Kyrgyzstan is one of the Central Asian countries bordered by Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is a mountainous country, 93% part of its territory is located at over 1000 meters above sea level. Lake Issyk-Kul in the north-eastern Tian-Shan mountains is the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca. The highest peaks are in the Kakshaal-Too range, forming the Chinese border. Peak Jengish Chokusu, at 7,439 m (24,400 feet), is the highest point and is considered by geologists to be the northernmost peak over 7,000 m (23,000 feet) in the world. Heavy snowfall in winter leads to spring floods. This water runoff from the mountains is also used to generate electricity.
The climate of Kyrgyzstan is a sharply continental climate with very hot summers and cold winters in the mountain regions. Approximately 247 days a year are shiny. The Temperature in January varies between -4o to -14oc; in July varies between +12o to +40oc. In winter warm clothes are needed and in summer light clothes such as shorts, T-Shirts are essential. In Kyrgyzstan, one can see the transition from the subtropical climate of the Fergana valley and semi-desert of the Chui and Talas valleys to the eternal frost of the mountains.In the valleys winter time is warmer than in mountains. Because of this light clothes are appropriate in summer, but in winter, medium to warm clothes are essential.
The capital, Bishkek, is situated in the Chui valley in the north of the country, between the Talas valley in the west and the eastern Issyk-Kul region. It was founded in 1878 and originally was called Pishpek, which is the name of the wooden paddle with which the Kyrgyz make their Kymyz (Kumiss - fermented mare's milk), the national drink. Later, during the Soviet Union period, it was named Frunze after the famous Russian General Mikhail Frunze. At the time of Independence in 1991, it was renamed Bishkek.
Like Kyrgyzstan generally, the climate is Continental-which means hot summers and cold winters. The average annual temperature is -10C. The atmosphere is generally dry with rainfall occurring mostly in spring. There is an average of 322 days of sunshine per year. There are two rivers flowing through the city - The Alamedin and Ala-Archa - both tributaries of the River Chui. Also, the grand Chui Canal flows through the city. The city is said to be the greenest in Central Asia with more trees per head of population than any other.
THE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYRGYZSTAN (IUK) was established in March 1993 by a decree of the President of Kyrgyz Republic that gave the University a status of an international higher education institution. The founders of IUK are the Ministry of culture and education, National Academy of Sciences, and San Francisco State University. In short period of time, the IUK has become one of the leading higher education institutions of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asian region. The IUK awards diplomas of the state standard.
The IUK is located in the building of the former Polytechnical College located in Bishkek – the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. It is one of the older and beautiful buildings of Bishkek that is located on Chui Prospect – a central street of the city, which once was a Great Silk Road. In addition to Bishkek campus, the University has three campuses which are located in following cities: Osh and Jalalabad(southern region of Kyrgyzstan) and in Karakol-city(Issyk – Kul region of Kyrgyzstan).
The IUK is a member of the World Association of Universities and Colleges (WAUC), Association of European Universities (EUA), European Association for International Education (EAIE), Global Alliance for Transnational Education (GATE), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), International Association of Universities under UNESCO.
The IUK was awarded International Gold Quality Star 2001, founded by the BID (Business Initiatives Directions)- the organization, which during the many years selects companies and institutions with strong activity and business, leadership, new technologies implementation, and innovation. In 2001 the IUK has entered to the list of 30 best universities of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
IUK is one of the higher educational institutions in Krgyzstan.Its medium of instruction is English. All classrooms are well equiped. There are 4 training laboratories in the ISM including a practical skills laboratory, equipped with phantoms and dummies. The clinical, biochemical, immunological,neurophysiological, bacteriological and radiological laboratories are currently in operation. Three information resource centers were launched with 4 local networks which are also put in operation. At the disposal of students, there are 111 units of computer equipment. All computers have access to the Internet. ISM has a library that contains a huge collection of medical books. Latest foreign editions of commonly used books are available in sufficient number.
ISM provides separate girls and boys hostels. A female warden is in responsibility for the safety of the girl students. Indian cooks work in hostel canteen. So student can enjoy Indian cuisine. Indian mess is also available at ISM which is run by Dr. Phano Bhushan Potu the ISM vide Dean.
