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The Rostov State Medical University is the successor of Russian Warsaw University, evacuated to Rostov-on-Don and converted into The Don University. The best representatives of the medical schools of Warsaw, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kazan were collected from its medical faculty and have founded their own unique Rostov medical school, which has become one of the best in Russia. The Rostov State Medical University is the largest basic training and research center in Southern Russia. Over 85 years of its existence, it has become a diversified complex with 10 faculties, Medical College, Military Training Center, and its Clinic. Leading and advanced doctors of our country have formed based on the Rostov State Medical University their major scientific schools, headed by the Honored Workers of Science, Employees of high school, Honored Doctors, Honored Workers of Health and Culture, as well as world-renown scientists.

About Rostov-on-Don City

Rostov-on-Don lies in the southeastern part of the East European Plain on the Don River, 32 km from the Sea of Azov, directly north of the North Caucasus. The southwestern suburbs of the city lie above the Don river delta. Rostov-on-Don has a population of over one million people and is an important cultural center of Southern Russia. Rostov-on-Don hosts higher educational establishments, including universities, academies, secondary schools of vocational training including colleges, technical schools, specialized schools, and elementary schools of vocational training including lyceums, professional colleges, and schools of general education. In 2018, Rostov-on-Don hosted several matches of the FIFA World Cup.

Climate of Rostov-on-Don City

Rostov-on-Don lies in a humid continental climate. The winter is moderately cold, with an average January temperature of −3.0 °C (26.6 °F). The lowest recorded temperature of −31.9 °C (−25.4 °F) occurred in January 1940. Summers are warm and humid; July temperatures average +23.4 °C (74.1 °F). The city's highest recorded temperature of +40.2 °C (104.4 °F) was reported on 7 July 2020. The mean annual precipitation is 643 millimeters (25.3 in), the average wind speed is 2.7 m/s, and the average air humidity is 72%.

Top places to visit in Rostov-on-Don City

 H2O Aquapark

 Ferris Wheel Odno Nebo

 Pushkin Street (Pushkinskaya Ulitsa)

 Open-Air Museum of Railway Equipment

 Underpass Art

 Rostov Zoo

 Rostov Arena

 Bolshaya Sadovaya Street

 Monument Tachanka

 Rostov State Musical Theater

 City Gardens

 Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin

 St. Iver Monastery

 Park of Revolution (Park Oktyabrskoii Revolutsii)

 Monument-Obelisk to the Liberators of Rostov

Quick Overview

Number of Faculty 6 (For International Students)

Medium of Instruction English / Russian

NEET Required (For Indians only) Yes, It is Required   Mandatory

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

Minimum percentage required 65% (ECB per subject)

Duration of MBBS 6 Years (English Medium)

University Recognition WHO, NMC/MCI of India Approved

Address 29, Nahichevansky av., Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

Official website

Accreditation and affiliation

 World Health Organization (WHO)

 National Medical Commission (NMC)

 Medical Council of Europe

 Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

 General Medical Council (GMC)

 Ministry of Health and Education of the Russian Federation


 General Medicine





Duration of the course is 6 Years

Fees Pattern1st year2nd year to 6th yearGrand Total
Tuition Fee6500 USD4280 USD27,900 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

Accommodation or hostel facility is readily available at RostSMU. As it is already mentioned that it is a government-run university you can expect an affordable hostel facility here. Rostov State Medical University will avail of a feasible hostel facility for medical students in Russia. The accommodation is based on a sharing basis where you will be supposed to accommodate 3 students in a large room. However, students will be provided with a separate bed, wardrobe, and study table. Some of the highlights of Rostov State Medical University hostel are as follows:

 All rooms are facilitated with round-the-clock internet access.

 The university has 5 hostels; 2 of them are on the university campus on a sharing basis.

 Students may also avail of the facility like a laundry room, gym, library, etc.

 Vast rooms with 3 beds sharing facility.

 All essentials and necessities such as a bedsheet, pillow, blanket, chair, study table, etc. are duly provided to the students.

 A proper canteen facility is available for students.

 Those students who love to cook themselves are provided a common kitchen where they can cook their food.

 Indian mess and restaurants are densely available in the vicinity.

Campus environment, safety, and security

RostSMU has an incredible campus environment. Apart from the academic exposure, you get an opportunity to learn and exchange the minds of genius students from across the globe. The RostSMU campus firmly encourages and promotes cultural and extracurricular activities to enhance the all-around personality and traits of the students. Hence you get international exposure for both academic and non-academic activities. You cannot ask for better than that.

