West Kazakhstan State Medical University, Aktobe (Kazakhstan)

West Kazakhstan State Medical University

MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical UniversityWest Kazakhstan State Medical University was established in 1997 and is situated in Aktobe, which lies in the western region of Kazakhstan. The total MBBS fees in West Kazakhstan State Medical University is INR 18.26 Lacs (Indian Rupees) for 2023 session. It offers one of the lowest MBBS fees in Kazakhstan to Indian students who wish to study MBBS abroad. The process of MBBS admission in West Kazakhstan State Medical University can be easily completed online. The MBBS eligibility in West Kazakhstan is 50% marks & NEET qualification as per the NMC’s guidelines.

There are 2 academic sessions for MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University in an year i.e. February & September session. Eligible students can apply by submitting documents online or by visiting any of our offices.

About West Kazakhstan State Medical University

About West Kazakhstan State Medical UniversityWest Kazakhstan State Medical University is a government university and functions under the administration of Ministry of Education & Science of Kazakhstan. It is named after Marat Ospanov who a famous Kazakh politician and played a major role in independence of country. The university one of the largest campuses among all universities. WKSMU (Aktobe) is one of the most chosen universities for MBBS in Kazakhstan & receives a huge number of Indian students every year. The main reasons of studying MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University are it’s low fees, good ranking, low cost of living and a huge number of Indian students.

West Kazakhstan State Medical University ranks on 8th position (According to online ranking portals) among all medical universities in Kazakhstan. It offers courses in medical fields at undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels in medical and related sciences. Overall, there are 3,500+ students (Local Kazakh & foreigners) in university and hundreds of teachers are engaged in training them. At present, there are more than 500 Indian students studying MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University in English medium. WKSMU (Aktobe) contributes in research & scientific activities and has a couple of student exchange programs with renowned universities of Russia, Europe & CIS countries.

MBBS Fees in West Kazakhstan State Medical University – 2023

The MBBS fees in West Kazakhstan State Medical University is INR 18.26 Lacs (Indian Rupees) for Indian students. The detailed MBBS fee structure in West Kazakhstan for 2023 session is given below :

West Kazakhstan State Medical University 1st Year Fees 2nd-6th/Year Fees Total Course Fees
Tuition Fees USD 3,550 USD 4,000
Hostel Fees USD 300 USD 600
Documentation, Translation, Visa Extension, Registration, Medical Insurance & Misc. Charges USD 1,250
Total Fees USD 5,100 USD 3,850 USD 24,350
Total Fees (Indian Rupees) INR 3,82,500 INR 2,88,750 INR 18,26,250

* Indian mess is compulsory in 1st year at additional USD 120 per month.

Fees Payment in West Kazakhstan State Medical UniversityThe MBBS fees in West Kazakhstan State Medical University 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 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 universities in Kazakhstan.

MBBS Admission in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

All eligible candidates can apply for MBBS admission in West Kazakhstan online or visit any of our offices with prior appointment. The step-by-step process to apply for MBBS admission in West Kazakhstan State Medical Academy for Indian students is as below :

MBBS Admission in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

  • Student submits scans of 10th, 12th marksheets and NEET qualification (2023/2022/2021).
  • West Kazakhstan State Medical University issues admission letter on the basis of documents submitted.
  • Student submits the scans of valid passport for issuance of invitation letter from university.
  • West Kazakhstan State Medical University issues invitation letter for study visa & student’s entry to Kazakhstan.
  • Student submits original marksheets, passport & few additional documents for visa from embassy.
  • We assist students in currency exchange for payment on arrival or online fees transfer from India.
  • We assist students in ticket booking and plan their departure in groups, so that they travel together.
  • Our representative meets the students at airport and briefs about their trip from Delhi to Kazakhstan.
  • Our representatives receives the students at airport in Baku and provides them transport to hostel.
  • All formalities of medical checkup, visa extension, etc. are completed by our representative in Kazakhstan.

MBBS Eligibility in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

The MBBS eligibility in West Kazakhstan strictly follows the rules set by NMC for Indian students to study abroad. All seats are allotted on the basis of MBBS eligibility in West Kazakhstan and seats availability at the time of application. The exact MBBS eligibility in West Kazakhstan State Medical University for admission of Indian students is as below :

MBBS Eligibility in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

  • 50% Marks : Students from general category must have 50% marks (PCB) in 12th/Inter/Equivalent, while reserved category students must have 40% marks in the same.
  • NEET Qualification : The student must have qualified NEET exam in current year or any of the previous 2 years i.e. NEET must be qualified in either in 2023/2022/2021.
  • Age : The student must be of complete full 17 years (By 31st December) in the year of application to comply with the MBBS eligibility in West Kazakhstan State Medical University.

