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Russia, officially known as the Russian Federation is sovereign country located in Northern Eurasia. Russia is the largest country in the world covering more than one eighth of the land area. Moscow, the capital city of Russia is one of the largest cities of the world. The country shares its borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea.

Russia is a permanent member of many big organizations including United Nations Security Council, the G20, the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Not only this, Russia is also one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

According to the recent research, the Russian economy stands at the 12th position by nominal GDP and is the 6th largest by purchasing power parity. Russia's is also known to be the largest reserve of extensive mineral and energy resources in the world.


The education system of Russia has made a mark in terms of infrastructure, technology and quality of education. At present, Russia is one of the top destinations for international students who want to pursue their higher studies in medical and science abroad. The medical universities of Russia are well recognized all over the world. Russia is one of the fastest growing nations in the world. The standard of the medical universities in Russia is very high with a very low cost of living. The government of Russia is spending a lot of effort in the development of the universities to maintain the standards of its higher medical education system. Russia is proud to announce that out of 100 top ranking Medical Universities in the list of "Directory of World Medical Schools" of WHO, 30 universities are from Russia. The students who complete their MBBS from the medical universities of Russia are working in the leading Hospitals around the world.

All the medical universities of Russia are accredited by the world’s major organizations like WHO, UNESCO, MCI & Medical Councils of many countries like U.S.A, U.K, Middle East, Australia, India, Canada etc. The complete duration of MBBS in Russia is 6 years in English medium. But if a student wants to study in Russian medium, the duration of MBBS in Russia is 7 years which includes 1 year as Russian Language Training. Russia not only is a great destination for students, but also a beautiful country to be visited as a tourist. The cost of living is very affordable for international tourists. The people of Russia are very friendly and helping. Being a large country by area, Russia has diverse climatic conditions in various regions.


Established in 1935, Kursk State Medical University is ranked as one of the top 10 best Russian Medical Universities. Among its many achievements, KSMU was the first University in Russia to offer students a full Medical training program in English Medium. Kursk State Medical University occupies prominent positions in the international rating by the UNESCO and World Health Organization. KSMU is also recognized by Medical Council of India, USMLE, UK, and AUSTRALIA etc. The mission of the university is oriented to profound knowledge of human health, medical science development and health care practice improvement. Teachers, students, interns, postgraduates and doctoral students are a part of intellectual, professional and cultural elite. Their professionalism is based only on the prestige of knowledge, skills, competence, spirituality, morality, patriotism, general and personal culture and responsible discipline.

With over 5,500 students studying at KSMU (over 1,200 of which are international students) the campus is a bustling hive of activity and a real melting pot of multicultural cooperation. From sporting events to arts, Kursk is a centre for innovation and culture. Our students are involved in a range of activities ranging from sports through to arts, social and other intellectual pursuits and enriching activities. There are many ways in which you can meet new friends here at KSMU for example by joining one of the many vibrant student societies, or creating one of your own our large and diverse student community makes for a very interesting environment to socialize, learn new skills and meet new people.


KSMU provides enough places in the hostels for all international students with comfortable living conditions and affordable annual fee. Out of 6 blocks of students’ hostel, 3 modern hostels available for international students are very close to the University (about 5 to 10 minutes walking distance). All hostels are supplied with cold and hot water and central heating system. The university staff and students follow the rules and regulations of our mutual motto Professionalism.

  • Medico-social competence
  • Effective humanism
  • Great responsibility
  • The prestige of the university