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Universities in Russia

Why Study in Russia

Russia has a long-standing tradition in endorsing high-quality education . Russia’s higher education system is considered one of the best in the world due to its quality, prestige & affordability.
Studying MBBS in Russia gaining popularity among international students because the Russian Federation has a number of the best medical universities in World. Tuition fee for MBBS in Russia is very nominal and affordable as compared to other countries because it is subsidized by the Russian government. Russian Medical Universities operating beneath the auspices of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation and are listed within the World Health Organization Directory of “World Medical Schools”. They are rated among the primary ten best medical universities of Russia with high number of international students from India and other foreign countries. Thanks to their listing within the World Health Organization, students passing MBBS from Russian medical Universities are eligible for the MCI screening test in India.
“The best thing about MBBS in Russia that there is No Entrance test for admission in Russian medical Colleges/Universities. The degrees have been validated by MCI  WHO and UNESCO”

Russian Medical study is considered its standard one most advanced one. It is sophisticated in the world as every medical university is well equipped and teaching methods are regulated and stream lined providing for an extensive development of students in chosen Specialities. About 30 positions are occupied by the top Russian Medical Universities in World Ranking.

Compared to western countries the level of medical study in Russia is well developed and advanced, within the analysis of student’s performance, their progress in mastering the topic is monitored closely and objectively. The Education pattern is remarkable in the Universities. Russian medical Universities are providing education to many foreign students across the globe. Already many Indian students are studying MBBS in Russian medical Universities. From September all the Russian establishments starts their academic year. There are 2 semesters in an educational year, September to January month and February to June. 1st semester examinations are held in January month whereas second semester exams are held in June. Student enjoys winter vacation still as summer vacation. Winter vacation is from 20th January to 7th February and summer vacation is from 15th July to 31st August.

Benefits of Study MBBS in Best Medical Universities in Russia

MBBS without Entrance Exam

Well Equipped Labs

High Foreign Students Ratio

Best Teaching Faculties

Low Fee for MBBS Course in Russia

Globally Accepted MBBS Degree

Without IELTS Admission in Russia

English Medium

Better Job Opportunities

Best Accommodation for Students

Best Medical Study Pattern

Easy Visa Application

                  Top Universities in Russia

St. Petersburg State Medical University Russia

The Pavlov First Saint-Petersburg State Medical University was founded in September 14 (26) 1897 as the Medical Institute for Women. It was the first institution both in Russia and Europe that provided an opportunity for women to acquire higher medical education. Academy has become one of the leading medical center in the country. Since the inception, it has adopted, as its main principle, a unique teaching methodology, which is based on combination of the best Russian medical educational traditions with methods of Western Education System. The present name, St Petersburg State I.P. Pavlov Medical University, was given to our University in 1994 by the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation. The University contributes considerably to development of Medical Sciences and Health Care Services in Russia and it is recognized in the World as a big center for training specialists in various medical areas. Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University is the only higher medical school in the city that has a polyclinic attached to the University. Year 2010 saw the 175th anniversary of the founding of the polyclinic.

Pavlov First Saint-Petersburg State Medical University is a home to the following Institute and Research Centre

  • Nephrology Research Institute
  • Research Institute of Pulmonology
  • Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Research Institute of Children Oncology, Hematology and Transplantation
  • Maxillo-facial Surgery and Dentistry Research Institute
  • Valdman Institute of  Pharmacology
  • Heart and Vascular Research Institute

Research Centers

  •  Scientific Research Center
  •  Center for Medicine
  •  Regional Research Centre of Narcology and Psychopharmacology
  •  Scientific and Methodological Center for Molecular Medicine Russian Federation
  •  Centre of early phases of clinical trials

The Palvov First Saint-Petersburg State Medical University, Russia

University from various countries around the world which emphasizes the Academy’s excellent reputation, Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the Academy. The Academy graduates are sought by employers everywhere for their knowledge and reputation as innovators, leaders, and team players. I wish Academy could be a starting point for a challenging professions and prestigious career of a medical doctor.

The SPSMU has a long and proud tradition of educating Russian and international students. More than 35,000 physicians graduated from the Academy. Since beginning the international program in 1947 there have been more than 3500 international graduates from more than 50 countries. Currently there is a total student population of over 5,000.
Educational work at the University is based on the concept of the multi-stage system of specialists training on the programs of various levels of medical education. There is University education training, training in the programs of higher education, as well as post-graduate training of doctors.University encloses 112 departments, which are consolidated in 9 faculties: Faculty of general medicine (consists of 24 departments), medical-prophylactic Faculty (consists of 29 departments), the surgical Faculty (consists of 13 departments), therapeutic faculty (consists of 15 departments), the pediatric Faculty (consists of 10 departments), medical – biological Faculty (consists of 10 departments), the Faculty of foreign students, the Faculty of education for nurses, health care and social work (consists of 5 departments), dentistry faculty (consists of 6 departments.

Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

The Northern State Medical University (NSMU) was established in 1932 for training medical personnel in the European North of Russia. It currently hosts about 9000 students from 17 countries in 16 faculties and institutes and has a staff of 980, 394 of which are academics – including 80 professors, 250 PhD.
Nowadays about 5500 (8000 with PG) students study at the faculties. University buildings and clinics are provided with up-to-date equipment: computers, films and video aids, and other modern appliances. There are 55 departments, 27 of them are clinical based in the best clinics of the city.

NSMU have the educational and scientific contacts and student exchanges with universities of Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland), Central and Eastern Europe (Germany and Poland). From 1992 in the NSMU, foreign citizens are educated. First foreign students were citizens of India, Syria and Pakistan. Now, about 100 students from 17 foreign countries study in the NSMU. Before entering the University, these students complete the course of Russian and special subjects at the Preparatory Department. From 1992 till 2005, more than 250 persons graduated from the Preparatory Department. 95% of its graduates have entered the NSMU. English Medium is also available.


  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Pediatric
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Postgraduate Education
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical

Students’ Life

The Medical University provides all the possibilities for students and lecturers to realize their aspirations. Students participate in folk dance group “Youth” a pop dance group, a show-ballet, an amateur theater, a break dancing group.
There are many fitness clubs, sport centers and clubs to choose from. Depending on the season you can play football or ice hockey, go for skiing, bicycle etc. There are possibilities in indoor sports from tennis to volleyball and from step-aerobic to martial arts. Probably the best place for having a refreshing jogging with great view is along the river North Dvina.

NSMU Hostels

There are 3 hostels in Northern State Medical University within the territory of the University itself. The Apartment available are on 3- 5 sharing, depending on Rooms Size. The hostels have 2 kitchens on each floor where students can cook their food. The Continental Food is available in canteen (Indian, Malaysian, Chinese and Arabic cuisine). The hostels are under 24 Hour Security Surveillance.

Tver State Medical University

For more than 100 years Tver State Medical University has been playing a leading role in the development of medical science and training of medical practitioners and scientists. It is always among the top 10 Medical Educational Establishments according to the annual official rating of the 48 Russian Medical Educational Establishments. Today it is the largest medical scientific, research and educational centre, noted for its extensive clinical and laboratory base and a brilliant teaching staff. The Academy possesses a complex of buildings designed for practical classes, lectures, laboratory studies, research work and auxiliary services

During the whole period of its history the main goal of the Academy has been training specialists of a high qualification, having fundamental theoretical knowledge, practical skills in their specialties. The principal mission of the Academy is to preserve, develop and disseminate its cherished values. According to the WHO international rating Tver State Medical University takes the 23rd place in the world and 3rd position in Russia in the Medical Studies for foreign students.

Faculties at Tver State Medical University

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Stomatology (Dentistry)
  • Faculty of International Medical Education
  • Faculty of Pediatrics
  • Faculty of Post Graduate Studies
  • Faculty of Pharmacy

Library and  Research

The Library of the Academy was founded in 1936. It contains over 440 thousand copies of Russia and foreign books.

In addition to this TSMA also maintains another library with approx. 2000 books in English Medium written by Indian and foreign writers. These books are the same which the Indian students read in the local Indian Medical Colleges.

Scientific research programmes are carried out at all Departments of the academy. The research programmes conducted at the academy have participated in six exhibitions conducted in relation to the National Economic Achievements, three of which were national. The Academy has been awarded four silver and two bronze medals. A gold medal was awarded for a combined research carried out by the Academy and the Tver State Technical University.


There are four hostels which can accommodate 1840 students.

Two of them are flat type i.e. with attached bathroom, toilet and kitchen.

The hostels are centrally heated (air-conditioned). Hostels are fully furnished.

The basic system is two or three students in one room. Students are provided with full beddings.

Separate arrangements for boys and girls. Every hostel has internet facilities (wi-fi and broadband). Students can get Indian food at the canteen of the hostel and foreign TV channels (Hindi, Tamil etc.) are also available. All the hostels are well guarded with police security. Bed linen is changed once in a week and hostel is cleaned once every day.

