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  About the Faculty :


Among our total student population of over 4000 we have around 500 international students from more than 50 countries worldwide.

The Academy is ranked as the leading medical centre in hygiene and preventive education in Russia. The Saint Petersburg State medical University trains specialists in clinical and preventive medicine for more than 30 specialties. The goal of the University is to enable students to apply their knowledge of the fundamentals in an independent consideration of the patient's condition, diagnostic options, and therapeutic interventions.

The Departments and all the students of the Academy are committed to the development of physicians who will contribute to improvement in patient care through medical research. Students of The Academy will participate in a range of research activities, from basic science to clinical research and preventive medicine analysis. Through participation in academic activities and individual tutoring students will develop knowledge and skills that will help them prepare for careers in basic and applied medical science.

The University offers the opportunity for great personal and professional growth. Having completed all required academics and practice our graduates are ready to serve as the complete physicians worldwide. All our Graduates consider their time at the Academy as a challenging, clinically exciting, educationally rewarding, and intellectually stimulating experience.

Degree of Designations:

Doctor of medicine degree M.D
Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine Ph.D
Doctor of medical science degree D.Sc

Graduate Programs:

Departments Instruction language Term Duration Degree Awarded
General medicine Russian 6 years (+1)* M.D
General medicine English 6 years M.D
Sports medicine Russian 6 years (+1)* M.D
Dentistry Russian 5 years (+1)* M.D


(+1)* - The Academy offers full-time classes (Preparatory courses from 6 to 9 months) for students requiring developmental skills in Russian language and some preliminary medical courses. This is enough to enable them to study effectively in Russian. Term-time Russian language support via classes and individual consultations is available.

  The Faculty of General Medicine :  
All graduates, who complete this educational program, are awarded the Diploma of Physician with the title Doctor of Medicine.

Structure of fees:

Tuition fee for Russian medium:
             Preparatory Course:  2100$ (1 year)
             Medical Course:  2600$ per year (6 years)
Tuition fee for English medium: (The preparatory course is NOT NEEDED for the English medium course)
            Medical Course:  5300$ per year (6 years)
Other payments (fees)

  • payment for invitation - 100$ US
  • registration (entrance) payment - 100$ US
  • Service charge (paid once, varies between 500$ to 800$)
  • minimal required medical insurance - 100$ US per year
  • One place in a double-room in a student hostel: 600$ US per year for all students
For more information on the academic subjects click here
For more information on the fee structure click here
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  The Faculty of Dentistry :  
All graduates, who complete this educational program, are awarded the Diploma of Stomatology with the title Doctor of Stomatology.

Structure of fees:

             Preparatory Course: (1 year) 2100$
             Dental Course: (6 years) 2600$ per year
Other payments (fees)
  • payment for invitation - 100$ US
  • registration (entrance) payment - 100$ US
  • Service charge (paid once, varies between 500$ to 800$)
  • minimal required medical insurance - 100$ US per year
  • One place in a double-room in a student hostel: 600$ US per year for all students
For more information on the academic subjects click here
For more information on the fee structure click here
To send us a feedback form click here
  The Faculty of Sports Medicine :  
All graduates, who complete this educational program, are awarded the Diploma of Physician with the title Doctor of Medicine . Additional educational programs in this specialty - Medicine of Sport and Emergency.

Structure of fees

Please, ask us the details of fees by e-mail at: Medstudies@mail.ru
Tuition fee from 2500 $ US per year.

Other payments (fees)

  • payment for invitation - 100$ US
  • registration (entrance) payment - 100$ US (only for applicants from the preparatory faculty of other medical school during admission procedure)
  • Service charge (paid once, varies between 500$ to 800$)
  • minimal required medical insurance - 100$ US per year
  • One place in a double-room in a student hostel: 600$ US per year for all students
For more information on the academic subjects click here
For more information on the fee structure click here
To send us a feedback form click here
  Structure of Course :  
Standard curriculum is based on the government standard of education for higher professional education for 040100 - General Medicine Specialty for qualification of Physician (Doctor of Medicine) Moscow, Ministry of the health, and Ministry of the Education of the Russian Federation.

