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About Russia

Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. At more than 17 million square kilometers Russia is the largest country in the world by area, and the ninth most populous, with about nearly 147 million people. Russia’s capital, Moscow, is the largest metropolitan area in Europe proper and one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Peters-burg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, and Nizhny Novgorod.

Russia has a good deal of experience for co-operation with the developing countries in the field of higher education. For instance, more than half of the foreign students attending Universities for higher education in the field of Engineering/ Medicine in Russia are from developing countries in Asia and Africa and from Latin America. Training programs for foreign specialists/technicians in Engineering institutes/ Medicine in Russia is done with respect to their future professional activity in their own motherland.


MBBS in Russia

The Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry of the Russian Federation is the supreme authority functioning under the Russian Government in charge of public health and the medical industry as a whole throughout the Russian Federation. All the Medical Institutions of the Russian Federation come under its jurisdiction, and it controls and supervises as a regulatory body. The Degrees, Diplomas, and other Certificate/ Specialization Courses conducted by various Medical Institutions of Studies at the Russian Federation shall finally have the approval of the said Ministry.

Medicine is one of the most sought-after courses in Russia and it has 48 Medical Colleges imparting medical education across the country. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UNESCO has rated The Moscow Medical Academy, The Russian State Medical University, and the St. Petersburg State Medical University in II, III & X positions in the world respectively. Students around the globe come to Russia to get enrolled in these programs. Russia is a good place to study MBBS and to your convenience, there are no entrance exams to do MBBS in Russian colleges. Universities in Russia are listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS) Published by the World Health Organization (WHO), which entitles the students to appear for the Screening Test conducted by the National Board of Examinations on behalf of the MCI. Hence, students are eligible for registration with the Medical Council of India. The duration of MBBS in Russia in English Medium is 6 years.

Here are some of the factors that attract foreign students to get their MBBS degree from Russia:

  • No Entrance exam and No Donation.
  • Easy Admission Procedure
  • Low & Subsidized course fees.
  • Worldwide Recognition of the Degrees provided by Medical Universities of Russia.
  • European Standard of Living
  • Indian Canteen is available in most of the Universities.
  • 100% Visa Guarantee
  • All the universities are Government Universities of Russia

Eligibility Criteria

  • The student should complete 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • The candidate must secure 50% marks in their 12th standard from Science stream (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) in CBSE /ISC or any other Equivalent Board of Examination.

Top Universities for MBBS Study in Russia

  • I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University
  • Stavropol State Medical University
  • Kazan State Medical University
  • Kursk State Medical University
  • The Volgograd State Medical University
  • Ryazan State Medical University
  • Petersburg State Paediatric Medical University (SPbSPMU)
  • Nizhny Novgorod State Medical University
  • Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University
  • Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

The pattern of Education for MBBS in Russia

The pattern of Education in Russia is no doubt a little different as compared to India, nevertheless, the Educational quality is at par with International and European Standards. Students who are doing MBBS from Russia study in a group of 15-20 students in a class, which makes the classes all the more interactive and interesting. All the universities providing MBBS in Russia are a part of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which allows students who have completed their MBBS From Russia, opportunities to pursue further Education in European Countries more easily as compared to their Indian counterparts.

Accommodation facilities

Since the student is a foreigner and doesn’t know the local language well at least for a year or so, the students are advised to stay in the accommodation facilities provided by the University for the initial years.

Other Advantages: – Generally, in most of the Medical Universities in Russia, the hostel facilities are available extremely close to the campus where classes are held, which makes it easier for students in terms of commute to the University to attend classes.
Safety: – Hostels of the medical Universities in Russia are facilitated with 24*7 security with all kinds of modern surveillance systems ensuring the safety and well being of the Students.

Important things to carry to Russia

Students going for pursuing MBBS from Russia are advised to carry some essential items before leaving their home country.

  • All the documents for finishing the admission procedure after reaching the university
  • A few Warm clothes
  • Basic Medicine kit for emergency (You can find all Medicines in Russia too.)
  • Laptop or tablet as per the choice of the student.

Our Assistance for MBBS in Russia

  • Admission Letter and Invitation Letter of the Student.
  • Visa Stamping.
  • Apostle and Notarization of the Original Documents.
  • Complete counseling and assistance to help make a decision in selecting a University.
  • Providing all the necessary information regarding the University and Admission Process.
  • Airport Departure Assistance.
  • Airport Receiving Assistance in Russia.
  • Final Documentation of the Student after Reaching the University.
  • Registration in Ministry of Immigration.
  • Hostel provision settlement.
  • Support for the Entire duration of Education.
  • Support for preparation of FMGE
  • Guidance for future educational programs and opportunities such as Post-graduation.
  • Any other 24*7 Assistance that may be required by the student.

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University

Crimea Federal University Russia named after V. I. Vernadsky is the institution of higher medical education situated in Simferopol, Russia. Crimea Federal University is ranked 4th among Russian universities in terms of attracting international students, with about 3,000 international students from over 50 countries. Crimean Federal University is a public higher education institution located in the small city of Simferopol (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Crimea Federal University officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Crimea Federal University (V.I. Vernadsky ) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University (CFU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study.

The University traces its history back to the establishment of Taurida University, the first institution of higher education in Crimea, which was established in 1918 on the initiative of Solomon Krym. On August 4, 2014, under the Decree of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University was established. The tenth federal university comprises leading Crimean universities, institutes, and research and science institutions. Simferopol, where the Crimea University is located, is a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe that is almost completely surrounded by both the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov to the northeast. It is located south of the Ukrainian region of Kherson.

