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Country: Russia

Type: Private

Established: 1932

Location: Ulitsa Lenina, 3, Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, 450008

The Bashkir State Medical Institute was founded in 1932. In 1995 it was reorganized into the University. Now there are many faculties at the University: medical, pediatric, stemmatological, pharmaceutical, microbiological, faculty of preventive medicine, nursing and social work.

There is a six-year course of training for the medical and pediatric students, and a five-year course at the other faculties. Over five thousand students study at all these faculties. There are about sixty departments in various clinical and practical specialties.

Nearly three hundred students from thirty five countries all around the world are studying here and for half of them the learning language is English.


Educational work in the Bashkir State University is among the most pressing. The university educational work is an integral part of the educational process and, therefore, the duty of every professional faculty and staff.

Educational work is carried out at the University in accordance with the concept of educational activities of the University for 2012-2015, as well as on the basis of a comprehensive plan of educational work.

Bashkir State University students take an active part in social, cultural and sports life of the university. Each year, students participate in various cultural and sports and recreation activities: Freshman Week, dedication to the students, days of culture, student spring sports day, etc.. The University has created all the conditions for the implementation of leadership, creativity, sports talent of students.Trade union organization of students BSU, student and sports clubs, volunteer center of the University are always happy to accept the membership active, provocative and proactive students that the university very much.

To develop student initiatives at the University are all necessary facilities and logistical support: a spacious assembly hall, sports complex, sanatorium, recreation “Nagaevo ‘dormitory, etc


Country: Russia

Type: Government

Established: May 14, 1814

Location: Ulitsa Butlerova, 49, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, 420012

The date of foundation of the University is considered to be May 14, 1814. May 14, 2014 is the oldest medical school of Russia – Kazan State Medical University celebrated its200th anniversary.

Kazan Medical University – multi-functional multi-level state medical school, meets the needs of society and the individual in higher medical education, the development of life sciences, scientific medical knowledge.

Currently, Kazan State Medical University is part of the system of higher education and research Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.


Kazan Medical University today – a multifunctional multi-level state medical school, which sees its mission in providing high quality education, research and clinical activities, corresponding to the level of the best domestic and foreign medical schools, through the development and implementation of innovative technologies, implementation of an effective social partnership model between the KSMU, society, the health system and the region, aimed at improving the health of the population and increase its longevity.

  • KSMU – is an open university: here every tenth student – a foreign citizen, every fourth student of Russian regions;
  • KSMU – is recognized as the country’s leader in the development and implementation of new educational technologies;
  • KSMU – a leading Russian scientific schools in topical studies, the effective implementation;
  • KSMU – is the center of the development of new medical, pharmaceutical and social technologies of the XXI century, integrated in the innovative sectors of the region, with experience in the implementation of targeted programs;
  • KSMU – a close-knit team of staff and students, in which conditions are created to meet the needs of the individual in the educational, scientific and creative activity.

KSMU today:

  • more than 5,500 students, interns, residents
  • 9 faculties
  • 65 departments
  • More than 1,500 employees

According to paragraph 37 of the Charter of the Kazan State Medical college education is conducted in Russian. For certain groups of foreign citizens training is conducted with the use of the English language.


KSMU — represents the leading scientific schools of Russia and the most relevant research studies. According to an independent rating agency “Rate OR” in the field of education among all Russian universities’ scientific achievements rating only 3 of Universities of Kazan are in the top fifty and Kazan Medical University holds the second result after Kazan State University. Only five of the best medical universities of the country have been included in the rating, among them Kazan Medical University firmly holds the third place, after the Moscow Medical Academy in the name of I.M. Sechenov and after Russian State Medical University!

Training of highly qualified specialists is conducted in 40 specialties in PhD-studentship and in 5 specialties of doctoral studies. The University has two doctoral Academic Councils in 7 specialties.


International students may live in the students’ dorm or have an apartment or a room arranged for them by the University.

But the living conditions are rather Spartan: two or three persons to a room, eight rooms on each floor, one kitchen, two toilets, shower in the basement. Students cannot select their rooms. The number of rooms is limited, and, therefore, early applications will be given priority. In addition, some students may be uncomfortable with the rather strict dormitory rules.

Off-campus apartments Rent amounts depends on the location, size and condition of the apartment. As a rule, apartments offered for rent are supplied with furniture and basic household appliances (refrigerator, TV, telephone).


Students can participate in year-round recreation, including football, tennis, basketball, swimming in summer, or skiing and skating in winter. The university encourages the broadest participation of its students in a wide variety of athletic programs. During holidays the students can relax in the camp “Medic” in the woods on the bank of the Volga river.
Kazan State Medical University offers its services to the students of all nationalities and religions. Student’s club is used for the different kinds of student’s activities. Our students participate in different festivals and have their newspaper “Kazan Medical Student”.


