List of 100 best universities in Kazakhstan

We ranked 100 best universities in Kazakhstan based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 91K citations received by 13.7K publications made by 108 universities in Kazakhstan, measured the popularity of 108 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in Kazakhstan
#637 in Asia
#2157 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1934
#2 in Kazakhstan
#930 in Asia
#2962 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2010
#3 in Kazakhstan
#1016 in Asia
#3180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1996
#4 in Kazakhstan
#1660 in Asia
#4709 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1930
#5 in Kazakhstan
#1767 in Asia
#4954 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1933
#6 in Kazakhstan
#1811 in Asia
#5053 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1992
#7 in Kazakhstan
#1880 in Asia
#5203 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1972
#8 in Kazakhstan
#2036 in Asia
#5561 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1996
#9 in Kazakhstan
#2193 in Asia
#5930 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
#10 in Kazakhstan
#2394 in Asia
#6389 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1964
#11 in Kazakhstan
#2440 in Asia
#6477 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2001
#12 in Kazakhstan
#2558 in Asia
#6740 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1958
#13 in Kazakhstan
#2566 in Asia
#6760 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1995
#14 in Kazakhstan
#2567 in Asia
#6764 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1996
#15 in Kazakhstan
#2623 in Asia
#6870 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1975
#16 in Kazakhstan
#2669 in Asia
#6961 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1997
#17 in Kazakhstan
#2802 in Asia
#7225 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1937
#18 in Kazakhstan
#2811 in Asia
#7255 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1960
#19 in Kazakhstan
#2867 in Asia
#7382 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1966
#20 in Kazakhstan
#2964 in Asia
#7585 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1943
#22 in Kazakhstan
#3110 in Asia
#7902 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1952
#23 in Kazakhstan
#3115 in Asia
#7920 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1958
#24 in Kazakhstan
#3233 in Asia
#8254 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1928
#25 in Kazakhstan
#3267 in Asia
#8340 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1953
#26 in Kazakhstan
#3353 in Asia
#8567 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1994
#27 in Kazakhstan
#3367 in Asia
#8615 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1963
#28 in Kazakhstan
#3646 in Asia
#9240 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1992
#29 in Kazakhstan
#3676 in Asia
#9306 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Founded
2009
#30 in Kazakhstan
#3750 in Asia
#9465 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1962
#31 in Kazakhstan
#3755 in Asia
#9477 in the World
Enrollment
7,005
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1929
#32 in Kazakhstan
#3756 in Asia
#9479 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1957
#33 in Kazakhstan
#3760 in Asia
#9501 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1992
#34 in Kazakhstan
#3797 in Asia
#9576 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1939
#35 in Kazakhstan
#3798 in Asia
#9578 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1957
#36 in Kazakhstan
#3801 in Asia
#9582 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1963
#37 in Kazakhstan
#3861 in Asia
#9748 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966
#38 in Kazakhstan
#3895 in Asia
#9809 in the World
Enrollment
6,252
Founded
1950
#39 in Kazakhstan
#3941 in Asia
#9922 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1932
#40 in Kazakhstan
#3972 in Asia
#9981 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1957
#41 in Kazakhstan
#4011 in Asia
#10076 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1953
#42 in Kazakhstan
#4014 in Asia
#10079 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1944
#43 in Kazakhstan
#4027 in Asia
#10102 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1976
#44 in Kazakhstan
#4028 in Asia
#10103 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1977
#45 in Kazakhstan
#4077 in Asia
#10175 in the World
Founded
1997
#46 in Kazakhstan
#4090 in Asia
#10201 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1994
#47 in Kazakhstan
#4122 in Asia
#10263 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1992
#48 in Kazakhstan
#4127 in Asia
#10272 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1994
#49 in Kazakhstan
#4164 in Asia
#10351 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
1944
#50 in Kazakhstan
#4233 in Asia
#10505 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
375
#51 in Kazakhstan
#4251 in Asia
#10548 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1939
#52 in Kazakhstan
#4386 in Asia
#10834 in the World
#53 in Kazakhstan
#4503 in Asia
#11070 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1991
#55 in Kazakhstan
#4599 in Asia
#11279 in the World
Founded
2009
#56 in Kazakhstan
#4663 in Asia
#11408 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1937
#57 in Kazakhstan
#4671 in Asia
#11425 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1959
#58 in Kazakhstan
#4680 in Asia
#11438 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1968
#59 in Kazakhstan
#4681 in Asia
#11441 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1997
#60 in Kazakhstan
#4721 in Asia
#11519 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1992
#61 in Kazakhstan
#4753 in Asia
#11591 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1976
#62 in Kazakhstan
#4770 in Asia
#11622 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2001
#63 in Kazakhstan
#4772 in Asia
#11624 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1996
#64 in Kazakhstan
#4791 in Asia
#11677 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1972
#65 in Kazakhstan
#4798 in Asia
#11693 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1962
#66 in Kazakhstan
#4802 in Asia
#11701 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1950
#67 in Kazakhstan
#4814 in Asia
#11729 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1994
#68 in Kazakhstan
#4835 in Asia
#11777 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1979
#69 in Kazakhstan
#4877 in Asia
#11872 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1992
#70 in Kazakhstan
#4884 in Asia
#11884 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1991
#71 in Kazakhstan
#4885 in Asia
#11885 in the World
Founded
1997
#72 in Kazakhstan
#4965 in Asia
#12070 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1999
#73 in Kazakhstan
#4985 in Asia
#12110 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1996
#74 in Kazakhstan
#4992 in Asia
#12120 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1995
#75 in Kazakhstan
#5000 in Asia
#12134 in the World
Founded
2001
#76 in Kazakhstan
#5028 in Asia
#12209 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1995
#78 in Kazakhstan
#5057 in Asia
#12273 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
1954
#79 in Kazakhstan
#5058 in Asia
#12274 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2000
#80 in Kazakhstan
#5062 in Asia
#12291 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1992
#81 in Kazakhstan
#5081 in Asia
#12340 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1944
#82 in Kazakhstan
#5082 in Asia
#12341 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2000
#83 in Kazakhstan
#5087 in Asia
#12353 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1963
#84 in Kazakhstan
#5088 in Asia
#12355 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1994
#85 in Kazakhstan
#5091 in Asia
#12358 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1993
#86 in Kazakhstan
#5124 in Asia
#12428 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1944
#87 in Kazakhstan
#5125 in Asia
#12429 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2004
#88 in Kazakhstan
#5126 in Asia
#12431 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1998
#89 in Kazakhstan
#5142 in Asia
#12470 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1998
#90 in Kazakhstan
#5167 in Asia
#12518 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2000
#91 in Kazakhstan
#5179 in Asia
#12556 in the World
Founded
1937
#92 in Kazakhstan
#5217 in Asia
#12644 in the World
Founded
1998
#93 in Kazakhstan
#5222 in Asia
#12661 in the World
Founded
2013
#94 in Kazakhstan
#5224 in Asia
#12666 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1972
#95 in Kazakhstan
#5267 in Asia
#12743 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1978
#97 in Kazakhstan
#5325 in Asia
#12885 in the World
Founded
2008
#98 in Kazakhstan
#5344 in Asia
#12935 in the World
Founded
1992
#99 in Kazakhstan
#5353 in Asia
#12963 in the World
Founded
1995
#100 in Kazakhstan
#5356 in Asia
#12967 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2001

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

Average cost of living for students in Kazakhstan is $271 + $28-204 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).