Karaganda Medical University

Since the inception of Karaganda Medical University, the leading institution has laid a foundation by transcending boundaries, breaking the complex scientific barriers, and turning young people into medical professionals through undaunted scholarship.

Founded in 1966, the University of Karaganda has massively evolved into becoming the Best University in Kazakhstan (Ranked 8th Out of Top 50) by the Ministry of Education and Science of the RK. From learning and discovering to encompassing knowledge not only in the field of medicine but formulating extensive health care systems throughout Kazakhstan, Karaganda University has truly established itself as a hub for the brightest minds.

Currently, the University is giving opportunities to more than six thousand students to learn, grow and work in multidisciplinary fields to positively impact every area related to health & medicine.

Karaganda Medical University aims to educate thousands of students annually through qualified teaching, advanced practical training, and giving international recognition while implementing modern scientific concepts to meet the new-age requirements of modern society.

Medium of Instruction

The Karaganda Medical University has taken one step forward by carrying out training in the English & Russian language preferably for overseas students.

The University believes in providing quality education in English to students hailing from other countries to learn techniques, understand complex concepts, and make a strong hold on the professional as well as the social front.

Academic Facilities

Karaganda Medical University believes in providing world-class education while meeting high standards and ensuring good infrastructure during their learning period.

Multilevel training
The University has now implemented multi-level training for students for improving their professional skills. Even Karaganda is allowing students (of medical & pediatric departments) to gain more clinical skills.

Professionally-Driven Teaching Staff
From 22 academicians, 56 doctors of sciences, 31 PhD doctors to 129 specialists with master’s degrees, KMU is fueling up every skill of the students professionally in the field of medicine, public health, and pharmacy.

Highly qualified teachers
Karaganda Medical University is driven by new ideas, actions, and smart approaches and has produced more than 33 thousand qualified doctors that work in all regions of Kazakhstan and abroad too.

Interactive programs
The University is fostering learning for the students, undergraduates, and Ph.D. students through technical programs as well as educational programs. This will help both the students as well as faculties develop skills, understand the medical concepts better and give them the strength to navigate today’s challenging job market positively.

University Campus

Karaganda Medical University takes immense pride to be recognized as the “research-intensive university” allowing students to bloom in a safe and protected environment that is equipped with-

  • Well-ventilated classrooms
  • Interactive modern and advanced equipment
  • Reading rooms
  • Scientific libraries
  • Electronic library halls
  • Health campus

Since the onset of the University, it has proudly embraced the broadest range of people coming from different communities and backgrounds.

To achieve their full potential, Karaganda Medical University not only offers them a quality education but allows them to prosper in an environment where they can express their freedom to explore endless opportunities.

Courses & Fees

From master’s and residency to PhD program, the University aims to deliver excellence with diverse perspectives to enhance the professional as well as practical skills of every student through various courses.

Karaganda Medical University – MBBS Course

Intake for MBBS CourseOctober
Eligibility Criteria10+2 with 60%
NEET Entrance TestYes, it is compulsory
Course Duration5 + 1 year internship
Medium of EducationEnglish, Kazakh & Russian
University RecognitionNMC and WHO

Fees: Tuition + Hostel (in USD)

1st Year$ 5500
2nd Year$ 4500
3rd Year$ 4500
4th Year$ 4500
5th Year$ 4500

Eligibility criteria for MBBS Course

  • A student must fulfil the following eligibility norms to seek admission at Karaganda Medical University:
  • The applicant should be at least 17-years of age as of 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Must have completed 10+2 education from a recognized state or central board of education.
  • The applicant should have scored at least 60% average marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology; he/she should have studied English additionally as a compulsory subject.
  • Any applicant who completed 10+2 education after 2019, must have a valid NEET score.

Higher Education Programs

Master’s Programs in Medical Science at Karaganda Medical University

Karaganda Medical University offers various other courses leading to Masters’ qualifications in Medical Science. A few disciplines are:

  • Stomatology
    Clinical Department
    Internal Diseases
Research and Doctoral Programs

The University also offers Research and Doctoral programs in the following areas:

General Medicine
Field of Education: Health and social security (Medicine)
Educational Program: Medicine
Duration: 3 Years
Degree Awarded: PhD

Nursing Science
Field of Education: Health and social security (Medicine)
Educational Program: Nursing Science
Duration: 3 Years
Degree Awarded: PhD

Public Health
Field of Education: Healthcare
Educational Program: Public Health
Duration: 3 Years
Degree Awarded: PhD

Pharmaceutical Production Technology
Field of Education: Engineering, manufacturing, and construction industries
Educational Program: Pharmaceutical production technology
Duration: 3 Years
Degree Awarded: PhD

Cost of Living

Not many people might know this but more than 50,000 international students enrol in Kazakhstan’s top-ranked universities from countries including Russia, China, United States, and even India.

Because the cost of living in Karaganda is quite economical for the students to study and live. The international students may need to spend approximately US$1200 to US$1500 per year or even less. However, the amount may vary depending on their lifestyle too.

