Volgograd State Medical University, Russia

Volgograd State Medical University, started as Stalingrad Medical Institute (1935), was granted university status in 2003. The university has 200 years of experience in the education field and provides broad exposure to students in clinical practices. Volgograd State Medical University has given rise to a number of research and methodological schools and centers. The university actively participates in international projects promoting medical research and clinical practice while being visited by the ambassadors of the USA, Malaysia, India, the People’s Republic of China, Brunei, Bangladesh, along with top officials of the Medical and Dental Councils of different countries.

All foreign students are expected to enroll into the Russian Language course for an easier time when interacting with patients during the clinical course. The university has highly qualified academic staff, experienced physicians and advanced researchers.

University at a Glance

Founded in: 1935
Address: Volgograd, Russian Federation
The number of International Students: 900
Recognized by: Ministry of Health, Russian Federation, WHO, MCI
Academic Year Begins: 1st September
The Language of Instruction: English
Scholarships: Available
Number of Departments:  66
Teaching Staff: 763
Library Comprises over 7,00,000 books in Russian, English, French, German, Arabian and other languages, along with the internet centre.
Climate:  -10 degree (January) and +24 degree (July)
Food: University mess available
Nearest airport: Volgograd International Airport, Russia

Academic Sessions: First Semester- 1st September to end of January, Second Semester- Mid of February to end of June

University Introduction:

Professor Vladimir I. Petrov, a prominent Russian scientist and academician, currently heads the university. Internship takes one year and residency program takes 2 years. The school has 4 main buildings where pre-clinical courses are conducted. Clinical courses are offered in multi profile clinics that have up to date facilities. The university library has more than 700,000 books. 

International Collaborations:

The Volgograd State Medical University has appreciative collaborations with several foreign universities through which they are fostering the advance of medical science. The newly set up Russian-American Family Practice Clinic is a unique clinic of this type in the whole south Russia. International students are being trained in the university since 1962. Over 3000 physicians, dentists, paediatricians, and pharmacists have been trained for foreign countries. The Regional Cardiology Centre is one of the best cardiology clinics in Russia.


Volgograd State Medical University has a highly qualified and experienced teaching staff with experience of teaching in many regions of the world. Most of them have taught in different parts of the world. An attentive team of professors, scientists, and doctors, have Ph.D.s or more advanced degrees.

Campus Life:

The university has a department that deals with physical training. Sporting facilities include a gym, indoor mini stadium and a sports ground. For the first two years of their study students are expected to take part in physical training. They can choose their preferred sport after this time. The university has a department for international students that deals with their education and everyday life. Every New Year students who excel in sports and entertainment are awarded by the Rector.

The Welfare of Students:

Volgograd State Medical University takes special care for the welfare of international students, their academics, and their everyday activities. The International department appoints teachers who take the responsibility of helping foreign students with the Russian culture and lifestyle. The university also makes sure to keep a track of student’s academic record. Through the frequent conferences and seminars conducted by the university, the students can expect to widen their knowledge and skills.


Volgograd State Medical University has 7 student hostels comprising several cafeterias and snack bars. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled and students can avail free internet. The comfortable apartments have all the necessary facilities for students’ study and rest. Also, the hostels are easily reachable from both University buildings and clinics.

Fee Structure:

1st Year $6000 (Rs. 4.10 Lakh)
2nd – 6th Year 5 X $6000 = $30000 (Rs. 20.10 Lakh)
Total Fee for 6 Years $36000 (Rs. 24.20 Lakh)

Why Should I Study at Volgograd State Medical University?

  • The city has concert halls, cinemas, museums and theatres that help international students enjoy the Russian culture.
  • The school organizes several conferences and seminars every year.

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