Kazan State Medical University
Kazan State Medical University (KSMU) self-governance is an academic council with the university's
regulations.On March 6, 1994, the university was issued with a license number 16 G 235 by the
State Committee of the Russian Federation of Higher Education which grants the right to perform
activities in the field of professional education.
Under the auspices of Kazan State Medical University russia, there work a pharmaceutical and two
medical colleges in Kazan, one medical college Mary EI Republic, and biomedical classes on a
secondary school basis. This complex educational system in the framework of the university provides
a continuous higher education of medicine.
Kazan State Medical University carries on an aimed preparation of experts in different fields of
medicine for 10 republics, and Ural regions. According to the results of a rating of medical
schools, Kazan State Medical University (KSMU) takes 16 places among 86 other universities. Founded
in 1814, Kazan State Medical University (KSMU) was the second university institution to be founded
in Kazan, the third medical university institution in Russia.
Kazan State Medical University is one of the most renowned, Medical
Universities in Russia from where thousands of Indian students have graduated in the past.
Kazan Medical University is a multifunctional and multileveled state institution of higher
education in medicine. The Kazan State Medical University functions based on self-governance and
belongs to the system of higher education and scientific research of the Ministry of Health of
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Geography and location
Kazan State Medical University (KSMU) is located in the central part of Kazan. The Kazan state
medical university campus is on Butlerov Street, although there are also other KSMU buildings
The Kazan state medical university campus includes main libraries, the museum, the departments of
foreign languages, history, philosophy, political science and sociology, medical biology and
genetics, public health and organization of healthcare, economical theory, and social work, general
and organic chemistry, microbiology, pathological physiology.
A further set of buildings based around Universitetskaya Street includes the departments of
physiology, histology, and anatomy at Kazan Medical University campus.
The area around Kazan state medical university campus is occupied by several other renowned
institutions, including Lobachevsky Library, Kazan State Technical University, Tatar State
University of Humanities and Education, Kazan State University.
The nearest bus stop to the main Kazan state medical university campus is Tolstogo. Other nearby
bus stops are TsPKiO imeni Gorkogo, Shmidta, Chekhovsky Mushtari, Dostoevskogo.
Ranking and reputation
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities-European Standard ARES-2014, published by
the European Scientific-Industrial Chamber, Kazan state medical university ranking was a
third-place among the medical universities in Russia. Kazan state medical university ranking is
ranked 4489 by the Webometrics ranking of world universities and ranked 6381 in the 4icu world
According to the Ratings, Kazan State Medical University ranking has been accredited with a rating
of «BBB+» and was ranked 33rd among all Russian universities (includes medical and non-medical
universities. With 200 years of experience in medical training, Kazan state medical university rank
is justifiably an international University. Around 700 students from more than 57 countries around
the world study here and half of the study in English. Moreover, we have a large group of students
from the neighboring and remote regions of Russia. We are proud that Kazan medical school is
attractive for young people from different parts of the world. That is why our priority is to
support and care for international students.
The curriculum for General Medicine (M.D equivalent to M.B.B.S), Dentistry, and Pharmacy are
righteously extensive and updated. Each subject begins with the studying of the disease and
emphasis is laid on epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, pathological physiology, pathological
morphology, clinical picture, methods of laboratory and instrumental examination of a patient,
diagnoses, differential diagnoses, complication, prognosis, treatment, and prevention. Latin terms
are given according to the International Nomenclature of different specialties. During the period
of training, students are taught special subjects: in succession, they learn theoretically (from
1st to 3rd year) and clinical fundamentals (from 4th to 6th year) and acquire necessary practical
skills. Every stage of training builds a foundation to climb up to the next level.
The teaching process includes the approach, beginning with lectures proceeded by laboratory and
practical work at hospitals along with an in-depth examination of patients, clinical duties, etc.
