MBBS in Russia

Since Russia is an active member of Bologna Convention, the system of education in Russia has been considerably changed over the past many years. Universities have implemented and following a system similar to that of Europe which is also very to countries like India. The course could be completed in 6 years that includes one year internship. Therefore MBBS in Russia is nothing much different than which is offered in your home country.

The lowest passing score required in your  higher secondary school education examination is set as 50%. But MBBS in Russia still follow the admissions criteria set by the MCI for students from India.

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. Students in Russian Universities are free to have access to the most modern laboratories and scientific-technical centers. Moreover foreign students are offered a well subsidized cost of education making it more affordable – the average cost of an academic year, including accommodation in a student hostel, is US$ 2500 – 4000.

One academic year in Russian Universities lasts for 10 months (September 1st– June 30th). The academic year is divided into two semesters: the first semester is September 1st – January 25th; the second semester is February 9th – June 30th. At the end of each semester (January and June) students take tests and exams in the disciplines that they have studied. Between semesters students have vacations: winter vacation (2 weeks: from 25th January to 9th February), and summer vacation (2 months: from 1st July to 30th August). During winter and summer vacations students may either stay in Russia or travel home.

Applications for study on main courses (first and subsequent years) are accepted from 1st March until 15th July. Classes start from 1st September.

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.

Safety and Security

The public safety in Russia is provided by the state security and law enforcement service – the Militias (Police). Special attention is paid to the security of international students. All buildings of universities and student hostels are constantly guarded by the university’s internal security department. To enter a university building or a hostel at any time, one needs to show a pass. Guests who come to see the students in their hostel are let in from 4 till 11 o’clock p.m. They must show their ID. These rules are equally valid all over Russia.


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