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University is a higher education institution of rich, century-long history with a vast network of academic and research facilities. The university has about 7,000 members of staff and over 32,000 students, including about 3,000 international students from more than 50 countries. Today, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University comprises 42 units located across Crimea, including 11 academies and institutes and 6 colleges.

The university’s history is deeply entwined with the history of Crimea. It was the tumultuous 20th century that saw the emergence of a number of powerful educational institutions in Crimea, which, in their brief period of existence, gained recognition and fame in scholarly circles, made an invaluable contribution to the development of global and national science, and produced a number of world-renowned researchers, writers, and public figures. Today, the university carries on a variety of educational, teaching, research, and training activities that enable its students to acquire and develop a broad range of knowledge and skills in an array of fields, including science, art, humanities, medicine, and many others.

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University regularly hosts a wide range of both national and international forums, conferences, roundtables, and other events. The university has cooperation agreements with leading national and foreign institutions for higher learning, regulatory bodies, Crimean and Russian companies and organizations. Being committed to promoting the development of research and science in the region, Vernadsky CFU initiates the establishment and development of various research and science institutions involving the active participation of its students and staff. Training is delivered in a variety of settings beyond the traditional classroom, including language laboratories, fully-equipped specialized classrooms, multimedia classrooms, at student farms and partner companies. The university’s unique, well-equipped library, rich both in training materials and research and fiction books, offers students a wide range of learning resources, services, and facilities. The university maintains strong relations with its international partners within various research projects, students, and staff academic mobility programs.

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University provides numerous options in terms of leisure activities, such as performing arts societies, sports clubs, dance, song, and theater groups.

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University trains the next generations of competent professionals using novel methods that meet high-level national and global standards in education. The university has a network of its own practical training facilities and closely works with businesses, thus helping students gain hands-on experience and develop the necessary work-related skills as well as opening a number of employment opportunities for them.

Created through the merger of leading the Crimean educational and research institution, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University addresses the needs of the regional and national economy and society and is a source of great pride both for the Republic of Crimea and the Russian Federation.

Crimea Federal University Today

Occupying a leading position in medical higher education over Europe, the Crimea Federal University is committed to providing its global competitiveness. It will continue to increase its attractiveness for outstanding international scholars and students and to expand its international networks. Nowadays The Crimea Federal University provides medical education up to the latest data and highest world educational standards. At the same time, the Crimea Federal University keeps upgrading the teaching methods towards global trends in medical education and research.

Crimea Federal University has been a center for academic and vocational medical education and medical science in Crimea and at the same time offered a specialized course in the field of General Medicine and Pharmacy. About 4.7 thousand students study at the Crimea Federal University, including 1.7 thousand international students from 40 countries of the world including 1000 Indian students. Since 1999 English has been the second language of instruction, which makes Crimea Federal University attractive for international students to study MBBS.

International Faculty at Crimea Federal University enjoys an exceptional national and international reputation in teaching, research, academic service, and partnerships.  The University’s endeavors reflect its values of academic excellence, diversity, equity, human rights, social justice, and responsiveness to the population health needs.  The 500 full-time academics in the University are from different disciplinary backgrounds that range from the social to the biomedical sciences, enhancing multi-disciplinary approaches essential for general medicine and public health. Academic activities are also supported by more than 100 honorary staff members.

Nowadays around 1.4 thousand students from 47 countries study at the Medical Academy. Only this year around 400 foreign students entered the Academy. Medical Academy is the leader among the institutions of higher learning in the number of foreign students and the quality of education.
To get higher professional qualification specialists are trained at the faculty of post-diploma education: post-graduate courses and clinical ordinator. To write a dissertation foreign students are given themes connected with the peculiarities of public health of their countries.

Students are taught according to the curriculum and programs by the Ministry of Health of Russia. In the first and second years, students study humanitarian and fundamental subjects, which are the basis for medical knowledge acquired during the following years.

Students’ clinical knowledge – diagnostics and treatment of patients, practical skills – is of particular significance. Beginning from the third year and till graduation from the University at practical classes and during summer practical training, students work with patients, master, and use modern methods of diagnostics and treatment. An important form of check-up of students’ knowledge is a testing frame, elaborated and introduced at the University, with a set of tests to meet the requirements of licensing examinations KROK-1 and KROK-2 in medicine. The indices of the academic progress of the faculty graduates have averaged 70% during the last years.

At the faculty where about 700 students are taught, there are all the necessary conditions for successful training and researches. Clinical departments of the faculty are situated on the base of large medical institutions of Simferopol, equipped with modern diagnostic facilities. Every department of the faculty is a scientific collective, which gets the most talented students, members of students’ scientific societies to take part in scientific investigations. That is why future research workers master special skills already when students and annual students’ scientific conferences take place in overcrowded lecture halls.

Modern computer technologies are widely used in instruction, students having the possibility to examine patients in computer x-ray rooms, to study functional and anatomical changes of different organs in different diseases with help of ?-cameras under the guidance of teachers. Students may use ultrasonography, powerful sources of radiation for radiotherapy of malignant tumors, endoscopic and endo surgical equipment, etc.

Medical Faculties of Crimea Federal University

Pre Medical / Foundation Course
MBBS – Bachelor Of Medicine Surgery
BDS – Bachelor in Dental Surgery (Dentistry)
B.Pharm – Bachelor In Pharmacy
Pediatrics – Children Specialist

Teaching staff

The staff of the Crimea Federal university consists of about 700 teachers (c. 100 doctors of sciences and c. 350 candidates of sciences). 39 professors of the University are academicians and corresponding members of domestic and foreign Academies.

