Northern State Medical University was founded in 1932. It is one of the best medical universities in Russia for international students. The history of the Northern State Medical University starts more than 85 years ago: the Arkhangelsk Medical Institute was founded in 1932. In 1994 the name was altered to Northern State Medical Academy until in the year 2000 it was reorganized as the university. Northern State Medical University is officially recognized by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Medical Council of India(MCI), and World Health Organization(WHO). Northern State Medical University is the only institution offering medical education in the northernmost of Russia.

The Northern state medical university is a remarkable university center, which has nowadays approximately 5500 students – with PG students altogether 8000. The staff consists of 980 researchers, teachers, academicians, and professors.

Northern State Medical University has experience already for many years in cooperation with foreign partners. The university has partnership agreements and regularly takes part in international conferences. The other international and multicultural element in the everyday life of the university is the growing amount of international students. One of the most significant cities of Northern Russia hosts every year hundreds of students, coming from different parts of the world.

In the year 2000 in the Northern State Medical University has opened faculty for foreign students, but already in 1991/1992, the university received its first foreign students from India, Pakistan, and Syria. Students represent different countries all over the world: India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaidzhan, Turkey, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Angola, Cameroon, Zambia, Nigeria, and Peru.

Medical programs offered by Northern State Medical University:

• General Medicine (MBBS)
• Pediatrics
• Public Health (Master) 
• Medical-prophylactic 
• Nursing 
• Clinical (Medical) Psychology 
• Social Work
• Pharmacy 
• Adaptive Physical Training
• Management  
• Economy and Finances 

MBBS Fees Northern State Medical University, Fee Structure 2023

Northern State Medical UniversityTuition Fee per yearHostel Fees/YearOverhead Expenses/ YearFees in USD / INR Year
1st year fees5600 USD300 USD300 USD6200 USD / 4,96,000 Indian Rupees
2nd to 6th year fees5600 US Dollars/Yr300 US Dollars/Yr100 USD6000 USD / 4,80,000 Indian Rupees per year
Total Fees for 6-years MBBS Course36,200 USD = Rs. 28,96,000 Indian Rupees, ( 1 USD @ 80 INR)   

The annual fees for the 2023-2024  is 6000 USD, which is around Rs. 480,000 (Indian Rupees). Annual fees cover tuition fee, accommodation cost, study materials, examination Fee, library, and laboratory costs.

Living Cost

The average living cost for Indian students is around 10,000 to 12,000 Russian Rubles per month, although this amount can vary depending on one’s lifestyle. This budget typically covers essential day-to-day expenses like food, travel, internet, toiletries, and other miscellaneous needs.

Admission requirements for 2023

Admission requirements for Northern State Medical University:

  • To be eligible for admission, applicant typically need to have successfully completed a secondary education or its equivalent. Applicants should have studied science subjects and achieved a minimum score of 50% marks in those subjects.
  • Applicants must be at least 17 years old in the year of admission.
  • Universities require applicants to pass entrance examinations, which may include subjects like biology, chemistry,and English.
  • Indian applicants are required to pass NEET with qualify marks.

Northern State Medical university Hostels

Students will be offered accommodation in one of the student hostels of the university. Rooms are furnished (table, chairs, beds, shelf, wardrobe) and are for 2-3 persons. Two rooms have a common shower and toilet. Rooms are shared with other students of the same gender, but in the same block, there can be students of the opposite gender as neighbors. In student dormitory no. 1 there are common kitchens and laundries, and there are arranged a common rooms in the first and third dormitories. Kitchenware you should get yourself, and if you have your own computer, also Internet connection you will pay yourself.

The distance from dormitory no. 1  is about fifteen minutes walk (about 1 km) from the university. Student dormitories number 2  and 3  are located a bit further, about 3 kilometers from the city center and the university.

About Arkhangelsk

Arkhangelsk is one of the oldest Russian cities. It was founded in 1584 on the bank of the Northern Dvina not far from the place where it flows into the White Sea. The importance of the city has been remarkable: before the foundation of St. Petersburg Arkhangelsk was the only “window” to Europe and the only seaport. The river Northern Dvina has been and still is very important to the city. The surrounding river gives beautiful background to the city, it functions as an important transportation route for both goods and passengers. Around the city and along the river there is a vast wetland area.

 Nowadays Arkhangelsk is one of the largest scientific and cultural centers in the European North. There are three universities: Pomor State University, Technical University, and Medical University, and other institutions of education and research. There is the International School of Administration and College of Art and Music.

Climate

Because of the northern location, wintertime lasts long, is snowy, and cold. Summertime is mild and sunny. The White Sea about 40 kilometers from Arkhangelsk makes the climate windy and humid and it rains often. The weather can change relatively quickly. Get prepared for wintertime carefully. This means warm underwear, woolen clothes, and good outer clothing, like a warm jacket, boots, and headgear. Because of the near location to the White Sea, it is often windy.

On average, the temperature in Arkhangelsk in January is -13 Celsius degrees, and in July +17 Celsius degrees. But note, that these figures inform just the average temperatures; in wintertime (December – March) there can be as cold as -30 Celsius degrees. And in the summertime (June – August) as warm as +25 Celsius degrees. And meantime – everything between or beyond these temperatures! The first snow usually rains in October, but usually, it won’t last a long time at once. Especially during the autumn season, it rains a lot.

MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Russia good for MBBS?

Yes, Russia is a desirable option to pursue MBBS in abroad. As, students can find world class infrastructure in Russia at highly discounted fees along with necessary facilities they would need.

2. Is NEET marks required for MBBS in Russia?

Yes, the Northern State Medical University holds recognition and accreditation from international bodies like NMC and WHO, ensuring that a medical degree earned from this institution is acknowledged globally.

3. Is Russia safe for Indian students?

Definitely, It is safe to pursue MBBS in Russia. The college opted will provide students with complete security, as well as the option of a hostel. There is Indian food also available for Indian students, making it more suited for students.

4. How many years is MBBS in Russia?

The MBBS programme in Russia takes six years to complete, including an internship year. The student must, however, be at least 17 years old and have earned 50% of the marks in 12th grade.

5. Why MBBS in Russia is better than MBBS in India?

At highly discounted fees, best of infrastructure and facilities are provided if you opt to study MBBS in Russia. Moreover, Russian universities award the MD degree in medicine, whereas Indian universities award the MBBS degree to students.

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