National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

Posted on 17 Jul,2020

About Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a country in Central Asia which was a part of then world power, Soviet Republic (USSR), until 1991. It has been governed by the same president Nursultan Nazarbayev, since it gained independence. Kazakhstan is not only the largest landlocked country in the world but it is also the most diverse country in terms of ethnicity with over 131 ethnic groups inhabiting the country. These ethnic groups vary from Kazakhs to Russians, Germans, Tatars and Uyghurs.

Kazakhstan shares its borders with five countries, namely- Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, reaching out from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains in the east with China and Russia. The major income for the country is the oil sector and the majority of it comes from the Caspian sea.

Even though Kazakhstan is landlocked it is blessed with great beautiful geography and numerous rivers.The landscape of Kazakhstan includes flatland, steppe, taiga, shake ravines, slopes, deltas, snow-topped mountains, and deserts. The climatic conditions of Kazakhstan are continental and dry.

The capital of Kazakhstan is Astana since 1997. Earlier the country's biggest city Almaty was the capital. Almaty has been a major exchanging center of central Asia for a long time. Other major cities in Kazakhstan are Karaganda, Shymkent, Atyrau, and Oskemen. Three major languages spoken throughout Kazakhstan are Kazakh, Russian and English. 

 The biggest landlocked country in the world, Kazakhstan, offers quality education and that too at an affordable rate. The economy of Kazakhstan has grown dramatically since it was declared free of the Soviet Union rule in 1991. This upper middle income country has seen immense development in education sector thanks to steady economic growth due to large investments in the oil sector.

With a shortage of MBBS seats in government colleges and increase in the number of aspirants every year, the only refuge left are private medical colleges in India but due to extremely high fees in most private medical colleges it is only a valid option for few people, hence, for others MBBS from abroad comes as a lucrative option. Where MBBS from abroad is highly expensive in most cases, Kazakhstan stands out as an economical option. And credibility is not compromised either as the quality of education and teaching methods resemble that of the standout medical colleges in India.

Eligibility Criteria

ü  A minimum of 50% marks are required in PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) for General category aspirants and minimum 40% marks for SC/ST candidates.

ü  It is compulsory for aspirants to get qualifying marks in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate (NEET) for MBBS in Kazakhstan. Without NEET qualifying your MBBS degree from Kazakhstan will not be valid in India.

ü  Minimum age of a student should be 17 years to apply for admission in medical colleges of Kazakhstan. (No upper limit of age)

Why MBBS from Kazakhstan

All renowned medical universities in Kazakhstan are dependable and credible, recognized by WHO, USMLE, IMED, GMC, MCI. Here’s a list of the best MCI WHO listed Medical Universities in Kazakhstan:

ü  Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty

ü  JSC Astana Medical University, Astana, Kazakhstan

ü  JSC South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

ü  Karaganda State Medical University, Karagandy

ü  Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education, Almaty

ü  Kazakhstan-Russian Medical University, Almaty

ü  Kokshetau State University named after Shokan Ualikhanov, Kokshetau

ü  M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University, Petropavl

ü  Semey State Medical University, Semey

ü  West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University, Aktobe

ü  Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty

If you are willing to take admission in a government college for MBBS then your dream can be fulfilled in Kazakhstan as Government MBBS College admission in Kazakhstan is fairly easy as compared to India. Kazakhstan is fairly economical as tuition fee and accommodation fees are affordable, and the quality is excellent.

MBBS Syllabus is top Kazakhstan medical colleges is as per global standards and recognized my MCI, making the students capable of practicing medicine anywhere in the world after MBBS from Kazakhstan. To get a job in India after MBBS from Kazakhstan students need to clear NMC’s new ‘NEXT’ examination in the coming 2 year.

There is 05 years including internship MBBS course duration in Kazakhstan. The medium of teaching is English so Indian students in Kazakhstan can easily get by and study by knowing English and minimalistic Russian or Kazakh, making learning fairly easy.

Kazakhstan medical colleges provide excellent hostel facilities with inclusion of food insuring cleanliness & hygiene. The best thing about Kazakhstan is that so many Indian students study in Kazakhstan, good Indian food is easily available in all the major cities for Indian students. Safety is something that the people of Kazakhstan are proud of, especially when it comes to their corruption and crime free biggest and cleanest city Almaty. Currently there are around 5000 Indian students studying in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is convenient to travel too as direct flights are available from all major Indian airports to Almaty airport.

The best medical colleges of Kazakhstan are globally competent as they provide complete practical training to students along with classroom lectures for overall learning. Students studying in Kazakhstan even get the opportunity to go for lucrative exchange programs to other countries.

Indian students don’t need to pay any donation or capitation fees to study MBBS in Kazakhstan medical colleges. These colleges also flaunt a great teacher-student ratio, ensuring promising education.

Indian students also don’t need to appear for IELTS or TOEFL to study in Kazakhstan unlike many other countries abroad.

The cost of living in Kazakhstan is less in comparison to many other European and Asian countries that provide good medical education.

