About Aktobe in Kazakhstan

Aktobe city is the administrative centre of Aktobe region and is located in Western Kazakhstan. The city has a population of 5 lakh+ inhabitants. The climatic conditions of city fall under the category of humid continental climate. During the month of January, the temperature drops and the lowest temperature recorded by the city is -48 degree Celsius. Moreover, the average maximum temperature is 30 degree Celsius during summers. The freezing conditions during winters could be an issue for Indian students studying at West Kazakhstan State Medical University, Kazakhstan. Aktobe International Airport is the nearest international airport located just 9km away from West Kazakhstan State Medical University. It takes about 6-8 hours of time to reach Kazakhstan from Delhi through flight.

West Kazakhstan State Medical University

West Kazakhstan State Medical University location is Aktobe, West Kazakhstan which is nearby the Russia border. WKSMU marked its beginning in 1957 as a higher education institution for medical training in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. In 1997, the institute received the title of ‘Academy’ by the orders of Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The university has five educational and a laboratory building, a conference hall to accommodate 700 students at once, a modern library and 5 dormitories for students. West Kazakhstan State Medical University World Ranking is 9192 among 40,000 odd Universities globally and West Kazakhstan State Medical University Country Ranking within Kazakhstan is 54. 

West Kazakhstan SMU offers quality medical education which is reflected in its stupendous strength of 4,000 students studying at this university and many more already seeking admissions. The faculty is composed of a superior work force of trained doctors & specialists. Apart from the medical education and other degrees programs, West Kazakhstan State Medical University medical centre is the largest university clinic operational in Western Kazakhstan and provides all-round health care services to the patients. With the use of best tradition and medical practice, the medical institution functions effectively in two significant segments, namely oncological and cardiological medical care.

Advantages of studying in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

The West Kazakhstan State Medical University is counted among the best Universities of Kazakhstan. An Indian student looking for a good medical university in Kazakhstan might want to choose West Kazakhstan SMU because:

  1. MBBS at the institute of medicine in West Kazakhstan SMU is purely English taught which is ideal as you are spared the difficult task of learning the local language.
  2. The West Kazakhstan State Medical University is old and thus ensures quality pedagogy, academics, and of course, infrastructure.
  3. The cost of pursuing MBBS at the Medical College in Kazakhstan is medium in range. The overall West Kazakhstan State Medical University fee is way lower than the Private Medical Colleges in India.

Affiliations and Medical Programs at West Kazakhstan State Medical University

The medical programs at West Kazakhstan State Medical University offered are bachelor’s program, internship, residency, master’s program and PhD programs in subjects like General medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing and Pharmacy.

As far as international affiliations are concerned, the University collaborates with the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), World Health Organization and UNESCO. The university maintains relations with 45 foreign educational universities. Medical University K. Martsinkovski (Poland) is the strategic partner of WKSMU.

Cost of studying MBBS at West Kazakhstan State Medical University 

As mentioned above, West Kazakhstan State Medical University Fees of MBBS falls in the medium range but way less than the Indian Private Medical Colleges. The details are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5
Course Fee (USD) 3500 3500 3500 3500 3500

Admission Deadline for West Kazakhstan State Medical University

For admission in the Kazakhstan universities, the timing of application is crucial. Generally, the right time to apply is in the months of September or February (Provided the University has two intakes). But this year, in 2021, there could be some variation due to COVID 19 but we at MOKSH will take care of all the confusion for you.

We say that the timing of application is crucial because the issuance of the Invitation Letter by the Ministry of Education, Kazakhstan takes around 4-8 weeks on the basis of which the Kazakhstan Consulate in India issues the visa to you. If you are late in applying, you may miss going there with your batch mates.

When you are with MOKSH, however, we take care of all these hassles for you. We reserve some seats in the universities and all our students are escorted by our team straight to the Universities.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in West Kazakhstan State Medical University 

West Kazakhstan State Medical University admission requirements include a score of 50% marks in PCB in Class XII. Of course, you need to have qualified NEET 2021.

Indians at West Kazakhstan State Medical University 

MOKSH has been placing Indian students at the West Kazakhstan State Medical University for quite some time now. Getting into a Government Medical College in India through NEET is very tough and the Private Medical Colleges are very expensive. More and more students approach us for admissions in English taught Kazakhstan Medical Universities that are State run because we provide admissions only in such Universities.

Since there are many Indian students already studying at the West Kazakhstan State Medical University, it will be a very good option for those who are looking for an MBBS seat in a Public Medical University in Kazakhstan.

PG Option after MBBS in West Kazakhstan State Medical University

Medical PG in India or NExT

During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

Total Applicants NEET PG 2021 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 Lacs
MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
MS ( Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
Total 23K 11.4% 15K

Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist? NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. 

The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will Clear NEXT-2 awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the NExT Exam

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Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

We are well aware of the difficulty of getting PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much easily. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.


MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

Due to the close proximity of Moldova  to UK, many of the students plan to do their Medical PG from UK. Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether they are fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK. 

In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK. The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking). 

After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.

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Medical PG in Germany


PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 that would qualify you to apply for the visa. 

Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.
This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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Your Chance to get an MBBS Seat in India

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!

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