Campuses and Hostel buildings

The territory of the Crimea Federal University (without the clinical bases) occupies 17.3 hectares. It has 16 educational buildings, five hostels, covered track and field athletics arena, sports center (with the stadium and swimming pool), several cafes. The library fund of the university is about 600,000 books. Crimea Medical University has also its own publishing center.

Documents Required

To apply for the Admission Letter & Visa Invitation Letter: (Scanned Copy)

  1. A valid Passport with validity not less than 2 years;
  2. 10th mark sheet and 12th mark sheet (Aggregate of more than 70% in Chemistry, and Biology.)

For Visa Stamping, Notarization and Translation in Russian Language and Apostle: (Original Documents)

  1. Original Passport;
  2. 10th and 12th Marksheet and 12th Passing Certificate;
  3. Six passport size photos (35mm*45mm) with white background (70% face visible, without spec’s) – Matte finish;
  4. HIV test report from Private lab only (printed report, not handwritten) with official seal and Name (as in Passport), Age (with Date of Birth) and Passport Number written on it;
  5. Gap certificate (if required)

Stavropol State Medical University

Stavropol State Medical University was founded in 1938. Since that time thousands of highly skilled specialists working all over the world were prepared at the University. Their successful career growth is the pride of our University. The University is situated in the large administrative, industrial, agricultural, scientific and cultural center – the city of Stavropol which is considered a pearl of the South of Russia. Throughout several centuries the representatives of more than 100 nationalities with their original culture and traditions live there in peace and confidence. Nowadays, the University is one of the authoritative educational and scientific medical centers of our country. In 2010 all activity spheres of the University were licensed and the State Accreditation Certificate was received.

The University has 75 chairs where 97 Doctors of Sciences, more than 300 Candidates of Sciences, 47 Honoured Physicians of the Russian Federation, 4 Honoured Scientists of the Russian Federation work. There are 7 faculties in the University where 4 500 Russian and foreign students from 33 countries of the world are trained. In 2011 in Stavropol State Medical University new lines for preparation of specialists are opened: defectology, biology, biotechnology, physical training for persons with health deviations, economics, social work.

Many scientific research papers having great value for practical public health submitted to various congresses have found wide international recognition.

Stavropol State Medical University is one of the few Russian medical universities recognized by the Medical Council of India. The University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) which enables our graduates to hold a job in any country of the world after taking national examinations. The activity of the University has been marked by high international award “Earthmaker”, which testifies belonging to the community of world leaders of various industries, sciences, cultures, and national health services. It is awarded the Diploma and the Gold Medal as the winner of the competitions “The European Quality” in the nomination of “100 Best Higher Schools”, the Cannes Silver Medal “For Dynamic Development” and the title “Flagman of XXI Century”, the Gold Medal of the International Biography Center and the Gold Diploma of the World Sciences International Forum, the winner of the All-Russia Economy Project “Modernization Leaders” in the nomination “Enterprise of the Year 2010”.

Students of the University are encouraged to participate in different research projects, working within the “Students and Young Researchers Society” showing their results at annual conferences and often winning prizes in all-Russian or international fora.

The University has 7 computer classes, a modern library, which numbers about 500 000 copies of books and periodicals, its own editions, the newspaper “Medicus” and a scientific practice magazine. There is an Internet center within the library.

Lecture-rooms, laboratories, and libraries do not limit the student’s life. The University has 4 students’ hostels, a sports complex with a swimming pool, gyms, and sauna. There is a sports camp on the Black Sea coast of the North Caucasus, where our teachers and students have a rest every year.

Students have an opportunity to take an active part in national festivals, parties.

For the past 50 years, the University trains foreign students. During this time the University has prepared 1,200 physicians, residents, and interns for 77 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Stavropol State Medical University is listed in the World Directory of medical schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) that gives the chance to graduates to get a job in any country of the world after passing the national exam.

In 2005, the English-speaking Medium was opened in the University, where the training is conducted in English. The University has a modern material and technical base, allowing it to provide a high educational level. Four buildings of the University are equipped with modern learning and medical Technics, computer classes, and electronic library.

The training is carried out according to the curricula that are specially adapted to the national programs of foreign students and authorized by the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Russia. The University has 4 educational buildings, a dentistry out-patient department, an eye microsurgery clinic, and a borderline psychic disorders clinic. The majority of clinical departments are located on the grounds of the regional and city medical establishments and they are equipped with modern diagnostic and medical facilities.

The General Medicine Faculty

General Medicine is the field of medicine that covers the health problems of 18-year-old persons and older, except dentistry. A variety of pathology, its variability under the influence of environmental factors and society lead to the revealing of new diseases that require a doctor’s expert knowledge and high skills.

The General Medicine Faculty is the oldest one at our university. The teaching of the specialty «General Medicine» at Stavropol State Medical University takes place in more than 40 departments. The academic process is carried out by highly qualified specialists. The teaching staff of the Faculty consists of 32 professors, 29 associate professors, and 56 Candidates of Medical Sciences. The faculty is proud of its students. The overwhelming majority of doctors working in the Stavropol Region are the graduates of the General Medicine Faculty.

