Study In Russia



On the world stage, Russia has remarkable distinction in the Higher Education System. More than two million students have enrolled their names in these Institutions or Universities. There are more than 17,250 doctors of science and about 8,75,000 candidates of science in various institutions. They conduct lectures as well as are active in developing new scientific trends & advanced technology. The students/ teacher ratio is approximately 7:1

It is sophisticated in the world as every institution is well equipped and teaching methods are regulated and stream lined providing for an extensive development of students in chosen specialties. Russia happens to be home to some of the best medical colleges of the world. These medical institutes operate under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation. They are listed under the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools.


Capital: Moscow
Population: 17,098,242
Largest city: Moscow
Language: Russian
Government type: Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic
Currency: Russian ruble


Russian culture includes rich history, strong traditions, painting, cinema, animation and music. Contribution of Russia to world culture is invaluable. The richness of Russian literature has been experienced by people across the globe. Russian ballet is an important aspect of the country’s culture. As Indian students plan to complete a medical program in the Russian universities the interesting aspects of Russian culture will have a positive impact on their lives. Russian opera singers and musicians are very popular across the globe. Choreographers across different countries support Russian ballet traditions.

Language and folklore:

In Russia 100 languages are spoken. Russian is the most widely spoken language which features among the six official languages in United Nations. Indian students aspiring for a medical program in Russian universities should learn Russian. This will help them to communicate with the citizens. Knowing Russian can be helpful during job interviews. Russian folklore comprises of interesting fairy tales which have been adopted for fairy tales. During the stay in Russia tracing the interesting folklore and epic stories can be an interesting hobby.

Education System:

Russia have the most college-level or higher graduates in percentage of population in the world. Russia has a free education system, which is guaranteed for all citizens by the Constitution, however 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.

Admission Procedure


ndian students, who seek admission in foreign medical institutions, are required to take a `No Objection’ certificate from the Medical Council of India. It is mandatory for all their certificates and mark sheets (Class X onwards) to be Apostled. Apostle of certificates is done at Patiala House, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

While it is possible, in principle, for students to apply directly for admission, most Russian medical institutions have appointed `contractors’ for recruiting students from different countries and insist on using this channel for admission. Most universities prefer to work through the `contractors’ for provision of hostel facilities, general welfare of the students, and even collecting fee. This is ostensibly for the convenience of students, who are new to the environment and do not speak the local language. These `contractors’ have their sub-agents in India. In many cases, senior Indian students themselves function as contractors and agents.

Visa Procedure


Russian study visa is issued only for students who come to Russia for exchange or education (full-time or part time study, language courses, individual language or research training). This is the best kind of visa, but only applicants who were accepted and plan to study at a Russian university, school or another educational institution are eligible to apply for it. If you are thinking about studying in KSMU, you must submit all required information to KSMU, and the Centre of International Education and Cooperation (CIEC) will take care of the paperwork (read more). CIEC of KSMU is responsible for arranging the invitation form to you. CIEC will submit all your data to the immigration officials and have your student invitation form ready in about 2 to 6 weeks. After that CIEC will send you the visa invitation by post or by fax. This invitation form is the document which proves the purpose of your visit and study in Russian Federation. With the visa invitation you can get your study visa stamped in Russian Embassy/Consulate.

Usually, the study visa is extended for the entire study period. As such, with the university’s invitation, students can apply for and obtain a single-entry study visa which can be renewed for the entire study period upon arrival to Kazan.

Study Cost

Russian medical studies are probably the cheapest in Europe. The tuition fees vary from university to university and from different specialities.