Study MBBS in Russia

Top Russian Universities

Student visa process

Why study MBBS in Russia

Russia or the Russian Federation is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe with a vast expanse of territory that stretches across Northern Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometers (6,612,100 sq mi), it is, by a considerable margin, the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations.


From the Soviet Era for international students, Russia has been a popular destination for pursuing MBBS. Russia holds almost 30 positions amongst top 100 ranking Medical Universities according to the World Health Organization (WHO)'s "Directory of World Medical Schools". There are thousands of students working in world-class hospitals across the globe who graduated from Russian medical universities. The reason behind remaining on the top of the choice for international MBBS students is because of the highly subsidized fee by the Russian Ministry of Health & Education as compared to other western countries. And also the high Quality of Education combined with this low cost is one of the other main reasons for choosing top medical universities of Russia for MBBS. There are almost 57 medical universities in Russia. The student to teacher ratio is 7:1 in all Russian Medical Universities. About 12 of these universities provide MBBS in English Medium.

As any student from all over the globe can take direct MBBS Admission without any entrance exam Medical Study in Russia is very easy for a normal student. MBBS fee in Russia is very low because the Russian Government provides subsidy for education. Average MBBS fee in Russia is between 2.5 Lacs to 5 Lacs per year. All Russian Medical Universities are listed in WHO and MCI so a student who gets an MBBS degree from Russia can practice anywhere in the world including India. Students from all over the globe go to Russia for MBBS Study and all medical universities provide quality medical education and practical knowledge. Students get fully furnished hostel facilities inside the university campus with fresh and quality food. MBBS Students can get scholarships also if they fulfill the scholarship criteria. All MBBS students in Russia get Medical Insurance for all courses and get full medical treatment when they need it. Students get training for MCI screening tests during the medical course and professors are well aware of the MCI screening test. Medical courses are taught in English and Russian languages to communicate with Russian patients. 





Benefits Of MBBS In Russia For Indian Students 2020

  • No Entrance exam & No Donation.

  • Easy Admission Procedure

  • Low & Subsidized course fees as education are administered by the government. 

  • Worldwide Recognition of the Degrees provided by Medical Universities of Russia.

  • European Standard of Living

  • Indian Canteen is Available in most of the Universities.

  • Excellent Result in MCI Screening Test (Only Rus Education provides MCI Coaching in Russian Medical Universities)

  • Reference Available of Students working in Leading Hospitals Across the World (our pass outs are working not only in India but in Australia, Canada, USA, UK and other major countries across the globe)

  • 100% Visa Guarantee

  • All the universities are Government Universities of Russia


State-of-the-Art infrastructure

The medical universities in Russia are equipped with world-class amenities and equipment. All the classes are well maintained, hygienic, ventilated and fully air-conditioned.

MCI & WHO Approved University: Most of the universities in Russia are approved by MCI, WHO and other top International institutions which make it easier for students to get hired as an intern or they can easily be recruited as MBBS Doctor in top Hospitals in India as well as in other countries. 

Preparing your Russian student visa application

To apply for your Russian student visa, you need to visit the Russian embassy or consulate in your home country. A list of Russian embassies and consulates worldwide is available here (official list, in Russian) and here. You must be enrolled in any of the Russian educational institutes after qualifying all aforementioned stages and steps and then apply for the visa. 

An invitation is a must for a Russian student visa. Once you pass the examination and secure your place in any of the Russian universities, you will get an invitation from the administration of that university. At Rossotrudnichestvo office, they are provided with a 6-digit code that can then be quoted by you while submitting the visa application.


The documentation that you need to submit along with your Russian student visa application form varies from country to country. You should always consult the embassy, consulate or authorized visa center before submitting your visa application but generally, you will need the following:

  • passport or ID, valid for at least 18 months from the issue date of your visa and with at least two blank pages, plus a photocopy of the front page.

  • one recent passport-sized photograph (3.5×4.5cm)

  • your official letter of invitation from the GUVM (it must be the original document, not a copy)

  • medical certificate less than three months old showing that you are clear of HIV (AIDS). You may be asked to present the certificate in both Russian and your own language and include your passport details, information on the duration of the stay in Russia, details of the HIV test (date, medication series, the official stamp of the clinic or hospital that carried out the test, signatures of the doctors and your own signature).

  • An application form, which can be completed online but must be printed out so you can submit a hardcopy to the embassy, consulate or visa center.

  • If you are under 18 years old, you must also have a consent document signed by your parents or legal guardians which has also been certified by a notary.


All foreign visitors to Russia are required to register their stay at the local GUVM branch within seven days of arrival. If you are studying in Russia, this will often be done by the university or academic establishment where you are enrolled but you should check if this is done. Failure to register with the GUVM can result in a fine and in some cases expulsion from Russia. A list of local GUVM offices can be found here.

Your initial Russian student visa will generally be valid for 90 days. After arriving in Russia, you will need to arrange a Russian student visa extension through the GUVM to cover the duration of your course, up to a maximum of three years.

Step-by-step Russian MBBS Student Visa Process

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