I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

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Bachelor’s and Specialist’s programs
residency programs
Master’s programs
PhD programs
research institutes
international students

Sechenov University has built an educational model where the research component is integrated into the program from the very beginning of studies. This helps to develop students’ research mindset and train highly qualified specialists in biomedicine and biomedical technologies who are fully ready for innovative activities.

Our graduates are next-generation specialists who take an active part in the transformation of healthcare systems in various countries and are sought-after personnel with a set of advanced interdisciplinary competencies for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and medical and scientific organizations.


Tuition fees per year

from 189,000 RUB

Learning path

Bachelor’s / Specialist’s programs

  • 20+ educational programs
  • 20+ teaching hospitals
  • The Buddy adaptation program

Residency programs

  • 75+ areas of clinical medicine
  • Laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries (DaVinci)
  • Praxi-Medica
  • Digital twin
  • Living tissue surgeries

Master’s programs

  • 15 + programs
  • 3 English-taught programs
  • Double degree Master’s programs delivered jointly with the world universities

PhD programs

  • 70 + research areas
  • 35,000 square meters of research facilities
  • 1,100 + Candidates of Sciences
  • 590+ Doctors of Sciences
  • Double degree PhD programs delivered jointly with the world universities

Advanced training

  • Study placements at the departments of the Sechenov University’s clinical center

Sechenov University provides students with the opportunity to create their individual learning path:

  • Master’s degree – PhD degree
  • Residency – PhD degree

The most popular programs

  • General Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Biotechnologies
  • Entrepreneurship in Biomedicine

Unique Master’s programs

  • Public Health

Major – Salutogenic Design

jointly with Moscow Architectural Institute

  • Biology

Major – Innovative Drugs

jointly with University of Franche-Comté, France

  • Management

Major – Entrepreneurship in Biomedicine

  • Industrial Pharmacy

Major – Pharmaceutical Ecology

jointly with South Kazakhstan Medical Academy

  • Materials Science and Engineering

Major – Bionic Systems in Medicine

Preparatory courses for foreign citizens


  • Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Duration: 7 or 11 months


The University students have the opportunity to pursue Specialist’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s programs in interdisciplinary priority areas (collaboration of medical and engineering areas):

  • Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Intelligent Systems in Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Nanomaterials

Languages of instruction: Russian / English

Mode of study: offline

International Education Department

+7 929 926-99-39
+7 929 932-22-92

Chat for international applicants

Telegram - @sechenovadmission

Entrance exams

Sechenov University holds online entrance exams for international applicants.

The content of entrance exams is determined by the desired degree level and field of study.

To apply for the most popular educational programs, applicants take computer-based tests in chemistry, biology, physics, or mathematics.

NB Applicants are allowed to choose the language of the exam – Russian or English.

The list of entrance exams is available on the official website of Sechenov University.

Tip: to take the exam, applicants will only need a desktop computer or laptop and a stable internet connection.


The All-Russian Sechenov Chemistry and Biology Olympiad for School Students provides international applicants with the unique opportunity to study at Sechenov University for free.

Who can participate?

  • Biology: 5-11th graders
  • Chemistry: 8-11th graders

The winners and prize-winners of the Olympiad get the opportunity to study for free and get a monthly academic scholarship.

NB The language of the Olympiad is Russian.

Sechenov University offers a high-quality, world-class education recognized by the world professional community.


International students of Sechenov University can also study in state-funded places.

University life

Starting from the first year, students get a feel for the university’s traditions, adopt accumulated knowledge and culture, and participate in sports and creative activities, including Olympiads, dancing parties, contests, and theatrical performances. Sechenov University has a summer camp located at the Black Sea shore.

Favorite festivals of international students:

  • Student initiation ceremony
  • Beauty and Talent Contest “Miss Sechenov University”
  • Sechenov University Ball
  • Festival “Spring at Pirogovskaya”

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