The course of study at the faculty is 6 years. During two years students master the humanitarian and microbiological subjects. From the third course, students begin to study clinical disciplines, such as Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases and General Surgery. Senior students study Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neurology, Urology, Traumatology, Dermatovenerology, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Phthisiatry, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Clinical Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Physiotherapy. Every academic year, students of the General Medicine Faculty have Medical Practice. The graduates of the Faculty are awarded the qualification of «Physician » in specialty «General Medicine». They have the opportunity to get a specialization in any field of health service, except Dentistry.

The Faculty of Pediatrics

Pediatrics is the science about children, their development, and the morphological and functional maturation of the organism, specific responses to any external factors and diseases, which are specific to childhood. Pediatric service covers all childish population aged from birth to 18 years old. Unlike most other clinical specialties, a pediatrician must not only know and be able to treat children’s diseases, but to understand the regularities of the formation of the child’s body; they must be able to recognize abnormalities in the development of a healthy child to prevent the diseases in time. In addition, a number of diseases are found only in childhood, so as a rule the doctors of the other specialties are not fully mastered the concepts and skills of their treatment.

The Faculty of Pediatrics of Stavropol State Medical University was opened in 1973. Annually more than 100 students are admitted to the first course.

Over 37 years of existence more than 3100 pediatricians have been prepared and issued at the Faculty. Within the past five years, about 15% of graduates from the Faculty have received the Diploma with Honours. The course of training at the Faculty lasts 6 years. The academic process is carried out in several stages. Humanitarian subjects such as Native History, Philosophy, Law, Economics, History of Medicine, Sociology, Political Science and medico-biological subjects including Biology, Human Anatomy, Histology, General, Bioorganic and Biological Chemistry, Microbiology, Normal and Pathological Physiology, Pathological Anatomy, Pharmacology are studied in the first three years. In the third year, students study Propaedeutics of Children Diseases, Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases, and General Surgery. Starting the fourth year, the academic process moves to the clinical departments located in hospitals and clinics.

Graduates of the Faculty acquire the qualification of «Pediatrician» and the possibility of further specialization in any field of health service.

The Faculty of Dentistry

Dentistry is a branch of medicine studying the structure and functioning of the teeth, their illnesses, their methods of prevention and treatment, as well as diseases of the mouth, jaws, and the border areas of the face and neck. There is no other field of medicine developing so rapidly as dentistry. Nowadays it became possible to recover even the very damaged teeth and to do their implantation, high-quality filling materials, modern tools for the treatment of teeth, and bite correction came to life.

The Faculty of Dentistry of Stavropol State Medical University was founded in 1958. Within 50 years’ period of its existence, there were prepared and issued to work more than 5 thousand of doctors. The bases of the faculty are equipped with modern facilities, specialized classrooms, which give all types of qualified dental care. The total area of the academic, laboratory, and clinical bases, attributable to one student is over 18 sq ms, which allows providing each student with the workplace at special departments. The course of study at the Faculty is 5 years. During the first two years, students study humanitarian and medico biological disciplines. The second-year students start studying the Propedeutics of Dental Diseases. Within 3-5 courses the students gain knowledge in dental and clinical disciplines. Training takes place on the ground of the children and adults’ dental clinics of the University, of the city’s clinics and dental hospitals. Starting from the 2nd year the students undergo the Medical Practice to obtain and consolidate practical skills.

Graduates of the Faculty of Dentistry acquire the specialty of «Dentist» and the ability to pass the following specializations: Therapeutic Stomatology, Dentistry, Orthopedic Stomatology, Surgical Stomatology, Maxillofacial Surgery, and Children Dentistry.

The Foreign Students’ Faculty

In 1961 Stavropol State Medical University started admitting international students and since that time more than 1200 physicians, residents, and fellows from 77 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America have graduated from the University.

Stavropol State Medical University is one of the few Russian medical universities recognized by the Medical Council of India. The University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools published by the World Health Organization which enables our graduates to hold a job in any country of the world after taking national examinations.

Our graduates work in different places in the world; they are the trademark of the Faculty. Many of them head scientific research institutes, laboratories, faculties, and higher school chairs.

Nowadays, more than 500 foreign students from 33 countries of the world are trained at three faculties of the University: General Medicine, Pediatrics, and Dentistry. There are the Preparatory Courses, the Faculty of Advanced Training for Doctors, and the Professional Skill Improvement Faculty for teachers of medical schools and colleges. The Post Graduate Faculty, one of the largest in Russia, annually trains over 5000 physicians in 72 specialties.

Beginning from 2005, English-speaking foreign students are taught in English what enables them to begin studies without preliminary training at the Preparatory Courses. The training is carried out according to the curricula that are specially adapted to the national programs of foreign students and authorized by the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Russia.

The foreign students are encouraged to participate in different research projects, working within the «Students and Young Researchers Society» showing their results at annual conferences and often winning prizes in all-Russian or international fora.

The University possesses all conditions necessary for the successful acquiring of medical knowledge. The foreign students individually perform laboratory and clinical tests and take advantage of modern learning technologies. With the transition to the general practitioners’ training, they spend more time in the outpatient departments where they get acquainted with the health care organization, see patients, learn emergency medicine and assist in various diagnostic procedures.

The Faculty of Pre-University Education, The Small Medical Academy

The medical profession has very strict and serious requirements for those who decided to devote their life to medicine. In addition, a huge amount of the educational material the medical students have to study from the very first days of school means that applicants must have strong and deep knowledge in core subjects.

The main task of the Faculty of Pre-University Education of Stavropol State Medical University is to help the prospective applicants in their quest to become the students of the Medical University.

