I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

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Bachelor’s and Specialist’s programs
clinical residency programs
research institutes at the Biomedical Science & Technology Park
Master’s programs
PhD programs
international students

Cherishing the traditions of Russian medical education, Sechenov University has become an academic, research and resource center with advanced teaching experience. Today the educational programs are based on interdisciplinary research. Students are directly involved in research activities, develop their creative thinking skills, and work on their research projects.


Why Sechenov University?

  • one of the best world universities according to THE 2023 Ranking
  • a multicultural student environment
  • one of the largest multifunctional clinical campuses in Eastern Europe
  • more than 230 educational programs, in particular, in interdisciplinary fields of biomedicine
  • the opportunity to gain the competencies at the nexus of specialties and sciences such as competencies in bioengineering, research, technology and entrepreneurship
  • unique academic staff
  • the opportunity to follow an individual learning path
  • the university and city clinical centers
  • the opportunity to conduct research, starting from the first year
  • academic and clinical mobility programs

We are waiting for you at Sechenov University – the international research medical university №1!


Tuition fees per year

Bachelor’s programs from 199,000 RUB

Specialist’s programs from 370,000 RUB

Master’s programs from 135,000 RUB

Residency programs from 477,000 RUB

PhD programs from 385,000 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 Clinical Center

Popular educational programs

  1. General Medicine (Specialist’s program)
  2. Dentistry (Specialist’s program)
  3. Pharmacy (Specialist’s program)
  4. Public Health (Master’s program)
  5. Biotechnology (Master’s program)


until June 20 – submission of applications atinternational.sechenov.ru

from June 20 – submission of entrance applications and registration for entrance exams at abiturient.sechenov.ru

Foreign citizens can be enrolled

  1. on a fee-paying basis international.sechenov.ru
  2. on a state-funded basis
  • within the quota of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia
  • based on the results of the All-Russian Sechenov Chemistry and Biology Olympiad for School Students (for Bachelor’s / Specialist’s degree applicants)
  • based on the results of the Open Doors Olympiad (for Master’s and PhD degree applicants)

International Education Department

+7 929 926-99-39
+7 929 932-22-92
Telegram - @sechenovadmission
8, Trubetskaya Street, Bld. 2, Moscow, Russia

Preparatory courses for foreign citizens

The courses include both language training and subject training in the required disciplines of the future specialty:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Duration: 7 or 11 months

Tuition fee: from 191,000 RUB

Mode of study: blended


Pre-university training for foreign citizens

International students receive training in medicine and biology to pursue higher education and postgraduate education in medical and related specialties at Sechenov University or other Russian universities.

Tuition fee

  • 7 months (offline / online course) 191,000 RUB
  • 11 months (online course) 299,000 RUB
  • 11 months (online course) 240,000 RUB

Sechenov University provides international applicants with the opportunity to choose a convenient mode of study

  • offline
  • online, using distance learning technologies


Students are enrolled in offline studies in 3 streams:

  • from September 1
  • from October 1
  • from December 1

in online studies – every month

Admission requirements

  • foreign citizens are allowed to apply
  • confirmation of the level of previous education is not required
  • there are no entrance exams

Russian language courses at Sechenov University

  • general language practice
  • subject training in the required disciplines of the future specialty (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics)

Course content

  • Russian language for everyday life from the Beginner level to the B1+ level
  • Russian language for communication in the professional medical community at the beginner level
  • cultural characteristics and traditions of Russia

Online Russian language courses at Sechenov University offer

  • a unique interactive online platform
  • an opportunity to study the course content at any time convenient for students
  • an opportunity to study Russian with a native speaker

Offline training is provided at the university using various educational technologies and methodological guidelines, including thematic conversations, national festivals, games, meetings, master classes, etc.

After completing the Russian language course at Sechenov University, students

  • speak and write in Russian at B1 level and above
  • are fully adapted to the sociocultural environment of the university and the Russian Federation
  • are fully integrated into the university’s educational processes
  • are ready to enroll in the first years of Russian-taught educational programs at Russian universities  
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