Russia has the most college-level or higher graduates in terms of percentage of population in the world, at 54%. Russia has a free education system, which is guaranteed for all citizens by the Constitution, however an entry to subsidized higher education is highly competitive. As a result of great emphasis on science and technology in education, Russian medical, mathematical, scientific, and aerospace research is generally of a high order.

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings, the highest-ranking Russian educational institution is Moscow State University, rated 95th in the world.

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The oldest and largest Russian universities are Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University. In the 2000s, in order to create higher education and research institutions of comparable scale in Russian regions, the government launched a program of establishing “federal universities”, mostly by merging existing large regional universities and research institutes and providing them with a special funding. These new institutions include the Southern Federal University, Siberian Federal University, Kazan Volga Federal University, North-Eastern Federal University, and Far Eastern Federal University.


✔   No External Exam

Studying MBBS in Russia is very easy for international students. As anyone across the globe can apply for a seat in medical colleges without any entry exam.

✔   No Donations to be Paid for Enrollment

Unlike India, a student need not pay a donation fee in order to enroll for medical admission in china. This saves a lot of money for the parents which can then be used in a productive way.

✔   Worldwide Recognition

Russia has a simplified admission process for international students. As a part of it, the Russian government rolls out a list of medical universities which offer admissions for international students. Additionally, this list of medical universities is also listed and verified by the medical school directory of WHO (World Health Organization). 

This in turn means that a degree from any of these universities is good enough to appear for medical screening tests in the majority of countries namely India, the USA, UK, South Africa, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, etc. In order to get a Medical degree one needs to complete the entire course for 5 years and one year of internship. Once a student has the degree he would be eligible to appear for the MCI screening test in India and once the test is cleared the student will be eligible to start practicing as a medical doctor anywhere in India.

✔   Scholarships for International Students

It is a well-known fact that the Russian Government is open to support international students with scholarships and subsidies. However, in order to avail this, one needs to fulfill the eligibility criteria.

✔   Medical Insurance

All the MBBS students are eligible to avail the medical insurance for all courses.

✔   MCI Screening Test

As a part of the curriculum, the MBBS universities offer training for MCI Screening tests which is very important for International students and Indian students mainly.

✔   Plenty of Quality Hospitals for Internship

The total number of years that takes for the completion of the course is 6 years. Out of which 5 is for classroom and standard education in college and 1 year of internship in a hospital. Therefore, it is prerogative for every student to find a quality hospital for an internship.

Additionally, this is a self-explanatory point, Russia has a huge number of quality hospitals that allows students to enroll for internship.

✔   Hassle-Free Admission Process

Getting admission to a Russian university is much easier when compared to that of Indian universities. Due to increased competition and a limited number of seats available getting a seat in a good college in India is a tough ask. However, registering for a medical degree in Russia is hassle-free as the eligibility criteria are limited to only two things one NEET qualified and second 70% or more in PCBE in 12th.

Additionally, in spite of having a high rank in NEET, average marks in 12th and financially a little week students can apply for a Medical admission in Russia.

✔   Affordable Fee and Living Cost

Last but not the least, it is a well-known fact the college fee per annum is more than 60% cheaper when compared to that of Indian medical colleges. Thus, making it a pocket-friendly option for both parents and students. The price could start from as low as 2.5 Lakhs per annum.

Additionally, the cost of living is 70% less when compared with any Indian city as the majority of the colleges are located in not that expensive areas.


Most of the universities are Government Universities of Russia

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High Quality of education leads to better results in MCI screening tests

High Standard of living

WHO verified colleges

Low hostel and tuition fees

Hasslefree admission process

No need for any exam


St.Petersburg I.I. Mechnikov State Medical Academy

Kazan State Medical University

Stavropol State Medical University

Tver State Medical University

Altai State Medical University


I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Irkutsk State Medical University

Kuban State Medical University

Novosibirsk State Medical University


✔ Siberian State Medical

✔ Tula State University

✔ The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

✔ I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

✔ Irkutsk State Medical University

✔ Kuban State Medical University

✔ Novosibirsk State Medical University

✔ St.Petersburg I.I. Mechnikov State Medical Academy

✔ Kazan State Medical University

✔ Stavropol State Medical University

✔ Tver State Medical University

✔ Altai State Medical University