South Kazakhstan State University

country rank  48
world rank  8416

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University Overview

Established in 1943, South Kazakhstan State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized city of Shymkent (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), South Kazakhstan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, South Kazakhstan State University (SKSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. South Kazakhstan State University (SKSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 77 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Kazakhstani higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Location

Address 5 Tauke khan avenue
Shymkent (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
160012 South Kazakhstan
T +7 (7252) 53 50 48
F +7 (7252) 21 01 41

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office K. Ryskulbekov str., ¹1, ¹13
Shymkent 160012
+7 (7252) 21 33 47
(7252) 21 41 54

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Akkreditierungsagentur fur Studiengange der Ingenieurwissenschaften-der Informatik-der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik ASIIN

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)
  • Eurhodip

Academic Structure


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