Mari State Medical University, Russia

University at a Glance

Founded in: 1972

Address: 424000, Volga Federal District, Republic of Mari El, Yoshkar-Ola, Lenin Square 1.

Total Number of Students:  More than 8,000 students

Academic Year Begins: the first working day of September

Recognized by: Medical Council of India, Ministry State Health and Education Russian Federation, World Health Organization

The language of Instruction: English and Russian

Course Structure: Semester-based student evaluation and reporting

University Campus: 7 educational buildings and 8 residential halls

Total area: 128 000 m2

Fee Structure: 1st year – 3,50,000 Rupees; 2nd-6th year – 2,50,000 Rupees per year; food – 50,000 Rupees

Food: Asian and European Cuisine

Average Temperature: -11 degrees (January) and +16 degrees (July)

Nearest airport: Yoshkar-Ola Airport, Republic of Mari El.


A centre of scientific research and education, Mari State University is acknowledged as the founder member of the International Association of Finno-Ugric universities, along with four other universities. The university is included as a member of Russia’s Association of Classical Universities. The European standard of quality education is met by Mari State University by following the international curriculum. With its technological advancements and modern infrastructure, the university tries to provide well-equipped exposure to the students. Presently, Mari State University has four Schools:

·         Physics and Mathematics

·         History and Philology

·         Agriculture and Biology

·         Chemistry


Mari State University consists of 4 Schools and 6 Faculties. The well-educated teaching staffs include around 100 science professors and doctors along with 400 science candidates and associate professors.

Medical Programs:

  • General Medicine (MBBS)

Duration of course: 6 years

The Form of Studies: full-time

  • Pharmacy

Duration of course: 5 years

The Form of Studies: full-time

Mari State Medical University Fee Structure 2019

1st Year $5500
2nd – 6th Year 5 X $4500
Total Fee for 6 Years  Rs. 19.60 lakh

Student Life:
Students can look forward to friendly and diverse experiences at Mari State University. They can develop their knowledge and communication skills through constant interactions that they have at various innovative communities, science clubs, and cultural events. Volunteering, charity work, and sports are among other interesting options to explore along with studies. Each institute consists of scientific societies, for students, offering seminars, youth forums, and conferences on the city, republican, regional, national, and international levels. Participants can use these opportunities to obtain a diploma for their portfolio and also they get a chance to interact with students from different institutions, cities, and cultures.


Hostels at Mari State University provide their students with the best facilities available comprising healthy as well as the culture-friendly environment for a comfortable stay. Cultural festivals are frequently held in the university in which the students from various countries take part. An appreciable collection of books and research works can be found in the library.  The hostels also have twenty-four hours security services and medical emergency backups.

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