South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Shymkent (Kazakhstan)

South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

MBBS in South Kazakhstan Medical AcademySouth Kazakhstan Medical Academy was established in 1979 and is located in the city of Shymkent which is the 3rd largest & populous city of Kazakhstan. It offers one of the lowest  MBBS fees in Kazakhstan for Indian students who choose to study MBBS abroad. The total MBBS fees in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is 18.75 Lacs (Indian Rupees) for 2022 (September) session. The process of MBBS admission in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is simple with minimal documentation involved.

South Kazakhstan Medical Academy ranks on 9th position among all medical universities in Kazakhstan. It is one of the reasons that make it the most attractive destination for Indian students to study MBBS in Kazakhstan. At present, the university has more than 3,000 students studying in various fields of medicine & pharmacy. More than 500 teachers, doctors, professors, Ph.D’s are actively engaged in training these students. SKMA (Shymkent) also has numerous student exchange programs with renowned universities of Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine & several CIS countries for the benefit of students.

MBBS Fee for Indians in South Kazakhstan Medical AcademySouth Kazakhstan Medical Academy (Shymkent) functions under the administration of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The university offers courses at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral levels in various fields of medical education. South Kazakhstan Medical Academy (Kazakhstan) is one of those higher education institutions of Kazakhstan that receives huge number of applications from Indian students every year for English medium MBBS course in Kazakhstan. The university actively contributes to research and scientific activities in fields of medicine & pharmacology as well.

MBBS Fees in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

The total MBBS fees in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is 18.75 Lacs (Indian Rupees) for Indian students. The detailed MBBS fees in South Kazakhstan for 2022 (September Session) is given below :

  • 1st Year : USD 5,800 / INR 4,35,000
  • 2nd-5th/Year : USD 4,800 / INR 3,60,000
  • Total Fees : USD 25,000 / INR 18,75,000

* The yearly MBBS fee structure in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy includes tuition fees, hostel accommodation & medical insurance.
* 1st year fees includes one-time admission & misc. charges (Medical checkup, visa extension & registration).
* Indian mess facility available in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy at a cost of USD 100-120 per month.

NMC WHO Recognition of South Kazakhstan Medical AcademyThe MBBS fees in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is generally paid through 2 most commonly used methods. First, students carry full 1st year fees with themselves and pay directly after arrival in Kazakhstan. Students purchase US Dollars in India just before departure, as they must pay in US Dollars after arrival there. Second, students can transfer the 1st year full/part fee online through bank directly to university/representative’s account in Kazakhstan and provide transaction receipt for confirmation.

* The online fee transfer must be done before departure from India & it is allowed/accepted by selected medical colleges in Kazakhstan.

MBBS Eligibility in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

The MBBS eligibility in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy (Kazakhstan) for admission of Indian students is as below :

  • 50% Marks in PCB (In 12th/Inter/Equivalent)
  • NEET qualification (2020/2021/2022)
  • Minimum 17 years age (Till 31st December)

MBBS eligibility in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is as per rules set by NMC (National Medical Commission) for Indian students.
* Seats are allotted on first come first serve basis according to MBBS eligibility in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy.

MBBS Admission in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

Students from India can apply for MBBS admission in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy through a very simple admission procedure as outlined below :

MBBS Fees in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

  • Submit scans of 10th, 12th/Inter marksheets and NEET qualification (2020/2021/2022).
  • University will issue the confirmed admission letter on the basis of documents submitted.
  • Student must submit the scans of valid passport for invitation letter issuance.
  • University will issue the invitation letter for study visa & student’s entry to Kazakhstan.
  • Student must submit original marksheets, passport & few additional documents for study visa from embassy.
  • We will assist students for currency exchange & ticket booking before departure from India.
  • Student groups are organized at airport and they depart in batches from New Delhi (IGI Airport) to Kazakhstan.
  • One of our representatives meets the student group at airport in Kazakhstan and provides them transport to hostel.
  • All formalities of medical checkup, visa extension, contract signing, etc. are completed by our representative in Kazakhstan.

* All eligible candidates can apply for MBBS admission in Kazakhstan online or can visit any of our offices with prior appointment.

Recognition of South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is recognized by NMC/MCI as well as WHO. This clears 2 major doubts for all students as given below :

  • Indian students who take MBBS admission in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy can appear in the MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT in India. After passing this test, they can work as a registered medical practitioner in India (Either in government & private sector).
  • Indian students in SKMA (Shymkent) can appear in post-graduation entrance exam of any country as South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is included in the list of recognized/approved medical colleges in Kazakhstan published by WHO as per global norms.

