Semey State Medical University

Semey State Medical University (Kazakhstan)

Semey State Medical University is a 68 years old government university that was established in 1953. It is located in the city of Semey which is situated in the easternmost region of Kazakhstan (Very close to Russia border). Semey Medical University offers one of the lowest MBBS fees in Kazakhstan for Indian students who wish to study MBBS abroad. The total MBBS fees in Semey for 2021 (September) is very low (Indian Rupees 15.33 Lacs) as compared to other countries where Indians travel to acquire medical education. The process of MBBS admission in Semey is very straight forward and simple with minimal documentation involved.

Semey Medical University (Kazakhstan) functions under the administration of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. SMU (Semey) is one of those higher education institutions of Kazakhstan that receives a very good number of Indian students every year for English medium MBBS courses in Kazakhstan. The university offers courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, doctors levels in various fields of medical education. Apart from being a top-ranked university, the university actively contributes to research and scientific activities in all fields of medicine.

Semey State Medical University ranks on 3rd position among all medical colleges in Kazakhstan. This is one of the reasons that make it the most favored destination for students from several neighboring countries to choose this university for MBBS in Kazakhstan. At present, the university has more than 4,000 students studying in various fields of medicine. More than 1,500 teachers, doctors, professors, Ph.D.’s are actively engaged in training these students. SMU (Semey State Medical University) offers numerous exchange programs with renowned universities of Russia, Ukraine & European countries for the benefit of students.

What is the total MBBS fees in Semey State Medical University?

The total MBBS fees in Semey State Medical University is 15.33 Lacs (Indian Rupees) for Indian students. The detailed MBBS fee in Semey  for 2021 (September Session) is given below :
  • 1st Year : USD 5,500 / INR 3,85,000
  • 2nd-5th/Year : USD 4,100 / INR 2,87,000
  • Total Fees : USD 21,900 / INR 15,33,000
* The MBBS fee structure of Semey State Medical University given above includes tuition fees, hostel accommodation, medical checkup, medical insurance, visa extension & misc. charges.

What is the MBBS eligibility in Semey State Medical University (Kazakhstan) for Indian students?

The MBBS eligibility in Semey State Medical University (Kazakhstan) for admission of Indian students is as below :

  • 50% Marks in PCB (In 12th/Inter/Equivalent)
  • NEET qualification (2019/2020/2021)
  • Minimum 17 years age (Till 31st December)

* Indian students should apply for MBBS admission in Semey soon as very limited seats are available. 

How to apply for MBBS admission in Semey State Medical University (Kazakhstan)?

Students from India and other foreign countries can apply for MBBS admission in Semey  through a very simple admission procedure as outlined below :

  • Student should submit scans of 10th, 12th/Inter marksheets and NEET qualification (2019/2020/2021).
  • University will issue the confirmed admission letter on the basis of documents submitted by candidate.
  • Student must submit the scans of valid passport for invitation letter issuance.
  • University will issue the invitation letter for study visa & student’s entry to Kazakhstan.
  • Student must submit original marksheets, passport & few additional documents for study visa from embassy.
  • We will assist students for currency exchange & ticket booking before departure from India.
  • Student groups are organized at airport and they depart in batches from New Delhi (IGI Airport) to Kazakhstan.
  • One of our representatives meets the student group at airport in Kazakhstan and provides them transport to hostel.
  • All formalities of medical checkup, visa extension, contract signing, etc. are completed by our representative in Kazakhstan.

* All eligible candidates can apply for MBBS admission in Kazakhstan online too (Due to the Covid-19 pandemic) or can visit any of our offices given on the website with prior appointments.

Is Semey State Medical University recognized by MCI/NMC & WHO?

Yes, Semey State Medical University is recognized by MCI/NMC (National Medical Commission) as well as WHO (World Health Organization). This clears 2 major doubts for all students as given below :

  • All Indian students who get MBBS admission in Semey State Medical University (Kazakhstan) can appear in the MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT in India. After passing this test, they can work as a registered medical practitioner in India (Either in the government & private sector).
  • These students can appear in the entrance exam of any country for post-graduation as Semey State Medical University is included in the list of recognized/approved medical colleges in  Kazakhstan published by WHO as per global norms.

What is the ranking of Semey State Medical University (Kazakhstan)?

