Guidelines for Incoming Student Mobility

Within the Bilateral Agreements between our partner universities, students who are interested to spend one semester or an academic year at Ala-Too International University can enroll in the international students mobility program. AIU is open to all undergraduate/ graduate students from all partner universities:

Eligibility Criteria:

● The candidates cannot be enrolled in their first and last semester of their studies
● English language level B2 minimum
● GPA score - 70 minimum

Required Documents for Application:

● Official nomination letter from Home university
● Incoming student Application Form
● Certificate of English Language Proficiency
● Official Transcript of records
● Learning Agreement
● Copy of International Passport

Application Procedure:

● Applicants have to submit Required Documents before the deadline
- spring semester - November 30th
- fall semester – May 15th
● Consideration of the documents can take maximum two weeks. Selected courses along with credit hours at home and host universities must coincide at least for 80%, that after returning from mobility programme the courses along with credit hours can be accepted at home university. Hence applicants have to choose the disciplines very accurately in assistance with head of departments. Final decision will be taken by IRO and Hosting Department
● The letter of acceptance will be mailed to successful students together with registration documents to the mailing address given on the application form.
● Applicants those who are accepted don't have to pay tuition fee to AIU for mobility semester, hence have to cover their accommodation, meals, travel, insurance and visa expenses.

Visa procedure:

● International Relations Office will send Invitation Letter in case the documents are found satisfactory
● Before arrival students are advised to have adequate medical insurance coverage especially for hospitalization cases. Nonetheless, treatment for minor illnesses with minimal fees charged can be obtained at the AIU Students’ Health Office.
● At the airport Manas in Bishkek students can get a month or three months student visa for living and studying in Kyrgyz Republic. IRO is responsible for visa extension.
● Applicant must provide information about his/her arrival (ticket details) by e-mail to
● IRO will provide airport pick and suggest accommodation.
● Dormitories and communal facilities are provided for students. Accommodation requests will only be considered whether the form submitted at least 1 months before the expected date of arrival. Students may also choose other private housing best suited to their lifestyle and location on their own.
● Extracurricular social activities. For the full benefit of their stay at AIU, students are encouraged to participate in activities organized by student clubs or associations. A wide range of student activities are organized at the department, faculty, and university levels. By participating in the activities, students will have the opportunities to learn about Kyrgyz culture and the experience of studying in Kyrgyz Republic.

Contact Information:

Dinara Egemberdieva
International Programmes Coordinator
(Partnership, Mobility, Erasmus+ KA1)
Office of International Relations
Room No: 212, 2nd Floor, A Block
Phone number: +996 312 63 14 25 (internal 10-27)