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The 20 best universities in Kazakhstan 2018


Such universities, as Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University, S.Seifullin Kazakh AgroTechnical University, E. A. Buketov Karaganda State University, as well as Karaganda State Technical University, which received the highest scores, made it to the ranking.


An important factor of the competitive advantage of a higher education institution is its reputation in the national and international markets for educational services. Today, ratings have become one of the main barometers of the global education market and tools for shaping social preferences.


The National Rating of the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating allows Kazakh universities to determine their positions, assess the competitiveness of educational services, promote high-quality work of the university, and, most importantly, attract more students and expand the scope of attractiveness for employers.


The ranking of higher educational institutions is becoming an integral tool of the education system and arouses great interest among the public.


The rating of Kazakh universities, conducted by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating since 2014, is a list of the best universities in the Republic of Kazakhstan, evaluated within the framework of important criteria:

- concentration of talented students, teachers and researchers;

- academic mobility of students and faculty;

- quality of training and employment of graduates;

- high level of interaction between the university and employers;

- competitiveness of scientific publications of teachers, doctoral students and undergraduates.


It should be noted that the IAAR National rating is recognized by the public as a tool to increase the competitiveness of universities, contributing to the growth of the export potential of educational services, the main resource that guides students in choosing the future direction of personal development.


It is important to say that the National Rating of the demand for higher education institutions, conducted by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Ranking, takes into account the diversity of educational organizations of the republic and their characteristics.


Applications for participation in the IAAR National Rating were submitted by 75 higher educational institutions of the republic, however, 17 educational institutions were excluded due to incorrect filling. The General Rating 2018 includes 58 universities, of which 6 are national, 21 are state, 7 are joint-stock companies, and 24 are private educational organizations.


The result of the digital ranking made it possible to present the following data and inform applicants, parents, employers, the general public and other interested persons through the media, the official website of IAAR:

- General Kazakh Universities Ranking 2018 Top 20.

- Ranking of Kazakh Universities on Bachelor Degree Programs (by areas of study).

- Ranking of Kazakh Universities on Mastar`s Degree Programs.

- Ranking of Kazakh Universities on PhD Programs.


General Universities Ranking Top 20, conducted by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating is determined by summing all the key indicators according to the key ranking criteria.


The first three leaders are the higher educational institutions, which scored the maximum number of indicators for each direction of educational training programs.


The following positions of the rating are shared by universities that have an assessment of their competitiveness level of educational training programs of specialists, presented in several directions, priority for the university.


Thus, the multi-vector rating of the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating, covering various spheres of activity of universities, provides a detailed picture of the potential, resources and priorities for their further development, and also contributes to the prestige and recognition of educational institutions. All this is the fundamental factor of choice for applicants - the place of study, and for parents, employers and society - high trust.


General Kazakh Universities Ranking Top 20


Place University Scores
1 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University 281 259
2 L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University 148 406
3 M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University 69 770
4 S.Seifullin Kazakh AgroTechnical University
E. A. Buketov Karaganda State University
45 799-43 642
5 Karaganda State Technical University 38 458
6 Kazakh National Agrarian University
Turan University
32 238-31 403
7 K.Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University
Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University
Kazakh State Women Pedagogical University
Almaty Technological University
27 775-26 583
8 Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University
S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University
Marat Ospanov West Kazakhstan State Medical University
26 431-22 809
9 D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University
Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages
Kazakh National Academy of Arts, named after T.K. Zhurgenov
20 663-19 902
10 Zhangir Khan West Kazakhstan Agricultural & Technical University
Almaty University of Energy and Communication
Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda State University
16 923-15 757
11 Makhambet Utemisov West Kazakhstan State University
South Kazakhstan State Pedagogical University
15 024-14 996
12 Zhetysu State University named after I.Zhansugurov
International Educational Corporation
Narxoz University
Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory
13 920-12 271
13 Aktobe University named after S. Baishev
Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade
Suleyman Demirel University
North-Kazakhstan State University named after M. Kozybayev
10 612-9038
14 Kokshetau State University named after Sh. Ualikhanov
Rudny Industrial Institute
Semey State Medical University
Egyptian University of Islamic Culture Nur-Mubarak
15 Karaganda State Industrial University
Syrdariya University
Kazakh University of Technology and Business
University of Foreign Languages and Business Career
Kazakh Academy of Sports & Tourism
Kokshetau University named after A. Myrzahmetov
16 Caspian Public University
West Kazakhstan Innovation and Technology University
I. Altynsarin Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute
Almaty University
Kazakhstan Engineering and Technology University
Turan-Astana University
17 M. Saparbayev South-Kazakhstan Humanitarian Institute
Almaty Academy of Economics and Statistics
L. B. Goncharov Kazakh Road Academy
18 Almaty Management University
Kazakh-Russian International University
Kainar University
19 Innovative University of Eurasia
Academy of Civil Aviation
20 Kazakhstan Engineering and Pedagogical University of Friendship of Peoples
M.Dulatov Kostanay Engineering and Economic University
Atyrau Oil and Gas University




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