General Medicine - 5 years of studies for school graduates with 12 years of educational experience (mostly for British Commonwealth citizens). This program is implemented with English as the language of instruction. The program is implemented with the use of integration and modules based training technology introduced in Kyrgyzstan with the technical support of World Health Organization experts and through the application of credit hours system.
At Present, Structurally, The ISM Has 6 Administrative Departments and 11 Academic Departments. There are 168 Teachers In The ISM Including 81 Teachers With Academic Degrees (48%).
Salient features of specialised MCI training include :
Medical Colleges in Kyrgyzstan are premium colleges that provide world-class medical education. It is the best choice for Indian students who hope to attain in a career in medicine. The teaching staffs in The Medical Universities Of Kyrgyzstan are world renowned and globally acclaimed professors that have the ability to turn students into doctors. The low cost of living and education make lithuania very attractive for Indian students to study MBBS abroad.
Kyrgyzstan is advancing in all sectors at breaking speed and is not showing any sign of slowing down. The country provides the best possible facilities for healthcare to education to transportation. Being part of such tremendous growth does wonder for your personal growth as well as providing all the necessities to satisfy anybody's standard of living. All of this is given to you at very affordable prices making Kyrgyzstan an optimum solution for study.
Many countries like India have very demanding and difficult entrance examinations that you need to crack before you can actually attend medical school. Such entrance tests have many times destroyed many MBBS dreams. In Kyrgyzstan, no such pressurizing exam exists and you are free to join any university of your choice. This is one of the main reasons that you should do your MBBS in Kyrgyzstan.
The fee structure of MBBS courses in Kyrgyzstan is lower than any other medical colleges in the world. They provide quality education that is on par with any college in the US or UK at a very budget-friendly price. Students studying MBBS in Kyrgyzstan have nothing to worry when it comes to financial matters.
All the hospitals affiliated to the MBBS Colleges in Kyrgyzstan where the students undertake internships are of the highest quality. They use the most advanced medical equipment and innovative medical practices. These hospitals have the capability of housing a large number of patients and students along with providing exquisite health care.
The Medical degree is globally acclaimed and is recognized by many international bodies such as World Health Organization, European Union, The International Medical Education Directory and General Medical Council, UK. Also, The MBBS colleges in Kyrgyzstan provide training for USMLE and other medical licensing examinations. The Kyrgyzstan Medical Colleges are recognized by the MCI. The Students who graduate from Kyrgyzstan will be allowed to sit for the MCI Screening Test.
Separate hostels are provided for international students with hot and cold water. Central heating is also provided in all hostels. All types of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are also provided. All this at a very low cost.
The attraction and admission of foreign, prospective students is conducted in cooperation with official Representatives, having offical agreements with ISM and relevant authorities.
Agreements between ISM and Official Representatives include the following liabilities:
-Promote Public relations in home country, check authenticity of students' documents, and guarantee that applicants have no other aims except for the aim to receive medical education while staying in the Kyrgyz Republic
Arrival and training expenses of foreign students at ISM include:
• Admission fee, tuition fee, hostel accommodation fee. These payments must be made according to ISM rules and procedures.
• Living expenses of foreign students in Kyrgyz Republic including food, extension of visa and registration fee as well as other expenses must be covered by students on their own, in compliance with ISM rules and procedures.
ISM Admission Requirements (necessary conditions)
Necessary documents (Originals) :
Necessary documents when being transferred from other Higher Medical Institution:
Passport and Visa Procedures
If you have decided to study at the International School of Medicine (ISM), you need to have the following when entering the Kyrgyz Republic (KR):
• Authorization on entry given on ISM application. • Consideration of request on visa support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of KR during 1 month. • Entry visa can be given out in diplomatic representation missions and consular departments of KR, abroad or consular agency at the "MANAS" airport.
After you have arrived at ISM
• Your passport shall be registered by Ministry of Interior of KR within 5 days from the date of arrival, excluding holidays and weekends.
• Assistance in registration and visa extension.
• Passports must be presented to the Department of International Affairs, 1 month before the expiry of visa.
• Failure to meet registration and visa terms results in fine, set by Ministry of Interior of KR.
Deadline for admission of international students depends on the selected program: Fall semester-Until 5th October
• Fall semester-Until 5th October
• Sprint semester - Until 5th February
• Postgraduate studies - During academic year
• PhD studies - During academic year