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Kazan State Medical University (KSMU) is a Government funded University founded in 1814, the second university institution to be founded in Kazan, and the third oldest Medical University in Russia. KSMU is the only university in Kazan recognized by the Ministry of Healthcare & Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. KSMU functions on the basis of self-governance and belongs to the system of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Ministry of Health of Russia. According to the results of a rating of medical schools, KSMU takes 16th place among 86 other universities. The university got its license on 6 March 1994 by the State Committee of the Russian Federation of Higher Education.

About Kazan City

Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. It is a major industrial, commercial and cultural center and remains the most important cultural center of the Tatar culture. With a population of more than 1.2 million in an area covering an area of 425.3 square kilometers, it is the eighth most populous city in Russia. Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. Kazan is located 793 Km east of Moscow. Kazan is a place where the East meets the West.

Kazan was founded in 1005 and is currently growing and dynamically developing in all aspects. Since April 2009, Kazan has been granted the legal right to brand itself as the third capital of Russia. In 2004, Kazan was named the best city in Russia and became the winner of the Russian public award. Kazan is renowned for its vibrant mix of rich history, Tatar and Russian cultures, and a host to a number of monuments. In 2009 it was chosen and still remains the "Sports capital of Russia". Kazan hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade and was one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Climate of Kazan City

Kazan has a humid continental climate with long, cold winters, and warm, sunny summers. As a result of its far inland position, summers are extremely warm for its latitude and winters are pretty cold compared to areas further west in Europe. The warmest month is July with the daily mean temperature near 20.2 °C (68.4 °F), and the coldest month is January, with a daily mean of −10.4 °C (13.3 °F). The city set its two hottest days on record during the 2010 Northern Hemisphere summer heat waves. Temperatures reached +39 °C (102 °F) on the hottest days during that time.

Top places to visit in Kazan City

 Kazan Kremlin

 Kul Sharif Mosque

 Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)

 Agricultural Palace

 Kremlyovskaya Embankment

 Kazan Family Center/ Viewpoint

 Kazan Arena Stadium

 Ferris Wheel Vokrug Sveta

 Suyumbike Tower

 Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul

 Annunciation Cathedral

 Monument Cat Kazan

 Monument to Tatar Pie "Echpochmak"

 Ushkova House

 Kazan Virgin Monastery

Quick Overview

Founded 1814

Type of University Public

Medium of Study English / Russian

NEET Required Yes, It is Required   Mandatory

Courses Offered General Medicine, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Preparatory Faculty

Minimum percentage required 50% in PCB of 12th

Duration of MBBS 6 Years (English Medium)

Country rank 16

World Rank 4489

Indian Food Yes, Available

University Recognition WHO, NMC/MCI of India Approved, UNESCO

Address Ulitsa Butlerova, 49, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, 420012

Official website

Accreditation and affiliation

 National Medical Commission (NMC)


 General Medical Council ( GMC)

 The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

 World Health Organization (WHO)

 World directory of medical school

 Ministry of Health care

 Ministry of Education and science of the Russian Federation


 General Medicine



 Preparatory Course


 Preventive Medicine

 Medical Biochemistry


Duration of the course is 6 Years

Fees Pattern1st year2nd year to 6th yearGrand Total
Tuition Fee6850 USD5850 USD36,100 USD Total
Hostel FeeIncludedIncluded
Medical InsuranceIncludedIncluded

 *The tuition fee may increase from 2nd - 6th year (6-10%).
 *1 USD = 75 Russian Ruble applied for this MBBS fee structure (As per the current situation).
 *The amount payable in INR may vary depending on the forex rate.

Edifice team would like to inform you that the exchange rate is extremely volatile and is subjected to change, in such a scenario the fees shown above may differ from the actual price due to a change in the exchange rate and other factors. Candidates are requested to check the current exchange rate before initiating the admission process.

Accommodation and hostel facility

 There are 6 hostels in this university and the charges of the hostel room depends on the size

 You can have shared rooms to save your money

 All the hostel rooms are well furnished with necessary things

 The rooms are very comfortable and well –heated

 You will get a TV set and telephone to pass your leisure time

 Hostels have police security for the safety of the candidates

Student life in Kazan State Medical University

 The students can experience a happy, exciting life here.

 The teaching staffs give special attention to the well-being of the students

 The Medical candidates are encouraged to take part in various programs conducted by the university.