There are following basic teaching methods at the university:

- Lecture based
- Small-group discussions and seminars
- Practical and laboratory works
- Tutorials
- Independent studies
- Assessments
- Clinical training - Clinical rotation (Bedside teaching, Ward rounds)

The First, Second and Third Years:

The first three years lay the foundation for an understanding of human biology, its progression towards disease and subsequent medical treatment. The basic medical science curriculum ushers the student through the study of anatomy, physiology, histology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, general pathology, genetics and principles of clinical medicine.

Students extend their initial studies of normal human biology and function into abnormal processes and ultimate disease states. This is accomplished mainly through the studies of pathology and clinical diagnosis. Pathology and Path physiology of each organ system is studied preparing the student for the upcoming clinical clerkship training. Pharmacology is also taken during the third year. In Pharmacology, students study the metabolism, fate and effect of chemical substances of clinical significance in biologic systems. They also describe the action of drugs and define a framework for their use in correcting disordered function. In this year, the student acquires a fundamental clinical background applicable to any branch of medicine and begins crossing the bridge between pre-clinical medical science and the practice of medicine.

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Year Curriculum:

In the last three years, the student begins to apply the knowledge acquired in the first two years of the biomedical sciences and to sharpen clinical skill with a series of clinical clerkships in Primary Care medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Emergency medicine, Internal medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. In these, the student learns to take responsibility for patient care under supervision and interacts with attending physicians, residents, nurses and other medical students. There is additional time devoted to surgery and primary care.

Also in the fourth, fifth and sixth years, students take classes in other clinical electives consisting of programs in cardiovascular disease, haematology, infectious disease, renal disorders, respiratory disorders, neurology and chronic diseases. There are also a limited amount of carefully directed independent studies.

Learning experiences during the years of clinical training are diverse and include seminars, lectures, demonstrations, ward rounds, and grand rounds. However the essence of training is the interaction with patients. Students engage with the faculty in clinical pathological correlation discussions and analysis of the mechanisms that express themselves as the signs and symptoms in the history and physical examination.

The student is also free to take electives in any area of medicine. These may include ambulatory care, primary care, orthopaedics or physical medicine. Students may also elect to participate in research projects at the Academy's departments and affiliated hospitals.

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  Arrival to Saint Petersburg :  
The student before leaving their home country are advised to notify us with the Flight details and the place of Arrival (Moscow or Saint Petersburg). We will be at the airport to receive the student and will lead him/her to the appropriate University and Hostel.

 You should bring the following with you to Saint Petersburg:

