Postgraduate and  professional education at the Kazakh National Medical University named after S.D. Asphendiyarov  offers training in Residency and at Master’s and Doctoral (PhD) levels.


  • Residency (in the Republic of Kazakhstan)  is a form of obtaining postgraduate medical education on clinical specialties in-depth (will be obligated for all clinical specialties since 2014)
  • Residency programs  provide clinical training and profound specialized training in relevant speciality
  • Prior education for those wishing to learn the Residency is a basic medical education, medical degree and internship
  • The duration of Residency ranges from 2 to 4 years depending on the specialization and previous training program
  • Those, who started Residency Training Programs and successfully pass the government’s attestation, will be awarded by a specialist’s qualification (according to the chosen speciality).


 Specialties of  Residency:

Name of specialization Training dates
1 Obstetrics and Gynecology 3 years
2. Endocrinology, including Children 2 years
3. Otorhinolaryngology, including Children 3 years
4. Cardiology, including Children 3 years
5. Ophthalmology, including children 3 years
6. Pediatrics 2 years
7. Neonatology 2 years
8. Infectious diseases, including Children 2 years
9. Dermatovenereology, including Children 2 years
10. Neuropathology, including Children 2 years
11. Oncology, including Children 2 years
12. Pathological anatomy, including Children 2 years
13. Psychiatry 2 years
14. Child psychiatry 2 years
15. Radiology 2 years
16. Radiation therapy 2 years
17. Dentistry, including Children 2 years
18. Traumatology and Orthopedics, including Children 3 years
19. Phthisiology, including Children 2 years
20. General surgery 3 years
21. Angiosurgeons, including Children 4 years
22. Heart surgery, including Children 4 years
23. Pediatric Surgery 3 years
24. Oral and maxillofacial surgery, including Children 3 years
25. Allergology and Immunology, including Children 2 years
26. Rheumatology, including Children 2 years
27. Urology and andrology, including Children 3 years
28. Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics 2 years
29. Nephrology, including Children 2 years
30. Sports Medicine 2 years
31. General practitioner / family medicine 2 years



         The purpose of residency training is to prepare physicians to work independently to provide tertiary care in accordance with the principles of evidence-based medicine and the latest developments in medical diagnostic, pharmaceutical technologies. The main objective of the residency is to prepare highly competitive professionals  in accordance with international labor standards.


  Individuals who have mastered the residency training programs and successfully passed the state certification, is  awarded  the qualification  of a specialist (in accordance with the chosen specialty).


An application process for Master’s degree, Residency, Postgraduate and Doctoral levels  and Research Institutions is conducted from  the 20th of June to the 20th of July.

Entrance exams to the Residency are carried out from the 1st  to the 20th of August, enrollment is up to 31st of August.
Applicants for  Residency  have to pass the  following entrance exams:

1) in  one of the foreign languages (English, French, German);

2) speciality.
Foreign citizens entering the Residency  have to pass the  following  exams:

1) Kazakh or Russian languages (the language of instructions);

2) Speciality.