You can apply to Almaty Management University (AlmaU) as an exchange student for one or two semesters based on a student exchange agreement between your home university and AlmaU.
Once you are nominated by your home university, you must apply for the exchange through our International Development Department. The following describes the nomination and application process for exchange students.
1. NOMINATION FROM YOUR HOME UNIVERSITY
To apply to AlmaU for Exchange Programme, your university needs to have a current Student Exchange Agreement with Almaty Management University and you need to be nominated to study at AlmaU by the International Office at your home university. When your International Office sends your nomination they must include information about your field of study, the year of your study and when you plan to come on your exchange.
2. SUBMIT YOUR EXCHANGE APPLICATION
You must then fill in the Application Form. Please send the scanned application form by email and the original copy by post. See the contact information.
Application form for Exchange Students
With your application form you must send:
June 30th for the Fall semester/full academic year
November 15th for the Spring semester
4. OBTAINING ACCEPTANCE LETTER
After we have received your application and your hosting school at AlmaU has approved your application, we will send you an Acceptance Letter with which you will apply for a Student Visa at the nearest Embassy/Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in your home country. You will also receive an Exchange Student Information Package with useful information.
* Additional documents may be required if necessary and special conditions may apply for some countries.
5. STUDENTS VISA
Almaty Management University supports international students with student application proceeders through provision of invitation letters and supporting registration number from the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Almaty (http://www.almau.edu.kz/en/9633).
Incoming student should also visit themselves the website of the Embassy General Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan in their home countries to learn more about documents required for visa application (medical insurance, validity of passport, 2 passport sized photos, 2 acceptance letters, etc.).
Health insurance is mandatory for all international students throughout their term of enrollment at Alma University. Proof of medical coverage must be submitted by the student before his/her arrival and start of exchange period (it shall be attached to application documents).
Please, note that valid international health insurance coverage is also one of the legal requirements while applying for visa to Kazakhstan.
6. AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL
1. Registration: Please contact the International Department or Academic Mobility Office staff immediately after your arrival in order to finalize your registration and pick up your University ID card.
All students have to be registered in the Migration Police within 5 days after arrival. This rule is applied if he stays in country more than 5 days. Please take this nuance very seriously! If student will not be registered, the border officer will penalize him when student exits the country. The fine is around $1000 US per person, and also traveler could lose the privilege of enter the country for next 5 years.
2. Accommodation: Off-Campus
Alma University supports international students in their search for accommodation, providing personal advice, and useful information to ensure that students can quickly find a place to call their own. Usually prices vary between 200 and 400 € depending on whether the choice is a private or a shared flat. Shared accommodation can be almost twice less expensive. The need of accommodation assistance should be mentioned in students’ application forms.