Safety and security are other concerns for both parents and students. The inside environment of the RostSMU is peaceful and convenient. Moreover, the city of Rostov-on-Don also has an impressive record on safety and security measures, particularly for foreign students. The people, police, and administration are quite cooperative and friendly. They deal with foreigners with polite and tender behavior. However, there are some notable and extra safety tips you may follow to avoid any inconvenient event include:

 Always be alert to your surroundings.

 Be wary of strangers.

 Cooperate with the law of the state and country, majorly be cooperative with policemen.

 Carry a valid Identification at all times always with you.

 Do not travel late at night until it is essential.

 Always keep a contact or helpline number so that you can call or refer in case of any need or emergency.

 Stay away from any bad habits or addictions.

 Avoid late-night parties and clubbing

University entrance exam

Admission to the first year of training in 2022 for all specialties of higher education is carried out at the Rostov State Medical University by the results of two entrance examinations, including:



Eligibility for admission to MBBS course at Rostov State Medical University

 You should be at the age of 17 on or before 31st December during the current year of admission.

 The student must have more than 65-70 % marks per subject in ECB in the 12th class (Senior Secondary School).

 NEET (Qualified marks) is mandatory to study MBBS in RostSMU for Indian Students.

 Only regular students can apply not from open schools.

Note: Remember no English Language (IELTS or TOEFL) test is required for applying or taking admission

Admission Process in Rostov 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 Rostov 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 Rostov State Medical University.

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

 Filled application form with fee guarantee letter.

 Passport with a validity of a minimum of two years.

 10th, 12th Certificates, and mark sheets.

 20 passport-size photographs (35*45 mm @80% face at the matte finish paper with a white background.

 Medical tests: HIV test, X-Ray Chest, Blood test, Health Fitness certificate.

Why Study MBBS at Rostov State Medical University?

 Rostov State Medical University offers a low-cost fee structure which makes it very much affordable.

 There is a Centre scientific research laboratory in Rostov State Medical University, which is the best for doing MBBS in Russia.

 The Rostov State Medical University is having the best teaching staff consisting of both scientists and medical practitioners.

 The University is having International cooperation with many nations.

 The Rostov State Medical University has the largest training facility in Russia.

 The medium of teaching the MBBS course is in English and Russian language.

 The Rostov State Medical University is having well-developed infrastructure.

Frequently asked questions

Q. Is the medical degree, awarded by Rostov State Medical University, recognized in Asia, Africa, UAE & other countries?

 Yes, the medical degree, awarded by Rostov State Medical University, is recognized, As per the rules of each country according to their Medical Councils, a foreign medical degree (equivalent to MBBS) whose name and the degree awarded are enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) is a recognized medical degree. Rostov State Medical University and the degree awarded by it are enlisted in the World Directory Of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization, and thus are recognized by the Medical Councils.

Q. What are the minimum requirements for admission to Rostov State Medical University?

 As per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, the minimum qualification for foreign students for admission to any Foreign Medical University is as follows: He/she shall complete the age of 17 years on or before the 31st of December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course (General Medicine Faculty). To get admission to RSMU, the study must have 65% in each subject: English, Chemistry, and Biology.

Q. Is there any entrance examination for getting admission to Rostov State Medical University?

 Yes, there is an entrance examination, the student must pass the Chemistry and Biology entrance test to become a student of RostSMU's first year. Admissions are on a first come first served system.

Q. Do I have to undergo a one-year Russian Language Course (Preparatory faculty for foreign students)?

 Yes, If you have selected to study Medicine in RostSMU in Russian medium then only you have to undergo the one-year Russian Language Course. For English Medium no need for a Russian Language course separately. The Russian Language is necessary to know because during Medical education you have to interact with local patients and so you must know the local language i.e Russian. That is why you are given the Russian language class names as a subject during the first, second, and third years, even if you are studying in the English Medium. The knowledge of Russian also helps you in your daily life.

Q. What type of climate is in Rostov-on-Don?

 There are 4 seasons in Russia. Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), Autumn (September to November), and Winter (December to February). The climate of Rostov is temperate continental with cool summer and mild winter. The temperature in summer is up to +30 and in winter about -10 to -25 degrees centigrade.

Q. How are we protected from -10 to -25 degrees in winter?

 All buildings in Russia, including the University and the Hostel buildings, public transport and shops, etc. are centrally heated. The government takes care of the heating system. Students are well-advised by our representative, on how to wear and keep warm.

Q. How do I travel to my country from Russia?

 Many airlines are operating on the route from Moscow to different cities in several countries from various airports in Moscow and the local & international airports in Rostov-on-Don city. RREC Team our official representative of International students helps in purchasing air tickets with student concession.

