You can be trained for nearly any medical specialty in Russia. Read the article on how to choose a medical programme and apply to a Russian university.
Medicine is the most in-demand field among foreigners. In the academic year 2017/2018, Russia was providing training in Clinical Medicine to more than 48,000 foreign nationals. Most of them came from Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States; many students came from Africa and the Middle East1.
Levels of Medical Education in Russia
Bachelor’s degree in medicine requires four years of study and in Russia it can only be awarded in Nursing. Graduates can work as nurses or paramedics. A majority of medical programmes in Russia are specialist degree programmes requiring six years of study with the exception of five-year majors in dentistry and pharmacy. If you want to be a general practitioner (field of study is General Medicine), children’s doctor, dentist or pharmacologist, you have to choose specialist degree.
If you aim at narrow specialty areas such as Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gastroenterology or Ophthalmology, you have to enrol in a medical residency programme after completing your specialist degree studies. Length of study is two to four years.
Russian medical education providers include I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Novosibirsk State University, Lobachevsky University, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Kazan Federal University, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Far Eastern Federal University, Ural Federal University etc. Both Russian and English medium programmes are available.
If you want to be a general practitioner (field of study is General Medicine), children’s doctor, dentist or pharmacologist, you have to choose specialist degree. Length of study is five to six years.
How to Find the Appropriate Programme on Our Website
Following are the most popular fields of study which you can browse with our search tool.
Medical Education, Level 1
If you want to look up the programmes in Nursing, select bachelor’s degree in the “degree” box and Nursing as the field of study.
You can also get pharmacological education at a Russian university. Pharmacist is a specialist who develops and makes medications. To find the appropriate programme, select specialist degree in the “degree” box and Pharmacy as field of study.
If you want to be a general practitioner, children’s doctor or dentist, select specialist degree in the “degree” box, Clinical Medicine as the field of study and General Medicine, Pediatrics or Dentistry as the subject.
Here is the list of available programmes.
Tuition fee averages 216,000 ($3,230) a year.
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There are graduate and PhD pharmacy programmes.
Tuition fee: 200,000 ($3,080) to 273,00 ($4,200) rubles a year.
Here’s the list of programmes.
Tuition fee: 196,000 ($3,015) to 617,500 ($9,500) a year.
Medical Education, Level 2
If you want a subspecialty, you have to apply for medical residency after completing the specialist degree programme. Select medical residency in the “degree” box, Clinical Medicine as the field of study and the specialty in the “subject” box. Our website shows more than 60 medical majors. The most popular are Gastroenterology, Dermatovenerology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Cardiology and Neurology. Tuition fee: 247,000 ($3,800) to 650,000 ($10,000) rubles a year.
Dentistry, as a narrow focus area, also requires medical residency. To find the appropriate programme, select “medical residency” in the degree box, “clinical medicine” in as the field of study and Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Medicine, Therapeutic Dentistry, or Oral Surgery as the subject. Average tuition fee: 450,000 ($6,920) rubles a year.
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Programmes at the Juncture of Various Sciences
Aside from classical medicine, Russian universities offer foreigners in-depth study of other sciences such as IT, Robotics, Physics and Biochemistry. Due to technology development, the specialists proficient in several fields are becoming increasingly in demand on the labour market.
If you want to enrol in such programme, select specialist degree in the “degree” box, Fundamental Medicine as the field of study and Medical Biophysics, Medical Biochemistry or Medical Cybernetics as the subject.
See the list of programmes.
Tuition fee: 205,200 ($3,160) to 249,275 ($3,835) rubles a year.
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Russian universities offer training in Nuclear Medicine, a modern field of study focused on the use of radionuclide medications and X-ray therapy for diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. To find such programmes, select bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in the “degree” box and Physics and Astronomy as the field of study.
For example, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI offers programmes of various levels, including Bionanotechnology (BSc), 352,820 ($5,428) rublels a year, Medical Physics (BSc), 335,400 ($5,160) rubles a year, Roentgen-Endovascular Diagnostics and Treatment (MSc), 357,500 ($5,500) roubles a year, Medical Physics and Nuclear Medicine (MSc), 357,000 ($5,550) a year.
Contact university representatives for details concerning specific programme, duration of study, entrance exams and tuition fee. Create a personal account to write or apply to the university.
Medical PhD Programmes
If you want to pursue research, you can apply for PhD studies rather than medical residency after completing the specialist degree programme. Length of study is three to four years. Both full-time and extramural forms of study are available. Graduates can pursue research in the chosen area of specialisation, but are not allowed to practice medicine.
To find the appropriate programme, select Postgraduate course in the “degree” box and Clinical Medicine as the field of study.
Here’s the list of available programmes.
Tuition fee: 145,500 ($2,300) to 310,000 ($4,770) rubles a year.
You can also choose Fundamental Medicine as the field of study.
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Tuition fee: 149,500 ($2,300) to 405,000 ($6,230) a year (full-time).
Russian universities offer medical education to those who would pursue a career in preventive treatment. These specialists assess the environment from the point of view of health hazards, monitor sanitary-hygiene control and organise vaccination.
Programmes in Bacteriology, Virology, Nutrition Hygiene and Epidemiology are available. To find the programmes, select specialist degree, bachelor’s and medical residency in the “degree” box, and Health Sciences and Preventive Medicine as the field of study.
See the list of available programmes.Tuition fee: 273,000 ($4,200) to 383,000 ($5,890) a year.