Kazan has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 40 km of this station is covered by croplands (83%), lakes and rivers (5%), floodplains (4%), forests (4%), and built-up areas (3%).


Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from -17°C to 26°C and is rarely below-24°C or above 33°C.


Kazan International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Казань, Tatar: Казан Халыкара Аэропорты / Qazan Xalıqara Aeroporto; IATA: KZN, ICAO: UWKD) is an airport located in Tatarstan, Russia, around 25 km southeast of Kazan. It is the largest airport in Tatarstan, and is the 15th busiest airport in Russia. Kazan Airport now serves not only Kazan, but practically all of the 3.8 million citizens of the Region.


Country: Russia

Type: Government

Established: 14 September 1955

Location : Prospekt Pobedy, 13, Orenburg, Orenburg Oblast, Russia, 460018


Orenburg State University is the largest institute of higher education in the Orenburg region. It is a leading training, research and cultural center carrying out advanced educational services at all levels.

To provide the best education, Orenburg State University (OSU) recruits highly skilled professionals. More than 160 staff members hold Doctor of Science degrees and more than 800 Candidate of Science degrees.

The OSU student body is composed of more than 43,000 students! Thus, the university provides professional training with a strong focus on scientific research and up-to-date technology usage information. Students have at their disposal an Internet Center equipped with high speed transmission links, modern laboratories, and a scientific library that serves more than 27,000 visitors.


Orenburg State University is situated in one of the most wonderful cities of Russia. During the reign of Empress Anne (1730–1740), the city was deliberately located at the crossroads of trade routes between Europe and Asia. As a geographic boundary between Europe and Asia, Orenburg is still considered as the “window to Asia”.

The history of the Orenburg Region is interesting and unique. The Sarmation civilization and other tribes of nomadic cattle-breeders and warriors have deep roots in Orenburg. Nowadays it is a thriving and ethnically diverse community of over two million people.

Orenburg State University is one of the first educational institutions to appear in the city in 1955. With the first enrollment of 100 students, as a department of the Kuibyshev Industrial University, OSU demonstrated a constant growth through years. Some significant and historical marks for the university include receiving the independent status of “Orenburg Polytechnic Institute” in 1971; becoming the Orenburg State Technical University in 1994; and transforming into the Orenburg State University in 1996. Through the years, OSU not solely changed it’s name, but rather also developed a wider mission that has strived and succeeded in accumulating new training programs and facilities.


Orenburg State University houses several dormitories that provide accommodations for over 800 students. Every dormitory has comfortable living conditions: shower rooms, laundry rooms, dining halls, study halls, physical-training gyms, the students’ club “Galaktica”, an assembly hall and recreational rooms.

One of the dormitories hosts the Medical Prophylactics Center, with 75 spaces, where students can get medical advice, medical treatment and clinical nutrition information, while only paying 5% of the cost.

The rooms of the student dormitories have access to the internet and various OSU online databases and library catalogues. The total number of personal computers in the dorms amount to more than 120. From 10 p.m. till 6 a.m. the students are provided with free internet access. Each student is also provided with a free email account that they can use.

Due to the high number of students at OSU and limited space availability in the dormitories, only certain groups of students have the privilege to apply for university accommodations:

  • students from other towns and cities;
  • post-graduate students, students working toward their Doctor’s degree, trainees;
  • students attending preparatory, retraining, or upgrading courses (for the course period);
  • applicants (for the entrance exams period);
  • students of the correspondence department (for the session);
  • Students with families.

International students enrolled at OSU, within the international government agreements of the Russian Federation, are provided with university accommodations on the same general terms as students from the Russian Federation.

Stavropol State Medical University

Country: Russia

Type: Government

Established: 1938

Location: Stavropol State, Russia



General Information

Stavropol State Medical University was founded in 1938. Since that time thousands of highly skilled specialists working all over the world were prepared at the University. Their successful career growth is the pride of our University. The University is situated in the large administrative, industrial, agricultural, scientific and cultural centre — the city of Stavropol which is considered a pearl of the South of Russia. Throughout several centuries the representatives of more than 100 nationalities with their original culture and traditions live there in peace and confidence. Nowadays, the University is one of the authoritative educational and scientific medical centres of our country. In 2010 all activity spheres of the University were licensed and the State Accreditation Certificate was received.

The University has 75 chairs where 97 Doctors of Sciences, more than 300 Candidates of Sciences, 47 Honoured Physicians of the Russian Federation, 4 Honoured Scientists of the Russian Federation work. There are 7 faculties in the University where 4 500 Russian and foreign students from 33 countries of the world are trained. In 2011 in Stavropol State Medical University new lines for preparation of specialists are opened: defect ology, biology, biotechnology, physical training for persons with health deviations, economics, social work.