Ranking of South Kazakhstan Medical Academy in Kazakhstan

Ranking of South Kazakhstan Medical AcademySouth Kazakhstan Medical Academy ranks on 9th position (According to average of most ranking platforms online) among all higher education medical institutions in Kazakhstan. It is a considered an ideal destination by Indian students due to it’s low fee & high ranking. The university is counted in the top medical universities of Kazakhstan that provides good education in English medium to foreign students and a very friendly environment as well.

SKMA, Shymkent is a 43 years old medical institution & undoubtedly one of the best medical colleges of Kazakhstan that provides superior medical education. Ever since it was established in 1979, it has been among top 10 higher medical education universities of Kazakhstan. The university currently has more than 500 Indian students who are pursuing general medicine in English medium.

Documents Required for MBBS Admission in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

The documents required for MBBS admission in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy are :

  • 10th & 12th/Inter Marksheet
  • NEET Qualification (2020/21/22)
  • Original Passport
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passport Size Photos

Duration & Medium of Instruction in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

MBBS Admission in South Kazakhstan Medical AcademyThe total duration of MBBS course in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is 5 years for Indian students. Few years ago, the duration of MBBS in South Kazakh was 6 years as in neighboring countries. But the college now offers 5 years course in addition to the old 6 years course. Most of the Indian students generally choose the 5 years course as they save 1 year time & expenses too.

The medium of instruction in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy for all foreign students is English. All the tests, exams & classes are conducted in English by teachers/professors/doctors for Indians. In additional to the local Kazakh/Russian teachers that teach foreign students, there are some Indian teachers as well. These Indian teachers are especially appointed by the university so as to train & prepare Indian students for the MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT.

Faculties in SKMA, Shymkent

The faculties at South Kazakhstan Medical Academy (Kazakhstan) that are active and provide training (In graduate, post-graduate & doctoral courses) to national & foreign students are :

Faculties in SKMA, Shymkent, Kazakhstan

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics Faculty
  • Preparatory Course/Language Faculty
  • Post-Graduate Specialization

The faculty of general medicine and the pharma faculty are the main ones here that receive most number of students every year from Kazakhstan and other countries. Most foreign students are from India who travel to Shymkent for MBBS admission in Kazakhstan. SKMA (Shymkent) is currently expanding it’s campus at a fast pace so as to also accommodate the increasing number of foreign students (Mostly from India). Some new hostels have also been built that provide better facilities for foreign citizens as compared to the old hostels. Most of the students from India who apply for MBBS admission in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy choose to study in faculty of general medicine.

How are classes conducted for Indian students in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Shymkent ?

Indian Students Classes in Shymkent, KazakhstanThe classes for Indian students in South Kazakh Med. Academy comprise of 12-15 foreign students. These small groups perhaps help them to learn and understand better. Indian students begin their classes with a revision of science subjects and selected medical subjects (Anatomy & Histology) during 1st semester. Apart from this, local language (Kazakh/Russian) is also taught as a subject from the very beginning. This helps them to start interacting with local people for their their daily activities outside university.

During the first 2 years of  MBBS course in South Kazakh, emphasis is given to theoretical subjects. Students attend all of their classes within university campus. From 3rd year onwards, they have to visit hospitals in city and interact with local patients. By this time, Indian students become fluent in local language & do not face any problems in understanding local patients. This makes it easier for them to report back to their teachers in English who evaluate their performance. The time students spend in hospitals for these clinical/practical classes increases with every further year.

What are the hostel facilities in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy for Indian students ?

All hostels for Indian students in South Kazakh Med. Academy are situated within the main college campus area. A brief overview of the facilities at hostels is as below :

