Many Indian students pursuing medicine at the Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty have been denied hostel facilities by the university and asked to look for alternate accommodation on their own. This has put the affected students under severe hardship. The Embassy is making efforts to resolve the situation. However, the Indian students wishing to pursue medicine at the Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty are advised not to do so until the matter is resolved amicably.

All students wishing to pursue studies in Kazakhstan may also note that the Ministry of Education and Science of the Government of Kazakhstan has issued an Order on Jan 22, 2016, according to which all educational institutions in Kazakhstan are obliged to provide hostel accommodation to only those foreign students who are enrolled under an international or inter-governmental agreement. Future students are therefore advised to take note of this regulation and seek admission only when the concerned university gives specific written guarantees to provide them hostel accommodation notwithstanding the new regulation.