Best Medical Universities in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a Central Asian state that was part of the Soviet Union.
It is one of the most developed countries in Asia, with access to a better standard of living and a peaceful environment.
The country has a respectable standard of living, roads, housing, transportation, GDP, and other economic aspects.
In recent years, thousands of Pakistani students have been moving here every year to pursue postgraduate studies in top PMC accredited universities.
There are a number of factors that international students look out for, but let’s try to put together some of the highlights of the MBBS educational culture in Kazakhstan.
Title of the MBBS program (equivalent to Bachelor of Medicine)
Duration of MBBS training 5 years + 1 year of internship
Country Population 1,83,00,000
Official languages: Kazakh, Russian
Currency – exchange rate 1 Tenge = 0.19 Indian Rupee
Language of instruction English
PCB score required 50% (general), 40% (special).
Age criteria 17 (minimum), 25 (maximum)
NEET application requirements – mandatory
IELTS/TOEFL – not mandatory.
PMC accredited universities 12 universities.
Advantages of studying MBBS in Kazakhstan for Pakistani students
1 Ideal weather conditions for Pakistani students.
The climate is pleasant for international students as the average temperature is 30°C in summer and 20°C in winter. This is a good climate compared to other countries and Pakistani students can easily adapt to this environment.
2 Shortest course length
In Kazakhstan, it takes five years to complete the full MBBS program, which is probably the best part of studying in this country. Since most of the international universities in the world offer six-year medical degrees, aspirants can save a whole Medical Colleges in Kazakhstan.
3 Classes are taught in English.
The barrier of learning Kazakhstan’s mother tongue and foreign languages is also a consolation for Pakistani students. All courses at the Faculty of Medicine are taught in English, the official language.
4 Qualified professors teach students at the faculty.
The professors appointed by the University of Kazakhstan are highly qualified and have many years of teaching experience in their respective fields. They work with each student and are available to answer questions and requests after class. These professors bring a practical perspective to medical education throughout the course.
Evaluation of classroom management at five universities.
The MBBS seat capacity in Kazakhstan is much higher than that of universities in Pakistan. The average classroom capacity in Pakistan is 40-60 students, while the classroom capacity in Kazakh universities does not exceed 20 students.
6 Excellent infrastructure and management quality
Medical schools in Kazakhstan have well-equipped laboratories, where students can obtain all books and use them for their personal study. Students can use them throughout the year without paying additional fees. Many universities are ranked below 1000 in the world but have been approved by the PMC to promote Pakistani graduates.
7 Security measures and strict national and university regulations and policies
The country is absolutely safe for international students and they need not be threatened by the government or offshore agencies. Students are positive about the strict rules and policies of their universities. The management of several universities is very concerned about the development of international students.
8 Pakistani food in hostels.
Pakistani students have access to fresh Pakistani food in all seasons. Hostels and accommodations are also available, both on campus and outside the university infrastructure. The cost of using these services is kept within the budget. Students can also opt for individual accommodation and catering services according to their needs.
9 The costs of education in Kazakhstan are limited.
International students usually look at one of the main characteristics of a university to choose a medical school with good infrastructure, good education, and affordable tuition fees. Tuition fees at most universities are less than R200 000. If accommodation and living expenses are included, the total cost of the course can reach R250 000.