Stavropol State Medical University is one of the few Russian medical universities recognized by the Medical Council of India. The University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) which enables our graduates to hold a job in any country of the world after taking national examinations. The activity of the University has been marked by high international award «Earthmaker», which testifies belonging to community of world leaders of various industries, sciences, cultures and national health services. It is awarded with the Diploma and the Gold Medal as the winner of the competitions «The European Quality» in the nomination of «100 Best Higher Schools», the Kannes Silver Medal «For Dynamic Development» and the title «Flagman of XXI Century», the Gold Medal of the International Biography Center and the Gold Diploma of the World Sciences International Forum, the winner of the All-Russia Economy Project «Modernization Leaders» in the nomination «Enterprise of the Year 2010».

Students of the University are encouraged to participate in different research projects, working within the «Students and Young Researchers Society» showing their results at annual conferences and often winning prizes in all-Russian or international fora.

The University has 7 computer classes, a modern library, which numbers about 500 000 copies of books and periodicals, its own editions, the newspaper «Medicus» and a scientific practice magazine. There is an Internet centre within the library.

Lecture-rooms, laboratories and libraries do not limit the student’s life. The University has 4 students’ hostels, a sports complex with a swimming pool, gyms and sauna. There is a sports camp on the Black Sea coast of the North Caucasus, where our teachers and students have a rest every year.

Within 50 years the University trains foreign students. During this time the University has prepared 1,200 physicians, residents and interns for 77 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Stavropol State Medical University is listed in the World Directory of medical schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) that gives the chance to graduates to get a job in any country of the world after passing the national exam.

In 2005, the English-speaking Medium was opened in the University, where the training is conducted in English. The University has the modern material and technical base, allowing to provide a high educational level. Four buildings of the University are equipped with modern learning and medical technics, computer classes, and electronic library.

The training is carried out according to the curricula that are specially adapted to the national programs of foreign students and authorized by the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Russia. The University has 4 educational buildings, a dentistry out-patient department, an eye microsurgery clinic and a borderline psychic disorders clinic.

Stavropol is an ancient city located in the North Caucasus. 1777 is considered a year Stavropol was founded as a fortress on the southern boundaries of Russia under the decree of Empress Ekaterina II. «Stavropol» is a Russian rendition of a Greek name «Stavropoulos» meaning «City of the Cross». There is a legend that soldiers have found a huge cross made of stone when they were building the fortress in the future city location.

Today the city of Stavropol is a large administrative, industrial, agricultural, scientific and cultural center of the North Caucasus with a number of historical monuments, museums, libraries, sport facilities, concert halls, hotels, supermarkets, and restaurants of national kitchen. For the religiously inclined people, the city has some Orthodox churches, and a Mosque.

Stavropol is a students’ city. There are more than 30 higher educational institutions where more than 90 thousand students are trained.

With the abundance of trees and flowers in the streets, parks and squares, Stavropol is among the greenest cities in Russia today, and is called the «Gate of Caucasus».

The Botanical Garden of Stavropol is a museum of living plants; it has spread over a territory of 18 hectares, 16 of them being natural woods. The whole year round visitors may come and enjoy the sights and the scent of exotic flowers in blossom. Favorable climatic conditions, adjacent cities-resorts: Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Essentuki, Zheleznovodsk have become the leading Russian resorts accepting annually more than 650 000 Russian citizens as well as foreign ones. The location of the Caucasus Mineral Waters resort is so peculiar that it will take you only a day to travel to such a famous Caucasus highland as Preelbrusye, Dombaiand Arkhyz by coach. The cable cars will take you at 3000 and more meters above the sea level to see the shiny everlasting snows and glaciers of the highest European mountain Elbrus.

Stavropol is connected by air, railway and road to Moscow and other cities of Russia. There is AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT in the city of Mineralnye Vody about 180 km away, 2 hours by bus.

The University is situated in the large administrative, industrial, agricultural, scientific and cultural centre — the city of Stavropol which is considered a pearl of the South of Russia.Throughout several centuries the representatives of more than 100 nationalities with their original culture and traditions live there in peace and confidence. Nowadays, the University is one of the authoritative educational and scientific medical centres of our country. In 2010 all activity spheres of the University were licensed and the State Accreditation Certificate was received.

Stavropol State Medical University is one of the few Russian medical universities recognized by the Medical Council of India. The University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) which enables our graduates to hold a job in any country of the world after taking national examinations. The activity of the University has been marked by high international award «Earthmaker», which testifies belonging to community of world leaders of various industries, sciences, cultures and national health services. It is awarded with the Diploma and the Gold Medal as the winner of the competitions «The European Quality» in the nomination of «100 Best Higher Schools», the Kannes Silver Medal «For Dynamic Development» and the title «Flagman of XXI Century», the Gold Medal of the International Biography Center and the Gold Diploma of the World Sciences International Forum, the winner of the All-Russia Economy Project «Modernization Leaders» in the nomination «Enterprise of the Year 2010».

