Kokshetau State University, Kokshetau, Kazakhstan

Kokshetau, Kazakhstan

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    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Kokshetau State University (KSU) is one of the most popular medical universities in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The university was established in 1962 and was renamed after Sh. Ualikhanov, one of Kazakhstan's greatest scientists, ethnographers and historians. KSU is currently ranked among Kazakhstan's top 30 universities. The university is accredited by NMC (National Medical Commission), WHO (World Health Organisation), The Republic of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Education and Science, Medical and Dental Council of Pakistan, Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council, FAIMER, USMLE and PLAB. In addition, it has a PMDC-recognised curriculum along with European Credits Transfer System (ECTS), a tool of the European Higher Education Area that aims at making education more transparent.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The MBBS programme at Kokshetau State University is accredited by the WHO, NMC, and other accrediting bodies. The MBBS programme at KSU is taught in English, making it accessible to international students. The campus of Kokshetau State University is located in the city of Kokshetau, Kazakhstan. The city of Kokshetau is located on the southern edge of the Ishim Steppe of Kazakhstan. Because the city is surrounded by mountains, it was given the name Kokshetau City, which means "Sky Colored Mountains". The city is well connected via various modes of transportation and the campus facilities offered at KSU include a Library, Auditorium, Computer Laboratory, Cafeteria, and so on. Students are also provided with large and spacious hostel rooms on the campus with all cutting-edge facilities.

Accomplishments & Alumni

Kokshetau State University is one of Kazakhstan's well known MBBS universities. The university provides theoretical and practical knowledge at an affordable cost, hence setting a great benchmark for international students. The university has received NAAR accreditation for 60 educational programmes including its five-year MBBS, BDS and MD, which provide high-quality medical education. At present, Kokshetau State University has approximately 7,000 medical students, with over 1,000 international students from various countries. According to 4icu, KSU was ranked 27th in the country in 2020-21.

Student Diversity & Employment Opportunities

Kokshetau State University's international department has an affiliation with world universities that organises exchange programmes for international students. KSU provides a safe learning environment for all international students while also exposing them to different cultures. By the fourth and fifth years of MBBS, there will be a preparation class of PMDC, BMDC, NMC, USLME, and PLAB exams led by Professor Doctors from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, India, and other European countries. KSU graduates move ahead in the medical journey and pursue careers in leading organisations not only in Kazakhstan but also all around the globe.

Study MBBS At Kokshetau State University

Kokshetau State University offers an MBBS course at an affordable cost. The medical degree at KSU is accredited by WHO, NMC and other accrediting bodies. Some of the key highlights of the MBBS course at Kokshetau State University are given below:

Type of University 


Year of Establishment 


Course Name



6 years (including internship) 

Accredited By

NMC, WHO, FAIMER, USMLE, PLAB, The Republic of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Education and Science, Medical and Dental Council of Pakistan and Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council

Minimum Requirement for Admission

NEET score, 50% in Class 12 with Biology, Physics,  and Chemistry as their main subject 

Medium of Instruction 


Tuition Fee* 

USD 3500 yearly (INR 2,54,657.90)

Intake for MBBS Course


Seats for International Students 


Size of Campus (in acres)


Hostel + Food Expenses*

Hostel Fee- USD 500 (INR 36,392.08)

Meal Cost- USD 1200 (INR87,342.06)

Faculty/Student Ratio


University Rankings

Country Rank-33, World Rank - 6796

*Note - Currency exchange rates change continually, which means the values given in the table may change as per today's exchange rate.

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      6 Year

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