Along with meticulous teaching equal emphasis is laid on colloquial, tests, quizzes, examinations,
state examinations, final Interdisciplinary tests, oral answers, laboratory and written works,
MCQ-tests, recording of case histories also form the part of day-to-day activity.
Kazan State Medical University Fees Structure
- 1 Ruble = Rs.1
- Mentioned fee are approximate and it may change as per the change in currency
Kazan state medical university Admission process 2023-24
Kazan state medical university admission for 2022 will start from June 2022. Kazan university
admission process is strictly based on merit.
Kazan state medical university admission form should be filed online by all the students opting for
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Step1: Open the application form in the Kazan state admission portal.
Fill the application form accurately on the Kazan state medical university admission portal.
Attach the documents given below for Kazan state medical university admission.
- Scanned copy of marks of higher secondary education.
- Result of Neet exam
- Scanned copy of passport
After fulfilling all the conditions and upon acceptance students will be provided with a
provisional admission letter with a request for Kazan state medical university admission
As soon as your visa invitation is ready your university will mail you.
stamp your visa with the Russian federation once you receive your visa invitation.
Eligibility criteria for Kazan state medical university
There are certain criteria fixed by the Kazan State Medical University which must satisfy by the
students who apply for MBBS stated who apply for the MBBS program.
The eligibility criteria stated by the Kazan State Medical University for students include
- The applicant must be at least 17 years of age before 31st December of the year of the
- The maximum age permissible for application in university is 25 years.
- The student must have completed his/her 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as
major subjects above with English.
- The student must have completed 10th standards with a board recognized by the Indian
- The student is required to score a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
in 12th standard.
- The applicant must have cleared the NEET exam with a sufficient score.
Hostel facilities at Kazan State Medical University
Kazan State Medical University has 6 hostels. Students are provided different kinds of rooms,
different in size and amenities as per their needs. As per regulation, two to three students can
share the room.
All the rooms are well ventilated, comfortable, fully furnished, and centrally heated. The rooms
are provided with Internet access, TV and telephone. Facilities for students are arranged on a
sharing basis, like bathrooms and kitchens. There are common areas for students where they can
socialize. All the hostels are under the protection of the police 24×7. Hostels are situated very
close to the University.
Foreign students may live in the hostel or get an apartment or room arranged for them by the
University as per their choice. The number of rooms is limited; therefore, early applications are
Off-campus apartment rent amounts depend on the location, size, and condition of the apartment. The
apartments offered for rent are furnished and supplied with furniture and basic household
appliances (refrigerator, TV, telephone). Family stay options are also available for students who
want to experience Russian culture firsthand. The best choice in terms of improving language
proficiency is by staying with a host family.
Students Life At Kazan State Medical University
Kazan State Medical University offers great attention to students life. The University conducts
athletic programs for the students. During the vacations, the students are provided with relaxation
in the camp “Medic”, which is situated in the forest on the banks of the Volga River. There is a
Year-Round Recreation Program which includes football, tennis, basketball, swimming in summers, and
skiing and skating in the winters.
There are 6 hostels for the students which are very near to the University. The hostels are under
the protection of the police department. There are various kinds of rooms which are different in
size. 2-3 students can share one room comfortably. The rooms are fully furnished and well-heated.
In the hostel room, there is Internet access, a television, and a telephone for the students.
Bathrooms and kitchens are provided on a sharing basis. A special area for students is there where
they can socialize and meet new friends.
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Frequently asked questions
What are the entry dates for those who have successfully enrolled?
The entry dates for those who enroll in September start from 15th August. They may vary
from year to year. Please do not worry if your invitation does not arrive within a
specified timeframe. Even if you are scheduled to arrive later, you will be provided an
opportunity to go through entrance exams.
The entry dates for those who enroll in the Preparatory School program in February start
from 5th February.
Please note that in 2022, the dates may be shifted to a later period because of the
Are there tuition scholarships for international students?
Yes, there is a federal tuition scholarship program for international students. Please see
the Future in Russia website for more information.
