Kazakhstan, Almaty

KIMEP University

Bachelor, MBA

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KIMEP University is the oldest and largest US-style University in Central Asia.

It is an independent, not-forprofit educational institution serving a multicultural and multinational student body, situated on a modern campus in the center of Almaty, the
largest city in Kazakhstan. The University offers 17 taught in English degree programs.Total number of students enrolled in all programs – 3172. Students come from 28 different countries worldwide, including Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, the USA, the UK, Germany, China and South Korea. Students actively participate in extra-curricular activity forming in total 35 student organizations, including KIMEP Student Government (KSA). KIMEP University has established mutual agreements with 112 partner universities worldwide. This includes thirteen dual degree programs with institutions in Europe and South Korea.

The Country

Kazakhstan is by far the largest of the Central Asian states of the former Soviet Union. It has borders with Russia, China, and the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Kazakhstan is the world’s ninth biggest country by size, and it is more than twice the size of the other Central Asian states combined. Its lack of significant historical sites and endless featureless steppe have put many off Kazakhstan, while many still are captivated
by the emptiness and mystery of this Goliath state. It will be many travellers’ first port of call on their Central Asian adventure, and there is much for the intrepid traveller to enjoy. Kazakhstan is the richest country in Central Asia, due to its large oil and natural gas reserves. The country is also the largest landlocked country.

The City

Almaty is the former capital of Kazakhstan, and is still its largest city. Being a financial and cultural center of Central Asia, Almaty boasts moderately-sized tourist and expatriate communities. On a clear day you can see the beautifully rugged, snow capped mountains,
right at the city’s doorstep to the south. The city, in general, slopes from south to north which makes navigating the streets easy. If you are traveling uphill, you’re going south. There is also a small mountain range bordering the city to the east. Almaty is in the top 50 most expensive cities worldwide for expats to live in according to Mercer Human Research. Although Almaty dropped from 30th place in 2007 to 44th in 2008, it’s still more expensive than Toronto, Los Angeles or Hamburg. Nevertheless, it is a wonderful gateway to this undiscovered and distinctive country. Kazakh people are very kind and welcoming, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the hospitality.

Student Life

Every student at KIMEP University is part of the Students Unions that helps students get
involved, make friends and make the most of their time at College by organizing various


The Dormitory is conveniently located on KIMEP University campus in the center of Almaty
city. Dormitory has space for 424 students, accommodated in double and triple rooms. Besides
accommodation in the dormitory on KIMEP University Campus, we can offer you off-campus

Travel Opportunities

It is not by chance that a most beautiful city at the foot of the emerald Tien Shan ridges is
called a “garden city”. In spring, when is southern outskirts are buried in blossom of apple, apricot, and cherry gardens, the city becomes a fabulous sight. Its magnificent green attire and the grand panorama of the mountains distinguish Almaty from other cities. Exotic Almaty tourism is something that the traveler within one day can become a witness of the five climatic zones. Follow the path from the hot desert to the eternal snows. The natural complex of this region contributes to the prosperity of the various kinds of tourism.