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 83.8K citations received by 14.1K publications made by 108 universities in Kazakhstan, measured the popularity of 94 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1934
  2. Nazarbayev University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2010
  3. L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1996
  4. Karaganda State Technical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1953
  5. East-Kazakhstan State Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    4,412
    Founded
    1958
  6. KIMEP University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1992
  7. Kazakh National Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1930
  8. Satbayev University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1933
  9. Karaganda State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1972
  10. Narxoz University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1963
  11. Kazakh National Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1928
  12. Pavlodar State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1960
  13. International Kazakh-Turkish University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
  14. KAZGUU University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1994
  15. Academy of Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1994
  16. South Kazakhstan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1943
  17. Kazakh-British Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2001
  18. Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1995
  19. Karaganda State Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1950
  20. Kazakh National Agricultural University logo
    Enrollment
    7,005
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1929
  21. East-Kazakhstan State University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1952
  22. Turan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1992
  23. Saken Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1957
  24. Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1975
  25. Suleyman Demirel University - Kazakhstan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1996
  26. Taraz State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1958
  27. Almaty Academy of Economics and Statistics logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1997
  28. Almaty Management University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1996
  29. International IT University logo
    Founded
    2009
  30. Kostanay State University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1939
  31. Karaganda University of Economics logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  32. Astana Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1964
  33. Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1932
  34. North Kazakhstan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1937
  35. Almaty Technological University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1957
  36. Atyrau State University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1950
  37. Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1963
  38. Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communication logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1976
  39. Kostanay State Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1939
  40. Kokshetau State University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1962
  41. Rudny Industrial Institute logo
    Enrollment
    3,580
    Founded
    1959
  42. University of International Business logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1992
  43. Aktobe Regional State University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1966
  44. West Kazakhstan State Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1957
  45. Kazakh-American University logo
    Founded
    1997
  46. Kazakh State Women's Teacher Training University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1944
  47. Kazakh-German University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    375
  48. Innovative University of Eurasia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1991
  49. Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1944
  50. Founded
    1997
  51. Kazakh National Academy of Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1977
  52. Founded
    1997
  53. Kyzylorda State University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1937
  54. Financial Academy logo
    Founded
    2009
  55. Kostanay Engineering-Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1996
  56. Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1976
  57. Taraz State Pedagogical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1968
  58. Kazakhstan Engineering-Technological University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2001
  59. Semey Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1953
  60. Taraz Innovative-Humanitarian University logo
    Founded
    2008
  61. Zhetysu State University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1972
  62. Kazakh-American Free University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1994
  63. Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1944
  64. Aktobe University S. Baisheva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1996
  65. Kostanay Social-Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1998
  66. Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1994
  67. Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1992
  68. Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1995
  69. Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1962
  70. Kazakhstan-Russian Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1992
  71. Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1995
  72. Turan-Astana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1998
  73. Kainar University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1991
  74. Caspian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1992
  75. Karaganda State Industrial University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1963
  76. Kokshetau University named after A. Myrzakhmetov logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2000
  77. Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2000
  78. Kazakh-Russian International University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1994
  79. Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1954
  80. Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1972
  81. Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1944
  82. Atyrau University of Oil and Gas logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1978
  83. Founded
    2001
  84. Almaty University logo
    Founded
    2013
  85. South Kazakhstan Medical Academy logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1979
  86. Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1992
  87. Kazakh University of Technology and Business logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2004
  88. Kokshe Academy logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1993
  89. Eurasian Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2000
  90. Syrdariya University logo
    Founded
    1998
  91. University of Foreign Languages and Business Career logo
    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 Ust-Kamenogorsk.

Average cost of living for students in Kazakhstan is $269 + $28-199 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).