Smolensk State Medical University, Smolensk Oblast, Russia

Smolensk Oblast, Russia

  • 1918

  • 2000+

    International Students
  • 1

    No. of Programs
  • NO

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Founded in the year 1920, the Smolensk State Medical University is about 360 kilometres (220 miles) west-southwest of Moscow, along the Dnieper River. It is regarded as one of Russia's best medical schools for MBBS students. MCI, WHO, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and other big countries recognise this university. Smolensk State Medical University is one of the low-cost top MBBS universities in Russia and also Russia’s largest medical institution to study MBBS from. On April 04th, 2020, the Smolensk State Medical University celebrated its 100th anniversary. The Russian Government renamed the Smolensk State Medical Academy to Smolensk State Medical University in the March of 2015. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Educational houses, messes, libraries, recreational centres, hostels parks and cultural complexes are all part of the Smolensk State Medical University’s campus. For the protection of its students and grounds, the Smolensk State Medical University has its own protective monitoring system and commando guards. The university also operates 31 hospitals, out of which, 8 hospitals with approximately 6000 beds are used for student education. Smolensk State Medical University offers the 6-year (including 1-year internship) MBBS programme in both English and Russian mediums. In addition, the university offers a 5-year UG programme in Dental, 2 or 3-year postgraduation degree programme in medicine and surgery, 3-year PhD in medicine and surgery, 1-year Russian Langauge course and some short-term 6-month Russian Language courses. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

Smolensk State Medical University is regarded as one of the top MBBS universities in Russia. It is also counted amongst the top low-cost MBBS universities in Russia. Because the university is state-run and recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO), National Medical Commission (NMC) and countries like India, the United Kingdom and the United States of America (USA), the university receives numerous admission application requests from MBBS aspirants belonging to countries such as Sri Lanka, Poland, Germany, Italy, India and several other countries from the continents of South America, Asia and Africa every year. Also, in terms of international rankings, Smolensk State Medical University is currently ranked 22nd, which defines the quality of medical education one receives here. Today, Smolensk State Medical University is a large scientific institution that conducts a basic, applied and methodical scientific study. 

Student Diversity & Employment Opportunities

A total of 1000 seats are available at the Smolensk State Medical University Faculty of Medicine each year, out of which 342 seats are reserved for students belonging to foreign countries. A team of 450 highly qualified teachers is continuously involved in the process of imparting world-class MBBS education to the students through the 08 faculties of the university and 65 departments. All of the above departments and faculties have Electronic Microscopes, Bio-Chemical Laboratories, Radio-Isotope Laboratories, and lecture halls with Tele-video and multimedia equipment. During their studies, students receive training in science and clinical practice. Smolensk State Medical University also conducts student exchange services with different healthcare facilities in the European Union. 

Study MBBS at Smolensk State Medical University

The Smolensk State Medical University offers one of the highly credited MBBS programmes in all of Russia and the following table contains the highlights of the same low-cost MBBS programme:

Type of University


Year of Establishment


Course Name

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)


6 years (internship included)

Accredited by


Minimum Requirement for Admission

NEET score, 50% in class XII (Physics, Chemistry and Biology subject group), Passing marks in English, Must be at least 17 years of age

Medium of Instruction

Both English and Russian

Tuition Fee*

USD 5500 yearly (INR 401765.92 per annum)

Intake for MBBS Course


Seats for International Students


Size of Campus (in acres)


Hostel+Food Expenses*

USD 350 yearly (INR 25566.92 per annum)

Faculty/Student Ratio


University Rankings

Country Rank - 258

World Rank - 5507

*Note - Currency exchange rates change continually, which means the values given in INR in the table may change as per today's exchange rate.

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      Application Fee


    • Duration

      6 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 4,26,700

Campus Location

Smolensk State Medical University

Russia, Smolensk Oblast

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