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, ranks 207 in 2019-2020 by QS World Ranking, showing the high standard of education in Kazakhstan. 

Hostel & PG

Most MBBS colleges in Kazakhstan provide a Hostel and food along with medical education and the cost is included in total fees of college ensuring safety for girl students. Hostels are available on twin and triple sharing basis and the environment is very friendly. There is even provision for students to cook their own food. Indian mess is also available at very affordable cost. The total expense of living in Kazakhstan is cheap and falls around 5 to 10 thousand rupees per month. All major cities of Kazakhstan have a crime free peaceful environment making it a very safe place to live for Indian students. 

MCI Listed University

Name of the UniversityCity
Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University
JSC Astana Medical University

JSC South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

Karaganda State Medical University
Kazakhstan-Russian Medical University
Semey State Medical University
Kokshetau State University named after Shokan Ualikhanov
M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University
Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education

How to Apply

You will need to submit all the required documents on our portal and pay the registration fees. We will process your application and get back to you the earliest.

Documents Required

Ø  Valid Passport copy

Ø  10th, 12th Marksheet

Ø  Pass Certificate, Migration Certificate, Character Certificate

Ø  NEET Qualified Score Card

Ø  12 Passport Size Photo (75% face, Mat finish)

Ø  Medical Fitness Certificate

Ø  Essay Writing


Q) What is living cost in Kazakhstan?
A) Living in Kazakhstan is cheap as the expenses fall around 5 to10 thousand rupees per month.

Q)    Is MBBS from Kazakhstan globally recognized?
A)    Yes, MBBS from an university in Kazakhstan which is approved by Medical Council of India, is globally recognized by WHO. According to Indian Medical Act, 1956, all Indian students who want to study MBBS abroad have to secure an eligibility certificate from the MCI , before joining the college in Kazakhstan. 

Q) Are you required to appear for an entrance exam for admission in MBBS in Kazakhstan? 
A) No.You are not required to appear in any examination for admission in a MBBS college of Kazakhstan, not even language exams like TOEFL or IELTS are required. Admission is done on the basis of 12th standard marks and qualifying NEET score.

Q) What is the medium of teaching in MBBS colleges of Kazakhstan?
A) The medium of teaching is English so Indian students in Kazakhstan can easily get by and study by knowing English and minimalistic Russian or Kazakh.

Q) After MBBS from Kazakhstan can I practice in India?
A) Yes, you can easily practice in India after clearing the MCI Screening Test, FMGE (soon to be NEXT). 

Q) How many attempts are there for FMGE?
A) You can appear for MCI Screening Test as many times as you wish. It takes place twice a year, in June and in December. 

Q) Do Kazakhstan medical colleges provide hostels?
A) Yes, all standard MCI approved medical colleges of Kazakhstan have hostels for international students within the college campus . Rooms are available with single, double and triple sharing options.

Q) Are there separate hostels available for boys and girls? 
A) Yes.

Q) Is Indian food available in Kazakhstan medical colleges?
A) Medical college hostels in Kazakhstan have facilities which enable students to cook their own food. 

There are also canteens available on campus of many Kazakhstan medical colleges that serve Indian food. Indian food is also available in some major cities of Kazakhstan . 

Local markets and stores in Kazakhstan provide food items like dal, flour, spices, rice, tomatoes, pizzas, butter, potatoes, milk, fruits, tea, etc. 

Q) Can I get education loan for MBBS from Kazakhstan?
A) Yes, you can easily avail education loan for MBBS from Kazakhstan from various private agencies and government banks. Mycareerpathshala provides full assistance with loan approval and documentation. 

Q) What is included in the tuition fees of MBBS colleges in Kazakhstan?
A) Tuition fees of MBBS colleges in Kazakhstan covers all major expenses from textbooks to test fees. Some MBBS colleges in Kazakhstan even include hostel fees and medial insurance in tuition fees.

Q) What is the tuition fees of medical colleges in Kazakhstan?
A) MBBS from Kazakhstan is low with lowest fees ranging from Rs 2 Lakhs/Year to Rs 5 Lakhs/Year.

Q) What is the currency used for paying tuition fees?
A) The payment is made on yearly basis in US dollars.

Q) When are year breaks or holidays in Kazakhstan MBBS courses?
A) The session ends with exams in June every year which is followed by two month break in July and August. Session resumes in September.

Q) How are the climate conditions in Kazakhstan?
A) The climatic conditions of Kazakhstan are continental and dry. In summers the average temperature is over 30 degree Celsius and in winters the average temperature is ranges from 1? C to -20? C.

Q) What is the cost of flight to Kazakhstan?
A) The average cost of a flight to a major city in Kazakhstan is around  30 to 35 thousand INR for round trip. (If the booking is done 2 to 3 months prior to the date of departure)

Q) Should I pay tuition fees to a private agent?
A) No. Beware of scams and fraud, never pay your tuition fees to any agent. Always transfer the tuition fees directly to the bank account of the respective college online.