Name of the institution
Almaty Management University
227, Rozybakiyev Street
050060 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Website for incoming students
AlmaU International Cooperation Department (IDD) Contact Information
Ms. Nursulu Kiyash (main contact)
tel.: +7 727 313 28 41 / ext. 587
Ms. Nargiz Akhmetova
Manager for Academic Mobility
tel.: +7 727 313 30 40 / ext. 145
Language of instruction
English, Russian, Kazakh
Depending on year, major and study level
Almaty Management University (AlmaU) is an entrepreneurial and socially responsible university located in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. Since its establishment in 1988 AlmaU took the path of bringing innovative programs and projects to the market and developing an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of social responsibility among students, faculty and impacted communities.
Today, Almaty Management University is a large community of successful alumni, creative students, faculty and partners. We broadcast the entrepreneurial mindset all over Central Asia, supporting economic growth through education.
Mission: We make the world a better place through the development of education, research, and entrepreneurship
Vision: AlmaU is a world-class comprehensive university for people striving to contribute to the sustainable development of society
Values: Leadership, Innovativeness, Honesty and Openness, Responsibility, Upbringing and intergenerational continuity
Fast Facts: 5000+ students (5% international), 250 faculty (3% international), 130+ international partners
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2023-2024
Fall Semester 2023
August 28 – September 3
August 28 – December 10
October 16 - October 22
Mid Term 1
December 4 - December 10
Mid Term 2
December 11 - December 30
January 1 - January 14, 2024
Spring Semester 2024
January 15 - April 28
March 4 - March 10
April 22 - April 28
April 29 - May 12
Summer Semester 2024
May 13 - July 21
June 10 - June 16
July 8 - July 14
July 15 - May 21
Necessary documents such as copy of passport, application form* and digital photo 3x4 should be send by e-mail to
*Application form will be sent to the partner university
Required information that should be included in the nomination
Full names of the students, dates of birth, their study program, year of study, number of semesters completed, official transcripts and emails should be provided in the nomination.
* unless a different deadline is established by mutual agreement with partner university
(September - December)
(January - June)
(September - December)
(January - June)
August 30 - Constitution Day
October 25 - Republic Day
December 16,17 - Independence Day
December 31 - New Year’s Eve
January 1,2 - New Year
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 21-23 - Nauryz (spring equinox day)
May 1 - Unity Day
May 7 - Defender of the Fatherland Day
May 9 - Victory Day
July 6 - Astana Day
COURSE SELECTION PROCESS
Course list will be shared before the beginning of each semester (will be sent to incoming international students by email).
Students select their preferred courses (unless a different procedure is determined by bilateral agreements between sending and receiving institutions). The registration for chosen courses will be proceeded remotely by student coordinators.
The list of courses is sent to the incoming student in advance.
English language proficiency requirement
B1 level or higher
Updated on 1/06/2022
Online courses for 2022-2023 academic year (language of instruction - russian)
for fall 2022
Almaty Management University supports international students with application proceedings to get a study visa through provision of invitation letters and registration number from the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Almaty (http://mfa.gov.kz/en/).
Incoming students should also visit the website of the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in their countries to learn more about the documents required for visa application (medical insurance, validity of passport, 2 passport-sized photos, application form of host university, etc).
AlmaU supports international students in their search for accommodation, providing personal advice, and useful information to ensure that students can quickly find a place to call their own. Usually, prices start from 400$ depending on whether the choice is a private or a shared flat. Shared accommodation can be almost twice less expensive. The need of accommodation assistance should be mentioned in students’ application forms.
Health insurance is mandatory for all international students throughout their term of enrollment at Alma University. Proof of medical coverage must be submitted by the student before his/her arrival and start of exchange period (it shall be attached to application documents).
Please, note that valid international health insurance coverage is also one of the legal requirements while applying for Kazakh visa.
Welcome on arrival
AlmaU International Office and University staff will welcome international students and help them to settle into their new life, through mentor/buddy program; providing them with information materials, like e.g. Student Handbook; and organizing touristic trips inside and outside of the city.
Orientation week – COMPULSORY for all Incoming Exchange Students
AlmaU Academic Mobility Office provides an Introduction Days program for all international students few days before the start of each Semester. This compulsory session aims to integrate international students into new environment, inform them about University regulations and administrative matters (visa, residence permit and registration, health insurance, banking, mobile and internet provides, accommodation, transportation, student cards, academic expectations and standards).
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B (B+, B, B-)
C (C+, C, C-)
D (D+, D)
RULES FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF THE INCOMING ACADEMIC MOBILITY EXCHANGE PROGRAM
You can apply to Almaty Management University as an exchange student for one or two semesters, based on an agreement between your sending university and AlmaU. Once you are nominated as a candidate at your sending university, you must apply for an exchange through our international office.
1. NOMINATION BY YOUR UNIVERSITY
In order to apply for an exchange program at AlmaU, your university needs to have a valid agreement with Almaty University Management, and you need to be a candidate for study at AlmaU nominated by the International Office at your sending university. When your international office submits your candidacy, they should include information about your speciality, your training course and when you plan to come for an exchange.
2. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FOR EXCHANGE
Next, you must fill out the application form. Send us the scanned application form by e-mail and the original copy by mail. With the completed application form, you must send:
- Official transcript (in English and stamped at the university)
- A document showing the level of English proficiency with a minimum level of B1. (If you study in programs in Russian, a document issued by your sending university indicating the level of knowledge of the Russian language is also required)
- Scanned copy of your passport
- Color photo (passport size)
- Visa application form
3. APPLICATION FORM
4. GET YOUR ENTRY LETTER
After we receive your application and the department at AlmaU approves your application, we will send you an official confirmation letter with which you will apply for a student visa at the nearest Kazakh embassy / consulate in your country.
* Additional documents may be required if necessary, and special conditions may apply in some countries.
5. STUDENT VISA
AlmaU helps foreign students apply for a student visa by providing invitation letters and a registration number from the Consular Services Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Almaty.
An exchange student should also visit the website of the embassy and / or consulate general of Kazakhstan in their countries to learn more about the documents required for applying for a visa (health insurance, passport validity, 2 passport size photographs, 2 confirmation letters, and etc.).
Health insurance is compulsory for all international students throughout the entire period of study at AlmaU. The student must provide a copy of health insurance prior to his arrival and the beginning of the exchange period (it is attached to the application).
Please note that current international health insurance is also one of the legal requirements when applying for a Kazakhstan visa.
6. PROCEDURES AFTER STAY
Visit the Inbound Mobility Coordinator, who will provide you with the necessary documents and to whom you will provide the original certificates from your country.
All students must be registered with the Migration Police within 5 days of arrival. This rule applies if he lives in the country for more than 5 days. If a foreign student has a visa to Kazakhstan, he must notify the staff / coordinators of the international office on the day of arrival, since the university must notify the migration police in writing form. Please, take this very seriously! If the student fails to complete the registration procedure in the migration police service on time, this may face a fine of $ 1,000, and may also be barred from entering the country for 5 years.
The staff of Almaty University Management help foreign students in finding housing, provide advice on drafting contracts. Typically, prices range from 200 to 400 euros, depending on the location of the apartment and the number of rooms. Shared accommodation can be almost half the price. The need for assistance in accommodation should be mentioned in advance in the questionnaires when applying for an exchange.