International | Exchange students

Exchange students

KIMEP University offers an exceptional education in a unique region of the world. Located in Almaty, the financial capital of Central Asia, students have the opportunity to experience Central Asian culture in a dynamic and modern environment.

The campus is secure and is located in the center of Almaty. Students are within walking distance to cafes, restaurants, concert halls and other fun entertainment venues. Close by, also, are the beautiful Tien Shan Mountains which provide skiing and snowboarding during the winter, scenic hiking trails, and a chance to breathe in fresh mountain air.

We encourage you to choose KIMEP UNIVERSITY as your destination for exchange program as along with the high standard academic programs you will experience unforgettable environment of diverse student body and faculty community, unique cultural atmosphere, and picturesque panorama of mountains, steps, forests, valleys, and deserts just in one place. Exchange period at KIMEP will enable you to gain valuable international experience, make new friends, and study Kazakh, Russian and other languages.

KIMEP University offers one or two semesters for exchange, and the freedom to take courses from across our undergraduate and master programs following prerequisites requirements. Our campus offers a world-class library and research resources. Student life is dynamic and varied as you will have the opportunity to mingle with Kazakhstan and international students and faculty and participate in extracurricular activities of every sort and kind.

All exchange programs with KIMEP University’s partners are governed by the following general rules (although exceptions are possible in certain cases depending on an agreement): The two institutions agree to exchange students on a reciprocal basis students are expected to study abroad for one or two semesters only. Partner universities provide a dormitory place or assistance in finding accommodation for exchange students.

Students pay their tuition fee and student fee to the home university and are exempt from paying tuition fee at the host institute. In some cases, depending on the agreement with the host university the student fee is paid to the host university.

Students are responsible for all expenses, usually including meals, accommodation, transportation, medical insurance, visa, personal expenses, etc.

Exchange students remain registered at their home university, but the courses they take at a partner university can generally be counted towards their degree at their home institution. Generally, applicants are selected by the home university; however, the final decision is made by the host university.

Applicants for exchange programs should meet the following general criteria:

  1. Be a regular student at the home university
  2. Have GPA of 2.67 and above
  3. Have a solid command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.0)

Such expenses, like meals, accommodation, transport and personal expenses are the responsibility of the individual student. For more information on the financial expenses please consult the International Exchange Student Guide.