Students Life at TSMA

While the primary object of entering the University is to get a perfect education and training, time spent in the TSMA can provide priceless life experience. It can tremendously widen person`s mental horizon and glimpse of life, giving him essential superiority over his peers. It is important to mention that apart from academic studies in the TSMA attention is also paid to social and extracurricular activities.

Many units of the Academy provide opportunities for students to demonstrate and improve their talents, show commitment to public service or reveal hidden abilities. In the TSMA there are:

  • the TSMA General Purpose Cultural Centre;
  • Office of Pedagogical Work;
  • Indian Cultural Centre By Indian Students Association;
  • Sri Lankan Cultural Centre;
  • Youth Centre of the TSMA;
  • Soccer, lawn tennis, table tennis, volleyball, triathlon and cricket sport clubs.

TSMA organises cultural programs every year in which students from various countries of the world take part. The Indian student association celebrates Diwali, Holi, Baisakhi etc. Indian festivals every year & there is a holiday on that day in the academy. In sports there are International tournaments of Cricket, Football, Basketball, Badminton etc.

Kazan State Medical University

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. Kazan State Medical University (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. Kazan State Medical University (KSMU) is located in central part of Kazan.The University offers numerous services to facilitate the process of learning. For instance, the Kazan State Medical University has tie-ups with 54 medical institutions for imparting clinical training to the students of Medical Pediatric and Dental Faculties. Students get the opportunity to receive hands-on training at maternity houses, out-patients units, hospitals, and 20 polyclinics including dental and children’s.

Library and Research

KSMU — represents the leading scientific schools of Russia and the most relevant research studies. According to an independent rating agency “RateOR” in the field of education among all Russian universities’ scientific achievements rating only 3 of Universities of Kazan are in the top fifty and Kazan Medical University holds the second result after Kazan State University. Only five of the best medical universities of the country have been included in the rating, among them Kazan Medical University firmly holds the third place, after the Moscow Medical Academy in the name of I.M. Sechenov and after Russian State Medical University!Training of highly qualified specialists is conducted in 40 specialities in PhD-studentship and in 5 specialities of doctoral studies. The University has two doctoral Academic Councils in 7 specialities and is planning to establish a third Council in 2 more specialities.


International students may live in the students’ dorm or have an apartment or a room arranged for them by the University.But the living conditions are rather Spartan: two or three persons to a room, eight rooms on each floor, one kitchen, two toilets, shower in the basement. Students cannot select their rooms. The number of rooms is limited, and, therefore, early applications will be given priority. In addition, some students may be uncomfortable with the rather strict dormitory rules.Off-campus apartments Rent amounts depends on the location, size and condition of the apartment. As a rule, apartments offered for rent are supplied with furniture and basic household appliances (refrigerator, TV, telephone).

Student Life

Students can participate in year-round recreation, including football, tennis, basketball, swimming in summer, or skiing and skating in winter. The university encourages the broadest participation of its students in a wide variety of athletic programs. During holidays the students can relax in the camp “Medic” in the woods on the bank of the Volga river.
Kazan State Medical University offers its services to the students of all nationalities and religions. Student’s club is used for the different kinds of student’s activities. Our students participate in different festivals and have their newspaper “Kazan Medical Student”.

Volgograd State Medical University

The Volgograd State Medical University is one of the most famous and highly reputable Higher Schools both in Russia and abroad. It is proud of its highly-qualified teaching staff, advanced researchers and experienced physicians whose names are world-famousMany 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, 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.

Library and Research

Volgograd State University Library – one of the largest university libraries in the area. Its stock of around 700,000 titles , is of great scientific value and can provide high quality teaching and educational and scientific processes at the university. It offers students and 5 teachers of reading rooms for 418 seats. The pride of the University is the department of rare books, which collects pre-revolutionary publications, documents 20-30 of the twentieth century and contemporary books, representing artistic value. The University Library offers its readers the opportunity to use periodicals (over 500 titles), among which are very valuable reference journals and current bibliographies.The Volgograd State Medical University has given rise to a number of research and methodological schools and centres. They are the Volgograd Branch of the Russian Academy for Medical Sciences doing advanced research in the field of pharmacology, Research Institute of Rheumatology, the Regional Cardiology Centre, the Regional Urology Centre, etc.


Students in Volgograd either live in the university hostels or apartments. First year and pre-medical students are not allowed to live outside the hostels.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.

Student Life

The University puts much emphasis on physical culture development and enhancing 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 on 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 to 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.