Having said that, the campus living cost can range between US$200 to US$400 per year depending on the factors like institute, program, and level of study (Bachelor Degree/Master Degree).

This amount may or may not include:

  • Student accommodation
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Telephone costs
  • Entertainment

Some state higher education universities also offer medical services to international students. Even the public transport is systematically functioning for the locals as well as travellers- Rail, Intercity buses, Minibuses, Taxis, Bicycle rentals to name a few.

The transport is very economical, clean and safe for everyone commuting from one place to another.

Meal – Inexpensive Restaurant$ 7.02
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)$ 4.68
Cappuccino (regular)$ 1.82
Coke/Pepsi – 0.33 liter bottle$ 0.67
Water (1.5 liter bottle)$ 0.56
Milk – 1 litre$ 0.76
White Bread – 500g$ 0.16
Rice – 1kg$ 0.71
Eggs – 12 pieces$ 1.14
Cheese – 1kg$ 5.86
Chicken – 1kg$ 3.47
Fruits (apple, banana, orange etc.) – cost per kg$ 1.43
Vegetables (tomato, potato, onion, lettuce etc.) – cost per kg$ 0.84
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)$ 0.15
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)$ 12
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)$ 0.7
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)$ 0.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)$ 3.51
Gasoline (1 liter)$ 0.39
Utilities & accomodation
Basic expenses (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85 sq. m. apartment$ 42.78
Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local – 1min$ 0.02
Internet (monthly charges for 60 Mbps broadband)$ 11.96
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre$ 289.26
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre$ 192.79
Sports & Leisure
Fitness Club – monthly$ 41
Cinema – 1 seat$ 4.21
Clothing & Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (known international brand)$ 51.36
Dress from a branded store$ 41.4
Sports/Casual shoes (Mid-Range) – 1 pair$ 77.78
Formal shoes – 1 pair$ 91.49

General Information

Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a transcontinental country mainly located in Central Asia with a smaller portion west of the Ural River in Eastern Europe. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country, and the ninth-largest country in the world. It has a population of 18.8 million residents, and has one of the lowest population densities in the world, at fewer than 6 people per square kilometre. Kazakhstan is the most dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region’s GDP, primarily through its oil and gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources and is officially a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage.

Its largest metropolis, Almaty, is a long-standing trading hub whose landmarks include Ascension Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church, and the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, displaying thousands of Kazakh artefacts.

Notable facts:
Capital:   Nur-Sultan
Largest city:   Almaty
Official language:   Kazakh
Co-official lang.:   Russian
Ethnic groups:   Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek, Uyghur, Ukrainian, Tatar
Area:   2,724,900 sq. km.
Population:   18,711,560
Density:   7/sq. km.
GDP (PPP):   $569.813 billion
Per Capita:   $30,178
Currency:   Tenge (₸) (KZT)
Time zone:   UTC+5 / +6 (West / East)
Driving side:   Right
Calling code:   +7-6xx, +7-7xx
ISO 3166 code:   KZ
Internet TLD:   .kz


In this new-millennial age, the Karaganda is still a new destination for foreign students due to its culture, distinctive architecture, enchanting beauty, and quality of life. This is the reason why this promising city attracts thousands of students each year.

With its groundbreaking 20th-century history, Karaganda is among the safest cities for travellers, tourists, and students from across the world.

Speaking of safety, Karaganda is fairly safe, secure for the students to live freely. Still, international students must take precautions like carrying emergency numbers to seek help from the officers.

Moving to Karaganda Medical University, for more than 70 years, the institution has been providing the students with the newest state-of-the-art facilities, giving training during special emergencies, and offering medical support without compromising on their security.

As an institution that always keeps the well-being of its students at the center, KMU keeps the campus and the surrounding communities unharmed with the help of:

  • Police Officers
  • Security Personnel
  • Support Staff

Every officer available on the campus is specialized trained in cultural diversity, crime prevention, sexual harassment, etc. to give every student freedom to express themselves inside or outside the campus.


Karaganda Medical University’s core values lie in its traditions, professionalism, and academic honesty- making the University a better place for aspiring students to learn, laugh, and live the moment to the fullest.

The University strives to satisfy every individual, community, and organization as a whole by refining the health of the Kazakhstan population in the field of medicine and science.

Karaganda Medical University now welcomes freshers onboard to help every local or foreign student by providing them with an inclusive campus experience.

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    Karaganda Medical University: Key Factors

    Top Ranked University

    Karaganda State Medical University is ranked 25th in Kazakhstan

    Highly Affordable

    Admission is university is easy and super-affordable

    Direct Admission for Indian Students

    Indian students only require NEET results and 10+2 certificate for admission

    No Entrance Test

    The university does not conduct entrance tests for admissions

    Approved by International Bodies

    The university has gained approval from MCI and WHO

    Worldwide MBBS

    MBBS degree obtained from Karaganda is recognized around the world

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