Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Est fondé :1933 year
  • Type of University : Public
  • StudyQA ranking: 937 pts.
  • Ensemble de programmes: 10 Bachelor
  • Téléphone:
  • 87272211000
  • Fax:
  • 77273773344


Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, also called KazGU or KazNU, is a university in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Named after the Eastern philosopher and scholar al-Farabi, it is country's one of the largest universities.

KazNU is the oldest classical university of the Republic established by the Decree of the Kazakh Regional Committee (KRC) office dated November 13, 1933. One year after Kazakhstan's 1990 declaration of independence, the name was changed to Al-Farabi Kazakh State University. In 2001, the government classified it as a "national" university. More than 20000 students, graduates and PhD students study at KazNU, and there are more than 2500 faculty members working at KazNU, including 400 doctors of science, professors and more than 800 candidates of science and associate professors. Like other universities founded under the Soviet system, it is highly centralized.

January 15, 1934 is the day of the official opening of Kazakh State University, which was established at the basis of the Pedagogical Institute by the decree of the Council of Peoples’ Commissars of USSR and VKPb Kazakh regional committee. On December 2 of the same year KazSU was named after the famous Soviet party and state leader S.M. Kirov.

In January 1934, the first entrance exams at the faculties of Biology, Physics and Mathematics were held; in September they were held at the Faculty of Chemistry. In 1937, the first Faculty of Humanities – the Faculty of Foreign Languages was established; a year later, the Faculty of Philology. In May 1941, as a result of joining with the University of the Kazakh Communist Institute of Journalism, the Faculty of Journalism was established.

After the severe years of war, new faculties began to open. In August 1947, the Faculty of Geography was established and, in 1949, the faculties of Philosophy and Economics. As a result of the joining with the Alma-Ata Institute of Law in 1955, the Faculty of Law was established.

During the same period a strong scientific educational and methodological base emerged at the university. By the mid-1980s there were 98 departments, 43 scientific research laboratories and 9 scientific research groups at KazSU. The faculty staff consisted of 1180 people; among the faculty staff there were 30 academicians and AS KazSSR correspondent members, more than 100 doctors, professors, more than 600 science candidates, lecturers. Human resources were trained on 21 specialties and 74 specializations.

The invitation formalized in the Student service center, the following documents are required:

1. To pay 7500 tenge to international department, at the address Student service center “Keremet”, KazNU campus (Merei Muratovich)

2. The form

3. The contract (formalized in the faculty of Pre-College education

4. Notarized copy of passport (Baitursynov street 63 crossing Karasai Batyr street)

The list of documents required for receiving of the hostel:

  1. Notarized translation of passport
  2. Medical certificate 086 –U (diagnostic center in the Student service center “Keremet” )
  3. Certificate of check for AIDS (Copy)
  4. Medical certificate 086 –U (diagnostic center in the Student service center “Keremet” )
  5. 4 Photos (3Х4)
  6. Payment for the hostel 26710 tenge (Bank Center Credit)

In 2013-2014 academic years, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University took part in the general rating of universities – 2014 conducted by the Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency for Education (IQAA) and in the rating of undergraduate educational programs conducted by the Bologna process and academic mobility center MES RK. Also the university tool part in an independent rating of universities in the areas and levels of training specialists conducted by the IAAR.

Following the results of the general rating of higher education institutions according to IQAA, the university returned on the first place again.

KazNU – is a city of students. Young people from all regions of the country study here. More than 5,000 students live in 14 comfortable, corresponding all modern requirements hostels of KazGuCity a total area of ​​81,000 square meters. The warm atmosphere and home coziness are waiting for you in every hostel.

In order to resolve the whole spectrum of problems students living in hostels, there is a special body of the student government - the Supreme Council of the student hostels, which organizes activities and the process of settling students.

In KazNU hostels and campuses operates a wirelessnetwork access to the Internet WI-FI.The campus operates facility for high-grade education andleisure: beautiful sports centerwith a gym, sports fields and sections Students Service Center “ Keremet “with all the educational,welfare, health, shopping and entertainment servicesfor students, private cinema, a net of readingrooms, a powerful library thatprovides students with the necessary educational literature, internet café on 300 seats.

Distinctive features of KazNU hostels are comfort, safety and all the conditions for residence. Students live in two and four- bed rooms. In hostels there areall conditions for living, learning and leisure. Much attention is paid on creating conditions for employment and recreation. Hostels are equipped with readingrooms, computer classes are also created for studying. Conference rooms are designed for various events. The hostel has grocery stress, cafeterias, severalbuffets, terminals to recharge phones, copy centers. Around the hostel there are equipped sports and entertainment venues, football field.

Hostels are equipped with surveillance cameras. The recording is done on each floor and is controlled by guards. At the entrances to the hostel residents pass through electronic badge. From 23.00 h . to 6.00 h the security is on duty on the territory of hostels. The University is committed to providing a place in a hostel for everybody. Hostels are located on the campuses territory in KazGUCity. For all questions, please check in at the hostel faculties. Settling in hostels each year starts from the 25th of August.


Students Service Center “Keremet” “Al-Farabi Smart city” – is a youth recourse center for students that provides educational, medical, legal, financial and entertaining services on a one-window basis.

The infrastructure of the center is situated on 7300 square km and consists of 8 pavilions, 5 sectors and departments.

One of the most multifunctional sectors is educational sector that functions on a one-window basis. Servicesfor students and staff are provided here by: students department, international department,office-registrator,passport desk and financial service.

For medical checkup of students and staff of al-Farabi KazNU the international Kazakh-Korean diagnostic center is opened. Treatment and counseling are performed by doctors: therapist, pediatrician, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist, neurologist, urologist, obstetrician-gynecologist, gastroenterologist, cardiologist, rheumatologist-podiatrist.

After graduating students can also find the support of the specialists of administrative, social sectors of SSC “Keremet” in the employment issues. Except employment, administrative, social and household sectors, banks, notary, lawyer, travel agencies, air and railway services.

The special attention is given to youth politics, combining students social organizations in the youth center. Students can also get service in the sphere of trading and international sector: to visit a cinema, café, bookshop, supermarket, photo studio, fast-food, beauty salon, laundry.

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  • Coût:
  • Domestic students: $ 531 / 1 year
  • International students: $ 667 / 1 year
    Al-Farabi Kazakh National University logo
    • Coût:
    • Domestic students: $ 531 / 1 year
    • International students: $ 667 / 1 year
      Al-Farabi Kazakh National University logo
      • Coût:
      • Domestic students: $ 531 / 1 year
      • International students: $ 667 / 1 year
        Al-Farabi Kazakh National University logo
        • Coût:
        • Domestic students: $ 531 / 1 year
        • International students: $ 667 / 1 year