Kazan State Medical University

Kazan State Medical University is a multifunctional and multi-eveled state institution of higher learning in medicine. It meets both personal and social needs in acquiring education in medicine, in developing biomedical and clinical sciences, as well as broadening scientific knowledge of medical sciences. Kazan State Medical University (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. The highest body or KSMU self governance is academic with university’s regulations. On March 6, 1994, the university was issued with a license number 16 G – 235 by the State Committee of 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 their work a pharmaceutical and two medical colleges in Kazan, one medical college Mary EI Republic, lycee and biomedical classes on the secondary school basis.

This complex educational system in the frame work of the university provides the continuous higher education of medicine. Kazan State Medical University carries on an aimed preparation of experts in different fields of medicine for 10 republics, Povolzhie and Ural regions. According to the results of a rating of medical schools, KSMU takes the 16 place among 86 other universities. (The Gourman Report A rating of graduate and Professional programs in American and International Universities, Fifth Edition. Revised Dr. Jack Gourman Nation Educational Standards. 1989) Founded in 1814, KSMU was the second university institution to be founded in Kazan, the third medical university institution in the Russia.

Remarkable dates of history KSMU:-

5th of November (according to the old calendar) 1804 The Emperor Alexander I declares in his royal command to establish a University in the city of Kazan

14th of May (2nd of May according to the old calendar) 1814 — Establishment of the "Department of Doctoral or Medical sciences" of Kazan University

1837 — The Anatomical Theatre was built

1840 — The University Clinic was opened

1858 — The Physiological Laboratory is launched

1893 — The first editions of "The Neurology Newsletter" are published

1900 — The complex of University Clinics starts functioning; the Bacteriological Institute is established on the basis of the Medical Faculty

1901 — The first editions of "Kazan Medical Journal" are published

5th of November, 1930 — The Medical Faculty of Kazan State University is reorganized into Kazan State Medical Institute

1930 — Establishment of the Faculty of Prophylactic Medicine (Sanitary Medicine)

1932 — The Pediatric Faculty is created

1954 — Establishment of the Dental Faculty

1975 — Training at the Pharmaceutical Faculty is launched

1991 — The Faculty of Social Work is established

1994 — The Faculty of Management and Higher Nursing Education starts functioning

29th of April 1994 — Kazan State Medical Institute is reorganized and acquires the status of Kazan State Medical University

Kazan State Medical University Curriculum


The degree awarded would be the M.D (Physician), which is the basic degree equivalent to the M.B.B.S in India. The degree M.D (Physician) should not be confused as a post graduate qualification. In case of dentistry the degree awarded would be B.D.S.

Fee Structure
Type of education or specialization Duration of education Fee,in USD per year
Preparatory course 1 year 1200
Undergraduate education Medical faculty (Russian medium) 6 years 4200
Medical faculty (English medium) 6 years 4500
Pediatric faculty (Russian medium) 6 years 3500
Dental faculty (Russian medium) 5 years 4500
Pharmaceutical faculty (Russian medium) 5 years 2900
Post Dentistry residency (ordinatura) 2 years 4500
All other residencies (ordinatura) 3 years 3500
graduate education (Russian medium only) PhD course (aspirantura) 3-4 years 3000-4500; (Depends on specialization)

Tuition fees will not change during the whole duration of education

Medical Insurance fee is currently 100 USD per year.

Student Accommodation

Many KSMU students are accommodated in the college's own halls of residence.KSMU has four hostels for it's students accommodation. The University provides enough places in the hostels for all international students with comfortable living condition. All hostels are supplied with cold and hot water and central heating systems, each room contains beds, a desk, chairs, storage space and telephone facility (Common for the specific floor.)

Hostel fee is currently 300-650 USD per year.

Hostel fee typically increases by 5-7% per year according to the current prices for electricity, gas, water, heating, etc.