Bachelor of Medical Sciences
The Bachelor of Medical Science Degree (Pre-Medicine) Program is a full-time, undergraduate program providing professional qualifications after four years of study leading to the Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree.
The Program is specifically designed for those students who are interested in entering our MD program to become highly qualified physicians. It will allow reducing the time for training physicians from 8 to 7 years.
The Program is concentrating on the development of the scientific competencies of students rather than just creating a set of academic courses that are necessary for the completion of the program.
Taking into consideration the rapid development of biomedical sciences, it is very important to build a strong scientific foundation for future physicians during their pre-medicine years that will reduce the time necessary for teaching and reviewing knowledge of fundamental science during medical school years, and allow students to spend more time to learn complex and more recently discovered scientific findings. Premedical students should have a solid knowledge of basic biomedical sciences and understand their relation to the physical sciences and mathematics. In addition, considering the importance of human contact to be a good physician, it is crucial that premedical students have knowledge in the area of humanities and social sciences.
A student will have the opportunity to progress to our MD program without MCAT. However, acceptance to and completion of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Pre-Medicine) program does not guarantee progression to the MD program. The MD Progression Committee, established at NUSOM, will decide if a student progresses based on the following criteria: an interview with the MD Progression Committee, GPA of 3.0 or above, professional behavior during the program, extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, additional documents requested by the MD Progression Committee.
In the first two years, the Medical Sciences program utilizes the undergraduate core curriculum with courses in various areas of natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to broaden academic experience and to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes needed for successful completion of the program. In the first half of the third year, students will take courses in the area of biomedical sciences to prepare them for the advanced courses to be taken in their fourth year of study. In addition, the second half of the third year will be dedicated to a capstone project that will help students develop their research skills by designing a research study in the area of biomedical sciences, conducting experiments, and collecting, interpreting, statistically analyzing, and presenting the obtained data. The fourth year will be dedicated to more advanced courses that are taught in the first year of medical school. This approach will allow students to obtain knowledge and understanding of complex pathological processes in health and disease.
How to apply
STEP 1. Create your personal account
Register on www.admissions.nu.edu.kz portal to create a Personal Account. Read the instructions about the application procedure given in your Personal account.
STEP 2. Complete your Application Form and attach the required documents
Fill out the application form and attach the required documents:
STEP 3. Pay an application fee and finish the registration process
Finish the registration process by pressing the “Pay and Submit application” button. After submission applicants can’t change their applications.
The application fee is paid online via your Personal account with a bank card. The amount to pay is 5 000 tenge. Please be kindly informed that the application fee increases 3 times its established amount for applicants who pay the application fee within the last two weeks before the first officially approved deadline and during the extension period for application for participation in the admissions process for the Undergraduate programs (except Bachelor in Nursing (2-year) program of the School of Medicine). All application fees are non-refundable.
Step 4. Upload IELTS/TOEFL certificates
Upload IELTS/TOEFL results/certificates in your personal account in the section "Upload IELTS/TOEFL" and fill up the required information about the certificate.
Check your e-mail for notifications from the NU Admissions Department and your personal account to learn about your application status.
If you experience any difficulties with the registration or online application, please contact email@example.com. Refer to your IIN and/or Applicant ID while sending us your requests.
Mandatory entry requirements for all categories
*Superscoring does not apply to IELTS/TOEFL
**IELTS Online or IELTS Indicator, TOEFL iBT Home Edition or TOEFL PDT are not considered
***IELTS/TOEFL test certificates are considered valid if their results do not expire by the 1st of August of the relevant academic year to which Applicants are applying. Results of a test, taken before August 1, 2022, are not considered in the competition.
List of documents to be submitted by the applicants for online registration
List of the applicants’ documents for online application
List of documents to be submitted by the applicants for online registration for enrollment
1. An original of a nationally recognized certificate stating completion of a secondary school, technical, vocational or post-secondary school.
2. An original of a NIS Grade 12 Certificate or A-level certificate (only for A-level/ NIS Grade 12 Certificate category applicants).
3. An original of an IB Diploma Programme with transcript (only for IB Diploma Programme graduates).
Important dates for those who are applying for the 2024-2025 academic year:
Online Application period deadline:
Selection process and enrollment
Description of the status assigned to the applicant at every competition stage.
Status is placed in the order of assignment to the applicant in the Personal account.
Does not meet the entry requirements. The applicant does not meet the minimum requirements of the program and is put down after checking the application forms and documents by the University's Admission Department.
Withdrawn. The status is assigned to applicants who refused to participate in the competition for the undergraduate program before the decision of the Admissions Committee is released
Recommended for admission. The applicant is recommended for admission by the Admissions Committee and an admission offer will be sent.
Waiting list. The applicant is on the waiting list. They meet the minimum requirements of the program, but due to lower scores, they are at the bottom of the ranking. Such applicants should expect a notification from the University, as there is a chance that offers may be sent if one of the previously recommended applicants refuses to enroll.
Rejected by Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee rejected the applicant after reviewing his/her documents, without placing him/her on the waiting list or after the closing of the competition.
Refused admission offer. The applicant was recommended for admission but refused to study at NU.
Refused in favor of CPS. This status is available to the applicants who applied both to NUFYP and undergraduate programs. The applicant rejected to study in the undergraduate program in favor of the NUFYP. This status is given after the written refusal of the applicant to study at the Undergraduate program or if the applicant was on the waiting list and before receiving the letter of invitation to the Undergraduate program, confirmed his admission to the NUFYP program. In this latter case, the offer letter is not sent.
Guarantee fee paid. The applicant was recommended for enrollment and paid the mandatory guarantee fee.
Accepted admission offer. The status is assigned to applicants who have received letters of invitation to study, agreed to and fulfilled the conditions of the University - paid the guarantee fee, and submitted the original documents for enrollment
Did not come to Orientation week/Refused. This status is given to applicants who have agreed to study, submitted the original documents, but did not participate in the Orientation Week of the School. Applicants from the waiting list can be invited to the established vacant seats, if available.
Enrolled. The applicant is enrolled, and the status is assigned after the decision of the Provost on enrollment, which designates that the applicant officially becomes a student of the University.
Enrolled conditionally. The applicant is enrolled with a condition to submitting the original the attestat before the specified deadline.
Did not submit the documents/refused. The applicant did not provide the originals of the documents within the specified period. This means that the applicant refuses to study at the University.
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Year 3: Semester 1 (Fall Term)
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