Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan for Indian Students

Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan

Medical Colleges in KazakhstanThere are several popular medical colleges in Kazakhstan that receive a very huge number of Indian students every year. Many other medical universities in Kazakhstan have recently launched the English medium medical course. Some of these are government medical colleges of Kazakhstan, while few of them are private institutions as well. The recognition & medical degree validity is same, whether it is done from any government or from one of the private medical university in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is one of those destinations that is located quite close to India. The journey time from New Delhi to Almaty & Astana (Now known as Nur-Sultan) is approx. 4 hours. The medical colleges in Kazakhstan are extremely popular among Indians due to their affordable fees & an easy admission process. Currently, more than 6,000 Indian students are pursuing medical education in different government & private medical universities of Kazakhstan.

Medical Universities in Kazakhstan – 2022

Students can check the detailed information of fees, eligibility, admission procedure, recognition, faculties, hostels, city, etc. about any medical university of Kazakhstan by clicking on it’s name or image below :

West Kazakhstan State Medical University, Aktobe (Kazakhstan)

West Kazakhstan State Medical University

West Kazakhstan State Medical University West Kazakhstan State Medical University was established in 1997 and is located in Aktobe, which is located in the western region of Kazakhstan & close to border with Russia. The total MBBS fees in West Kazakhstan State Medical University is INR 15.22 Lacs for Indian students…
Semey Medical University, Kazakhstan

Semey Medical University

Semey Medical University Semey Medical University was established in 1953 and is located in the city of Semey, which lies in the eastern region of Kazakhstan and close to Russian border.  The total MBBS fees in Semey Medical University is INR 17.47 Lacs for Indian students in 2022 (September) session. It…
Caspian ISM (International School of Medicine), Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Caspian International School of Medicine

Caspian International School of Medicine Caspian International School of Medicine was established in 1992 and is located in Almaty, which is the largest city  & economic hub of Kazakhstan. The total MBBS fees in Caspian ISM is INR 21.15 Lacs for Indian students in 2022 (September) session. This amount includes…
North Kazakhstan State University, Petropavl (Kazakhstan)

North Kazakhstan State University

North Kazakhstan State University North Kazakhstan State University was established in 1937 and is located in Petropavl, which is situated in Northern region of country & close to border with Russia. The total MBBS fees in North Kazakhstan State University is INR 17.10 Lacs for Indian students in 2022 (September) session.…
South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Shymkent (Kazakhstan)

South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

South Kazakhstan Medical Academy South Kazakhstan Medical Academy was established in 1979 and is located in the city of Shymkent, which is the 3rd largest & populous city of Kazakhstan. The total MBBS fees in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is INR 18.75 Lacs for Indian students in 2022 session. It includes…
Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Kazakh National Medical University

Kazakh National Medical University Kazakh National Medical University was established in 1930 and is located in the city of Almaty, which is the largest city of Kazakhstan. The total MBBS fees in Kazakh National Medical University is INR 27.07 Lacs for Indian students in 2022 (September) session. This total amount includes…
Astana Medical University, Nur Sultan (Kazakhstan)

Astana Medical University

Astana Medical University Astana Medical University was established in 1964 and is located capital city of Kazakhstan i.e. Nur-Sultan (Earlier known as Astana). The total MBBS fees in Astana Medical University is INR 23.25 Lacs for Indian students in 2022 (September) session. This includes tuition fee, hostel, medical & misc. charges…

Recognition of Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan

All medical colleges in Kazakhstan are recognized by WHO (World Health Organization) & NMC (National Medical Commission).

Recognition of Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan

  • Students can visit the WDOMS (World Directory of Medical Schools) portal to confirm whether the medical college where they plan to take MBBS admission in Kazakhstan is listed in it.
  • As NMC no more publishes any list of colleges/universities for any country, WDOMS is the only portal where students should check for recognition of any medical institution abroad.
  • As per the current rules of NMC, the medical degree from Kazakhstan will be considered valid, if the student completes minimum 5.5 years of medical education including 1 year internship in Kazakhstan.

