About the University

The Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, is not only the students, in whose eyes you can see his burning passion for the university, but a separate world, where you can find a place for everyone who wants to reach the top.


Student life should be filled with bright flashes, impressive memories and only the university can achieve any goals. Endless chain of young, ambitious professionals who can provide a huge space for all ideas and implement them. The company of good friends, unforgettable discoveries of pleasant moments. Irresistible desire to create maximum conditions for each of us. The whole atmosphere of warmth.


Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is an oldest universities established in the year 1934. The University is located in the city of Almaty. The University is ranked as165th place by QS World Ranking. The University is in 100 hectares and is one of the largest campus of Kazakhstan.


The International Relations Department, one of the most prominent and prestigious institutions within al-Farabi KazNU, celebrated its twenty third anniversary this year. Due to its academic and teaching advancement, the International students Department has gained its prominent place within the academia of Kazakhstan and Internationally.


The university consists of 16 functioning faculties, 67 departments, 32 scientific research institutes and centers, a techno-park; more than 2000 professors, doctors, scientific candidates and PhD’s, more than 100 academicians of the largest academies, more than 40 honored figures of the Republic of Kazakhstan, about 40 laureates of State and nominal awards of RK and 40 laureates of the young scientists’ awards, 47 fellows of state scientific fellowships. More than 18000 students and masters at the multilevel system of higher professional education study in the university. Al-Farabi cooperate with 418 largest international universities of the world on the realization of joint international educational programs, exchange programs for students and internship