Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University
Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University

Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University

About Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University

Kazakh National Medical University, the best medical institute in all of Kazakhstan is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is dedicated to S.D. Asfendiyarov who was the first rector when the university was established in 1931. In 1930 by RSFSR SP council’s decision the first institute in Kazakhstan was founded. The first rector was S.D.Asfendiyarov, a graduating-student of Leningrad Military Medical Academy. For great services and people’s public health development the medical institute was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in April of 1981. In 2001 Kazakh State medical university named after S.D.Asfendiyarov was awarded the high national status of the university. For 89 years of its rich history, Asfendiyarov Kazakh national medical University has the credit of training almost 80,000 doctors of different specialties, high-level professionals who have made a significant contribution to the protection of life and people health.


  • The University retains leadership in medical education inKazakhstan. On the results of the international rating of the European Chamber of Science and IndustryARES-2017 KazNMU took first place among medical and third place among universities Republic ofKazakhstan with category A+.
  • KazNMU today takes 1stplace in training all specialties of bachelor’s degree in healthcare and pharmacy, 1stplace in the National rating of medical Universities, 1stplace in the National rating of educational programs health care on 5 educational programs of pre-diploma level of training; 1stplace in the Independent rating of universities of Kazakhstan; the highest rate of employment graduates comprising 96%.
  • KazNMU is an innovative cluster carrying out training of highly qualified and competitive specialists of healthcare and pharmacy based on competence-oriented approach with attraction of local and foreign scientists, and with constant increase of scientific potential.


QUALITY ORGANISATION- Management of the University is realised under the KazNMU Supervisory Council. Quality Management System of the university was recognised as the best one among the universities’ QMS of the whole Caspian region and as the best among the organisations of Kazakhstan, certified by SGS Group by standard ISO-9001.

INFRASTRUCTURE – Even though, the University began from 1930 with one medical faculty, now it is a huge University complex with unique infrastructure and modern multi-level system of continuous training of medical workers.Today the University has 76 departments and 7 courses at 6 faculties with more than 11000 students studying at KazNMU.

PRACTICAL TRAINING - The University has always distinguished a high level of practical training of students in a large extent associated with the presence of their own clinics, innovations in the field of science, education and collaboration with practical health care.KazNMU annually trains more than two thousand of specialists in different fields, those who promote medicine of Kazakhstan.Many of Kazakhstan’s leading physicians are affiliated with the university.

Documents Required for Admission

  1. Passport
  2. A document on secondary (full) general education or secondary vocational education (original) with a transcript / application (original).
  3. Valid certificates of proficiency in English (if available).
  4. Certificate of completion of the preparatory courses of KazNMU (if available).
  5. Certificate of absence of criminal record (Affidavit).
  6. Medical certificates of mental health, absence of infectious diseases and contraindications for studying in a medical university certified by the official health authority of the sending country; a certificate of absence of HIV infection, certified by the official health authority of the sending country.
  7. 6 photos of 3x4
  8. Essay.

Requirements for a written interview (essay)

Themes of the written interview (essay):

  1. What influenced your choice of medical specialty in your life?
  2. Mark your position and worldview about human life, death, illness?
  3. How do you see the ideal medicine of the future? Applicant can choose one of the topics. Requirements for the essay (written interview):

    - The maximum length is 500 words.

    - Availability of structure:

    1. Introduction
    2. The main part
    3. -thesis, arguments -thesis, arguments -thesis, arguments
    4. Conclusion.
    5. Type written text, page format - A4, portrait orientation, 2 cm margins on all sides, Times New Roman, colour - black, font size -14; single spacing.
    6. At the end of the essay - the applicant's signature and date.


  • KazNMU introduced AutomatizedInformation System (AIS). There is a free zone of WI-FI (wireless network) which provides an access to electronic resources at the territory of the university.
  • Since 2006, KazNMU started training of Bachelors, Masters, PhD degrees. More than 10000 students, interns, residents, master and PhD students from Kazakhstan and 17 countries of the world (Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Byelorussia, CPR, Israel, Mongolia, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, South Korea, Japan, Moldova, Georgia, Palestine) study at seven faculties of the university.
  • Starting 2012,KazNMU is the only medical school conducting double-degree education program of Management in Medicine and Pharmacy at the Graduate School of Management, Barcelona (Spain).
  • From 2011, the university is a member of the Association of medical education in Europe (AMEE), International Association of Universities (IUA), European Association of Universities (EUA), European Association of somatology education (ADEE),since 2012, it is a member of the Association on developing of distance education "The Siberian open university".
  • Electronic Library of the University is connected with the biggest electronic resources of the world – Kokranov Library,, Medicine and public health in Russia, Thomson Reuters, Springer Link, ELSEVIER Sci Verse Science Direct, Sci Verse Scopus, Reaxys, Emabse, Engineering Village
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