Q. How do I travel to Moscow from Rostov-on-Don?

 Rostov-on-Don is not far from Moscow. Rostov is well connected to Moscow by train, bus, and flight. Students usually travel to Moscow airport or direct to Platov International airport Rostov-on-Don. One of the top and best International Airport of Russia in the city: Platov International Airport, daily flights as per time table. Our official representative organizes group travel to the airport by bus or minibus, which is comparably quite cheap.

Q. Where will I live?

 You will live in a student hostel, especially for foreign students. Hostels are the best hostels of Rostov State Medical University in all of Russia. The system of residence is separate for boys and girls, 3 seated big rooms, upgraded comforts, central heating, full furniture with beddings, shower room, toilet, washbasin room, security guards, laundry, cleaning and washing personnel, reading rooms, 24 hours medical center.

Q. If I do not like to live in the hostel, can I live in some rented flat or somewhere else?

 No, if you got admission to the Rostov State Medical University then you have to live in the hostel. This is for your well-being only. When living in the hostel, you are inside the campus, your classmates are nearby, and you are safe, in the hostel, there is a studious environment, students live in a more disciplined manner, and there is a strictly controlled system keeping a watch on students. Rest depend on students or/her parents.

Q. Do we have a gym at our university or in the city?

 Yes, we have the gym, operating separately for boys and girls. We have all kinds of machines for them. Personal trainers are giving you guidelines for your exercises.

Q. Do I have to clean my toilet and shower room myself?

 No, a cleaning woman will come daily and clean your toilet, washbasin room, and shower room.

Q. Can I do any part-time job?

 No, you will be in Russia on a student visa and so you are not allowed to take employment. Furthermore, you will be a medical student and a medical student does not have that much free time to take employment.

Q. Can a foreign student open a bank account?

 Yes, a foreign student can open a bank account.

Q. Can I pay my tuition fees before arriving at university?

 Yes, a student can pay their fees to a university bank account or arrival in Russia.

Q. Can I pay my fee in the shape of an international bank draft or a bank cheque drawn in favor of the university?

 No, the fee is not accepted in the shape of an international bank draft or bank cheque drawn in favor of the university. The fee is accepted in cash or through banks, only before 10th September each year up to your completion of the course.

Q. If I need money in Russia, how my parents can send me money?

 The best way is to use international ATM/debit cards. For this purpose, a student should open a bank account in their native country in a bank that is offering an international ATM/debit card. Then, whenever he or needs money, his/her parents will just deposit the required amount in this account and the student will withdraw the amount from any ATM of any Russian bank.

Q. How my parents will call me?

 Every foreign student is advised to have a mobile phone. The mobile phone system is highly developed in Russia and your parents can easily contact you. There is a lot of cheap calling software provided by Russian operators of communications, students have to buy themselves for their (his/her) use.

Q. Will I have an Internet facility?

 Yes, you will have an Internet facility.

Q. Can my parents visit me?

 Yes, your parents are most welcome to visit you and the university. They have to take a tourist visa from their native country or Russia and have to take care of all their visit own self, we are not responsible for anything.

Q. When are my vacations? Can I visit my country during my vacation?

 Winter vacations are only 15 days in January or February, but summer vacations are two months (July and August). You are advised to visit your country during your summer vacation.

Q. Is the hostel open during these vacations? Do I have to leave the hostel during the vacation?

 Yes, the hostel is open during vacations. No, you do not have to leave the hostel. You can stay at the hostel.

Q. Is Rostov State Medical University a good MBBS university in Russia?

 Yes, Rostov State Medical University is one of the popular MBBS colleges in Russia. It has a good campus with five academic buildings like a library, in-house clinics, approx. 5 hostels, a gym, other health centers, many canteens, and more.

Q. How long is MBBS course at Rostov State Medical University?

 Six years

Q. Is Rostov an affordable place to study MBBS in Russia?

 Rostov is one of Russia’s big cities, the cost of living in Rostov varies depending on the neighborhood but in general, the city is cost-efficient. Convenience stores, cafes, and restaurants are affordable. It is cheap especially if you use the student ID and ISIC card to avail discounts.

Q. Is Rostov State Medical University recognized by MCI and WHO?

 The World Health Organization, as well as the Medical Council of India, acknowledges Rostov State Medical University. The graduates of the university are eligible to appear for the licensing exams like NExT to practice in India.

Q. How can I get admission to Rostov State Medical University?

 The admission process for Rostov State Medical University is simple. Students need to qualify for the NEET exam with at least 133 pass marks and must have a minimum of 50% in their Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and English subjects. The students’ age during admission must be 17 years.