The main aspects of the Pre-University Education Faculty are preparing of the trainees according to the General State Examination programs, the organization of the Open Days for high school graduates, contests and quizzes, competitions, interaction with general region institutions, the coordination of all career-oriented work at the University. The Small Medical Academy began its work since 2010. It was established according to the Academic Council decision. Training in the SMA gives an opportunity for 9-11 grade schoolchildren to become better acquainted with the medical profession and obtain the research work skills, to meet the prominent scientists and clinicians, to learn about the past and the future of medicine, to visit departments and museums of the University, to be adapted to the training conditions of the University. Training in the SMA is free of charge, except preparatory courses in general subjects.

Extracurricular Activities of Students

Students’ life is not limited to lectures, practical classes, tests, and exams. Studying at the University students can continue and develop their hobbies by singing, performing arts, choreography, folk, playing in a «KVN» team, participate in the volunteer movement, carrying out the research work. To keep themselves in a good physical form, they may go in for sports to one of the sections, and of course, they may demonstrate their leadership in the implementation of projects of the University Students’ Union.

The University created the conditions for improvement of the students’ health. The Center of Students’ Health is opened at our University, where the specialists carry out constant monitoring of the students’ health indicators during the whole period of study at the University.

Stavropol State Medical University is the only educational establishment in our city, which has a sanatorium, where the students receive comprehensive treatment or improve their health. Annually within summer vacations, our students have a rest in a sports camp at the Black Sea coast. The University has a sports complex with 25-meters’ swimming pool, two-sport halls, three gyms, and an outdoor basketball court.

One of the main components of the health of young people is their nutrition. For this purpose, canteens and refreshment rooms are opened in the educational buildings and students’ hostels. The University has four students’ hostels with furnished apartments for 2-3 persons. Kitchens are equipped with all the necessary facilities. There are shower rooms, washing rooms at the hostels.

In addition to the basic scholarship, the University Council scholarship, Rector’s scholarship, Students Scientific Society scholarship was established. The social grants for the orphans, for the disabled groups I and II, for the poor and other socially disadvantaged students are also established.

Kazan State Medical University

Based primarily in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, the Kazan State Medical University (KSMU) is a federal university made up of nine faculties.

Kazan State Medical University is a multi-functional and multi-leveled state institution of higher learning in medicine. It meets both personal and social needs in acquiring education in medicine, in developing biomedical and clinical sciences, as well as broadening scientific knowledge of medical sciences. KSMU functions on the basis of self-governance and belongs to the system of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Ministry of Health of Russia. The highest body or KSMU self-governance is an academic council with the university’s regulations. On March 6, 1994, the university was issued with a license number 16 G – 235 by the State Committee of the Russian Federation of Higher Education which grants the right to perform activities in the field of professional education. Under the auspices of Kazan State Medical University, there work a pharmaceutical and two medical colleges in Kazan, one medical college Mary EI Republic, lychee, and biomedical classes on the secondary school basis. This complex educational system in the framework of the university provides a continuous higher education of medicine. Kazan State Medical University carries on an aimed preparation of experts in different fields of medicine for 10 republics, Povolzhie, and Ural regions. According to the results of a rating of medical schools, KSMU takes the 16 places among 86 other universities. Founded in 1814, KSMU was the second university institution to be founded in Kazan, the third medical university institution in Russia.

Kazan State Medical University (KSMU) is located in the central part of Kazan. The KSMU main campus is on Butlerov Street, although there are also other KSMU buildings throughout Kazan. The main campus includes main libraries, the museum, the departments of foreign languages, history, philosophy, political science and sociology, medical biology and genetics, public health and organization of healthcare, economical theory, and social work, general and organic chemistry, microbiology, pathological physiology. A further set of buildings based around Universitetskaya Street includes the departments of physiology, histology, and anatomy. The area around KSMU is occupied by a number of other renowned institutions, including Lobachevsky Library, Kazan State Technical University, Tatar State University of Humanities and Education, Kazan State University

The curriculum for General Medicine (M.D equivalent to M.B.B.S), Dentistry, and Pharmacy are righteously extensive and updated. Each subject begins with studying the disease and emphasis is laid on epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, pathological physiology, pathological morphology, clinical picture, methods of laboratory and instrumental examination of a patient, diagnoses, differential diagnoses, complication, prognosis, treatment, and prevention. Latin terms are given according to the International Nomenclature of different specialties. During the period of training, students are taught special subjects: in succession, they learn theoretically (from 1st to 3rd year) and clinical fundamentals (from 4th to 6th year) and acquire necessary practical skills. Every stage of training builds a foundation to climb up to the next level. The teaching process includes the approach, beginning with lectures proceeded by laboratory and practical work at hospitals along with an in-depth examination of patients, clinical duties, etc. Along with meticulous teaching equal emphasis is laid on colloquial, tests, quizzes, examinations, state examinations, final Interdisciplinary tests, oral answers, laboratory and written works, MCQ-tests, recording of case histories also form the part of day-to-day activity.

With 200 years of experience in medical training, KSMU is justifiably an international University. Around 700 students from more than 57 countries around the world study here and half of the study in English. Moreover, we have a large group of students from the neighboring and remote regions of Russia. We are proud that Kazan medical school is attractive for young people from different parts of the world. That is why our priority is to support and care for international students.