Government & Private Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan

Government Private Medical Colleges in KazakhstanThe medical colleges in Kazakhstan shown above comprise of government as well as private/semi-government ones. The private medical universities in Kazakhstan are established by private institutions, but function under the government supervision. The Ministry of Education & Health of Kazakhstan has very strict norms in ensuring the quality of education & infrastructure for all colleges. As the country has a very low population, these few government & private medical universities in Kazakhstan are sufficient to provide healthcare & education to it’s whole population.

Government Medical Colleges

  • West Kazakhstan State Medical University
  • Semey medical University
  • North Kazakhstan State University
  • South Kazakhstan Medical Academy
  • Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Astana Medical University

Private Medical Colleges

  • Caspian ISM (International School of Medicine)
  • International Medical School (IMB)

Course Duration in Medical Universities in Kazakhstan

Duration in Medical Universities in KazakhstanThe course duration in medical universities in Kazakhstan is 5 years and 6 years. Most of the colleges offer (a) 5 years + 1 year internship and; (b) full 6 years course including internship program. The course duration was of 5 years for all Indian students till 2021 which included the internship in Kazakhstan too. This course duration consists of pre-clinical, para-clinical & clinical classes. The degree given to Indian students from medical colleges in Kazakhstan is MD (Physician). It is equivalent to MBBS degree that is awarded by Indian medical colleges.

In 2021, NMC made an important addition to the eligibility criteria for Indians who wish to study MBBS abroad. It clearly states that all Indians must study for at least 5.5 years including internship in that country. As a result of which, all medical colleges of Kazakhstan now offer 6 years course in 2 modules i.e. either additional year for internship after 5 years course or full 6 years course including internship.

Medium of Instruction in Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan

Medium in Medical Colleges in KazakhstanThe medium of instruction in medical colleges in Kazakhstan is English for Indian students. All the classes, tests and exams are conducted in English by native Kazakh teachers. These teachers & professors have vast experience in teaching foreign students. Other than this, several Indian teachers have also been appointed in especially to train Indian students.

The clinical part of classes is the one in which students interact with local patients in hospitals. All medical universities in Kazakhstan provide compulsory Kazakh language classes from the very beginning of course. Students have to appear in test and exams of language on a regular basis. By the time they reach 4th semester, they are able to fluently communicate with local patients and report to their doctors in English.

Classes, Exams & Grading in Medical Universities of Kazakhstan

Classes Exams Grading in Kazakhstan CollegesThe classes in all medical universities of Kazakhstan are conducted in small groups of 15-20 students. The teachers are able to pay attention to each of them individually. This also helps in creating a frank atmosphere for Indians where even the weak ones find it easy to ask their doubts. The final exams of all medical subjects in medical colleges of Kazakhstan are conducted in semester or year end only. During the remaining time of year, tests of various subjects are conducted on a regular basis (Including Kazakh language).

The grading system is based on numbers from 1 to 5. A grade of 5 means excellent & grade of 2 means fail. Other scores i.e. 3 means pass while 4 means good. Foreign students must clear all tests & exams by scoring a minimum grade of 3, else they are considered fail. At the end of 5th/6th year, they have to pass a final government licensing exam. Students are finally awarded MBBS/MD (Physician) degrees after they clear this licensing exam.

Choosing the Best Medical College in Kazakhstan

Best Medical College in KazakhstanWith so many popular medical colleges in Kazakhstan to choose from, it often becomes very difficult for students one of them. A basic approach which we suggest is to simply decide the total budget that one can afford. This should include the total tuition fee, hostel accommodation & other misc. expenses for whole MBBS course in Kazakhstan. It should also include your living expenses (According to lifestyle), travelling expenses and other expenses. After this, one should shortlist the colleges/universities that fall in that budget.

We always try to offer students the best medical universities in Kazakhstan based on their needs and spending capacity as well. Other than budget, many other important factors also play an important role in finalizing a college like it’s ranking, infrastructure, facilities, location, number of Indian students, Indian mess, etc. These factors come in play when either the budget is decided or when the candidate does not have major budget issues and wants the best only.

