Karaganda State Medical University
Karaganda State Medical University

Karaganda State Medical University

About Karaganda State Medical University

Founded in 1950,Karaganda State Medical University (KSMU) is one of the outstanding medical universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is located in Karaganda city(also called Qaraghandy),which is the capital of Karaganda Region in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the fourth most populous city in Kazakhstan. This region has the climate of the humid nature with the average summer temperature but with extreme winters.


FIRST MEDICAL UNIVERSITY - The University is known to be the first medical university in the Republic of Kazakhstan.As per the ratings by the National Accreditation Centre, the university has been ranked at the 8th position out of the 60 top universities of the country.

ISO CERTIFIED - KSMU is the first medical university in the Republic of Kazakhstan which has passed ISO certification in accordance with the requirements of all kinds of management quality of International Standard ISO 9001-2000 certification in 2005.

MULTI-LEVEL TRAINING - Karaganda State Medical University offers multilevel training of professionals and students from all over the world with the bachelor’s as well as postgraduate programs along with additional training. The training provided in the university is carried out in Russian and English languages. At present, there are more than 8000 students studying MBBS and other medical degrees from Karaganda State Medical University.

BEST FACULTY - KSMU is known all across the world to employ the best educated faculty members. The faculty of the university consists of 304 candidates of science, 121 specialist with the degree of master, 76 doctors of science, 20 associate members of Academy of Medical Science. Around 200 teachers have the degree level of Ph.D.All of them are actively participating in the International and Republican conferences and recitations. There were only 336 trips in 2008 for faculty training.The training of teachers has increased by more than 5 times in comparison with 2006.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION - Karaganda State Medical University has tie-ups with the universities and research centres in various countries. In 2011, KSMU has joined to the Directory of Medical Schools "Avicenna". KSMU is the member of following associations: AMEE, ASME, ORPHEUS, UMAP and EUA.

RESEARCH CENTRE - KSMU has closed international relations with universities and research centres in countries near and far abroad.KSMU has power scientific base that consists of Scientific and Research Centre, where many modern researches of medical science are being carried out.

ACADEMICS AND FACULTIES- There are 8 bachelors, 2 internships, 7 masters, 34 residencies and 4 PhD programs in the field of medicine, public health, biology, pharmacy etc.Nearly 5000 students from all regions of Kazakhstan, CIS countries, and also foreign nationalities in University study in eleven faculties. During 65 years KSMU has successfully trained for more than 35 000 of highly qualified specialists who work in all regions of Kazakhstan and countries of near and far abroad.

WELL DEVELOPED INFRASTRUCTURE- The high quality of education and research is provided by the high level of infrastructure: 4 campuses equipped with interactive equipment; scientific library with reading rooms and a hall of electronic library; research centre and molecular genetic laboratory, 13 university laboratories, 6 dormitories, 52 clinical sites, multi-field medical centre, students’ sport camps and recreation areas.

GUEST LECTURES - Every year, the University organises conferences as well as seminars. In these conferences, KSMU cordially invites experts from various major countries like India, Israel, Poland, Major European and American countries.

PLACEMENT AND SCOPE OF KSMU – 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.

ACCOMMODATION AND CAMPUS AT KSMU - University’s hostels offer all best of the facilities to the students which includes electricity, internet connectivity, 24 hours supply of hot water, separate study rooms, library and bathroom, and kitchen everything of which is well equipped and with modern facilities. Hostel facility is cheap and affordable.


INFRASTRUCTURE - In order to take an admission to Karaganda State Medical University a student must have qualified NEET exam with good scores.

The student must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English at 10+2 level and must not have scored less than 50% marks in the same exam.

Documents Required For Admission

  • Original Birth certificate
  • Valid international passport
  • All original educational certificates
  • Medical insurance
  • 10 passport size photos
  • Filled visa application form
  • Official study invitation approved by Migration Department of Kazakhstan
  • Fitness certificate by a registered doctor


  • Spacious lecture halls to provide enough space of study to each candidate.
  • Mess and the hostel facilities on the basis of unisex education.
  • Library with internet facilities.
  • 24/7 medical facilities for the students.
  • Canteen and the other refreshments centres.
  • Playground and the gym facilities for the students.
  • Karaganda State Medical University has its own canteens which serve fresh and healthy food. Before serving the food to the students, it is examined by the food consultants.
  • There is an arrangement for sports activities for the students within the premises of KSMU. The University consists of playgrounds as well as sport rooms.
  • In the University, there is a spacious library available for students with the latest edition of books.


  • The degrees and diplomas from the university are recognised world wide.
  • This is the most significant university in Kazakhstan.
  • This university ranks among the top 50 best universities in the Kazakhstan.
  • Karaganda is a peace loving country. Thus, a very nice place to study and live.
  • The university has the best and highly qualified teaching faculty.
  • The tuition fees and the hostel fees are very low compared to other countries.
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