Please note that scholarships are only available for some programs. Importantly, programs
with English-language instruction are not supported by scholarships.
My recruiting agent has said that there are quotas (limitations) for students
from some countries who apply for paid (fee-based) programs?
There are no quotas for paid programs for any country. All applications are treated
equally by our admission regulations.
My recruiting agent has said that I can speed up the registration process if
I pay additional money. Is this true?
No. There is no way to speed up the registration process.
My recruiting agent has requested additional payments for a student ID and a
No payment is required for a student ID.
There are no library fees at Kazan Federal University.
Can I pass my entrance exams online?
In 2022, all entrance exams will be conducted online.
What are the minimum marks required to pass entrance exams in the university?
Exams conducted in the English language
- Chemistry - 50
- Biology – 50
Am I exempt from entrance exams if I have completed the Preparatory School
program at Kazan Federal University?
No one is exempt from entrance exams. Whether you have completed a preparatory school
program at KFU or any other Russian university or none at all, you have to go through
Do I need to obtain a new student visa after completing Preparatory School
and applying to enroll in a next-level program?
Under those circumstances, you do not need a new student visa if you completed an official
preparatory school course at a public university. Please note that not all Russian
language courses are equivalent to a preparatory school. You have to confirm this with
your university before you enroll.
I have enrolled in the three-semester Preparatory School program. After
studying for one semester, I think I am good enough in the Russian language to enter the
university in September? Is this allowed?
No. You must complete your full program at the Preparatory School if you want to enroll in
the next-level program.
Do I need to provide a Russian language proficiency certificate to be
eligible for admission?
You do not need to provide a language certificate. If you enroll in a Russian-language
program, your language skills will be evident during entrance exams.
Do I need to provide an English language proficiency certificate to be
eligible for admission to an English-language program?
You do not need to provide a language certificate. If you enroll in an English-language
program, your language skills will be evident during entrance exams.
Where can I find entrance exam materials to prepare?
Programs of entrance exams in the Russian language:
- Undergraduate programs (bachelor and specialist);
- Graduate programs (master);
- Ph.D. programs.
- Programs of entrance exams in the English language are available for biology and
chemistry (general medicine and dentistry entrance exams) here.
May I transfer to your university from another Russian university?
Yes, you may. To do that, you must pass through all the necessary transfer exams,
depending on your study program.
To transfer to a paid program, you may need to exit the Russian Federation and obtain a
new student visa, depending on the time of your transfer application.
To transfer within a Russian Government Scholarship program, you won't need to obtain a
new student visa.
May I transfer to your university from a university in another country?
Yes. The specifics and procedures of your transfer must be discussed individually. Please
write your request to the institute of faculty that you intend to enroll in.
Does the application form say that I must provide a financial guarantee? What
A financial guarantee is a document that includes:
- a letter from a person who guarantees the payment for your studies;
- a banking statement indicating that this person has sufficient money to pay for one
year of your studies.
- In some cases, you may be asked to pay in advance instead of providing a financial
- Please note that in 2022, advance payment (prepayment) will be required for all
Do I need a financial guarantee for the Preparatory School program?
If you enroll in the Preparatory School program, you have to pay in advance, so you don't
need a financial guarantee.
Please note that in 2022, advance payment (prepayment) will be required for all
I live very far from a Russian consulate or embassy. May I provide a simple
notarized translation of my educational and personal documents into the Russian language from
a local translation agency?
Yes, you may provide a notarized translation from a translation agency.
I found a specialization that interests me, but there is no such
specialization in the online application form. What's the problem here?
Kazan Federal University has three campuses – in Kazan, Yelabuga, and Naberezhnye Chelny.
The online application form covers only the Kazan Campus.
Am I allowed to work in Russia with a student visa?
You may work part-time with a student visa. No additional permits are needed. Please note
that the Preparatory visa is not a student visa and does not give you the right to