Semey State Medical University ranks in 3rd position (According to an average of most ranking platforms online) among all higher education medical institutions in Kazakhstan. It is one of the top destinations for Indian students and is also among the top medical universities of Kazakhstan that provides superior medical education in English medium and a very friendly environment for foreigners.

SMU, Semey is undoubtedly one of the best medical colleges in Kazakhstan which was established in the year 1953. It is a 68 years old medical college in Kazakhstan and has always ranked among the top medical universities of Kazakhstan. The college currently has more than 700 Indian students alone who are studying general medicine in English medium.

What is the duration & medium of instruction in Semey State Medical University?

The total duration of the MBBS course in Semey State Medical University is 6 years for Indian students. The exact duration of the course in all government medical universities of Kazakhstan is 5 years 8 months. This duration is in general considered as 6 years as all foreign students spend full 6 years in Kazakhstan during their course of medical education. The total course duration includes an internship also that is required for working as a medical practitioner in Kazakhstan & neighboring countries.

The medium of instruction in Semey State Medical University for all foreign students in English. All the tests, exams & classes are conducted in English by teachers/professors/doctors for Indians. The university has one of the most experienced and best English-speaking faculty for foreigners. It has been more than 15 years when the MBBS course in English medium was started in Semey for Indian students. All medical books by Indian writers are also available in the university libraries and often referred to during classes. This helps the students to be prepared for their MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT in India after MBBS from Semey.

What are the teaching faculties in SMU, Semey?

The faculties at Semey State Medical University that are active at present and provide training to national & foreign (Indian) students are :

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Pediatrics Faculty
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Nursing Faculty
  • Preparatory/Language Faculty
  • Postgraduate Faculty

The faculty of general medicine is most active among all faculties at university and has maximum staff engaged in it’s management. It receives the most number of applications from Indian students for MBBS admission in Kazakhstan. The university campus is well established and has different buildings for training in different specialties. SMU (Semey) has several government hostels to accommodate the growing number of foreign students (From India specially). Some new hostels have also been built recently that provide better facilities for foreign citizens as compared to the old hostels. Most of the students from India who apply for admission in Semey State Medical University choose to study in faculty of general medicine only.

How are classes conducted in SMU, Semey?

The classes for Indian students in Semey State Medical University comprise of 12-15 foreign students. These small groups perhaps helps them to learn and understand better. Indians begin their classes with a revision of science subjects and selected medical subjects (Anatomy & Histology) during 1st semester. Apart from this, local language (Kazakh) is also taught as a subject from the very beginning. This helps them to start interacting with local people for their their daily activities outside college/university.

During the first 2 years of  MBBS course in Semey, emphasis is given to theoretical subjects. Students attend all of their classes within university campus. From 3rd year onwards, they have to visit hospitals in city and interact with local patients. By this time, Indian students become fluent in local language & do not face any problems in understanding local patients. This makes it easier for them to report back to their professor/doctor in English who evaluates their performance. The time students spend in hospitals for these clinical/practical classes increases with every further year.

What are the hostel facilities in Semey State Medical University for Indian students?

All hostels for Indian students in Semey State Medical University are available within the main college campus area. A brief overview of the facilities at hostels is as below :
  • All Semey State medical University hostels are located within the main campus & students can attend most classes in college at a walking distance.
  • Indians only have to travel out of campus when they have to attend classes in hospitals from 3rd year onwards.
  • All the hostels has CCTV surveillance system & fire alarm safety system installed for the safety of foreigners.
  • Students can choose 2/3/4 seater rooms which have with study tables & chairs, beds, bed-sheets, wardrobe, lamps, etc.
  • They can also submit application to hostel administration, if they wish to the change their room or upgrade it to a 2/3 seater room.
  • Indian boys and girls are provided accommodation on separate floors or separate hostels with complete separation.
  • The hostels have facilities of kitchens, laundry, sports hall & reading hall within it’s premises on each each floor.
  • It is compulsory for Indian students to stay in hostel provided by college during the first year of their MBBS in Semey.
  • From 2nd year onwards, they can choose to rent a flat/apartments or continue to stay in college hostel.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all hostels of Semey State Medical University where they can have breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • The Indian mess is compulsory for all students in 1st year & they can from vegetarian & non-vegetarian options available.
  • All Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi & Eid are also celebrated among Indian students with enthusiasm and joy every year in hostel.
  • Semey State Medical University organizes annual sports (Mostly Cricket tournaments) and cultural events for students to showcase their skills & talents.

