Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty, Kazakhstan

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History, Affiliations & Rankings

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is a public institution established in 1934. Being the oldest classical university in the Republic of Kazakhstan, it is one of the top medical colleges in the country. The university was named after a renowned 10th-century Arab philosopher and scholar - Abu Nasir al-Farabi. Due to its outstanding performance in higher education, Al-Farabi KNU was recognised as a national university in 2001. Al-Farabi KNU has maintained its position at the number one spot for years amongst all higher education institutes in the country. As per the latest QS World University Rankings, KAZNU is the 165th best university in the world and the first position holder in the Republic. The undergraduate courses offered here have been placed number one in over 24 different categories in national rankings. It has also been ranked 18th in “Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) University Rankings”. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is affiliated with NMC (National Medical Council) and WHO (World Health Organisation). It also collaborates with international accreditation agencies like FIBAA, ACQUIN, ASIIN and AQA.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Commonly known as KAZNU, the university is located in the largest city and historic capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Almaty. Covering a wide spectrum of applied and fundamental research, Al-Farabi KazNu houses 8 research institutes, 2 national-level laboratories and 25 centres. The university plans on installing a supercomputer, which is supposed to be the largest one in the Central Asian region. The scientific and innovative infrastructure at the university includes a Centre of Physico-Chemical Methods of Research and Analysis, the National Nanotechnology Open Laboratory, a Science and Technology Park, Business Incubators and various research centres. All of these resources at disposal facilitate the continuous enhancement in the quality of education. Amongst a pool of courses offered here, MBBS is one of the top attractions for, not only domestic students but also international students. NEET scores are requisite for MBBS admissions at Al-Farabi KazNU. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

Being the leader of the National Rankings among all Kazakh universities, Al-Farabi KazNU was the first institution to receive the Award of the Commonwealth of Independent States for its achievements in the area of services and quality and the Presidential Award of the Republic of Kazakhstan for its achievements in the area of quality education. It was also amongst the first Central Asian Universities to join the UN Academic Impact Programme (UNAI). In recognition of its contribution to the educational development in Islamic finance, Al-Farabi KazNU was awarded the international award - Global Islamic Finance Awards 2020 (GIFA). The university is a proud member of various international organisations like the European Society for Engineering Education, the International Association of Universities, the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education and many others. Al-Farabi KazNu alumni include not only leading academicians of Kazakhstan but also a number of governors, ministers, members of Parliament, top managers, Olympic Champions and CEOs of National Corporations.  

Student Diversity & Employment Opportunities

The university understands that a student does not only require theoretical knowledge to succeed in life but practical knowledge and experience as well. Incorporating this thought in its curriculum, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University ensures that graduates are competent for every employment opportunity they get in their respective fields. Its popularity and accomplishments in the field of Medicine, Science and research have garnered attention from the world. Students from around the globe approach the university to get enrolled in its programmes. 

Study MBBS at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University 

To study MBBS at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, one must qualify NEET. Check out the table below for more highlights on university admissions.  

Type of University 


Year of Establishment


Course Name



6 Years

Accredited By

NMC (National Medical Council), WHO (World Health Organisation)

Minimum Requirement for Admission

NEET Score, 60% in Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the main subjects

Medium of Instruction


Tuition Fee*

USD 4,200 Per Annum (INR 3,07,125)

Intake for MBBS Course


Seats for International Students 


Size of Campus (in acres)


Hostel + Food Expenses*

Hostel - USD 700 (INR 51,187.50)

Meals - USD 440 (INR 32,175) Approx

Faculty - Student Ratio


University Rankings

Country - 1; World - 165

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

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Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Courses

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    • Mode


      Application Fee


    • Duration

      6 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 3,47,500

Campus Location

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Almaty, Kazakhstan

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