Guidelines for Incoming Erasmus Students

Within the Erasmus+KA171 Inter institutional Agreements between our European partner universities, students who are interested to spend one semester at Ala-Too International  University can enroll in the Erasmus+ international students mobility program. AIU is open to all undergraduate/ graduate students from all EU 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 - 80 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 a maximum of two weeks

  • Selected courses along with credit hours at home and host universities must coincide at least for 70%, so that after returning from the 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 the head of departments.

  • Acceptance letters are sent to incoming students as soon as the documents are confirmed by the departments. 

Tuition fees:

  • Exchange students don't have to pay tuition fees to AIU for mobility semester, hence have to cover their accommodation, meals, travel, insurance and visa expenses from Erasmus grant.

Visa procedure:

EU residents have visa free privileges (up to 60 days) to Kyrgyz Republic. The International Relations Office will send an Invitation Letter in case you need a visa to enter Kyrgyz Republic. 

  • Citizens of 45 countries listed below can stay in Kyrgyzstan for up to 60 days: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,  Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vatican.

  • Citizens of 2 countries can stay in Kyrgyzstan for up to 90 days: Mongolia and Turkey.

  • Citizens of the following countries can stay in Kyrgyzstan for up to 30 days: Malaysia.

  • Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa to Kyrgyzstan without a Letter of Invitation (LOI): Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Indonesia, Israel, Macedonia. Mexico, Montenegro, Oman, Philippines, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam.

  • Detailed information, list of countries in details, regulation processes you can find at the official web-page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

  • After the expiration of visa free days, AIU IRO is responsible for visa extension till the end of your study period. 

  • If you want to enter with the visa from the first day, AIU will apply for visa support to the Department of Consular Service of the Kyrgyz Republic. After receiving favorable confirmation from the government visa agency the applicant will be issued a Visa. Issuance of Visa lies solely on decision of government visa agency.

  • Applicant has to arrive to Kyrgyz Republic in three months from the date mentioned in Visa

  • Applicant must provide information about his/her arrival, ticket details, etc by e-mail to

Health Insurance:

  • 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.


  • Dormitories and communal facilities are provided for students. Accommodation requests will only be considered whether the accommodation request is submitted at least 2 months before the expected date of arrival. Students may also choose other private housing best suited to their lifestyle and location on their own.

Life expenses: 


Cost per month



Private rent 


Household bills (private rent)


Internet (private rent)




Food shopping (private rent )

Food shopping (accommodation)



Hobbies, gym, going out


Mobile phone



~$245 (Accommodation)

~$397 - $517 (Private Rent)


Other expenses: 

  • Taxi price from the university to the center of city is ~$2-3 for one way trip 

  • Dinner or lunch in cafes is ~$10 per person

  • Street-food is ~$3,5 per person

  • Traveling in Kyrgyzstan is $~20 per day depends on the region

Accommodation cost includes: 

  • everyday breakfast and dinner, and 3 meals at the weekend. 

  • internet 

  • laundry and ironing room

  • snacks 

  • interactives and seminars for residents 

(6 persons live in a room with their own bed and closet). 

Note: This is the average of living expenses. Expenses can vary depending on students' lifestyle. Prices for private rent can also vary depending on different situations. 

Exchange Student’s life at AIU: 

  • AIU IRO ensures that incoming mobility participants from host universities are afforded the same academic treatment and access to facilities as regular domicile students. 

  • AIU creates conditions for incoming students to join social organizations (student associations, sports clubs, music or theater groups, debating societies, etc.) within the HEI. 

  • Doctoral students can spend one semester at AIU doing their research, visiting research seminars related to their research topics, conferences, symposia organized by AIU or other Kyrgyz HEI. 

  • AIU IRO and Faculty Coordinators are responsible to accompany incoming students during their stay in AIU and facilitate the carrying out of their planned mobility program. They introduce them with students, professors and organize academic and cultural programs to learn Kyrgyz culture, traditions and values.

  • Responsible people at AIU will be available during the whole mobility period to provide help to solve any problems which might arise.

  • A wide range of student activities are organized at the department, faculty, and university levels. For the full benefit of their stay at AIU, incoming students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular social activities. By participating in the activities, students will have the opportunities to learn more about Kyrgyz culture and the experience of studying in Kyrgyz Republic.

  • Link to the academic calendar and national holidays you can find here 


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)