Kazakhstan and Almaty Guide
A dynamic and exciting country. Its fascinating geography and history make it a great place to live, study, work and visit.
DMU Kazakhstan's campus is located in the heart of Almaty. Rich with history, modern successes and a diverse heritage.
The city’s natural beauty alone is a good reason to study in Almaty. Almaty is situated in the south-eastern part of Kazakhstan. With the backdrop of the gorgeous Zailiysky Alatau mountains, it’s the perfect place for students looking for a picturesque city to study in.
With a relatively low cost of living, Almaty is also very affordable for students.
Almaty has a great choice of shops, restaurants, bars, and a lively mix of music, film, sport, comedy and culture as well as lots of green spaces within and surrounding the boundaries. It’s ‘the perfect size’ – big and historic enough to impress, yet compact, friendly and safe enough to call home.
After lectures you can go for a hike in the beautiful natural areas surrounding Almaty. With routes for beginners, as well as for more experienced hikers, all students can enjoy the stunning backdrop of the city.
See for yourself Kazakhstan, one of the world’s best kept secrets.
In the winter the mountains convert to glorious ski slopes – a perfect opportunity to rent some ski equipment and race down those slopes, heading into the city for something to eat and drink in one of the many bars and restaurants in the area.
If skiing isn’t for you, Almaty has many other attractions, including a zoo, several stadiums (which host a variety of concerts and sport games throughout the year) and botanical gardens, meaning you’ll always be able to find something interesting to do.
Kazakhstan Public Holidays
- January, 1 - 2 New Year
- March, 8 International Women’s Day
- March, 21-23 Nauryz holiday
- May, 1 Kazakhstan's People Solidarity Holiday
- May, 7 Defenders’ day
- May, 9 Victory Day
- July, 6 Capital Day
- August, 30 Constitution Day of the RK
- October, 25 Republic Day
- December, 16 - 17 Kazakhstan Independence Day