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Study Medicine in Russia: Find out about full costs and conditions

Study Medicine in Russia: Find out about full costs and conditions

Russia is considered the largest country in the world, so it is also a destination for many students wishing to study medicine in Russia.

In the modern era, medical colleges in Russia are considered competitive with some other international colleges, but there is no doubt that they have not yet surpassed major countries such as Britain, America, or Germany in studying medicine.

In this article, we will explain to you what the advantages and disadvantages are, to be frank with you, in addition to the costs, what are the best Russian medical universities, and how to register in them and travel.

Advantages of studying medicine in Russia

Here are some of the main points that an international medical student should choose for a Russian language certificate:

  • The majority of the best Russian medical universities follow a simple admission procedure without entrance test for foreign students. They allow admission through an application file selection procedure.
  • Tuition fees for medical study are supported and living expenses are affordable compared to other countries in the West.
  • With recognition from WHO and UNESCO, Russian medical degrees are recognized globally.
  • Medical courses are offered in English as well as French.
  • Students do not need TOEFL or IELTS to study medicine in Russia
  • During the internship, students can get good experience in clinical practice in highly equipped multispecialty state hospitals in Russia.

Disadvantages of studying medicine in Russia

  • Study in the Russian language in most universities
  • The weather in Russia is very cold
  • In most countries, upon completion of your studies, you need to amend your certificate

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Difficulty studying medicine in Russia

Actually, just because Russia is a large country and has many universities and medical colleges, this does not mean that it is superior in this field. Let's be honest, studying medicine in Russia is not difficult at all, according to some students who have already graduated from Russian medical schools.

The difficulty or ease of studying medicine in Russia depends on many criteria, the most important of which are the college and the student’s level of understanding. It is possible that medicine at Moscow University is more difficult than it is at Bashkir Medical University, for example.

Medical curriculum in Russia

The entire curriculum for medicine in Russia is completed within six to eight years. This is in accordance with US and European standards.

In the first three years, students are taught the theoretical side of medicine and a basic understanding of human biology is taught in the first three years, along with physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics and general pathology.

Each year is divided into two semesters and the last three years are the main years where students have to do internships or clerkships along with studying surgery, primary care medicine, neurology, psychiatry, paediatrics, gynecology and emergency medicine.

Costs of studying medicine in Russia

The cost of studying medicine in Russia varies depending on the university you choose and its location, but in general, the tuition cost for the human medicine branch in Russia ranges from 2000 to 6500 US dollars annually.

We have tabulated a list of top recognized medical schools in Russia along with their tuition fees:

the UniversityLanguage of study Tuition fees per year
UniversityTeaching methodstudy fees in the year
Perm State Medical UniversityRussian3,15,000 rupees
Bashkir State Medical UniversityRussian2,45,000 rupees
Orenburg State Medical UniversityRussian4,20,000 rupees
Tver State Medical UniversityBilingual4,48,000 rupees
Kursk State Medical UniversityBilingual4,58,500 rupees
Smolensk State Medical UniversityBilingual3,85,000 rupees
Ryazan State Medical UniversityEnglish3,15,000 rupees
Saint Petersburg Medical UniversityEnglish3,85,000 rupees
Kazan State Medical UniversityEnglish4,37,500 rupees
Bilingual means both English and Russian are required to enroll at the university.

Medical programs in medical universities

Russian universities offer Doctor of Medicine degrees in general medicine, dentistry and sports covering 6-7 years, depending on the language of instruction.

Medical courses are offered in English and Russian by university, as we explained in the previous table. The duration of studying medicine in Russia taught in Russian is 7 years, which includes a XNUMX-year preliminary language course for international students.

SpecializationIntermediate duration in EnglishDuration in Russian
General Medicine6 سنوات7 years (including one year language course).
the teeth5 سنوات6 years (including one year language course).
Sports medicine6 سنوات7 years (including one year language course).

Conditions for studying medicine in Russia

A student who intends to study medicine in Russia must have obtained at least 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology combined in the final examination of high school or equivalent. In addition, those who choose a university that teaches in English only are required to prove their proficiency in the English language through an international test such as TOEFL or IELTS.

There are no other conditions than what we mentioned. It is easy, and to make it even easier, we will guide you to the documents required for registration in Russian medical universities. Then the documents required to obtain a study visa at the Russian embassy.

Documents required for registration in universities

  • Valid passport.
  • A high school diploma duly certified by the Ministry of Education in the applicant’s country.
  • biography.
  • birth certificate.
  • Some universities require a certificate of good standing to study medicine in Russia.

Documents required for a study visa to Russia

  • A valid passport.
  • Completed and signed visa application form.
  • Personal photos of the applicant.
  • A university admission application letter from the university, and a copy of the acceptance letter from the university or college.
  • Medical health certificate.
  • Negative AIDS test result.

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Now that we have talked about starting to study medicine in Russia within Russian medical colleges, we will tell you about how to complete medicine in Russia for students coming from other universities who have already begun their medical studies in a second college, and now want to transfer to a medical college in Russia.

Completion of medicine in Russia

To have the opportunity to complete medicine in Russia, the following documents must be submitted and the following conditions must be met:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent.
  • A certificate from the college you are currently attending that you have attended at least one year of study.
  • Fill out the Russian University’s transfer form, which you can find on the university’s website online.
  • passport.
  • birth certificate.

Frequently asked questions about studying medicine in Russia

How much does it cost to study medicine in Russia?

The cost of studying medicine in Russia varies depending on the university you choose and its location, but in general, the tuition cost for the human medicine branch in Russia ranges from 2000 to 6500 US dollars annually.

Is medicine in Russia difficult?

No, studying medicine in general in Russia is not difficult, and the medical curriculum in universities is not standardized, so the curriculum of medical universities in Russia can be passed easily.

How many years to study medicine in Russia?

The duration of medicine in Russia for students is 6 years. In addition to a medical preparatory year, during which the student learns the Russian language.

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