Petrozavodsk State University, Russia

Petrozavodsk State Medical University is one of the largest universities in the North-European part of Russia and has successfully trained over 60,000 students till now. The university has effectively combined traditions of classical education and fundamental science with innovative techniques for a consistent scientific evolution. There are several eminent politicians and poets who studied at Petrozavodsk State Medical University. The university is proud to be among the best universities of Russia according to different rankings, such as in Green Metric World University Ranking, the university held 2nd place among 100 best universities in Russia.

University at a Glance

Established on 10th June 1940
Address Prospekt Lenina, 33, Petrozavodsk, Kareliya Republits, Russia, 185000
Academic Year Begins September
Recognized by MCI, UNESCO, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Total Number of Students 12,972
The Language of Instruction English
Departments 89
Number of Academic Staff 891
Library one of the largest libraries in the European North of Russia with over 1,179,042 books
Weather Average Annual Temperature is +2.6 °C; Average Rainfall is 55mm
Nearest Airport Petrozavodsk Airport in the Kareliya Republits, Russia
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Petrozavodsk State Medical University comprises 12 faculties, 89 departments, 8 educational institutes, 84 laboratories, and 27 innovative departments. The famous and efficient teaching staffs of the university include over 600 teachers and professors, 529 Candidate of Sciences and Associate Professors, 139 Doctors of Science, and 90 Professors. Within a few years, the university has succeeded in establishing active international relations with several countries such as the USA, Europe, China, and many more through the students and teachers exchange programs.

Program Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Duration of Course 6 Years
The Form of Studies Full-time
Yearly Fees, Hostel accommodation, Insurance Rs. 2,60,000/-
Admission Procedure Exclusively via MBBSDIRECT only
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International Cooperation:

Petrozavodsk State Medical University has 87 active international agreements with 27 countries including Finland, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Belgium, Korea, countries of the Baltic region, etc. Every year, the university holds around 30 international projects with the financial support of various international funds, programs, and organizations. Also, the university has foreign exchange programs with around 20 foreign universities.

Campus Life:

Petrozavodsk State Medical University is well-known for its creative cultural activities. Students can actively participate and join the world-renowned choirs, student theatres, ethnic and contemporary dancing groups, and various crafts activities. The Academic Male Choir group of the university is among one of the best male choirs in the world. Also, the folk music group and drama club of the university are quite popular among the students.


Student studying at Petrozavodsk State Medical University has several accommodation options to choose from, including a rented flat, hostel room, or room in a host family. International students usually opt for a student dormitory. The university has 10 dormitory buildings within the city and is easily accessible through public transport. The dormitory has internet access, lounges, study halls, gyms along with separate washing machines and stove facilities. All dormitories are well-maintained and secure for international students.

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