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Astana Medical University is a private higher medical university located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The university was established in the year 1964. The name of the university was changed many times. In 1997, the university was named as Akmolinsk State Medical Academy and then in 2009, the institute was finally renamed as Astana Medical University. 

The establishment of Astana Medical University was initiated by the Council of Ministers of the Republic. In 1964, the council adopted the resolution for opening a Medical Institution in Tselinograd. In the year 1997, AMU was recognized as a medical academy. Then in the year 2009, the institute was awarded the status of a university. AMU entered into the structure of the National Medical Holding by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

Astana Medical University (AMU) stands among the biggest and the most dynamic medical universities in Kazakhstan. The university provides world class medical education with international curriculum and up to date infrastructure. The medical degrees like MBBS, MD etc. obtained from Astana Medical University are recognized by the world’s top organizations like WHO, UNESCO and MCI. 

Astana Medical University is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. There are many courses and programs offered in Astana Medical University that lead to accredited higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees in several areas of medical study. Currently, there are more than 700 faculty members working in Astana Medical University and more than 3000 students are pursuing their medical degrees from Astana Medical University. 

A few years back, AMU introduced credit system and three-tiered system of education with Bachelor, Masters, and PhD Degrees. The main clinical bases of the university are located at the biggest national and republican centres. Astana Medical University has enjoys good relations with the top medical universities of many other countries including the US, Singapore, Europe, and Russia.


Astana Medical University currently has a total 7 faculties available:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Preventive Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Additional Medical Education

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