JSC Astana Medical University
JSC Astana Medical University

JSC Astana Medical University

About JSC Astana Medical University

Founded in 1964, Astana Medical University (AMU) is a higher-education medical university situated in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. AMU is one of the biggest and the most dynamic medical universities in Kazakhstan, located on the banks of Ishim River and the city has a population of 1,029,556.It is the second coldest capital city in the world. It has the continental climate with warm summers and very cold winters. In summer, the temperature reaches more than 35 degree Celsius. But in winter, the temperature between -30 and -35 degree Celsius. In 1964, the Council of Ministers of the Republic adopted the declaration for opening Astana Medical University. In the year 1997, AMU was authorised as a medical academy. In 2009, the Institute was rewarded the status of the University. Apart from offering medical education, the university is also prominent in the field of medical science development and clinical activities.


DainiusPavalkis Chairman of the Board, Rector of the NpJSC “Astana Medical University” Doctor of Medical Sciences, Ph.D., Professor

Gulnara Adilkhanovna Zhaksylykova Vice-rector for educational work doctor of medical Sciences, Professor

RasulbekAipov Vice-rector for clinical work, MD, MBA, PaediatricSurgeon

DauletyarovaMarzhan Vice-rector for research, MD PhD

Kairat Borankululy Imanberdy Member of the Board, Vice-Rector for financial, economic and commercial activities


INFRASTRUCTURE - The University provides first-rate medical education with international curriculum and up-to-date infrastructure. The medical degrees like MBBS/MD acquired from Astana Medical University are authorised by the world’s top organisations like WHO, UNESCO, and MCI.

QUALITY OF EDUCATION– In AMU, the quality of education matches the international standards.It always endeavours to introduce innovative technologies into the education process so as to enhance the overall quality of the medical education.

COURSES OFFERED - Astana Medical University is authorised by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. There are various programs and courses offered in Astana Medical University that lead to accredited higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees in various areas of medical study.

THREE – TIERED EDUCATION SYSTEM- AMU brought in credit system and three-tiered system of education with Bachelor, Masters, and PhD Degrees. The academic partners of this university are some of the leading universities of different nations and continents, viz. the US, Singapore, Europe, and others.

FACULTY AND STAFF - There are seven faculties at this university which include Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing, Preventive Care, Pharmacy, and Postgraduate Education.The staff of this universityentails to 873 teachers who impart quality medical education to around 5,185 students of the university. There are 112 doctors of medical science, 280 candidates of medical science, 62 professors and 67 associate professors. Apart from the medial education and courses, Astana University also offers MBA programs in Hospital Management.

PLACEMENT AND SCOPE OF AMU– A student who undertakes any medical program of the University would be able to work as a doctor both in Kazakhstan and in the other countries as well. There is also a scope to start their own practice in any country after qualifying the screening exam of the country.


Completed intermediate education (12th Pass)

  1. 50 % (PERCENTAGE) scores in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English
  2. Admission fee amount (is not returned on violation)
  3. Paying capacity

Necessary documents (originals):

  1. Certificate of completed intermediate education
  2. 50 % (PERCENTAGE) scores in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English
  3. Passport with appropriate entry visa
  4. Medical reference
  5. Application form
  6. 10 passport size photographs (3x4cm)


  • Astana is the home of many reputed educational institutions, sports, and healthcare facilities, and the city is also prominent for its futuristic buildings, skyscrapers, and numerous hotels.
  • The students are provided with many opportunities to participate in international exchange programs, seminars, conferences and projects.
  • The campus of Astana Medical University is fulfilled with all the basic amenities and other facilities. The campus has the centralised AC.
  • 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".
  • There are hostel facilities for students. The hostels are well guarded with 24/7 security system.
  • There is a well-equipped library for the students.
  • The university offers a friendly and multicultural environment.
  • Various cultural events are organised in the university. The students from various countries actively participate in these programs. The campus has many activity complexes like activity centres, cafés, canteen, a gym, sports complex, etc.
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