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Kyrgyz National University named after Zhusup Balasagyn

Address: 547 Frunze Street, Bishkek 720033, Kyrgyzstan

Description Kyrgyz National University named after Zhusup Balasagyn

  • Established: 1925
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyz National University named after Zhusup Balasagyn (Kyrgyz National University, KNU) was founded in 1925 and is the highest state educational institution of Kyrgyzstan. The university is among the top 5 best universities in the country, occupying the 3rd position in the ranking.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Kyrgyz National University named after Zhusup Balasagyn

Program name


  • Dates: year-round.

KNU undergraduate programs are implemented at 19 faculties, covering the natural sciences and the humanities:

  • Biology and ecology
  • Geography and tourism
  • Journalism
  • Foreign languages
  • IT technology
  • The story
  • Philology
  • Math
  • International relationships
  • Pedagogy
  • Management
  • Physics, Electronics and Chemistry
  • The economy
  • Right.


  • Dates: year-round.

The master's curriculum allows you to expand the knowledge gained during training in undergraduate studies and is aimed at developing professional skills in the selected field.

Graduate school

  • Dates: year-round.

Postgraduate programs are intended for applicants who wish to improve their professional competencies, and allow the training of qualified scientific specialists.

Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round.

Doctoral study programs are intended for candidates of science who wish to engage in more research activities and possess scientific achievements in the relevant field. At the end of the program, a diploma is issued, and after defending a dissertation, a doctorate is awarded.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides its students with a hostel. To check in, you must provide:

  • Rector's application
  • Petition
  • Copy of passport
  • Certificate from the place of study / work
  • Medical examination certificate
  • 3x4 photo (4 pcs.)
  • Certificate of the state register (family students, undergraduates, graduate students).


  • In 2018, undergraduate educational programs: “Mathematics”, “Pedagogy”, “Philology” won prizes in an independent rating of educational institutions
  • In 2018, 15 master's programs passed the state accreditation procedure
  • The university has developed international exchange programs and language internships.
  • KNU has 7 dissertation councils in 15 scientific fields
  • The university has programs for in-depth study of foreign languages (Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, etc.).

Equipment Kyrgyz National University named after Zhusup Balasagyn

The university is located in the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. The material and technical base of the university includes its own library and sports facilities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

To enter the university you must provide:

  • Certificate of Education (original)
  • Republican Testing Certificate (original)
  • Passport / Birth Certificate
  • Copy of registration certificate or military ID (for male applicants)
  • 3x4 photo (6 pcs.)
  • Medical certificate (form 086).

Additional documents (certificates of death of parents, conclusion of medical and social examination, diplomas of olympiads, etc.) can be provided by an applicant if he applies for benefits established by the legislation of Kyrgyzstan.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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