The University has 7 computer classes, a modern library, which numbers about 500 000 copies of books and periodicals, its own editions, the newspaper «Medicus» and a scientific practice magazine. There is an Internet centre within thelibrary.
Lecture-rooms, laboratories and libraries do not limit the student’s life. The University has 4 students’ Hostel a sports complex with a swimming pool, gyms and sauna. There is a sports camp on the Black Sea coast of the North Caucasus, where our teachers and students have a rest every year.
In 2005, the English-speaking Medium was opened in the University, where the training is conducted in English. The University has the modern material and technical base, allowing to provide a high educational level. Four buildings of the University are equipped with modern learning and medical technics, computer classes, and electronic library.

The majority of clinical departments are located on the grounds of the regional and city medical establishments and they are equipped with modern diagnostic and medical facilities.

  1. The General Medicine Faculty
  2. The Faculty of Pediatrics
  3. The Faculty of Dentistry


In 1961 Stavropol State Medical University started admitting international students and since that time more than 1200 physicians, residents and fellows from 77 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America have graduated from the University.
Stavropol State Medical University is one of the few Russian medical universities recognized by the Medical Council of India. The University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools published by the World Health Organization which enables our graduates to hold a job in any country of the world after taking national examinations.

Structure of Training

Academic Year Structure

• 1 st autumn semester lasts from 01.09 up to 15.01 incl. exams.

• 2nd spring semester lasts from 1.02 up to 30.06 incl. exams.

Main Faculties and Duration of the Courses:

General Medicine — 6 years; Dentistry — 5 years; Paediatrics — 6 years;

Preparatory Courses for Russian Medium — 1 year.

Post-Diploma Training:

Clinical Internship — 1 year,

Residency — 2 years or more;

Aspiranture — 3−4 years;

Doctoranture — 5 years.

Offered Degrees:

• Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

• Master of Science (M.Sc.)

• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

• Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)

Main Specialties in Post-Diploma Training:

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Internal Diseases, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Dermatovenereology, Psychiatry, Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Phthisiatry, Surgery, Urology, Surgical and Therapeutic Stomatology, Orthodontics, etc.


5 – floors building : 4 floors for students residence in the training period. Student Accommodation is provided in triple rooms of corridor type. On the ground floor of the hostel located the university departments. Also on this floor there is a shower and a laundry room. On the first floor there is a training room for self-studying of students. Every resident has the opportunity to access the Internet from their room.


Country: Russia

Type: Government

Established: 1954

Location : Ulitsa Sovetskaya, 4, Tver, Tver Oblast, Russia, 170100


For more than 70 years the Tver State Medical Academy has been playing a leading role in the development of medical science and training of medical practitioners and scientists. It is always among the top 10 Medical Educational Establishments according to the annual official rating of the 48 Russian Medical Educational Establishments. Today it is the largest medical scientific, research and educational centre, noted for its extensive clinical and laboratory base and a brilliant teaching staff. The Academy possesses a complex of buildings designed for practical classes, lectures, laboratory studies, research work and auxiliary services.

The Tver State Medical Academy has over 6000 beds in 10 various hospitals, including specialized hospitals for oncology, tuberculosis, infectious, skin and sexual transmitted diseases. Our institution owns Dental clinic with more than 200 chairs, which is considered to be one of the best in the Russian Federation.


  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Dental Faculty
  • Pharmaceutical Faculty
  • Faculty of Higher Nursing Education
  • Pediatric Faculty
  • Postgraduate Training Faculty

General Information About Research in TSMA

Scientific research at the Academy’s departments and units is carried out in many diverse areas of medical sciences.

Our principal breakthrough directions of work are in the fields of biology, chemistry, physiology, general pathology, microbiology, genetics, public health, ophthalmology, abdominal surgery, dental surgery and orthodontics.

Monographs, reference books, textbooks, training aids and collections of scientific theses that reflect all main aspects of scientific work are published by the TSMA and kept in the Academy’s library.

The Academy takes an active part in development and implementation of international, federal and regional scientific projects. The TSMA frequently hosts national and international scientific conferences.

The TSMA staff includes more than 520 professional research workers and tutors, among them – 320 PhDs with completed doctoral research and 80 PhDs with completed postdoctoral research.

The specialized Scientific Board for doctoral and роst doctoral research reviews and awards degrees in 3 specialties: cardiology, dentistry and surgery. Annually more than 40 doctoral and роst doctoral theses are defended in the premises o the Academy.

The Students Scientific and Research Association is an important and active unit in the Academy’s research structure. The most distinguished students who demonstrate strong and effective research potential are annually awarded with national and regional scholarships.

