  • Small classes (With 15-20 students) ensure that foreign students are able to communicate frankly with their teachers and clear their doubts.
  • A very huge number of Indian students (More than 8,000) are currently studying MBBS in Kazakhstan, considering the overall area and number of universities available.
  • Recently, NMC has made it clear that National Exit Test (NEXT) must be passed by all medical graduates (Whether they study in India or  Kazakhstan). Earlier, only those Indian students had to qualify this test who completed their MBBS from abroad.
  • This National Exit Test (NEXT) will serve 2 purposes i.e. qualifying exam (To get permanent registration as a doctor in India) & PG entrance exam (For allotment of PG seats in India).

Opportunities after MBBS from Kazakhstan

Indian students who complete their MBBS from Kazakhstan have the same career options, that students in India have after completing MBBS from any government or private medical college.

Opportunities after MBBS from Kazakhstan

  • Students can appear in NEXT (National Exit Test)/FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Exam or MCI Screening Test) in India, if they wish to practice as a registered doctor in India.
  • They can appear in PG exam of English speaking countries (USMLE/PLAB/NZREX/GAMSAT/MCAT), if they wish to do post-graduation or work in any of those countries..
  • Indian students can work as a registered doctor in Kazakhstan & several neighboring countries after completing their medical course. This opportunity is only for those Indian students, who complete their MBBS degree from Kazakhstan, as they become fluent in Kazakh/Russian as well.
  • Apart from working as doctors, these Indian MBBS graduates can continue further PG (Any Specialty) in Kazakhstan. As post-graduation involves clinical/practical classes, it is taught in Kazakh/Russian medium only. Thus, only those Indians who complete MBBS from Kazakhstan can take PG admission in Kazakhstan universities without language course training.

About Medical Education in Kazakhstan

Medical Education in KazakstanMBBS in Kazakhstan has become a very popular choice among Indian students who plan to study MBBS abroad since past few years. This is especially due to the extremely low & affordable fee offered to students. All medical colleges in Kazakhstan are recognized/approved by WHO and other international bodies (Including NMC) which makes the MBBS degree from Kazakhstan valid globally. The affordable MBBS fees for Indians in Kazakhstan with an easy eligibility criteria is all a result of flourishing relations between both countries.

Kazakhstan medical universities (Government & private) get immense funding from the government, so as to maintain the highest standard of education. Indian students in Kazakhstan can choose to participate in various student exchange programs offered by universities and  travel to other universities in Kazakhstan and neighboring countries as well. This gives them an opportunity to gain knowledge and learn about new advancements in field of medicine.

The national language of Kazakhstan is Kazakh which is taught to all foreign/international students from the  very beginning of course. However, most of the population knows Russian too, as the country was a part of USSR till 1991. The relations between Kazakhstan & India are extremely good with huge trade involved of petroleum, radioactive chemicals & silver. The trust that both countries have towards each other, has played a key role in the recent surge being witnessed in education field.

About Kazakhstan

About KazakstanNow that we have discussed most of the important aspects about MBBS in Kazakhstan, let us know a few things about the country. Kazakhstan is also known as the Republic of Kazakhstan and is a Central Asia country. It is the 9th largest country in whole world and was a part of USSR. Now it is one of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries that was created after the disintegration of USSR in 1991.

Kazakhstan is the most dominant country in this region and contributes 60% of this region’s GDP alone. It shares it’s borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The total population of Kazakhstan is 18.5 million and ranks 64th in terms of population in whole world. The capital city of Kazakhstan is Nur-Sultan (2nd largest city) which is the new name of famous city of Astana. Till the year 1997, Almaty was the the capital city of Kazakhstan.

The total area of country is 27,24,900 sq. kms. and falls in 2 continents i.e. Europe and Asia both. It is one of the least densely populous countries in whole world. The climate of Kazakhstan is cold as compared to the neighboring countries. It witnesses mild to severe winters which are mostly dry. During summers, the temperatures can reach up to +40 degrees Celsius. Almost whole of the population of Kazakhstan speaks and understands Russian language too.

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