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Northern State Medical University

Established in 1932, NSMU is located in the beautiful city of Arkhangelsk, the north of European Russia and is the biggest and best-known Medical University of the Russian North.

As well as the WHO (World Health Organization) and WFME (World Federation of Medical Education), the University is recognized by FAIMER and ECFMG (USA, Canada), the Medical Council of India (as per MCI Rules) and the Medical Board of Thailand. NSMU is also a member of the University of the Arctic (A union of 160 universities from all over the world. It opens the doors for exchanges, courses and further careers all over the Globe).

NSMU was rated by Forbes (2019) in Top-100 among the 1000 of Russian Universities. Now the University is rated in Top – 5 among the medical schools in Russia. 

FMGE exam results of NSMU graduates in India are always one of the highest in Russia. Especially comparing with Moscow and St Petersburg medical graduates (For NSMU – 33% in 2019, the average score for Russia is 14% (first attempt)).

There are currently around 5,000 full-time students at NSMU, 1,100 of who are international students from over 15 countries. NSMU has a staff of 980, 400 of which are academics – including 80 professors, 250 Ph.D.

University buildings are provided with up-to-date equipment: computers, films, video aids and other modern appliances. Training at the modern center of the pre-clinical center presented by plenty of state-of-the-art medical mannequins and equipment is a part and partial of the educational program. At all there are 55 departments, 27 of them are clinical ones and situated at the best hospitals of the qualified specialists of different profiles according to modern requirements of the health care systems.

A system of professional training has been established at NSMU, which begins with pre-high school training, and moves through to training students as Doctoral Assistants and Medical Nurses. There are also postgraduate options at the Faculty of Advanced Training and Professional Retraining, as well as a Master’s program in Public Health.

The tuition fees mentioned below which includes accommodation are very affordable with no compromise on quality of education.

ProgramFee (US$)
Medical Doctor6000-10000 (ranges according to program)
Master of Public Health12,000

The Master’s Public Health program was established in 2007 and is the only MPH program in Russia recognized by the ASPHER (Association of Public Health Schools in Europe). 

More than 40,000 doctors have been graduated from the University. Graduates of NSMU with dignity pass all exams and tests for accreditation. Many hundreds of graduates are currently working abroad across almost 60 countries (USA, UK, Canada, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, etc.)

Despite all the studies are in English, the University provides the Russian Language course for all the students. This is very relevant for communication with hospital staff and patients. The interested students will get a preparation course for Licensing exams (Accreditation) to practice in Russia after graduation. The students who enroll in the program receive not only a diploma but also an additional certificate of the Russian Federation, recognized by the German Ministry of Health. Any graduate of the NSMU, having a diploma and this certificate, has the opportunity to submit documents for authorization in Germany to prepare and pass the necessary exam. Training and preparation for the exams in Germany is carried out by certified German teachers and doctors. 

The University is the only one in Russia offering the course of preparation and support of graduated physicians, dentists, pharmacists and nurses in recognizing their professional qualifications in Germany which has an Agreement with Freiburg International Academy. Some of the University’s graduates are planning to continue their career in Germany. This is also a jointly organized preparation course for further licensing and practicing in Germany.

While studying at NSMU, students are given an opportunity to visit Germany for an introduction purpose. During the period of study in Russia and Germany, the necessary visa support is provided by the University and partners.

NSMU provides the modern own hostel facilities for the students in the comfortable rooms, individual or shared for two, with kitchen and toilet/shower. 

While students will become familiar with Russian culture, there is also an opportunity to share your culture with people from all over the world. In addition to the high quality, students are able to get a full medical degree for a very affordable price.


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