Semey State Medical University, Kazakhstan

Semey, Kazakhstan



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This university was founded in 1952. It is now known as ‘Semey State Medical University’. It is considered as one of the best medical universities in Kazakhstan. Previously, the university was known as ‘Semipalatinsk State Medical institute’, but after a period of about 40 years the university’s name was changed to Semey State Medical University.

The first faculty at the university was the medicine faculty which started in the year 1953. The university introduced more faculties gradually which includes Pediatrics which started in 1963, Stomatology faculty which started in 1991, Medico Prophylactic, Pharmaceutical faculty and general medicine faculty started in 2003.

Currently there are 3500 students studying in the university. Today there are 450 teachers at the university.

Students can gain some practical experience and can do their internship at the university’s many affiliated hospitals where mentors and doctors working there can guide the students.

Semey State Medical University: Quick Highlights 2023

The students should check out the important facts mentioned below in the table:

Intake for MBBS Course


Eligibility Criteria

10+2 with 50%

NEET Entrance Test

Yes, it is compulsory

Annual Tuition Fees

3200 USD

Course Duration

5 + 1 year internship

Medium of Education


University Ranking

Country - 15
World - 6008

University Recognition


Why Study MBBS at Semey State Medical University

Selecting Semey State Medical University for pursuing an MBBS career can offer several benefits to global students:

  • The university is recognized by WHO and NMC.

  • The university has very low fee structure for MBBS study and the cost of living is also very low.

  • The course is taught in English language completely.

  • The emphasis is given on practical knowledge than just theoretical study.

  • There is a moderate climate in Semipalatinsk for the whole year.

  • Students can get permanent residency and they can plan to settle in Kazakhstan after completing their degree from Kazakhstan.

  • The faculties at this university are the best faculties and thus the quality of education is best.

  • At Semey or Semey State Medical University, good hostel and mess facilities are available for students.

Semey State Medical University: Ranking 2022

According to, the following is the country & world ranking for Semey State Medical University:

Country World



Medium of Teaching

Semey State Medical University offers medical education in English, Kazakh, and Rusian language:

The entire MBBS course duration Semey State Medical University is 5 years and the students coming across the globe opting for MBBS are taught in English by highly qualified and renowned faculty members who always welcome students to ask doubts in education.

Accreditation and Recognition

The Semey State Medical University has been accredited as well as recognized by:

  • National Medical Commission (NMC)

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Ministry of education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Semey State Medical University: FMGE Performance 2021

Find the passing percent and appeared students in year 2021 for Semey State Medical University is here in the table below:

Name of University Appeared Total Pass Pass %

Semey State Medical University




Students Life at Semey State Medical University

The university offers a student life tailored to your own tastes, easy to immerse in exciting opportunities and experiences:

  • The university provides a conducive environment to the students for a better MBBS education.

  • The students are also encouraged to actively participate in other extracurricular activities like debates, science forums, sports activities, art performances along with MBBS studies.

  • The students can also participate in seminars, conferences, presentations, and group discussions held at the air-conditioned auditorium of the university.

  • The university also organizes guest lectures and the students gather new information from knowledgeable and renowned professors.

Living Cost of Semey

The living expenses of the Semey region in Kazakhstan is given below in the table to help the students willing to learn MBBS at this university, check out the month based cost of food and hostel:

Particulars Approx Range in USD Approx Range in RS

Hostel Fee

1,376.2 Rs

Meal Cost

25,950 Rs

Note: 1 USD = 70 Rs ( for Calculation Purpose ).

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About Semipalatinsk City

Know detailed information about Semey city, Kazakhstan

Semey formerly known as 'Semipalatins', is the second largest city of the east Kazakhstan in the Western region and it is located on the banks of the Irtysh river. It covers an area of 27,500 km which includes rural districts also.

This city has important railway junction joining Russia and Southern Kazakhstan. The Semey city has an airport and also a river port.

Semey city has lots of tourist attractions which students can visit in their free time.

The Semey city experiences extreme temperatures both in Winter and summer due to high amplitude of annual and daily temperatures. It can go up to -45 degrees in Winter and till +45 degrees in Summer.

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