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Kazakh National Medical University

About Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a country with a unique culture and a rich past. It is a direct historical successor of state formations established by nomads of the Great steppe. Accordingly, Kazakhstan is consistently implementing the main geopolitical mission - assistance in integration and formation of a common space of peace and creativeness in Eurasia.

At present representatives of 130 ethnic groups live in the country. A consultative-advisory body on harmonisation of interethnic relations - the Assembly of the people of Kazakhstan is successfully functioning. In 2012 the IV Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions took place in Astana and was attended by 85 delegations from 40 countries of the world. Annually since 2008 leading economists, analysts and experts from all over the globe are gathered at the Astana Economic Forum. In the beginning of 2011 VII Winter Asian Games were successfully conducted in Astana and Almaty, while the national team took first place in team rankings.

As a leader in the Central Asia, the country makes a considerable contribution to strengthening of the region’s stability. The country has achieved big successes on the international scene. The evidence of this is Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship and conduct of this authoritative international organization’s Summit in December, 2010 in Astana. One of the country’s significant initiatives is the launch and development of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia – the Asian analogue of the OSCE. Kazakhstan’s creative activity during its chairmanship in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation – the leading organization of the Islamic world – has generated a positive feedback.

Introduction About Kazakh National Medical University

Kazakh National Medical University is a university in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is the no.1 medical institute in all of Kazakhstan. Many of Kazakhstan’s leading physicians are affiliated with the university. It is dedicated to S.D. Asfendiyarov who was the first rector when the university was established in 1931. 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.

The university has introduced and certified the System of Quality Management in the field of “Development and educational services rendering in the sphere of high professional education in medicine; advanced medical high school studies of doctors and teachers; rendering therapeutic diagnostic services; carrying on scientific investigations in medicine” (Certificate SGS (Sweden) № HU 11/5879 of June, 20,2011).

The control of System of Quality Management is being observed by 40 certified internal auditors including 5 students. Management is realized through Supervisory board, Academic and Quality Councils weekly meetings of University administration, monthly meetings of department heads and students active bodies. For effective integration with University partners new innovative and educational consortium “Corporate University” has been created. From September 2011 University developed the program of Innovative development for 2011-2014 years.

Education in Kazhakh National Medical University

Professorial teaching staff of KazNMU accounts 1712 staff units, of them there are 4 academicians of RK National academy of sciences, 2 persons of Russian academy of sciences, 10 ones corresponding members of RK National academy of sciences, 20 ones of preventive medicine academy and academy of natural sciences, 15 ones of international academies, 159 Doctors of medicine, 430 candidates of sciences, 15 laureates of State premium.
Visiting professors are being involved into educational process. Recruiting department is now working within the University.
For realizing Strategy of the university development and the Program of the personnel development during 2010-2011.

More than 60 thousand specialists graduated from the University during 81 years. These specialists are now working not only in our country but also abroad.
At KazNMU education is provided according to licenses on all list of medical and pharmaceutical specialties of RK state classificator:
On 7 specialties of high professional education:

  • Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Stomatology
  • Pharmacy
  • Oriental medicine (the last graduates in 2011)
  • medico-biological business (the last graduates in 2011)
On 7 specialties of high special education (bachelor):
  • General medicine
  • Medico-prophylactic business
  • Public health
  • Pharmacy
  • Stomatology
  • Nursery business
  • Management
On 7 specialties of mastership:
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Nursery business
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical prophylactic business
  • Technology of pharmaceutical manufacturing (admission since 2011)
  • Hygiene and epidemiology (admission since 2011)


  • Medical Simulation Center
  • OSCE Center (an independent assessment of the knowledge and skills)
  • Department of Instrumental and Functional Diagnosis
  • Emergency Medicine Center
  • Communication Skills Center
  • Pharmaceutical skills Center
  • Dental Skills Center


The library was founded in 1931 and it is of great value in providing educational process and forming comprehensively developed and competitive specialists. From the time of its existence, the library is made a great contribution on scientific-research and pedagogical university activity. The role of medical university as one of the leader in the system of inter high school and international connection is formed under the influence of cultural impuls of the library.

Nowadays it has more million of books, electronic literature-6588 copies in Russian and English languages. The library occupies 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.

Fees Structure

Pre Med
Duration of the course 5years
College fees 3900$
Hostel fees 1200$ (only for 1st year)
Insurance 200$
Application 200$
Food 1000$
Liasoning & Management fee 1000$


Almaty, also known by its former names Verny and Alma-Ata, is the former capital of Kazakhstan and the nation’s largest city, with a population of 1,404,000 (2010). This represents approximately 9% of the population of the country. Almaty was the capital of the Kazakh SSR and its successor Kazakhstan from 1929 to 1997. Despite losing its status as the capital to Astana in 1997, Almaty remains the major commercial center of Kazakhstan. The city is located in a mountaineous area of southern Kazakhstan, near the border with Kyrgyzstan.



The climate in Almaty is a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dfa) with hot summers and cold winters. It is characterized by the influence of mountain-valley circulation, which is especially evident in the northern part of the city, located directly in the transition zone of the mountain slopes to the plains.

Annual average air temperature is equal to 10 °C (50 °F), the coldest month is January, −4.7 °C (24 °F) (on average), the warmest month (July) 23.8 °C (75 °F) (on average). In average years frost starts on about 14 October and ends on about 18 April, with sustained extreme cold from about 19 December to about 23 February, a period of about 67 days. Weather with temperature above 30 °C (86 °F) is average for about 36 days a year. In the center of Almaty, like any large city, there is a "heat island" – average daily temperature contrast between the northern and southern suburbs of the city is 3.8% and in the coldest and 2.2% and in the hottest five days. Therefore, frost in the city center starts about 7 days later and finishes 3 days earlier than in the northern suburbs. Annual precipitation is about 650 to 700 mm (25.6 to 27.6 in). April and May are the wettest months, during which about a third of the city’s annual precipitation is received.

Almaty sometimes experiences winter rain, despite heavy preceding snowfall and low temperatures. The most memorable winter rain took place at 16 December 1996 during a military parade to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic.