Admission In Medical College


About Russia

Occupying 17 million square kilometers, Russia is the largest country in the world. RussiaIt covers around one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land mass and spreads across two continents (Europe and Asia).

The population is 143 million people. Russia is a multiethnic country. Ethnic Russians comprise 80% of the country's population, but the Russian Federation is also home to more than 160 different ethnic groups.

The official state language is Russian. Popular foreign languages that are often included in the secondary school curriculum and widely studied include English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The Russian Federation or Russia is a federation and semi-presidential republic, wherein the President is the head of state. The President of Russia is Vladimir V. Putin. The Russian capital and the largest city is Moscow (population more than 11 million people). There are more than 1050 cities in the country; in the European part of Russia the largest cities are Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Veliky Novgorod, Saratov, Tambov, Astrakhan and Stavropol.

Education system

Higher professional education (engineering, economic, humanities specialties):

  • “Bachelor of Science” degree: course duration – 4 years
  • “Master of Science” degree: course duration – 2 years
  • “Specialist” or “Engineer-specialist” qualification: course duration – 5 years
  • Post-graduate studies (leading to PhD): course duration – 3 years.

Higher professional medical education:

  • General medicine: course duration – 6 years
  • Sports medicine: course duration – 6 years
  • Pediatrics: course duration – 6 years
  • Dentistry: course duration – 5 years
  • Pharmacy: course duration – 5 years
  • Clinical psychology: course duration – 5 years.

Postgraduate medical education:

  • Internship: course duration – 1 year
  • Clinical residency: course duration – from 2 to 5 years (depending on the specialty and the doctor’s wishes)
  • PhD: course duration – 3 years.

Why Russia?

Higher education overseas offers an opportunity for growth and development that only a few other experiences can provide so intensely. What does a young professional need to compete in today's job market? High-quality, prestigious education recognized all over the world. Russia, having the highest literacy rate in the world (99,6%), is rightly proud of having one of the best education systems in the world, as well as the greatest scientific and technological achievements, numerous Nobel Prize Winners, cultural and sporting figures ofinternational status and the richest resources. Every year tens of thousands of students from all over the world come to study in Russia to get prestigious, globally recognized and affordable education

Advantages of Russian higher education for foreign citizens

  • Russian higher education offers a wealth of choice from more than 300 medical, engineering, economic and humanities specialties.
  • Russian higher education is based on the world-renowned school of fundamental and applied science, at the base of which lie the great discoveries of Russian scientists, which determined the course of developments in world science for many centuries ahead.
  • Russian higher education gives the possibility of access to the most modern laboratories and scientific-technical centers.
  • The highly qualified teaching personnel of Russian state universities (on average 80% of professors hold Ph.D. degrees) guarantee top-quality education.
  • Russian higher education consists of prestigious universities with more than 100 years of history and globally respected degrees which are recognized all over the world.
  • The study of foreign citizens at Russian state universities is up to 80% subsidized by the Government of Russia, making it affordable (the average cost of an academic year, including accommodation in a student hostel, is 2500-4000 USD).
  • Russian higher education is an excellent opportunity to get to know a country which has a lot to offer – a unique cultural and historical heritage, the incomparable beauty of its natural landscapes and climatic zones, the diversity of architectural styles in its biggest cities, and the rich traditions and customs of more than 160 nationalities living in Russia.

Visa process

Upon receiving the “invitation letter for study”, the student should refer to the Embassy/General Consulate of the Russian Federation in his / her country in order to apply for a student visa. Usually the following documents are required:

  • Passport
  • Completed application form (issued by the Embassy of the Russian Federation / General Consulate of the Russian Federation in your country)
  • 3 photographs (3x4cm)
  • Original of the “invitation letter for study
  • Original of medical health certificate, including chest X-ray result
  • Original of negative HIV test results
  • Certificate of complete higher secondary education
  • Official bank documents (receipt) confirming full payment of tuition fees for the first academic year

Note: the set of documents required for student visa applications at your local Embassy/General Consulate of theRussian Federation may vary.