Recognition of West Kazakhstan State Medical University

West Kazakhstan State Medical University is recognized by NMC & WHO, as it is included in the list of recognized universities on WDOMS and follows the latest NMC guidelines. This clears some major doubts for all students as given below :

Recognition of West Kazakhstan Medical University

  • According to NMC’s current rules, students should pursue MBBS from medical universities listed on WDOMS and have minimum course duration of 4.5 years (54 months) & internship/clinical rotation of 1 year (12 months).
  • Indian students who take MBBS admission in West Kazakhstan State Med. University can appear in the 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 West Kazakhstan can also appear in post-graduation entrance exam of other countries, as the university is included in the list of recognized/approved institutions published by WHO on WDOMS.

Benefits of MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

The most important benefits of studying MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University for Indian students are as mentioned below :

Benefits of MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

  • WKSMU (Aktobe) ranks on 8th position higher medical education institutions in whole of Kazakhstan.
  • It has recognition from NMC as well as WHO, so the medical degree from West Kazakhstan is valid in whole world.
  • Being a 26 years old university of Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan witnesses a good number of admissions from India.
  • WKSMU (Aktobe) has been teaching MBBS in English medium to Indians (And other foreign students) for more than 10 years.
  • More than 700 Indian students have successfully passed and been awarded MBBS degree from West Kazakhstan State Med. University.
  • The total MBBS fees in West Kazakhstan State Medical University is quite low & affordable for entire medical course.
  • The MBBS eligibility in West Kazakhstan of 50% marks & NEET qualification makes it lot easy for students to get admission.
  • MBBS admission in West Kazakhstan State Medical University is quite simple and students can apply online by following a simple process.
  • The total duration of MBBS in West Kazakhstan is 5 years + 1 year internship, as per NMC rules of 54 months course & 12 months internship.
  • The faculty of medicine at West Kazakhstan is highly experienced in teaching general medicine to Indian students in English medium.
  • Students get ample exposure to clinical & practical sessions by interacting with local patients in hospitals under doctor’s supervision.
  • Indian mess facility is available in hostel premises, so 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 i.e. Kazakh.

Documents Required

The documents required for MBBS admission in West Kazakhstan State Medical University are :

Documents Required in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

  • 10th & 12th/Inter Marksheet
  • NEET Qualification (2023/2022/2021)
  • Original Passport
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passport Size Photos

Duration of Course

The total duration of MBBS course in West Kazakhstan State Medical University is 5 years + 1 year (Internship in Kazakhstan) for Indian students. It includes internship/clinical rotation also, which is required for working as medical practitioner in Kazakhstan or any other country. This entire MBBS course duration fully complies with the latest NMC rules, which require Indian students to pursue 4.5 years course (54 months) + 1 year internship (12 months).

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction in West Kazakhstan State Medical University for all Indian students is English. All the classes, tests & exams are conducted in English by highly experienced teachers/professors/doctors for foreign students. All medical books by Indian writers are also available in university library and are often referred during classes. These help the students to be prepare for their FMGE/NExT in India too during their course of medical education.

Faculties

WKSMU (Aktobe) offers courses in field of medicine and related fields at graduate, post-graduate & doctoral levels of education. The faculty of general medicine receives the most number of applications every year from Indian students and is the busiest among all faculties. Other than medical, language/preparatory faculty is also available for students who wish to study in local language (Kazakh). The faculties at West Kazakhstan State Medical University that provide training to local & foreign students are :

Faculties in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Stomatology
  • Public Health Care Faculty
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Preventive Medicine Faculty
  • Preparatory/Language Faculty
  • Faculty of Post-Graduation

Indian Students’ Classes

Classes & Exams in West Kazakhstan State Medical UniversityThe classes for Indian students in West Kazakhstan State Medical University comprise of 12-15 foreign students. These small groups perhaps help students to learn and understand subjects in a better way. 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) 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 West Kazakhstan, more 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 then evaluate their performance. The time students spend in hospitals for clinical/practical classes increases with every further year.

