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MBBS in Russia

Russia has always been a popular pit stop for Indian students to pursue MBBS because of its friendly environment and high educational standards. MBBS in Russia is quite affordable for aspiring medical students as the universities are funded by the government. 

Unlike other countries, entrance exams such as IELTS and TOEFL are not necessary for Russian MBBS universities. Moreover, the universities are highly recognized by organizations such as WHO, UNESCO, NMC, etc.

For medical aspirants wanting to pursue MBBS abroad, Russia is an exceptional option as it allows a fast and simple admission process with the benefit of a low and affordable fee structure. Out of 100 medical institutes from all across the globe, the top 30 universities are situated in Russia. 

Why choose Russia for MBBS?

Mainly, a large number of medical aspirants choose Russia to achieve the noble degree of MBBS {Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery} as the universities offer:

  •   Budget-Friendly Fee Structure: As the universities are funded by the government, the admission process becomes hassle-free for the students. A survey says aspirants from India can make it out in Russia with only 100 USD to 300 USD a month. 
  •   No requirement of entrance exams: It turns out that entrance exams such as IELTS and TOEFL are not required for admission to Russian universities. The selection process is purely based on 12th standards merit as well as qualifying NEET exams on first cum first service basis. Students with a 50% percentile are preferred by the institutes.
  •   Internationally Recognized Institutes: MBBS in Russia can be an amazing option for medical aspirants as major universities of Russia are recognized globally by various organizations like the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER}, Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates {ECFMG}
  •   And various medical councils in Australia, Canada, India, and so on.
  •   Exciting Student Life: Studying in Russia can never be boring as student life is wonderful. Students can take part in various competitions, events, and many more festivities. A unique outlet has been created for the students called KVN games. The best team gets an opportunity to be a part of a televised contest that broadcasts on Russian channels.
  •   Space for exposure and opportunities: The high educational standard in Russia ensures a maximum number of opportunities and hands-on experience for their students. Any Indian medical aspirant can make a great career in MBBS with amazing and unlimited opportunities. 

Top medical universities of Russia for Indian Students 

Here are some university preferences for Indian students:

  •   Tver State Medical University 
  •   Crimea Federal University 
  •   Kabardino Medical University 
  •   Ingush State Medical University
  •   South Kazakhstan Medical Academy 
  •   Chuvash State Medical University 

Fee Structure of MBBS in Russia 

The fee structure of MBBS in Russia is reasonably very low, thus creating a great opportunity for Indian medical aspirants to study MBBS abroad in Russia



(per year)


(per year)



Tver State Medical University 

262760 RUB

12000 RUB

274760 RUB


Ingush State University 

180000 RUB

30000 RUB

210000 RUB


Crimea Federal University

300000 RUB

30000 RUB

330000 RUB


Kemerovo state university

228000 RUB

18000 RUB

246000 RUB


Voronezh State Medical University

364000 RUB

40000 RUB

404000 RUB


Chuvash State Medical University 

200000 RUB

56500 RUB

256500 RUB


Courses offered by Russian universities

The universities of Russia offer various courses in the medical field for different interests of students accordingly. 

MBBS is basically a course of 6 years including training which is offered by the institutes. Moreover, it offers a variety of courses in Pediatrics, Dentistry, and Pharmacy out of which MBBS is the most preferred one. 

  •   Clinic Medicine (MBBS)
  •   Pediatrics
  •   Dentistry 
  •   Pharmacy

Eligibility Criteria for Admission 

There is no doubt that Russia is providing world-class education in the field of MBBS. Many students aim to pursue medicine from the Russian Institutes. So, in order to back a seat to study abroad in Russia, the basic eligibility criteria are mentioned below before applying for entrance:


It is mandatory to qualify for NEET to be eligible 


  •   Students must have scored 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as main subjects in class 12th.
  •   40% is necessary for the reserved candidates. 


Students should be 17 years old or above. 

Important Documents Required 

  •   10th Marksheet 
  •   12th Marksheet
  •   NEET Scorecard
  •   Original Passport
  •   Passport size photographs
  •   HIV Report
  •   Covid-19 Report

Top MCI-Approved Universities in Russia 

Here are five universities that are MCI approved and are recognized globally. It is easy to get admission if the students meet the eligibility criteria.

Bashkir State Medical University, Russia

It is one of the largest institutes in Russia with more than 5000+ students. It offers courses and ensures high-quality education for students.

  •   World Rank: 3512
  •   Tuition fee: 250,000/yr (RUB)

First Moscow State Medical University, Russia

First Moscow State Medical University is the oldest medical institute in Russia. In 2018, the university celebrated its 260th anniversary.

  •   World Rank: 12711
  •   Tuition fee: 9800/yr US$

Kazan State Medical University, Russia

It is one of the most eminent universities in Russia; Thousands of Indians have graduated from this university in the past. 


    World Rank: 6249


    Tuition fee: 350,000/yr (RUB)

Saint Petersburg State Medical University

This university is counted as one of the biggest Hub spot for training specialists in various medical fields. The institute also contributes to the development of Medical and Health sciences.

  •   World Rank: 495
  •   Tuition Fee: 380,000/yr (RUB)

Belgorod State University, Russia

The university is famous for its research. It was granted Research University status among the top universities in Russia. 

  •   World Rank: 2071
  •   Tuition fee: 4900/yr USD$

Safety Concerns for International Students in Russia

Studying MBBS abroadcan raise safety concerns for the students as well as for the parents but Russian universities completely ensure and supervise the campus and other areas regularly. International students are warmly welcomed by the friendly locals. 