  • 20 passport sized Photographs
  • Health Certificate stating that the student is mentally and physically fit.
  • An additional certificate stating that he/she isn't colour-blind.
  • Originals of your Educational Certificates and other documents. It is recommended that copies of all documents are certified by the relevant embassies of the Russian Federation
  • Money to cover any emergency situation (not less than 1200$ US) and the Educational fees (to be transferred by bank prior to arrival to Saint Petersburg).
      Essential Information :  
    •  Before you leave home:
      Our student counsellor will provide you with information on how to dress, how to understand the culture, what to take with you, where to take your foreign exchange. On arrival to Saint Petersburg  you will be helped by our student service team to get settled.
    • The Language:
      In the case of students studying in Russian medium they will undergo a ten months preparatory faculty in which they will master the language, which will help them undergo their entire education in Russian language. In the case of students undergoing education with partial training in English medium you will have Russian language class every week throughout the first three years of education which will help you to undergo your clinical studies from the fourth year to the sixth year.
    • Visa and Immigration:
      As soon as the admission is confirmed and after the student pays the necessary service charges the visa will be processed and it generally takes about fifteen to twenty days.
    • Foreign Exchange:
      You are welcome to take as much currency and valuables. You should only remember that when passing through customs on entry to Russia, you have to declare the amount of money you have, list of your valuables. You retain this declaration, checked by the Customs officer, throughout your stay in the country and it enables you to take back home your unspent money and personal valuables indicated on your entry declaration.
      In Russia the currency is Roubles, circulating only with in Russia, its import and export are forbidden. Exchange of currency into Roubles may be done at currency exchange points of all banks which are available in plenty. Exchange of money is at the official rate of exchange.
    • Tuition Fee and Living Expenses:
      The student on arrival should pay the tuition fee to the University. In addition to your tuition fee you will need about 1,000 USD for your food and living expenses.
    • Medical Insurance:
      Every student at Russia should have a medical insurance, which he/she shall take from the University of his/her study. The medical insurance usually cost any thing between 30-100 USD. However the students travelling for the first time will be issued a visa only if an insurance card is obtained which would cost about 50 USD approximately.
    • Students Hostel:
      Accommodation is provided by the University of study. A well furnished spacious room, with the capacity of 2 or 3 students per room. It is designed with proper ventilation and provided with necessary heating systems. A bed, blanket, a pillow with pillow covers and a bed spread are provided with a spacious kitchen with all necessary facilities for cooking except utensils. Every weekend the students get their bedspreads, blankets and pillow covers changed.
    • Food:
      Every student hostel is equipped with canteens and cafe where the students can have their food. Near some of the hostels there are cafeterias providing Indian food. All universities also have cafeterias in the academic campus also. Each and every floor of the hostel is provided with a kitchen and dining hall where the students are allowed to prepare their food. Students can carry minimum requirement of utensils, masala items from home to cook their own food.
    • Food Materials:
      1. Fast foods like Maggie, Instant sevai packets etc., for the first 2 or 3 days till they settle down.
      2. Different flavouring agents and spicy powders like Chilli powder, Garam Masala, pepper powder etc.,
      3. It is also advisable to carry few tea and coffee powder packets.
      However all these food materials should not exceed more than 5 Kg.
    • Clothing:
      1. 2 to 3 pairs of Jeans or Woollen pants and two inners.
      2. 2 to 3 pairs of Woollen Sweaters.
      3. 1 pair of sports shoe and I pair of leather shoe.
      4. 1 Leather Jacket, 1 Long Winter Coat, 2 pairs of hand gloves, 3 to 4 pairs of woollen socks, 2 to 3 pairs of cotton socks and 2 scarf.
      5. 1Umbrella.
    • Public Transport:
      When using public transport, please bear in mind that the underground train (Metro), Buses and trolley buses work from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Trams from 5.30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Taxis are on call round the clock. Buses, Trolley Buses and trams usually have no conductors. You may buy a book of ten tickets from the driver and punch one ticket per trip. Soviet urban undergrounds are first-rate Engineering creations. They have a modem ventilation system ensuring clean and fresh air circulation in the stations and tunnels all the time, no smoking is permitted anywhere in the underground. Special devices test the air and determine the humidity and dust content. The underground is the quickest form of urban transport, the average speed is 70 km per hour.
    • Access to the World and Home:
      You can send a letter, post card or telegram to any country in the world. Envelopes, writing paper, post cards and stamps are on sale at the post offices, post counters of Hotels or in Newspaper Kiosks in Railway Stations, Airports, Sea and River ports and on the streets. Most of the hostels are equipped with Internet access, which can be used by the students to communicate with their parents and friends by email. If you have a Personal computer you could take an internet connection to your room which costs around 15 USD per month. The students can make use of the near by post office to make International calls and send email.
    We suggest you to carry the medicines, which you normally use for certain common ailments like - common cold, Headache, Stomach ache, Muscular Pain etc., On the whole your check-in baggage should not weigh more than 20 Kilograms, and your hand baggage should not exceed 5 Kilograms. for an easy walk through the check-in counter at your country. If your baggage weighs more than specified, an excess duty of approximately 20 USD per Kilogram should be paid at the Airport.
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      Rules and Regulations :  
    • In case of the student's failure to make the payment in time or training, the Institute has the right to expel the student without compensation of money already paid for training.
    • In case of the student's non-fulfilment of the year’s curriculum for unconvincing reasons as well as due to poor health conditions, violation of academic discipline, criminal actions and systematic violations of internal regulations, the Institute has the right to expel the students without compensation of money paid for current year of training and all the preceding periods of training.
    • In cases where the health impairment is of a temporary nature, the Institute administration may provide academic leave with the right of readmission in the same course.
    • The student shall abide by the Russian Laws, comply with rules established for foreign citizens, rules of residence and travelling on Russian territory as well as uphold internal Institute regulations.
      Deadlines for Applications :  
    Applications for M.D. degree course are accepted till the 15th of August since the standard beginning date for the course is the 1st Monday of September. late admissions will be decided on an individual basis. For information regarding non-standard academic years please contact us at Medstudies@mail.ru

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