Top 109 universities in Kazakhstan

  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. Kazakh National Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1930
  6. East-Kazakhstan State Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    4,412
    Founded
    1958
  7. KIMEP University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1992
  8. Karaganda State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1972
  9. International Kazakh-Turkish University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
  10. Kazakh National Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1928
  11. Narxoz University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1963
  12. Pavlodar State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1960
  13. KAZGUU University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1994
  14. Academy of Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1994
  15. Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1995
  16. South Kazakhstan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1943
  17. Kazakh National Agricultural University logo
    Enrollment
    7,005
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1929
  18. Almaty Management University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1996
  19. Saken Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1957
  20. Karaganda State Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1950
  21. Suleyman Demirel University - Kazakhstan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1996
  22. Turan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1992
  23. Kazakh-British Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2001
  24. Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1975
  25. International IT University logo
    Founded
    2009
  26. East-Kazakhstan State University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1952
  27. North Kazakhstan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1937
  28. Kostanay State University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1939
  29. Taraz State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1958
  30. Astana Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1964
  31. Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1932
  32. Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1963
  33. Almaty Technological University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1957
  34. Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communication logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1976
  35. Kokshetau State University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1962
  36. Almaty Academy of Economics and Statistics logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1997
  37. Kostanay State Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1939
  38. Karaganda University of Economics logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  39. University of International Business logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1992
  40. Aktobe Regional State University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1966
  41. Atyrau State University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1950
  42. Kazakh-German University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    375
  43. Kazakh State Women's Teacher Training University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1944
  44. Innovative University of Eurasia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1991
  45. Rudny Industrial Institute logo
    Enrollment
    3,580
    Founded
    1959
  46. West Kazakhstan State Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1957
  47. Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1944
  48. Kazakh National Academy of Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1977
  49. Founded
    1997
  50. Satbayev University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1933
  51. Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1979
  52. Financial Academy logo
    Founded
    2009
  53. Founded
    1997
  54. Kyzylorda State University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1937
  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. Zhetysu State University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1972
  58. Kazakh-American Free University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1994
  59. Taraz State Pedagogical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1968
  60. Kazakhstan Engineering-Technological University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2001
  61. Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1962
  62. Kainar University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1991
  63. Semey Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1953
  64. Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1944
  65. Taraz Innovative-Humanitarian University logo
    Founded
    2008
  66. Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1992
  67. Caspian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1992
  68. Aktobe University S. Baisheva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1996
  69. Karaganda State Industrial University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1963
  70. Kazakh-American University logo
    Founded
    1997
  71. Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1995
  72. Kostanay Social-Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1998
  73. Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1995
  74. Kazakh-Russian International University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1994
  75. Turan-Astana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1998
  76. South Kazakhstan Medical Academy logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1979
  77. Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1954
  78. Kokshetau University named after A. Myrzakhmetov logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2000
  79. Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1992
  80. Kazakhstan-Russian Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1992
  81. Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1972
  82. Atyrau University of Oil and Gas logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1978
  83. Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2000
  84. Kokshe Academy logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1993
  85. Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1994
  86. Kazakh University of Technology and Business logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2004
  87. Founded
    2001
  88. Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1944
  89. Eurasian Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2000
  90. Almaty University logo
    Founded
    2013
  91. Syrdariya University logo
    Founded
    1998
  92. University of Foreign Languages and Business Career logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2001
  93. Zhezkazgan University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1961
  94. Kazakhstan Innovative University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Founded
    1992
  95. Founded
    1995
  96. Enrollment
    5,500
  97. Astana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
  98. South-Kazakhstan Humanitarian Institute logo
    Founded
    1994
  99. Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1998

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 + $28-201 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).