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About Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world by the area, situated in Eurasia. Its official name is the Russian Federation. Russia shares land borders with 13 other countries that includes Norway, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, China, Mongolia, North Korea, Lithuania and so on. It also shares the water border with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the United State by the Bering Strait.

The capital city of Russia is Moscow, the largest city in the country. The language spoken is Russian in addition, English and other languages are also used for communication. Russia contains the longest river of Europe the "Volga” and its largest lake “Ladoga”.

The Country has the highest literacy rates with 99.7% (as per United State Central Intelligence Agency in 2015). So, Russia offers the best combination of higher studies at affordable fees and low-cost living.

Additionally, Russia is a beautiful country to live or visit. There are various sight scenes while the architecture, transportation and culture are well developed. There is lots of scope for the job,education, technology and business. Russia has very strong economy that leads to beautiful life style and growth for future and lifestyle.

Country Profile:

  • Official LanguageRussian
  • CapitalMoscow
  • Currency Russian ruble (₽) (RUB)
  • Literacy rate 99.7%
  • Population 14.45 crores
  • Time Difference from India Varies from state to state as it has 9 different time zones
  • Travel time from Delhi to Moscow, Russia6-7 hours direct flight
  • MBBS in Russia Tuition FeesApprox. $ 3500-$5000 per year
  • Type of collegesGovernment
  • Duration of MBBS5.8 years
  • Medium of InstructionEnglish, students will be taught the local language also. is bilingual in some colleges.

MBBS in Russia

MBBS in Russia is very popular among Indian students due to the facts and figures of the past MBBS degree holders from Russia. Recently, more than 10,000 Indian students are studying Medical degree in the country. Medical Colleges for MBBS are Medical Council of India (MCI) approved that explores new avenues and opportunity for Indian students.

MBBS in Russia is considered to be as one of the most advanced and affordable options available for students. As medical studies in Russia focuses on the overall development of student’s knowledge and extensive development of his/her chosen field. More benefits to study MBBS in Russian Universities are:

  • Russia offers MD (Physician) degree to medical students which is equivalent to MBBS in India. The degree is world-wide accepted and recognized that provides exposure to students to establish their career in medical field globally.
  • It offers a perfect blend of high-quality education with affordable fees and low-cost living. Candidates can ensures their career in medical study after completing graduation in high class form the renowned university.
  • The medical degree of Russia is globally recognized and accredited by MCI (Medical Council of India) and WHO (World Health Organization).
  • Students are trained for the MCI screening test- a Medical Screening test of India.
  • The syllabus is taught in English while students are given training for the Russian language too to make them comfortable in their 6 years of study.
  • There is a provision of on-job training that lays down a strong foundation for each student.
  • Hostel facility is provided to students with focusing on all facilities as well as security.
  • The strength of batch is limited to 10-15 students to ensure individual attention to students.
  • Some universities in Russia provides scholarship to students as per their performance and result of the study.
  • Mordovia State University and Ulyanovsk State University give chance to students to practice to get their clinical practice in India during their 20 days holiday.

Documents required for admission:

  • Application form with attached color photo
  • Medical certificate, vaccination certificate or documents containing information about your vaccination, health insurance.
  • HIV status certificate
  • Passport copy
  • Education certificate copy. Academic transcripts (transcript of record, university degree/s, diploma supplements)
  • Birth certificate copy

Top Universities for Study Mbbs in Russia

1. Kazan State Medical University.


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 them study in English. Moreover, we have a large group of students from 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 support and care for international students.


  • More than 5500 medical students, clinical residents and interns
  • 9 faculties
  • 65 departments
  • Staff of more than 1500


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 myriad schools all over the world, students and parents alike stress about choosing the right one. We present you the main information about Kazan State Medical University and admission for facilitate your choice.


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


General Medicine (MBBS) 6 year 335000 Rub ( Approx 5200$ per year )
Hostel Fees is currently 13080 RUB (approx. 200 USD) per year.
Medical Insurance fee is currently 5200 RUB (approx. 90 USD) per year.

2.Bashkir State Medical University.

Bashkir State Medical University, established in 1932, is one of the leading medical universities in the Russian Federation and the center of medical and pharmaceutical sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

At first, there was only one faculty – Faculty of General Medicine. In 1961 Faculty of Pediatrics was created, in 1970 – Faculty of Preventive Medicine (later renamed to Faculty of Preventive Medicine and Microbiology), in 1976 – Faculty of Dentistry, in 1981 – Faculty of Pharmacy.

