South Kazakhstan State University

South Kazakhstan State University Ranking

country rank: 32
world rank: 6757

University Overview

South Kazakhstan State University, founded in 1943, is a non-profit public higher education institution in Shymkent’s rural setting (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). South Kazakhstan State University (SKSU) is a large coeducational Kazakhstani higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students). South Kazakhstan State University (SKSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. For more information, see the Topuniversitieslist degree levels and study areas matrix. This 77-year-old Kazakhstani university has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. This Kazakhstani higher education institution is moderately selective, with admission rates ranging from 40 to 50 percent. Applicants from outside the United States are welcome to apply. A library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services, are all available to students at SKSU.

South Kazakhstan State University Ranking

University Identity

Name South Kazakhstan State University
Acronym SKSU
Founded 1943

University Location

Address 5 Tauke khan avenue Shymkent 160012 Shymkent Kazakhstan
Tel +7 (7252) 53 50 48
Fax +7 (7252) 21 01 41

Yearly Tuition Range

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 (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
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) Eurhodip

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