Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty

The university was established in 1930, and is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The first rector of the university was known as S.D Asfendiyarov. The decision to open the school was made by the resolution of the ICC of the RSFSR of 1930. By 1931, the staff consisted of 5 professors, 13 assistants, 4 associate professors, and 2 teachers. The first graduation held in 1936 involved 66 graduates.

The faculty of pediatrics was opened in 1938 after identifying there was a shortage of pediatricians. 84 teachers and 262 students were sent to the front during the first days of the Great Patriotic War. During the war, 2000 doctors graduated from the institute. The faculty of sanitation and hygiene was opened due to a growing epidemic during the war. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1930

University Type: Public University

A number of International Students: 11,000 (Approx.)

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Extremely continental and dry

Yearly Tuition Fee: USD 5000

Eligibility: 50% in PCB 12th standard

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved

Last Date to Apply: October 2020

University Introduction:

The university was named after Asfendiyarov in 1989. It employs teachers and scientists who are well known. It has partnerships in foreign countries. Some of the universities the school is in partnership with include Hagasaki University, Asia-Pacific University, Parkway College, University of Peruia and others. The academic staff is involved in research on grants and international programs. It is accredited by the World Federation for Medical Education. KaznMU Supervisory Council manages the university.


The Faculties in the school include Faculty of General Medicine, Faculty of Pediatrics, Faculty of Therapeutics, Faculty of Stomatology, Medico-Prophylactic Faculty and Faculty of Management in Public Health and Pharmacy. 

Campus Life:

The students have access to 8 bachelor programs, 7 masters programs, and 4 PhD programs. It has a population of 11 thousand students from 17 foreign countries. It has a university clinic that has a bed capacity of 500. It has about 20 student organizations. Students have access to online resources as they have WI-FI in the school. The medium of education is English, Kazakh, and Russian. 


The university has 7 dormitories.

Why Should I Study at Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty Kazakhstan?

  • The university is a member of 9 international associations.
  • The school trains healthcare and pharmacy specialists based on a competence-oriented approach.
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