Indian Students Association

Every year the TSMA Indian Students Association celebrates all Indian & South Asian festivals: e.g. Holi, Diwali, Durgapuja, Baishakhi, Eid.

In addition the Annual Cultural Festival is organized every year.


Country : Russia

Type : Government

Established : 1935

Location : Ploshchad’ Pavshikh Bortsov, д. 1, Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast, Russia, 400131




The Volgograd State Medical University is one of the most famous and highly reputable Higher Schools both in Russia and abroad. It is proud of its highly-qualified teaching staff, advanced researchers and experienced physicians whose names are world-famous. It is currently headed by the prominent Russian scientist, Academician of the Russian Academy for Medical Sciences, Professor Vladimir I. PetrovChoosing this University means plentiful opportunities for gaining professional expertise and career pursuit.

The University is accredited by the Russian Ministry for Education for the teaching of both Russian and overseas students.

The University is also listed in the Directory of Higher Medical Schools recognized by the World Health Organisation. It means that our graduates can get a job at any country after passing national examinations if necessary.

Colleges and Departments of the University

  • College of General Medicine;
  • College of Dentistry;
  • College of Pediatrics;
  •  College of Pharmacy;
  • College of Medical Biochemistry;
  • College of Social Work and Clinical Psychology;
  • Department for International Students;
  • College for Postgraduate and Continuous Education;
  • Department for Foundation Courses.

Nowadays the University ranks very high among the medical schools of the Russian Federation. Many scientists of the University are world-famous owing to their great contribution to the theory and practice of medicine. The University has been training international students since 1962. Students from 113 states of the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa have studied at our University. Over this period 3000 physicians, dentists and paediatricians and pharmacists have been trained for foreign countries. Since 2000 the Volgograd State Medical University has got an opportunity to teach foreign students in the English language.

About 70 overseas doctors are engaged in postgraduate study at the University every year.

If you decide to study at the VolSMU, you will make the right choice. The advantages of such a decision are:

  • wide range of possibilities;
  • the experienced and attentive faculties;
  • broad exposure to clinical practice;
  • Reasonable tuition fees and HOSTEL accommodation prices.

The University started as Stalingrad Medical Institute founded in 1935. In 1993 it got the status of the Academy, and in 2003 it was granted the status of the University. The University is currently headed by the prominent Russian scientist, Academician of the Russian Academy for Medical Sciences, Professor Vladimir I. Petrov.

The Volgograd State Medical University is an active participant of a number of international projects promoting medical research and clinical practice. This accounts for a genuine interest in the activities of the University on the part of government officials of various countries. It has recently been visited by the ambassadors of the USA, Malaysia, India, the People’s Republic of China, Brunei, Bangladesh, etc., top officials of Medical and Dental Councils of different countries.

The Volgograd State Medical University has built up relationships with a number of foreign universities – the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (USA), Albert Ludwigs Universitaet (Freiburg, Germany), Martin-Luther Halle-Wittenberg Universitaet (Germany), Belgian, French, Chinese universities, etc. This collaboration has been fostering the advance of medical science in such fields as family medicine, poison control, family planning and reproductive health, arterial hypertension, epidemiology, tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, pharmacology, pharmacy, etc. One of the latest developments is the newly set up Russian-American Family Practice Clinic which is a unique clinic of this type in the whole of the south of Russia.

The University has been COLLABORATING with the World Federation for Medical Education, with the World Health Organization(WHO), with UNESCO, with the British Council, with the United States Agency for International Development, with the American International Health Alliance, and participating in a wide range of joint international research projects.




Since it was founded, the University has attracted highly qualified staff with experience of teaching in many regions of the world. Once at the University many staff has continued to widen their experience by directing short courses or undertaking longer сourses overseas.

Nowadays the teaching staff of the University numbers 763 highly qualified professors and instructors with 11 academicians, 96 professors and 401 associate professors among them. Most of them have Ph.D.s or more advanced degrees.

The academic programs are run by 66 departments of the University.

At present about 5000 citizens of Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union and 900 international students from Asia, Africa, Latin and South America, Germany and Arab countries attend the University.


Country: Russia

Type: State University

Established: 1935

Location : Ulitsa Karla Marksa, д.3, Kursk, Kursk Oblast, Russia, 305000


Established in 1935, Kursk State Medical University is ranked as one of the top 10 best Russian Medical Universities. Among its many achievements, KSMU was the first University in Russia to offer students a full Medical training program in the English language.

Within the structure of KSMU we also have a Research Institute of Ecological Medicine as well as a consulting diagnostic policlinic and medical institute. To date KSMU has trained over 25,000 medical professionals across 14 faculties and 67 departments. 

The staff body consists of 633 academic staff of which there are 333 Ph.D and 92 D.Sc academics serving our 6400 students. The university boasts a well STOCKED library with a subscription of more than 500,000 journals, books and publications. The campus includes four teaching buildings as well as a five student halls of residence. Students also enjoy the recreational facilities onsite including three sports halls and a shooting range.


