Why Choose UCA?

UCA offers the best and brightest of Central Asia a unique educational opportunity.

5 Reasons to Choose UCA

  • 7 international academic partner universities
  • English immersion environment
  • 65% of faculty members have PhDs
  • 75% international and 25% Central Asian faculty
  • 100% Internet connectivity throughout the campuses

Meet the Faculty

Lucy Palmer,
Visiting Faculty in
Communications and Media
Neal Gallagher,
Visiting Professor
in Computer Science
Rebekah Ramsay,
Senior Lecturer of History

"At UCA, we are like a big family, and all members are very kind to each other. Our teachers are truly concerned about our academic success and are always ready to help. We have made many close friends, and you will often see us giving warm hugs and laughing. Every day you feel like you are at home."

Adinai Mukambetova
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
Communications and Media, Naryn Campus
Class of 2023
  • State-of-the-art campuses built on 339 hectares of land
  • Secure dormitories with common areas, including game rooms and student lounges for entertainment and study
  • Specially designed dormitories for wheelchair access are also available
  • 24/7 security, sheltered walkways, automatic lighting and elevators
  • 100% internet connectivity on campus
  • Laptops provided for every student
  • Library with extensive online resources
  • Gym with modern equipment and a trainer
  • Campuses offer international standard sports facilities, including FIFA-approved football fields, tennis courts, and sports dome which hosts tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball and football 365 days a year

  • Full merit-based scholarships
  • Average contribution of students is US$1400 annually
  • Up to 90% need based financial aid available
  • Annual merit-based grants for top 15% students

  • TEDx and International Conferences
  • Festivals
  • Field trips
  • Talent Shows and Evening Activities
  • Community outreach activities
  • 80% Central Asian and 20% international student body representing 9 countries

  • Projects and internships give students the equivalent of nine months of work experience prior to graduation
  • 300 internship opportunities at over 90 organisations within Central Asia and abroad
  • Professional Development Programme to equip students with the soft skills needed to succeed in the professional world
  • Entrepreneurship skills: to equip UCA graduates to become job creators rather than job seekers

UCA Communications and Media undergraduate student, Zarrina Gafurova, had the opportunity of a lifetime to complete her internship at Nielsen Admosphere in Prague (Czech Republic) as part of UCA's Cooperative Education Programme.

"My journey started with a simple desire to explore something unfamiliar and challenge my comfort zone. And what can be more offbeat than data science for a media student, who knows how to juggle words rather than numbers? This is how I ended up doing an internship in one of the leading media research companies in the world."
[ Read her full story ]

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