In 2010 Ufa Medical College became a part of BSMU.

Nowadays BSMU includes five faculties:

  • General Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Preventive Medicine

There are over 8000 medical students, including more than 850 foreign students from 40 countries, about 1000 clinical residences and PhD programs and 7000 postgraduate professional trainings in our University. BSMU also includes the medical college, which offers vocational secondary education in specialties of Nursing and Prosthetic Dentistry.

University has the United Center of Simulation-Based Training, equipped with state-of-art simulators, where students, clinical residents and physicians of BSMU can enhance their practical skills in neonatology, anesthesiology, resuscitation, obstetrics and gynecology, endoscopy, neurosurgery. Since 2016 there is the Center in BSMU for primary accreditation of doctors and pharmacists.

BSMU is a large scientific center, where basic and applied research is carried out. Scientific infrastructure of BSMU includes Central Scientific Research Laboratory, Cell Culture Laboratory, Laboratory of Experimental Surgery, Vivarium, Scientific Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Scientific Research Institute of Oncology. BSMU Scientific library stores about 527 000 items and it is one of the best medical libraries in Russia. Bashkir State Medical University cooperates with RUSNANO’s PET Center in Ufa, training specialists in the field of nuclear medicine.

BSMU is also known for training of over 700 volunteers for Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2014 in Sochi.


General Medicine (MBBS) 6 year 249996 Rub (Approx 4000$ per year)

Hostel 200$ Per year

Insurance 90$

Saint Petersburg State University

Why St Petersburg University?

Benefits of studying at SPbU
  • The advantages of living and learning in the cultural capital of Russia. St Petersburg was recognized as World's Leading Cultural City Destination 2018 by the World Travel Awards;
  • Interdisciplinary programmes, fully meeting the demands of tomorrow;
  • An opportunity to design a personalised curriculum for every student, combining compulsory and elective courses;
  • Guest lectures from politicians, leading culture professionals, Nobel Prize winners, and world-renowned scientists from across the globe;
  • Access to the most advanced technologies of the SPbU Research Park;
  • A wide range of opportunities for entrepreneurship, a chance to obtain a grant through the SPbU Start-Up competition and develop your own project;
  • Graduates of SPbU are highly competitive in the international job market;
  • A chance to get a grant covering your tuition fee in full along with a monthly scholarship;
  • Participation in international exchange and partnership programmes;
  • Various support programmes for international students: buddy scheme, intro week, SPbU Foreign Students Club;
  • SPbU Alumni Clubs operate in 15 countries of Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

St Petersburg University has introduced the Virtual Excursion. This is a project that helps you discover the University online.

You can see the main corridor at the Twelve Collegia that is the longest university’s corridor in the world, Petrovskii Hall that has preserved its original interior of the 18th century, Park of the Modern Sculpture, and St Peter and Paul’s Church to name but a few.

St Petersburg is famous the world over for its University. St Petersburg University is not a campus university, so it is not all located on one site. It is made up of many different buildings located around Vasilievskii Island, Central district, Admiralty district, and Petergof. Many of them are unique architectural monuments, say, Mikhailovskaia Dacha and Bobrinski’s Palace, that are harmonious in combining history and modernity.

The Twelve Collegia, as the main building of the University, demonstrates a notable example of Peter the Great’s architectural period and was built by Domenico Trezzini and А. F. Shchedrin in the 18th century. Initially, it was a place for the Russian government: Senate, Synod, and collegia. In 1838, it was commissioned to the University. Since it has been housing offices, Gorky Research Library, resource centres and laboratories of the Research Park. It is also a place where we hold important events: ceremonies, concerts, conferences, and meetings with famous people and those who come to visit the University.


General Medicine (MBBS) 6 year 314500 Rub (Approx 5000$ per year)

Hostel 200$ Per year

Kursk State Medical University

Kursk State Medical University is the Government University of Russia for the higher studies and ministry on social medicine and health. The University has the other names also, for instance, Kursk State Medical Institute, KurskGMU, Kursk State Government Medical University, KSMU, and KurskSMU. It has been registered in the list of World Health Organization and listed in the International Medical Education Directory that has been given by the FAIMER.

This University was founded in 1935 and it has been growing very fast. In 1994, KSMU received the status of being University. Now, it has been working as a cultural educational, and medical center in the Kursk region and the Central Black Earth.