KSMU provides students with a world class education in and environment full of new opportunities and ideas which will help to shape your future. Learning new skills, meeting new and interesting people; making friends for life; these are all a normal part of the university experience and KSMU is no exception.

With over 5,500 students studying at KSMU (over 1,200 of which are international students) the campus is a bustling hive of activity and a real melting pot of multicultural cooperation. From sporting events, through to the arts, Kursk is a centre for innovation and culture like no other.

Our students are involved in a range of activities ranging from sports through to arts, social and other intellectual pursuits and enriching activities.  Campus life at KSMU has something to offer everyone, no matter what your interest.

There are many ways in which you can meet new friends here at KSMU for example by joining one of the many vibrant student societies, or creating one of your own! Our large and diverse student community makes for a very interesting environment to socialise, learn new skills and meet new people! 

You will also have the opportunity to visit local historic attractions for you to visit and explore with your new friends and learn more about Russian culture and history. You could spend hours at the local cafes, shops and museums or take a walk through one of the beautiful parks nearby.


KSMU provides enough places in the hostels for all international students with comfortable living condition and affordable annual fee. Out of 6 (six) blocks of students HOSTEL, 3 (three) modern hostels available for international students are very close to the University (about 5 to 10 minutes walking distance).ALL HOSTELS are supplied with cold and hot water and central heating system, each room contains beds, a desk, chairs and storage space.

At present there are 5HOSTELS IN KSMU. Foreign students live in hostels No. 1, 4, 5 and the pharm. collage hostel. All hostels are situated close to the University and are supplied with central heating, cold and hot water and the necessary furniture. Good living conditions, location near the University and reasonable fees make hostels the best place to stay. In every hostel there is a tutor who works with foreign students.

There are 2 types of room provided:

2 sitters room ( one room shared by 2 students)
3 sitters room (one room shared by 3 students)
Of course students are free to choose either to live in the hostel or outdoors. There are many apartments available in Kursk region in affordable price. More than 20% of the international students live outdoors.

Due to the large number of international students attending KSMU we have special arrangements with other colleges where our international students can reside for the duration of their course. Our entire partner halls of residence are maintained to the same high standards of comfort and safety expected from the main KSMU student halls of residence. Our partner halls of residence are located very close to the university (10-15minutes walk).


Country: Russia

Type: Public

Established: 1960

Location: 17198, Moscow Miklukho-Maklaya str. 6, Moscow, Russia


Today Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. It is the only university in the world every year uniting students from 145-150 countries. The University has a multiprofile structure of faculties and majors, typical for classical universities of the world. More than 77 thousand graduates of the University work in 170 countries, among them more than 5500 holders of PhD and Doctorate degrees. Specialists are prepared in 62 majors and lines of study. More than 29 thousand graduate and postgraduate students from 140 countries are currently studying at the university. They represent more than 450 nations and nationalities of the world.


Peoples’ Friendship University (PFU) was founded on 5 February, 1960 by the USSR Government. On 22 February, 1961, the University was named after Patrice Lumumba — one of the symbols of the African peoples’ fight for independence.

Professor Sergey Vasilievich Rumiantsev, Doctor of engineering, Honored scientist of the RF, was the first Rector of the University. He took an active part in the foundation of the University and remained its Rector till 1970. In 1960, Russian language studies for international students started at the preparatory Faculty. On 1 September, the Russian language studies were introduced at the six main faculties of the PFU (Engineering faculty, faculty of History and philology, Medical faculty, Agricultural faculty, faculty of Science, faculty of Law and economics).

Safety in PFUR:

The administration of the University pays special attention to safety of PFUR students.

The infrastructure ensuring safety of the students includes the following components:

1. PFUR Police station is police subdivision which is located in student campus and works only in the territory of the University.

2. The Department of Internal Affairs of the Southwest district – is involved in case of need of special equipment, special equipment for technologies use, and also during significant (with involvement of famous political and other persons) and public events.

3. Watch group of the Centre of complex public order ensurance – is a specialized subdivision which works 24/7 and provides protection of the University venues against illegal access, and also undertakes measures for suppression and localization of emergency situations in the territories and in the University buildings.

4. Сentral dispatcher room – special subdivision which during the day gathers and processes information from 2,200 surveillance cameras set in the territory and in the buildings of the University. Central dispatcher room has 247 connection with all emergency services of Moscow: Ministry of Emergency Situations, Mosgas, Mosenergo, Heat distribution system, Sewer network, Moscow water utility, etc.

5. Private security companies – specialized subdivisions which ensure protection of all 28 buildings of the University. Specialized control and access management systems are used in all 28 buildings.