English Medium Course in Medical Universities of Kazakhstan

English Course in Universities in KazakhstanThe English medium course was started initially in some government & private medical colleges of Kazakhstan after 2005. At that time, the only popular destinations for studying abroad were, Russia, China & Ukraine. Within just a few years, the country saw a huge rise in number of Indian students who wanted to study in medical universities of Kazakhstan. The main reasons of which were an extremely low fees, location close to India & WHO recognized medical colleges.

By 2015, several batches of Indian students had already passed out from Kazakhstan. These Indians had cleared their MCI Screening Test (FMGE) in India and were working as registered medical practitioners here. This further paved the way for establishment of some more private medical colleges in Kazakhstan. And these private medical universities in Kazakhstan were easily recognized by NMC & WHO. Hence, Indian students should not have anything to worry about their decision to pursue MBBS from Kazakhstan.

Benefits of Studying in Medical Colleges of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is one of the most chosen destinations by Indian students for studying MBBS abroad. Medical education in Kazakhstan has seen an upwards trend ever since it started English medium course for foreign students. Some of the most important benefits of studying from a medical university of Kazakhstan are :

Benefits in Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan

  • Extremely low MBBS fees in Kazakhstan that is easily affordable by most Indian families.
  • Top ranked medical universities that hold very high ranking in whole of Asia and world too.
  • Being WHO/NMC recognized & approved means that the medical degree is valid in India & globally.
  • All government/private medical colleges of Kazakhstan function under the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan.
  • Students have the option to make payment of fees online directly from Indian bank to Kazakhstan.
  • Medical seats are easily available due to huge number of medical universities in Kazakhstan.
  • FMGE/NEXT training classes are provided in all Kazakhstan medical universities especially for Indians.
  • Extensive use of modern/digital technology in classroom teaching & practical/clinical classes in hospitals.
  • The education, infrastructure & lifestyle in Kazakhstan cities is far better, superior & affordable than those in India.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all medical colleges of Kazakhstan and can be availed on a paid basis.
  • Indian students have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs offered by university to learn new skills.

Comparison of Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan & India

Comparison of Colleges in Kazakhstan & IndiaAt present, there are more than 9 WHO & NMC recognized medical colleges in Kazakhstan. This is a golden opportunity for Indian students to get confirmed medical seat in Kazakhstan. At present, India has very less medical seats in comparison to it’s population. This is due to few government medical colleges, a very high fees in private colleges & a very tough competition. The number of Indian students who choose to study MBBS in Kazakhstan is increasing at a very rapid rate every year.

In the last 20 years, thousands of Indian students completed their course from top medical universities of Kazakhstan. These Indians are now successfully practicing in India and other parts of the world. Kazakhstan is one of the first choices of Indian students who qualify NEET exam, but either fail to get a government medical college seat or don’t have enough budget to afford private medical colleges in India.

This year in 2022, around 18 Lacs students appeared in NEET examination in India. But unfortunately, there are only 90,000 MBBS seats available for these students. Out of these, approx. 45,000 seats are in government medical colleges which offer medical course at a very nominal fee. The remaining 45,000 seats belong to private medical colleges of India which charge nothing less than 1 Crore for MBBS course.

Indian Students from Kazakhstan in FMGE/NEXT

Some of the most important facts that all Indian students should know after graduating from any medical university of Kazakhstan are :

Indian Students from Kazakhstan in FMGE NEXT

  • Indian students have to appear in FMGE/NEXT after completing their medical education from Kazakhstan.
  • This test is conducted in online mode & they must secure minimum 50% marks in this exam to qualify it.
  • This examination is conducted in June & December every year.
  • There is no limit to the number of attempts for clearing this exam.
  • Once they pass this exam, they have to undergo 1 year compulsory internship in India.
  • After which, the government provides permanent registration to work as a medical practitioner in India.
  • Doctors can then practice in government/private hospitals or establish their their own clinics.
  • Doctors can also choose to appear for NEET-PG in India or any other English speaking country’s PG exam too.