More than 5500 medical students, clinical residents, and interns

9 faculties

65 departments

More than 1500 staffs


For most students choosing a university, it is the first important decision they make as adults, and it is one that shapes and influences both their present and future life. If you want to attend a foreign university, you would become part of a minority. However, you would be given the opportunity to meet and make friends with other students from all over the world – both local students and other members of the university’s international population. You will learn how to deal with obvious challenges, like language barriers, and being far from home. But perhaps you would learn most from the more nuanced aspects of cultural differences – including academic ones as well as social ones. Picking one university to attend is a truly overwhelming choice for some. Among the myriad schools all over the world, students and parents alike stress about choosing the right one. We present to you the main information about Kazan State Medical University and admission for facilitating your choice.

  • KSMU is the third oldest Medical University in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg.
  • The only university in Kazan which is recognized by the Ministry of Healthcare & Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
  • Government-funded University.
  • The only university in Kazan, recognized by the WHO, listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (AVICENNA Directory for Medicine).
  • The only university in Kazan, recognized by ECFMG (USA).
  • The only university in Kazan, recognized by leading medical councils viz. AMC, GMC, MCI, etc.

Kursk State Medical University

Kursk State Medical University has a high international reputation and a lot of foreign students are interested in joining this University.  This Medical University was the first that began to teach in English.

Today, Kursk State Medical University is one of the largest and oldest universities in Kursk and the leading medical educational organizations in Russia. It is rightly considered the educational, scientific, and cultural center of the Black Earth region. The Kursk Medical Institute, established in 1935, and since 1994, the Medical University, has trained more than 35 thousand doctors, pharmacists, and other health professionals.

Kursk State Medical University is the largest educational institution in the region. Today, about 19 thousand people are studying at the university, of which more than 7,000 are students receiving higher education; about 900 are students of the secondary vocational education system; more than 500 – residents and graduate students; more than 10,000 – health and higher education specialists studying in continuing education programs. Almost 1,000 applicants annually become students of a medical university. Training depending on the profile of the specialty and form of education is carried out at 12 faculties of Kursk State Medical University according to 78 basic educational programs.

Kursk State Medical University has a high level of education. Up-to-date methods of teaching are adopted in the educational process and always are improved: problem lectures, lectures-dialogues, computer technologies for training, multimedia training tools, different kinds of testing, rating knowledge assessment. Great attention is paid to the practical training of doctors, pharmacists, and other specialists. Necessary skills for doctors of various majors are formed by direct contact with patients at clinical departments and during practical training. With the same purpose according to the global trends, virtual simulators and mannequins are used.

Kursk State Medical University holds traditional annual educational conferences, international, All-Russian and regional scientific conferences, university scientific sessions, and student science forums with represented scientific publications.

In 2004 by the decision of the independent public council “European quality” Kursk State Medical University is listed in the top 100 universities in Russia. According to the results of the monitoring of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, conducted in 2012, Kursk State Medical University entered the list of the effective universities in the country.

In 2007 the university started to use a quality management system. Kursk State Medical University began to carry out activities of the university in accordance with the requirements of international and national standards for quality management as the presence of this system is a necessary condition for confirming the university’s status to join the European and the world community in the course of Bologna process.

In 2010 Certification Association “Russian Register” audited the quality management system of the university and following the results was issued a certificate of compliance of the university’s quality management system with the requirements of international and national standards ISO 9001. In addition, the university has an IQNet certificate confirming that the management system in the university compliance with the international level in 34 countries worldwide.

Graduates of Kursk State Medical University are in demand in various fields of health care, medical science, business, and economy. The University placement office monitors the views of employers about the quality of graduates. Marketing research results allow coordinating the activities of Kursk State Medical University and employers to help graduates with employment. Annually Job fairs are held for graduate students and interns.

Students of Kursk State Medical University are getting socially significant professions that are necessary to protect public health. Most graduates qualify as a doctor. In the Physician’s Oath there are such words: “Getting the highest title of a doctor and starting to work, I swear faithfully execute my duty of care, to devote my knowledge and skills to prevent and treat diseases, for preservation and promotion of health…”

The Volgograd State Medical University

The University started as Stalingrad Medical Institute founded in 1935. In 1993 it got the status of the Academy, and in 2003 it was granted the status of the University. The University is currently headed by the prominent Russian scientist, Academician of the Russian Academy for Medical Sciences, Professor Vladimir I. Petrov.

The Volgograd State Medical University is an active participant of a number of international projects promoting medical research and clinical practice. This accounts for a genuine interest in the activities of the University on the part of government officials of various countries. It has recently been visited by the ambassadors of the USA, Malaysia, India, the People’s Republic of China, Brunei, Bangladesh, etc., top officials of Medical and Dental Councils of different countries.

The Volgograd State Medical University has built up relationships with a number of foreign universities – the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (USA), Albert Ludwigs Universitaet (Freiburg, Germany), Martin-Luther Halle-Wittenberg Universitaet (Germany), Belgian, French, Chinese universities, etc. This collaboration has been fostering the advance of medical science in such fields as family medicine, poison control, family planning, and reproductive health, arterial hypertension, epidemiology, tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, pharmacology, pharmacy, etc. One of the latest developments in the newly set up Russian-American Family Practice Clinic which is a unique clinic of this type in the whole of the south of Russia.

The University has been collaborating with the World Federation for Medical Education, with the World Health Organisation (WHO), with UNESCO, with the British Council, with the United States Agency for International Development, with the American International Health Alliance, and participating in a wide range of joint international research projects.