 You can get the chance to relax at medic camp during your vacation time

 The students are allowed to take part in the sports program

 The recreation program during the winter season will definitely steal your mind

 The Indian students can enjoy different festivals here

 You can spend time in the student club by making yourself engaged in various activities.

Eligibility for admission to MBBS course at Kazan State Medical University

 Application form (provided by Doctors-IEA team)

 Passport (minimum duration must be 2 years at the time of application)

 School Certificate (higher & secondary school)

 20 Photos (35mm*45mm / 80% face with a white background on the matte paper)

 NEET eligibility (it’s mandatory for Indian citizens only)

Admission Process in Kazan State Medical University

 The student needs to be in communication with the consultant.

 The documents including the admission form, mark sheets, etc. are submitted to the authorities by the applicant.

 The students have to pay an amount of INR 20,000 as a registration fee to Kazan State Medical University.

 The admission letter is then issued by the university in the name of the applicant.

 The other part of the academic fee is submitted afterward.

 The student then receives an invitation letter which is the first official document given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

 The next step will be the applicant's application and receiving of visa.

 The students thus reach the final step i.e. commencement of classes in September at Kazan State Medical University.

Documents required for studying MBBS at Kazan State Medical University (For Indian Students)

 Fully filled application form by the student

 Passport 3 copies, Entry Visa 3 copies, Immigration 3 copies, Photos 10

 Secondary school certificate original with an apostille of the Ministry of Education and External Affairs

 Medical fitness certificate, Chest X-ray, Hiv test report.

Why Study MBBS at Kazan State Medical University?

 Kazan State Medical University is the third-best medical university in Russia.

 The university is recognized by major countries like India, the UK, the USA, and many others.

 The university functions as the groundwork of self-governance.

 Knowledge in both, biomedical and clinical sciences is provided.

 The university hosts students from 50 different nationalities,

 The medium of teaching is English.

 There are various lectures, seminars, tests, and a series of examinations for each specific subject.

 The faculty is skilled and experienced.

 Staff at Kazan State Medical University doesn’t discriminate based on nationality, or caste. Color or gender.

 There are 33 general hospitals and 21 polyclinics to provide practical exposure to students.

 There is no additional fee charged to students.

 Accommodations and essentials are easily available and affordable at Kazan State Medical University.

Frequently asked questions

Q. Why is KSMU a better option in Russia?

 KSMU is one of the oldest universities in Russia. It has more than 200 years of experience in this domain. It is the 3rd oldest university in Russia. It has 6 hospitals of its own for Clinical Training of students. More than 1000 students from India and 5000 international students are studying here. It started as an English medium course in 2003. It offers an affordable hostel facility. Moreover, the teaching quality is unparalleled.

Q. Is passing the NEET exam essential?

 Yes, the NEET scorecard is one of the mandatory requirements for getting admission to KSMU. Hence you must qualify for NEET before getting enrolled in KSMU.

Q. Is IELTS/TOEFL mandatory?

 NO, it is not required.

Q. How is classroom teaching in KSMU?

 A large group is avoided in KSMU. The average teacher-student ratio is 1:15 or 1:20. Which means you will have a group of not more than 15-20 students. How is the library facility? The library is well-organized and adequately furnished with thousands of books medical books, journals, etc. which are updated regularly. There is a proper arrangement of learning space in the library. You can issue a library card for personal use also. What about clinical training and hospital visits? The clinical training standard is among the best. Students are supposed to get more clinical exposure and frequent hospital visits to KSMU. It has its own hospitals. KSMU focuses more on the practical aspects of learning medical skills and knowledge.

Q. What option do we have as far as the food facility is concerned?

 You have all kinds of facilities available. You can eat in mess, eat in hotels and restaurants, or cook your own food. Students, who want to cook their food, can do so in the common kitchen provided by the university. If you find eating in hotels and restaurants expensive, cooking yourself will be ideal for you.

Q. How are the climate and temperature in Kazan?

 The climate of Russia is different that India. In winters the mercury dips down to -15°C. The climate in summer is moderate to hot.

Q. When do the academic session and vacation start?

 The academic session begins in September at KSMU. There are two semesters in the academic year:
0 Autumn semester - From September to January 0 Spring Semester - From February to June 0 Vacation Period - From July & August

Q. What are social life and the cost of living very expensive in Kazan?

 The cost of living may not be too high that high as compared to many European and Western Universities, but it is slightly higher compared to India. If you eat, shop, and party outside, it may cost you a little higher than in India.