The crime rate in Russia has been declining since the late 1990s. A study shows that 9% of crime has decreased since 2016 in Russia.

Furthermore, Russia is known for its rich culture and history which can be an amazing and overwhelming chance for international students. Quite a few universities also provide international students with student support services which include health, counseling, legal aid clinics, and so on.

What to do next after completing MBBS in Russia?

Russia is a superpower place that carries an endless number of opportunities for students. The place can be a fascinating place to study abroad, especially for medical aspirants. 

Find out the scope of employment after completing MBBS in Russia.




Hospital Management


Private and Government hospital jobs


Defense Services


MBA in the medical field


Open your own clinic 

  •    Hospital Management 

After the completion of MBBS, the student can opt for higher studies in hospital management such as medical billing, hospital management, and many more. After the completion of hospital management, students can go for specialized courses and continue to enhance their medical careers.

  •   Private and government hospital jobs 

Students can seek employment in private or government jobs after acquiring the degree of MBBS. A decent amount of salary is promised on the basis of your post. (Senior doctor or Junior Doctor}

  •   Defense Services

Interested candidates can also opt for medical services in defense services. They are required to sit in interviews, go for medical checkups, and all the other facilities necessary to enter the armed forces. Once joined, the student will have to work in the army. Hospitals and cater to patient’s emergencies 

  •   Pursue MBA in the medical field 

Medical students can get admission to MBA health care management, MBA health administration, and MBA medical management. Once completed, they can join the pharmaceutical sector, health insurance sector, or even in the sector of hospital management and administration.

  •   Open your own clinic

The degree of MBBS in Russia is globally accepted, so the candidates can open their own clinic or whichever country they desire. 

Indian students wanting to start their clinic in India should appear for the MCI screening test, and for the USA, they need to appear for USMLE.

Scholarship Offered by Russia for the Students 

Russian Universities also provide scholarships for students during admission. 

Students can apply for such scholarships which can lead to a huge relief in the fee structure. 


Students, who are opting for a foreign language like Russian, can apply for this scholarship. 

The Russian medical colleges cover the cost of studying the course. Any Student with good academic grades can easily get this scholarship.


This scholarship is available to all students who want to pursue their studies in Russia. It covers the tuition fee and all the other miscellaneous charges such as accommodation fees and maintenance charges.

SRAS ( The School of Russian and Asian Students)

This scholarship is especially for international students wanting to pursue MBBS in Russia. Medical colleges cover the tuition fee for the students. 

Syllabus of MBBS in Russia 

The Russian colleges follow European patterns in medicine. Here are some insights on the subjects that are taught during the course. 


In the very first year, basic subjects are taught like physics, chemistry, biology, nursing, anatomy, histology, Latin, and public health. Students also study subjects like economics, mathematics, Russian, cult urology, basic research and philosophy.


The second year puts a spotlight on the human body and its metabolic processes. It includes Physiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, and hygiene. Students also study additional subjects like psychology, bioethics, medical law and Russian language for better communication between the doctor and patient. Candidates need to work as a nurse in a hospital for a minimum for two weeks. 


The third year begins with undergoing training in etiology of the diseases and the action of drugs which includes subjects like pharmacology, radiology, microbiology, internal medicine, topographical anatomy and operative surgery.


In the fourth year, the hospital cycle begins. Students undergo training in different departments of hospitals as a part of their course. The practical classes are classified into two parts, one consisting of discussions and the second comprises practicing in the patient ward. A potential doctor must go through all the departments like surgery, dermatology, venereology, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, medical rehabilitation, therapy, urology, pediatrics and many more.


Students gets trained in ENT, ophthalmology, surgical gynecology, psychiatry, traumatology, orthopedics, physiotherapy, outpatient therapy, gene therapy and infectious diseases in the fifth year 


The last year concludes with oncology, radiotherapy, occupational diseases, anesthesiology, dentistry, intensive care training, general medical practice, clinical immunology , neurosurgery, forensic medicine and epidemiology.

About Russia

As we all know Russia is the world's largest country with a population of 14.34 crores currently. The landscape of Russia varies from desert to frozen coastlines.

Here are some fun facts about Russia:

  •   Russia has 12 active volcanoes
  •   Moscow has more billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the world
  •   Russia is home to the only Buddhist region in Europe
  •   The US and Russia are just 4 km apart
  •   Russia is a big producer of fossil fuels
  •   Capital of Russia: Moscow
  •   Most spoken language: Russian
  •   Religion followed: Christianity 
  •   Currency: Rubles 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Q1. Is MBBS in Russia a good option?

Ans: Russia provides high-quality education at a very low affordable cost and with minimum cost of living charges. 

Q2. Can you practice MBBS in India once completed the degree in Russia?

Ans: Yes, you can practice MBBS in India once done with the degree to enhance your practicing after appearing for the NEXT exam.

Q3. Is it necessary to appear for the NEET exam to get a seat in Russian medical universities?

Ans: As per the eligibility criteria, it is necessary to qualify NEET exam to get admission to Russian Medical Institutes.

Q4. Is there an availability of Indian Mess for Indian students studying abroad in Russia?

Ans: Yes, there is the availability of Indian mess for the students. Students can also cook in their dorm room as the hostel provides a kitchen in the rooms for the students. 

Q5. How many marks are required in NEET to pursue MBBS in Russia?

Ans: You need to score 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and as well as English. 

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