Choosing this University means plentiful opportunities for gaining professional expertise and career pursuit. The University is accredited by the Russian Ministry for Education for the teaching of both Russian and overseas students. The University is also listed in the Directory of Higher Medical Schools recognized by the World Health Organisation. It means that our graduates can get a job at any country after passing national examinations if necessary.

Colleges and Departments of the University

  • College of General Medicine;
  • College of Dentistry;
  • College of Paediatrics;
  • College of Pharmacy;
  • College of Medical Biochemistry;
  • College of Social Work and Clinical Psychology;
  • Department for International Students;
  • College for Postgraduate and Continuous Education;
  • Department for Foundation Courses.

Nowadays the University ranks very high among the medical schools of the Russian Federation. Many scientists of the University are world-famous owing to their great contribution to the theory and practice of medicine. The University has been training international students since 1962. Students from 113 states of the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa have studied at our University. Over this period 3000 physicians, dentists, and pediatricians, and pharmacists have been trained for foreign countries. Since 2000 the Volgograd State Medical University has got an opportunity to teach foreign students in the English language.

About 70 overseas doctors are engaged in postgraduate study at the university every year.

If you decide to study at the VolSMU, you will make the right choice. The advantages of such a decision are:

  • wide range of possibilities;
  • the experienced and attentive faculties;
  • broad exposure to clinical practice;
  • Reasonable tuition fees and hostel accommodation prices.
  • University Campus

Pre-clinical courses are delivered in 4 main buildings of the University which are located in the center of the city. Clinical courses are provided in 15 multi-profile clinics with departments of surgery, cardiology, traumatology, ophthalmology, obstetrics, and gynecology equipped with the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment facilities. The Regional Cardiology Centre housing the University department of Cardiology is one of the best cardiological clinics in Russia.


Our students enjoy excellent study facilities to support their learning:

  • A well-stocked library that comprises over 700 000 books in Russian, English, French, German, Arabian, and other languages. There are also dictionaries in different languages;
  • An Internet center within the library.

Accommodation Service

  • There are 3 comfortable hostels including apartments with all modern conveniences for students’ study and rest. All the hostels are situated within easy reach from both University buildings and clinics.
  • A special accommodation service which provides our students with flats to rent is run by members of the administrative staff. Our officials have built up expertise in placing students in accommodation that suits them

Social and Cultural Programme

  • You can enjoy Russian culture in all types of music, drama, film, and art. There are many theatres, cinemas, concert halls where students can experience both Russian and other cultures.
  • You can also visit places associated with historical events and famous people. There are many monuments and memorials in Volgograd, many of them are of world importance.
  • Sightseeing bus and boat tours around Volgograd as well as to other cities and towns of Russia, tourist tours to other places are arranged for overseas students.

The University puts much emphasis on physical culture development and enhancing the popularity of sports among students. Several gyms and sports grounds are available for University students. The University rents a swimming pool and a big stadium. Besides, it has a sports camp on a picturesque bank of the Volga where the students can rest and go in for sports at weekends and in the summer holidays.

The University encourages students to celebrate their national festivals. Spectacular performances with folk songs and dances which are part of such celebration are admired by both students and academic staff.

The University staff is very respectful of the religious traditions of our students. In the city, there are a few Orthodox Churches, a Catholic Church, a Protestant Church, several Mosques, and a Synagogue. That means that our international students have the opportunity to follow their own traditions and observe religious holidays.

Academic Year

The academic year has two semesters. 1st semester starts on September 1 and ends late January followed by two weeks of holidays. 2nd semester starts in mid-February and ends in late June. July and August are University holidays.

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Volgograd State Medical University an applicant has to have a Certificate of Completed Secondary Education which makes them eligible for admission to Universities in their own countries.

An applicant for admission has to submit the papers listed below.

  • For applicants to be enrolled on Foundation Courses or to one of the colleges of the University (Russian or English medium):
  • a copy of the certificate of completed secondary education attesting that the person is eligible to apply for admission to medical universities and colleges in their native country; the certificate has to contain a list of courses taken and grades obtained; the copy must be certified by a notary;
  • a certificate of a foundation course completion in one of the higher educational institutions of Russia (for those seeking admission to become 1st-year Russian-medium students);
  • a medical certificate excluding medical counter-indications for study (including the results of HIV-test);
  • 12 photographs (size 4×6 cm).

Ryazan State Medical University

Ryazan State Medical University was founded in the year 1950. It was named after I.P. Pavlov. He was born and worked in Ryazan for very many years. He became the first Nobel Laureate for medicine. Ryazan State Medical University is considered to be one of the most renowned universities in Russia. RSMU has earned a very high reputation since the time of its existence in Russia as well as abroad. The University secures a place in “Directory of World Medical Schools” by the WHO (World Health Organization). The University strongly collaborates with international education as well as organizations like the American Pharmaceutical Convention and Medical University of Arizona much more. International Awards such as American Golden Certificate for the International Prestige (Monte-Carlo), The Crystal Knight (Malta), Golden Lion (South Africa), Havana Libre Cup from 21st century (Euro Union Organization) are some of the collection of the University’s awards. In the year 2004, the European Quality Diploma had been received by the University.

At present, there are around 5000 students from 45 regions of Russia and 40 countries to study medicine from this prestigious university. More than 17,000 doctors graduated from this University and they are in great demand in Russia as well as abroad.


  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Preventive Health
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pediatrics
  • Faculty of clinical psychology

Student life

There are 56 departments and 16 academic buildings for the students. With that, there is the central scientific research laboratory, base dental clinic, consulting diagnostic polyclinic, botanic garden with the experimental ground and bee yard, vivarium, sports and health camp, gyms, tennis court, mini- football ground, and 2 mini football grounds. There is a rich library with scientific and educational literature in foreign languages.

