Physical culture and sports in the university's history has always played an important role in the formation and development of the individual, ensuring viability, in the education of socially active youth, development of human values ​​and creating a healthy lifestyle.

One of the significant achievements of the penalty is 12 students participated in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Among them, a law student Svetlana Podobedova in a bitter struggle won the gold medal in weightlifting.

In the VI-Summer Universiade RK universities we won 14 sports of 15 credits, then-VII of Summer Universiade 2013 to the anniversary date - the 80th anniversary of the University, the teams made a gift, by setting an absolute record in the history of the Universiade - of 15 credits of sports, won 15. Among the 70 universities in the country, Kazakh students won 25 prizes (I m - 15, II of m - 6, III m - 4) of the 31 kinds of sports included in the Universiade program.

At the final meeting of the organizing committee of the MES team of Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi Kazakh National University has been recognized as the overall winner of VIII-th Summer Universiade universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2015 among the 56 universities of the country, having won in 18 sports for the fourth time during the years of the Summer Universiade in sovereign Kazakhstan.

It should be noted the successful performance of the students of the University and the World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan (Russia) where the bronze medals were: Nikita Filippov - athletics, Alimjanov Elmir - fencing; Erbolova Gulnur - Belt wrestling. Champions of the World Cup Judo in 2013 and became Zhumakanov Eldos Smet Eldos.

Became traditional "Freshman Day" event at the Rector's Cup, Olympics among dormitories and faculties Olympics "Health", cross-country race, dedicated to the "Victory Day", the traditional competition between teams of students and graduates to the "Day of the University was born." Implemented university-wide project "The cult of healthy and beautiful body", as an increasing number of health and fitness and sports activities carried out and on vacation in the sports camp Treasury on Lake Issyk-Kul.