How is MBBS fees in SMU, Semey paid by Indian students?

The MBBS fees in Semey can be paid through 2 methods. First & most widely adopted method is by which the students carry the fees with themselves from India. They purchase US Dollars in Delhi before departure & pay after arrival in Kazakhstan. Second and the rare one is when the students pays fees through bank loan. As the bank does not provide the loan amount to parent, they ask for the college account number for online transfer. In this method, the candidate must confirm transfer of fees to college immediately after his MBBS admission in Semey State Medical University.

Why to study MBBS in Semey State Medical University?

Some of the useful facts which might make it easier for a student to decide about studying MBBS in Semey State Medical University are as mentioned below :

  • SMU (Semey State Medical University) ranks on 3rd position among all medical universities of Kazakhstan.
  • It has recognition from MCI/NMC (National Medical Commission) as well as WHO, so the medical degree is valid in the whole world.
  • Being a 68 years old medical university of Kazakhstan, Semey State Medical University witnesses a good number of admissions from India.
  • The faculty of medicine at SMU is highly experienced & skilled in training Indian students in field of medicine in English medium.
  • The total duration of MBBS in Semey is “5” years i.e. 1 year less than most of neighboring countries like Russia & Ukraine.
  • Students get ample exposure to clinical & practical sessions by interacting with local patients in hospitals under doctor’s supervision.
  • The total MBBS fees in Semey State Medical University is one of the lowest which any university offers for English medium medical course.
  • MBBS admission in Semey State Medical University is straight forward and simple with an easily achievable eligibility requirement.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all hostel premises so that students do not have to waste time in preparing food themselves.
  • By the time students complete their medical course, they have full command over another foreign language too i.e. Kazakh.

Steps after MBBS from Semey State Medical University :

Some of the most important points that all Indian students who graduate after MBBS from Semey State Medical University, Kazakhstan must be aware of are :

  • All Indian students must appear and qualify the MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT in India after they receive MD (Physician) degree.
  • This MD (Physician) degree equivalent to the MBBS degree in India and has no difference.
  • The FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Exam)/NeXT (National Exit Test) is organized twice every year i.e. in June & December.
  • This is a qualifying exam in online mode and students must score 50% marks to pass it.
  • There is no limit to the number of times a student can appear in this exam until he clears it.
  • They have to serve 1 year internship in India after clearing this test in any part of India.
  • The students get permanent registration in India once they complete their internship in India.
  • Doctors can now either work in government/private hospitals or run their own clinics in India or appear in NEET PG too.
  • Doctors who want to pursue further PG education in English speaking countries can appear in USMLE, PLAB, NZREX, etc.
  • Hundreds of Indians from SMU, Semey  have cleared their exams in India & are currently working successfully in India.

About Semey City :

Semey (Earlier known as Semipalatinsk) is located along the Irtysh river in the easternmost part of the country. The city lies very close to the border of Russia and is in the Kazakhstan part of the Siberian region. Semey is situated on the Turkestan-Siberian track and is very well connected with nearby metro cities viz. Almaty, Barnaul & Novosibirsk. The city is an important international transport junction and has lot of highways that connect it with neighboring countries. Semey also has an international airport as well as a river port. The city is has ancient and a very rich history which is clearly reflected in the architecture and monuments of city.

Being more of a business and transport hub, Semey does not not have many medical universities. This makes Semey State Medical University of utmost importance and the center of attraction for all medical aspirants. The city has a peaceful and beautiful atmosphere for education and offers a low fees too in comparison to other cities of Kazakhstan. Most student from India who travel to Semey have the sole purpose of studying MBBS in Semey State Medical University. The cost of living in city is also quite low and public transport is easily available for travelling to any corner of city. The city witnesses a humid continental climate with quite warm summers (Up to +35 Degree Celsius) and quite cold winters (Up to -20 Degrees Celsius).

Related Universities :

  • West Kazakhstan State Medical University
  • North Kazakhstan State University
  • South Kazakh Medical Academy
  • Kazakh National Medical University
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