There are 4 fully furnished hostels available for foreign students. The foreign students organize and celebrate their National holidays and concerts to represent the history of their cultures and custom.

It is located in Ryazan, Ryazan Oblast. The nearest airport is the Moscow Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, Russia. Ryazan is 196km south-east from Moscow and has a population of 1 million people. It’s a major scientific, military, and industrial center of Russia, with a large river port.

St. Petersburg State Paediatric Medical University (SPbSPMU)

The university is located in Saint Petersburg.  For many decades, the university is an international center of higher medical education. Over the past half-century, several thousand foreign students from 70 countries and 4 continents have graduated. Currently, the doors of the University are open for students from more than 50 countries in the world.  St. Petersburg University of Pediatrics is the oldest Pediatric University of the Planet. From the first day of foundation to the present day, the main task of the university is the treatment and rescue of children. Today SPbGPMU is more than 60 departments, fifty departments, more than 12,000 modern operations, and almost 100,000 satisfied and, most importantly, healthy babies from all over Russia per year. Petersburg pediatricians share their scientific experience and experience with colleagues at the annual All-Russian Congress “Healthy Children – the Future of the Country.” In May 2017, two hundred presentations were made within 36 different sections and 4 round tables, and over 2,000 guests from 15 countries took part in the scientific discussions.

Nizhny Novgorod State Medical University

Privolzhsky Research Medical University (old-name: Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, NNSMA) is one of the medical schools in the Russian Federation which is located in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. Besides Russian students, there are also students from foreign countries such as Morocco, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania, Jordan, Pakistan, Namibia, and many others who study in this academy. Some of the foreign students study medicine completely in the English medium, and some others study in the Russian language.  This medical school is currently ranked number 7 out of 46 higher medical institutions in Russia, acknowledged by World Health Organization and is recognized by the governments of some other countries which send their students to this academy for medical education and training. This academy also is associated with many teaching hospitals distributed throughout the city, where the students learn many basic clinical skills. There are 70 specialized departments with over 600 teaching staff. It has approximately 3000 students in 7 faculties

Each hostel is equipped with a canteen and cafe with provisions of kitchen and dining hall on each floor. The academy provides a springboard for sportsmen with sporting facilities such as sports complex, including gymnasium, indoor football, badminton, tennis, volleyball, athletic stadiums, etc. Different social and cultural events are organized for foreign students. The Faculty’s staffs encourage academic, national, and other interests of students. National and International associations of students are being organized to unite students from different countries.

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University is one of the oldest and leading universities in Russia and is well known all over the world. In 2016 university celebrated its 110th anniversary. The University offers the following programs for study: general medicine, pediatrics, medical biochemistry, medical biophysics, medical cybernetics, clinical psychology, social work, dentistry, and pharmacy. After acquiring basic education the student саn continue his or her education by engaging in clinical residency and postgraduate studies. During its existence, the University has trained more than 70,000 doctors who fulfilled and continue to fulfill their professional duty in all parts of Russia and abroad. The achievements of the RSMU are a contribution of several generations of professors, lecturers, researchers, students, administrative and management personnel.  National Research Medical University offers a superior option for the students looking to study MBBS in Russia from MCI approved medical colleges.

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia also known as RUDN University is an educational and research institution situated in south-western Moscow in one of the beautiful and ecologically clean places of the city. The most “green” Russian university (according to the UIGreenMetric World University Ranking) is located nearby the parkland covered 50 hectares. The University was founded on 5th February 1960 by the USSR Government. Its stated objective during the height of the Cold War was to help developing nations. Many students from developed countries also attended the university. The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. On 22nd February 1961, the RUDN University was named after Patrice Lumumba — one of the symbols of the African peoples’ fight for independence. Students and academics could be free to pursue their learning, teaching, and research activities at, without being subject to the political context, but firmly directed to the grand principles of friendship and mutual support. On February 5, 1992, by the decision of the Government of Russia, the University was renamed to Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. The university has a multi-profile structure of faculties and majors. More than 77,000 graduates of the university work in 170 countries, among them more than 5,500 holders of Ph.D. and Doctorate degrees. Lecturers train specialists in 62 majors and lines of study. More than 29,000 graduate and postgraduate students from 140 countries are studying at the university as of 2014. They represent more than 450 nations and nationalities of the world. It has a team of 4,500 employees, among them 2,826 teachers. The university intellectual fund comprises more than 870 author’s invention certificates and 150 patents of the Russian Federation in practically all fields of the university’s scientific research.

There are 20 teaching blocks and 13 dormitories on the Mikluho-Maklaya Street named in honor of the Russian traveler and ethnographer. More than 8000 students and Ph.D. candidates live in comfortable rooms or apartments with every convenience — bath-room, equipped kitchen, Internet connection, satellite TV. There is a laundry and ironing table as also a study hall in every building. Fire protection and twenty-four-hours video monitoring systems ensure the safety of the territory. What is very comfortable is that all buildings in the campus are situated in close proximity to each other. There are excellent opportunities for a full life in the campus: stores and branch bank, barbershops, a dry-cleaner, parking lots, and car service center. After classes students can relax in different cafes and restaurants, enjoy their authentic national cuisine — African, Arab, Indian, Russian, Chinese, Georgian. The great fountain at the central square of the University is considered as a “heart” of the campus.

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