South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

|Established:1979 |City:Shymkent |Medium:English |Type:Private.| Rating:4/5 |Affiliations:MCI & WHO

South Kazakhstan Medical Academy came into force in the year 1979 and is located at Shymkent city of Kazakhstan. Later on, the university was accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education and science of Kazakhstan. It is a public organization (run under the Government of Kazakhstan) known for its higher education. It is a renowned medical institute having a world-class infrastructure where students get theoretical and practical exposure in the same ratio.

SKMA is a coeducational institute offering medical education and is known for its highly skilled teaching staff which comprises several Ph.D. holders, researchers, and specialists doctors from multiple streams. With this treasure, SKMA has been continuously providing the best medical professionals to the industry and ranked on the top of the list academically amongst other medical universities.

With 42 years of impeccable experience in providing medical education and training, SKMA is undoubtedly one of the best international medical universities. Currently, around 11000 international students from 55 countries and neighboring regions of Kazakhstan are studying here, which reflects the trust of students towards the excellence of the university.

South Kazakhstan Medical Academy – Rewards & Ranking

  • South Kazakhstan Medical Academy is constantly ranked amongst the top 10 medical universities of Kazakhstan.
  • SKMA is ranked on 8676 positions in the UNI rank world ranking list and holds 29th National rank.

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS Study in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

Age    – Candidate must have 17 years of age by 31st December in the year of admission

NEET- NEET Qualifying scorecard required (Not older than 3 years)

12th   – Candidate must have scored 50% Aggregate in PCB for General Category and 40% Aggregate in PCB for Reserved Category.

Duration of MBBS in Kazakhstan in South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

The candidate will be engaged in 5 years of the medical course. It will have 4.8 years of classroom sessions and 1 year of internship.

Fee structure

Fee Structure 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th year Total Fee Fee in INR
Tuition Fee $3950 $3950 $3950 $3950 $3950 $19,750 Rs 14,61,500
Hostel $700 Optional Optional Optional Optional $20,450 Rs 13,690
Grand Total $23,185 Rs 17,15,690

$1 = Rs74

The mentioned amount is subject to change. The hostel and food facility is mandatory for the first year.

Important dates – October Intake session 2021

Application Start Date August 2021
Invitation Letter Within 15 days
Admission Start Date October 2021
Last Date of Admission Form By the end of October 2021

Important dates – January Intake session 2022 (Winter Intake)

Application Start Date December 2022
Invitation Letter Within 15 days
Admission Start Date January 2021
Last Date of Admission Form By the end of January 2021


1. How to reach South Kazakhstan Medical Academy to study MBBS?

Delhi to  Shymkent Airport distance – 1670 KM
Shymkent Airport to SKMA distance – 11 KM

The candidate needs to take a direct flight from Delhi airport to Shymkent Airport Kazakhstan. The entire journey will take around 3 hours to reach there. After landing at the Shymkent Airport, our representative will receive the students and transport them to the university campus which is 11 km far from the airport.

2. Will I be alone or with a group of students?

We always try to send the students in a group. So that they will feel safe and secure with all other aspirants and can find their companion from their home country. Going in the group gives a sense of security to the parents also because they have surety that their child is not going alone.

3. When will I get accommodation?

Our Indian manager will accommodate you on the same day when you reach there. He will also provide you a sim card so that you can stay connected with our Indian team or your parents all the time. Our manager will make all your police and embassy verification process smooth and easy.

4. Is this university approved by MCI?

Yes, SKMA is MCI approved and the degree provided by the university is valid in India.

5. What is the medium of instruction at South Kazakhstan Medical Academy?

It follows a fully English medium curriculum and uses English as a language of instruction so students from any country won’t find any language barrier.

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