Why to apply in medical colleges of Kazakhstan through “Pacific Educational Consultants” ?

Some of the most important benefits of choosing Pacific Educational Consultants are :

Pacific Educational Consultants

  • Guaranteed Admission : Student gets admission in the same university where they desire without excuses of any sort.
  • Genuine Charges : Our admission charges can be compared with others and you will still find ours better than them.
  • Exact Fees Payment : Candidate only pays the exact 1st year fees that they are told in India and no additional charges.
  • No Hidden Expenses : We guarantee that no candidate has to bear any surprise charges in India or after arrival in Kazakhstan.
  • Pre-Departure Services (India) : Application, admission letter, fee structure certificate, documents apostille, documents translation, visa application, visa stamping, currency exchange, air ticket & departure guidance.
  • Post-Arrival Services (Kazakhstan) : Receiving at airport, transport to hostel, visa extension, police registration, medical check-up, hostel allotment, medical check-up, medical insurance, contract signing & local city tour.
  • Local Guardian (Kazakhstan) : Students can sometimes face some unexpected issues in their academic, financial or life as well. Our Indian representative is always available in Kazakhstan to guide them on the right path even during their toughest times.

* Eligible candidates, who are interested to apply in any of the medical colleges in Kazakhstan, can book their seats online or by visiting our office.

Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan (In Brief)

Are medical colleges in Kazakhstan recognized by WHO & NMC ?

Yes. All medical colleges in Kazakhstan are recognized by WHO (World Health Organization) & NMC (National Medical Commission).

How many government & private medical colleges are in Kazakhstan ?

There are 7 government (West Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan, Semey, South Kazakhstan, Astana, Al-Farabi & Kazakh National) & 2 private medical colleges (Caspian ISM & International Medical School) in Kazakhstan.

What is the course duration in medical universities in Kazakhstan ?

The course duration in medical universities in Kazakhstan is 5 years and 6 years. Most of the colleges offer (a) 5 years + 1 year internship and; (b) full 6 years course including internship program.

What is the medium of instruction in medical colleges in Kazakhstan ?

The medium of instruction in medical colleges in Kazakhstan is English for Indian students.

How are classes & exams conducted in medical universities of Kazakhstan ?

The classes in all medical universities of Kazakhstan are conducted in small groups of 15-20 students. The final exams of all medical subjects in medical colleges of Kazakhstan are conducted in semester or year end only.

How to choose the best Medical college in Kazakhstan ?

A basic approach which we suggest is to to simply decide the total budget that one can afford. After this, one should shortlist the colleges/universities that fall in that budget.

How is the English medium course in medical universities of Kazakhstan ?

The English medium course was started initially in some government & private medical colleges of Kazakhstan after 2005. By 2015, several batches of Indian students had already passed out from Kazakhstan. Hence, Indian students should not have anything to worry about their decision to pursue MBBS from Kazakhstan.

What are the benefits of studying in medical colleges of Kazakhstan ?

Some of the most important benefits of studying in medical colleges of Kazakhstan are extremely low fees, top ranked universities, WHO & NMC recognition, easy availability of medical seats, FMGE/NEXT coaching classes and Indian mess facility.

How to do a comparison of medical colleges in Kazakhstan & India ?

At present, there are more than 9 WHO & NMC recognized medical universities in Kazakhstan. This is a golden opportunity for Indian students to get confirmed medical seat in Kazakhstan. India at present has very less medical seats in comparison to it’s population. This is due to few government medical colleges, a very high fees in private colleges & a very tough competition.

Can Indian students from Kazakhstan appear in FMGE/NEXT ?

Ofcourse. Indian students after graduating from Kazakhstan can appear in FMGE/NEXT in either June or December. They must score min. 50% marks to qualify and get permanent registration in India. There is no limit to the number of attempts and it is a qualifying exam.