Astrakhan State Medical University, Russia

Astrakhan State Medical University, Russia

University at a Glance

Founded in: 1922

Address: Ulitsa Bakinskaya, 121, Astrakhan, Astrakhanskaya oblast’, Russia, 414024

Number of Students: 20,000

Academic Year Begins: First working day of September

Recognized by: World Health Organization, Medical Council of India

Departments: 60

Teaching Staff: 560

University Campus: 11 faculties at 70 chairs

Library: Available

Food: Indian cuisine available

Weather: Average Temperature in Astrakhan is +10 °C and Average Rainfall is 217 mm

Nearest airport: Narimanovo Airport in Astrakhan, Southern Russia


Astrakhan State Medical University is one of the oldest medical institutions in Russia and has trained more than 23,000 physicians in a span of 90 years. The research work at the university widely focuses on the problems of mother-​and-​child health, oncology, gastroenterology, infectious pathology, medical ecology, and morph functional organization of the living system in normal, pathological, and individual development. Apart from participating in scientific conferences, symposia, and congresses, the university successfully publishes around 1,000 research papers on different central and regional issues. 


The 11 faculties of Astrakhan State Medical University are:

  • General Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Preventive medical
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dentistry
  • Management and Higher Nursing Education
  • Nursing education
  • Foreign Students
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Preparatory

Majority of the professors at Astrakhan State Medical University are well-known in Russian and international medical society as brilliant scientists and eminent doctors. The University is actively involved in international cooperation and prioritizes training of specialists from foreign countries.


In 2009 and 2010, Astrakhan State Medical University was awarded with a prestigious Certificate “European Quality” and a gold medal for “100 best Russian State Universities”, because of the high quality training of specialists in the sphere of medicine. In 2009, for his great achievements in health protection, the chancellor of the University, Galimzyanov Khalil Mingalevich was awarded with the prize “The Chancellor of the year” and in 2010, with “The Scientist of the year”.

International students’ Education:

Astrakhan State Medical University has a different faculty and course structure for international students. The curriculum is designed carefully to suit the demands of their home nation. The primarily focus of this faculty is on the curriculum, assessment, accommodation, and other amenities provided to international students. The students usually study in small groups whilst focusing on a special course on Tropical Diseases which centres on the specific need of the epidemiologic condition of their home country.


Medicine Program:

General Medicine (MBBS)

Duration of Course- 6+1 years

Medium of Teaching- English for International Students

School Fee- approximately 282,000 Rupees/year

Accommodation Charges- approximately 29,200 Rupees/year

Total Fees- approximately 289,000 Rupees/year

Campus and Accommodation:

The comfortable students’ hostels of Astrakhan State Medical University are situated not far from educational buildings. Near the hostels, there are sport clubs, cafes, and a university library – for the convenience of the students. The modern facilities, warm climate, friendly student atmosphere, contemporary educational programs, and good educational practices, attract international students to pursue their studies at Astrakhan State Medical University.