6. The department of fire-prevention is a specialized subdivision of the University which is responsible for fire safety and teaching employees and students norms of fire safety. The department has 247COMMUNICATION and controls operation of Central dispatcher room of the University.

7. The department of automatic fire fighting systems is a special subdivision of the University which services the fire alert and transmits the fire alert signal to the Central dispatcher room. Further this signal is automatically transmitted to the nearest fire subdivision of the Ministry of Emergency Situations .

8. Lift servicing dispatching office is a special subdivision of the University which services lifts in all educational and residential buildings of the University 247.

9. The department of civil defense and emergency situations is a special subdivision of the University which exercises general monitoring and coordinates civil defense and protection against natural and man-made emergency situations.


Student self-government

Student self-government at university is an issue of prior importance. Currently there are 210 student associations:

  • University student council
  • PFUR campus student council
  • “Druzhba” (Friendship) sport club council
  • University Women’s Committee
  • 4 regional associations and 107 foreign students fraternities
  • 16 Russian students associations
  • 12 student committees of faculties and institutes
  • 12 student hostels councils

What PFUR Student Council does:

  • Coordinates the activity of PFUR student public organizations
  • Creates and develops student organizations according to PFUR Charter
  • Helps improve the academic process and student research
  • Renders socio-legal support to PFUR students
  • Organizes students’ recreation and leisure
  • Represents PFUR students’ interests
  • Carries out information-methodical work

PFUR Student Council comprises:

  • Student council of faculties and institutes
  • PFUR campus student council
  • Student hostels councils
  • PFUR Women’s Committee
  • Regional organizations of international students

PFUR Center of student building teams is PFUR structural department. Its main task is to employ students and young people, organize leisure and educate students.
The international student building teams movement started in 1964, when first University students went to reclaim wild lands. In different years University building teams has united students from 123 countries. PFU building team worked till 1990, when due to social processes in Russia its activity was suspended. In 1999 upon the initiative of students, Rector and Trade Unions the «Meridian of friendship» building team resumed its work.
Since 2001, the construction team has been working all year round and has been PFUR sub-division.The team participated in the program «My yard, my porch», «Best room», helped renovate children’s homes and playgrounds. In 2002, the School for training team leaders was opened. During the time of its existence the School has trained more than 700 people, 350 of which are PFUR students. After exams trainees get state certificates of supplementary professional education.
In 2008, «Meridian of friendship» was re-organized and became the Center of youth student building teams. Its main directions of work are:
● Building teams;
● Landscaping teams;
● Teaching and training teams;
● Volunteer team.
In 2009, students from Moscow and Tver went to Sochi to work and have rest. Krasnodar and PFUR construction teams exchanged experience – PFUR students worked at the construction of Boguchanskaya hydroelectric station, while Krasnodar region students worked at PFUR. Every year the Center holds student teams festival «To my university, to my city, to my country», where Moscow, regional and CIS teams take part, and Moscow government officials are invited.

After-classes events Where?

  • PFUR main building (assembly hall sitting 820 people and conference hall of the faculty of Economics sitting 260 people)
  • Club at 3,Ordjonikidze (housing 300 people)
  • Assembly hall of the Agrarian faculty (sitting 220 people)
  • Assembly hall of the Interclub (sitting 210 people), rehearsal classrooms, total floor area 950 sq.m., dance floor (total area 165 sq.m.)
  • Assembly hall of the building of humanitarian and science faculties (sits 360 people)

Every day at Interclub:

  • classes
  • rehearsals
  • student amateur groups performances
  • various cultural events of regional student organizations, international fraternities and student associations



The student campus was built in the 70’s and is situated along Miklukho-Maklaya street starting from Leninsky prospect in the direction of Volgina street. On the even-numbered side you can find:: «Cross», faculty of medicine, faculty of agriculture, policlinic, the archives and the new building of the faculty of the Russian language and general educational disciplines, the building of natural sciences and humanitarian faculties hosting the faculty of Humanitarian and social sciences, Institute of hotel business and tourism (IHBT), Institute for international programs (IIP), Institute of Supplementary professional education, postgraduate department and part of the Medical faculty.

The student hostels are situated on the other side of the road (Blocks №1, 2, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 9, 10 and 11):

Blocks 3 and 4 – Institute of foreign languages and the study-education center, Block 4 – accountancy office, PFUR TV, social development department, supply services; between Blocks 8 and 9 – the International culture club (Interclub); Block 11 – PFUR sanatorium-preventorium and faculty of refresher  training of medical staff.

Department for complete services has its offices in Block 14 (St. Miklukho-Maklaya15/1).


The PFUR has its own campus with 13 student hostels.The student campus is situated along Miklukho-Maklaya street. The University hostels have all the necessary furniture and bed-sheets.