  • Q1:  I want to study at one of Russian universities. When and how should I apply? You’ve made an important decision that will determine your future career and personal life!Applications for study on a foundation course are accepted from 1st March until 1st October.Applications for study on main courses (first and subsequent years) are accepted from 1st March until 15th August of each year for passport-holders of visa-free countries and from 1st March until 15th July for passport holders of countries requiring a visa. To get more detailed information on the specialties provided, as well as the contact information of the representative in your country, please, fill in the application form on-line.
  • Q2: Do you accept students who want to transfer from a foreign university? Yes. Admission of foreign students who wish to transfer from foreign universities is possible on the basis of verification of educational programs and completion of the equivalence procedure (establishing recognition of the training period at a foreign university in)
  • Q3: What’s the weather like in Russia? A moderately continental climate is prevalent in all parts of the country. All four seasons – summer, autumn, winter and spring – are easily distinguished. Each season lasts for approximately three months, making the climate comfortable for the country’s inhabitants.The average temperature in summer is +25C. It becomes colder in autumn – from +10 C to +15 C. In winter the temperature is from – 15 C to +5 C. It becomes warmer in spring – from +10C to +15C. As Russia stretches across a vast area from south to north and from west to east, the climate varies in different parts of the country. To learn more about Russia, please, visit the page About Russia on our web-site.
  • Q4: How are foreign students secured in Russia? In Russia, the protection of public safety is performed by the state enforcement service – the police, which ensures the safety of Russian and foreign citizens residing in the country. Particular attention is paid to the safety of foreign students. All the buildings of educational institutions and student hostels are protected twenty-four-hour by security department of the university, or by specially hired staff of professional security companies. In all university buildings and student hostels there is an access control system. In university campuses all students have a special student pass, which they receive on admission to the university. Generally, access to the hostel is open from 6.00 a.m. to 23.00 p.m. Access to the hostel for guests is open from 16.00 p.m. to 21.00 p.m. on presentation of identity documents. Access to hostels is prohibited from 23.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. Being on the territory of Russia, foreign citizens are obliged to carry the passport and migration card with you. The student must obey the laws, respect the customs and traditions of Russia and follow basic rules of personal safety, as in any other country in the world. Foreign citizens as well as the citizens of Russia bear administrative and criminal responsibility for crimes committed on the territory of Russia. Senior officials of universities organize meetings with newly arrived foreign students to explain the basic rules of stay, behavior, residence and security maintenance in Russia.
  • Do I have to present any health certificate? Yes. To obtain "student visa" every foreign citizen must provide the Embassy/Consulate General of Russia with the health certificate and HIV/AIDS free certificate. On arrival in Russia these documents must be submitted to the University to get admission.


Russian universities are extremely cheap and affordable andtuition fees usually ranges from $3500 to $5000. Cost of living is equally low, estimated at $150 per month which covers the cost of accommodation, food, books etc. So if you cannot afford the huge tuition in places like the UK, US, Netherlands etc, why not make up your mind to study in Russia. Some universities in Russia have English medium courses for international students who do not understand the Russian language. I have written an article about education in Russia and will not want to talk about that now. Today, I want to post a comprehensive list of medical universities for the benefit of those who may want to study medicine, Pharmacy, dentistry or any other medical related program in Russia.

University list of Russia

  • Amur State Medical Academy
  • Arkhangelsk State Medical Academy
  • Astrakhan State Medical Academy
  • Bashkir State Medical University
  • Chechen State University
  • Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy,
  • Institute of Medical Education
  • Chita State Medical Academy
  • Chuvashia State University
  • Dagestan State Medical Academy
  • Khabarovsk State Medical Institute
  • I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy
  • Irkutsk State Medical University
  • Ivanovo State Medical Academy
  • Izhevsk State Medical Academy
  • State Classical Academy(Moscow), Faculty of Medicine
  • Kabardino-Balkarian State University, Medical Faculty
  • Kemerovo State Medical Academy
  • Kirov State Medical Institute
  • Krasnoyarsk Medical Academy
  • Kuban State Medical Academy
  • Kursk State Medical University, is the first university in Russia to offer full English Medium Studies.
  • Tver State Medical Academy
  • Kazan State Medical University, Medical Faculty
  • M.K. Ammosov Sakha (Yakutsk) State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Military Medical Academy
  • Mordovian Ogarev State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Moscow Medical Stomatology Institute, Medical Faculty
  • Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Moscow State University (M.V. Lomonosov)
  • Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Faculty of Medicine
  • North Ossetian State Medical Academy
  • Novgorod State University (Jaroslav the Wise), Faculty of Medicine
  • Novosibirsk Medical Institute
  • Omsk State Medical Academy
  • Orenburg State Medical Academy
  • Orel State University, Medical Institute
  • Osh State University, Medical Institute
  • Penza state medical university
  • Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Faculty of Medicine
  • Perm State Medical Academy
  • Petrozavodsk State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Rostov State Medical University
  • Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov, (formerly known as Russian State Medical University (RSMU)
  • Ryazan State Medical University, Faculty for post graduates in English
  • Saint Petersburg State Mechnikov Medical Academy
  • Saint Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies
  • Saint Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University
  • Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
  • Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Samara State Medical University, Medical Institute
  • Saratov State Medical University
  • Siberian State Medical University
  • Smolensk State Medical Academy
  • Stavropol State Medical Academy
  • Tambov State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Tver State Medical Academy
  • Tyumen State Medical Academy(TSMA)
  • Ural State Medical Academy
  • Vladivostok State Medical University
  • The Volgograd State Medical University
  • Voronezh N. N. Burdenko State Medical Academy
  • Yakutsk State University
  • Yaroslavl State Medical Academy, Medical Faculty