Indian Students in SKMA, Shymkent

  • All SKMA, Shymkent hostels are located within the main campus & students attend classes in university at a walking distance.
  • Indian students only have to travel out of campus when they have to attend classes in hospitals from 3rd year onwards.
  • All the hostels has CCTV surveillance system & fire alarm safety system installed for the safety of foreigners.
  • Students can choose 2/3/4 seater rooms which have with study tables & chairs, beds, bed-sheets, wardrobe, lamps, etc.
  • They can also submit application to hostel administration, if they wish to the change their room or upgrade it.
  • Indian boys and girls are provided accommodation on separate floors or separate hostels with complete separation.
  • The hostels have facilities of kitchens, laundry, sports hall & reading hall within it’s premises on each each floor.
  • It is compulsory for Indian students to stay in hostel provided by college during the first year of their MBBS in Shymkent.
  • From 2nd year onwards, they can choose to rent a flat/apartments or continue to stay in college hostel.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all hostels of South Kazakh Med. Academy where they can have breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • The Indian mess is compulsory for all students in 1st year & they can from vegetarian & non-vegetarian options available.
  • All Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi & Eid are also celebrated among Indian students with enthusiasm and joy every year in hostel.
  • Annual sports (Mostly Cricket tournaments) and cultural events are organized by South Kazakh Med. Academy for Indian students as well.

Why to study MBBS in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Kazakhstan ?

Some of useful facts which might make it easier for students to decide about studying MBBS in South Kazakh Med. Academy are as below :

Study MBBS in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

  • SKMA (South Kazakh Med. Academy) is ranked on 9th position among all the medical universities of Kazakhstan.
  • It has recognition from NMC/MCI as well as WHO, so the medical degree from South Kazakh Med. Academy is valid in whole world.
  • Being a 42 years old medical university of Kazakhstan, SKMA (Shymkent) witnesses a good number of admissions from India.
  • The faculty of medicine at SKMA is highly experienced & skilled in training Indian students in field of medicine in English medium.
  • The total duration of MBBS in South Kazakh is “5” years i.e. 1 year less than most of neighboring countries like Russia & Ukraine.
  • Students get ample exposure to clinical & practical sessions by interacting with local patients in hospitals under doctor’s supervision.
  • The total MBBS fees in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is one of the lowest which any university offers for English medium medical course.
  • MBBS admission in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is very simple & straight forward with an easily achievable eligibility requirement.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all hostel premises so that students do not have to waste time in preparing food themselves.
  • By the time students complete their medical course, they have full command over another foreign language too i.e. Kazakh.

Steps after MBBS from South Kazakhstan Medical Academy (Kazakhstan)

Some of the most important points that all Indian students who graduate after MBBS from South Kazakh Med. Academy, Kazakhstan must be aware of are :

MBBS from SKMA, Shymkent, Kazakhstan

  • All Indian students must appear and qualify the MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT in India after they receive MD (Physician) degree.
  • This MD (Physician) degree equivalent to the MBBS degree in India and has no difference.
  • The FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Exam)/NeXT (National Exit Test) is organized twice every year i.e. in June & December.
  • This is a qualifying exam in online mode and students must score 50% marks to pass it.
  • There is no limit to the number of times a student can appear in this exam until he clears it.
  • They have to serve 1 year internship in India after clearing this test in any part of India.
  • The students get permanent registration in India once they complete their internship in India.
  • Doctors can now either work in government/private hospitals or run their own clinics in India or appear in NEET PG too.
  • Doctors who want to pursue further PG education in English speaking countries can appear in USMLE, PLAB, NZREX, etc.
  • Hundreds of Indians from SKMA, Shymkent  have cleared their exams in India & are currently working successfully in India.

Shymkent City

Study in SKMA ShymkentShymkent is located in the southern region of country & is the capital of South Kazakhstan province. It is a city of republican importance i.e. among the 3 cities (Other two are Nur-Sultan & Almaty) of Kazakhstan that have status equal to that of a region. Shymkent is the 3rd most populous city of Kazakhstan and was known by the name of Chimkent till 1993 when it’s name was changed to Shymkent. It is located close to the border of Uzbekistan and is just 120 kms. from the city of Tashkent. Being an important economic hub and a metropolitan city, it has an international airport and excellent connectivity through road and rail with neighboring countries. Trams, trolley-buses, minivans, taxis, etc. are easily available for travel within the city at affordable fares round the clock.

Shymkent city is an economic hub of South Kazakh region and has more 70 factories, plants & manufacturing units. The city is also one of the prime destinations in Kazakhstan for education with more than 10 higher education universities situated in city. Most Indian students travel to this city with the sole objective of studying MBBS in South Kazakhstan Med. Academy in English medium. It is one of the finest, top ranked and affordable medical universities in Kazakhstan. The city features a humid continental climate bordering on mediterranean climate where summers are hot and dry with temperature reaching up to +33 degree Celsius, while winters have an average low temperature of 0 to -5 degree Celsius. Shymkent can prove to be one of the best variants for students to study MBBS abroad in Kazakhstan at an affordable price in a peaceful city.

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