The hostels are between the two metro stations: «Yugo-Zapadnaya» and «Belyaevo». The buses numbers are: 226, 261, 752, 699, 250, 718. You can also take a route taxi.

Block №1 (3, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): self-training hall; «Dionis» café, sports hall, mini-market.

Block №2 (5, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): 2 mini-markets, «Avenue» café.

Block №3 (7, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): café «Raushe».

Block №5 (13, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): mini-market, «Mirage» café, «Galileo» café.

Block №6 (15, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): reading hall, «Chzhun Hua Lou» café, «Picasso» café.

Block №7 (17, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): Sberbank branch, mini-market, «City» café.

Block №8 (19, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): self-training hall, police department, «Sinbad» café.

Block №9 (211, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): reading hall, end-to-end servicing of residents (offices 304, 306), mini-market, «Beirut» café.

Block №10 (212, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): reading hall, drafting hall, guest rooms, 2 mini-markets, canteen, metal repair shop.

Block №11 (213, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): reading hall, Women’s Committee (office 911), watch shift department, faculty of refresher training for medical professionals, sanatorium-preventorium, «Campus» café.

Block №12 (71, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): mini-market, «Limon» café, Internet café, guest rooms.

Block №13 (171, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): mini-market, café «Galery».

Block №14 (151, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya): mini-market.

There is an on-campus police department (42nd block), tel. 433 2233.

These buildings have elevators. Each can host more than 800 people. To guarantee comfort two or three students are assigned per room. The apartments have WC’s and showers. The kitchen is either on the floor or in the apartment itself. More comfortable apartments are also offered, but for additional payment. Those have TV’s, refrigerators on the floor, permanent videosurveillance and security.

To get accommodation you are to address the Department of residents’ services.

Head of the Department: Zavadskiy Alexandr Ivanovich (21/1, ul.Miklukho-Maklaya, offices 304, 306, working hours 10.00- 19.00, lunch break 13.00-14.00, tel.: 787 3803, ext. 1599).



There is one more reading hall in the building of the faculty of Humanitarian and social sciences. Since last year there has been a separate library at the faculty of the Russian language and general educational disciplines.

Since 2008, there has been an on-line library, which includes:

1. An electronic catalogue;

2. Electronic databases (bibliographic and full text);

3. Internet links;

4. PFUR on-line collections:

● PFUR professors’ articles (more than 200, some in foreign languages);

● PFUR professors’ books published in PFUR publishing house;

● 18 series of «Vestnik RUDN»

Books have been electronically catalogued since 1990, currently there are 4 databases containing more than 300,000 book titles. The on-line catalogue contains dissertations and abstracts, periodicals from 1986 till 2008, and since 2009- a new «Periodicals» module with broader user opportunities.

The FUND consists of 1.800,000 books and is increasing every month. The FUND is universal and contains all disciplines studied at PFUR. In 2010 the library is subscribed to 280 periodicals, 22- in foreign languages, 9 of them are available on-line. All on-line resources are available on any PFUR computer using an IP-address.

The lending department uses the automated book lending system. To find the book you need, you should use the online catalogue on any RL computer or any PC via the Internet. Check www.rudn.ru for the instruction how to use the catalogue. Wi-Fi is operating on the territory of the library.


After lectures and studies and on days-off students can relax and spend time with friends at numerous cafes and coffee-houses.  There are plenty of them: African, Chinese, Arab, Indian, and Georgian – they may be found in every hostel block, more than 20 in all.



Peoples’ friendship university of Russia takes care of students and teachers’ health. It provides medical service within the free health insurance to all the students, who get qualified medical assistance in the clinic of the PFUR Medical centre throughout the year. Medical centre employees are developing their skills at the faculty of Refresher training for health care professionals.

The consultations in PFUR Medical centre are held by the professors and the teachers of more than 30 departments of the Medical faculty, including the faculty of refresher training for health care professionals.

The Medical Centre has instrumental diagnostics offices (ultrasonic examination, endoscopy, and arthroscopy).

As part of the realization of the innovative educational program the Medical centre has opened a computerized tomography unit and liver fiber scanning laboratory. To that end administration has purchased a 16-slice spiral computer tomograph that carries out more than 20 different types of examinations and a fiberscan for determining liver fibrosis degree and controlling treatment efficiency.

In PFUR there is a sanatorium with advanced medical equipment, including some state-of-the-art devices:

  • apparatus for endoscopic diagnostics of ENT diseases;
  • shockwave therapy apparatus for treatment of the locomotor system;
  • specialized automatic massage tables;
  • vertical turbo solarium;
  • electromechanical infrared beds for the locomotor system treatment;
  • multifunctional equipment for aroma-, oxi-, and reflex therapy (spa-capsule

The sanatorium provides PRUR students and staff with free-of-charge preventive treatment of all kinds of diseases, including organization of dietetic nutrition.

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