List of 100 best universities in Kazakhstan

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EduRank

Top 100 universities in Kazakhstan ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence. The rankings are determined by analyzing 152K citations received by 27.4K academic publications made by 108 universities from Kazakhstan, the popularity of 114 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

2. Nazarbayev University

#1020 in Asia
#3165 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Founded
2010

4. Satbayev University

#1565 in Asia
#4488 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1933

8. Karaganda State University

#2086 in Asia
#5716 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Founded
1972

11. KAZGUU University

#2511 in Asia
#6630 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Founded
1994

18. University of International Business

#3077 in Asia
#7927 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Founded
1992

19. Karaganda State Technical University

#3180 in Asia
#8192 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Founded
1953

20. Narxoz University

#3229 in Asia
#8333 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
1963

21. Turan University

#3430 in Asia
#8804 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Founded
1992

22. Pavlodar State University

#3463 in Asia
#8869 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Founded
1960

23. West Kazakhstan State University

#3517 in Asia
#9000 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1932

24. Saken Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University

#3546 in Asia
#9055 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
8,000
Founded
1957

25. International IT University

#3551 in Asia
#9068 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Founded
2009

26. Taraz State University

#3557 in Asia
#9082 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Founded
1958

28. Kazakh National Agricultural University

#3633 in Asia
#9229 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
7,005
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1929

29. South Kazakhstan State University

#3641 in Asia
#9248 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Founded
1943

32. Caspian University

#3726 in Asia
#9437 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Founded
1992

39. Semey Medical University

#3840 in Asia
#9687 in the World
Enrollment
5,000
Founded
1953

43. Kazakh-American University

#4011 in Asia
#10037 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1997

44. Almaty Technological University

#4021 in Asia
#10056 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Founded
1957

45. Aktobe Regional State University

#4058 in Asia
#10122 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Founded
1966

48. Suleyman Demirel University - Kazakhstan

#4209 in Asia
#10410 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Founded
1996

50. Innovative University of Eurasia

#4380 in Asia
#10787 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Founded
1991

56. Atyrau State University

#4668 in Asia
#11415 in the World
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
1950

63. Pavlodar State Pedagogical University

#4863 in Asia
#11782 in the World
Enrollment
5,000
Founded
1962

65. Humanitarian-Technical Academy

#4877 in Asia
#11827 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1992

67. Kazakhstan School of Public Health

#4887 in Asia
#11843 in the World
Enrollment
500
Founded
1997

68. Zhetysu State University

#4918 in Asia
#11920 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Founded
1972

69. L.B. Goncharov Kazakh Road Academy

#4949 in Asia
#11976 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Founded
2001

70. South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

#4960 in Asia
#12003 in the World
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1979

75. Turan-Astana University

#5058 in Asia
#12233 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
1998

76. Eurasian Technological University

#5070 in Asia
#12264 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
2000

79. Taraz State Pedagogical University

#5085 in Asia
#12301 in the World
Enrollment
8,000
Founded
1968

82. Kokshe Academy

#5119 in Asia
#12367 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Founded
1993

85. Kazakh University of Railway Transport

#5160 in Asia
#12453 in the World
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
2000

86. SILKWAY International University

#5171 in Asia
#12480 in the World
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
1992

96. Atyrau University of Oil and Gas

#5274 in Asia
#12746 in the World
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1978

97. University Bolashak

#5292 in Asia
#12800 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1995

98. Astana University

#5337 in Asia
#12914 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%

100. Almaty University

#5373 in Asia
#12989 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2013

The best cities to study in Kazakhstan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Turkistan, and Karaganda.

Average cost of living for students in Kazakhstan is $366 + $47-336 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).