Hostel Facilities

The hostels for Indian students in West Kazakhstan State Medical University are situated in the campus & nearby areas. A brief overview of the facilities at hostels is as below :

Hostels in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

  • Located within the main campus & students attend their classes in university at a walking distance from hostels.
  • Many new hostels have also been built by university recently to accommodate the increasing number of Indians.
  • Indian students have to travel out of campus from 3rd year, when they have to attend classes in various hospitals.
  • 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 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 students (boys/girls) are provided accommodation on separate hostels/floors with complete separation.
  • The hostels have common facilities of kitchens, laundry, sports hall & reading hall within their premises on each floor.
  • It is compulsory for Indian students to stay in university hostel during the first year of their MBBS course in West Kazakhstan.
  • From 2nd year onwards, they can choose to rent a flat/apartment (If they wish to) or continue to stay in university hostel.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all hostels of West Kazakhstan State Med. University where they can have breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • The Indian mess is compulsory for all students in 1st year & they can choose from vegetarian/non-vegetarian meals.
  • All Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi & Eid are also celebrated among Indian students with enthusiasm every year in hostel.
  • Annual sports (Mostly Cricket) and cultural events are organized by WKSMU (Aktobe) for Indian students.

Career Opportunities

Some important steps/guidelines & career opportunities after MBB from West Kazakhstan State Medical University for Indian students are :

Career after West Kazakhstan State Medical University

  • Students are awarded MD (Physician) in West Kazakhstan, equivalent to the MBBS degree in India.
  • All Indian students must appear and qualify FMGE/NExT, if they wish to work as a doctor.
  • FMGE/NeXT exam is organized twice every year in the months of June & December.
  • This is a qualifying exam, conducted in online mode and students must score 50% marks in it.
  • There is no limit to the number of attempts and students can re-appear in this exam after every 6 months.
  • Once qualified, they must serve 1 year internship in any government hospital from any part of India.
  • The students get permanent registration (As a doctor) in India, after they complete their internship.
  • Doctors can then work in government/private hospitals or run their own clinics or appear in NEET PG.
  • Doctors, who want to pursue PG in English speaking countries can also appear in USMLE, PLAB, NZREX, etc.
  • Hundreds of Indians from WKSMU (Aktobe) have passed FMGE/NExT and are currently working in India.

Aktobe City

Aktobe CityAktobe (Earlier known as Aktyubinsk) is the administrative capital of Aktobe province in the western region of Kazakhstan. The city is located along the Iles river and has 2 water reservoirs viz. Aktobe & Sazdy. The city is situated very close to the Russian border and the nearest major Russian city is Orenburg. The development of energy resources, agriculture & ranching are the major pillars that have helped the city in it’s development & growing economy.

Aktobe is the 4th most populated city of Kazakhstan and has a population of over 5 Lacs with 80% of them being Kazakhs and approx. 15% Russians too. The city also has a well maintained public transport system for travel within the city. Aktobe is well connected to nearby major cities (Moscow, Bishkek & Tashkent) through an airport as well as railway track.

Aktobe has several government & private institutions including a military academy & a medical university. Most of the Indian students who travel to Aktoe have common purpose of pursuing medical education in WKSMU. The average cost of living is low here in comparison to other cities of Kazakhstan. Aktobe witnesses a humid continental climate with quite warm summers (Up to +30 Degree Celsius) and quite cold winters (Up to -15 Degrees Celsius).

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the MBBS fees in West Kazakhstan State Medical University ?

The total MBBS fees in West Kazakhstan State Medical University is INR 18.26 Lacs (Indian Rupees) for whole course including tuition fees, hostel accommodation & medical insurance.

How to apply for MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University ?

Students can apply for MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University by sending 12th marksheet, NEET result & passport scans online or visit any of our offices.

How to get MBBS admission in West Kazakhstan State Medical University ?

The process of MBBS admission in West Kazakhstan State Medical University requires documents submission, visa stamping & then departure to Kazakhstan.

What is the MBBS eligibility in West Kazakhstan State Medical University ?

The MBBS eligibility in West Kazakhstan State Medical University for Indian students is 50% marks in 12th/Inter, NEET qualification (2023/2022/2021) & min. 17 years age.

Is West Kazakhstan State Medical University recognized by WHO & NMC ?

Yes. West Kazakhstan State Medical University is recognized & approved by WHO (World Health Organization) and is listed on WDOMS (World Directory of Medical Schools) portal.

What are the benefits of MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University ?

The main benefits of studying MBBS in WKSMU (Aktobe) are it’s low fees, good ranking, huge number of Indian students & a low cost of living.