Kazan State Medical University. Acquaintance

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scientific schools
bachelor’s programs
specialist’s programs
residency programs
PhD programs
secondary vocational education programs
> 1,500
staff members
> 6,000
students and residents
> 1,800
international students

Kazan SMU is the Russian medical science and medical education leader, the center for the development of new medical, pharmaceutical and social technologies of the 21st century.

Among the graduates of Kazan Medical School are over 30 Academicians and Corresponding Members of the Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Medical Sciences of Russia.

Kazan SMU is an open university: every fifth student is a foreign citizen.

Founded in 1814.

Kazan SMU is the only member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Russia and Eastern Europe and the first Russian university to undergo international accreditation according to the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) standards.

VK - @kazangmu
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Tuition fees per year

Bachelor’s programs 126,890 RUB and more

Specialist’s programs 200,000 RUB and more

In the structure

  • Institute of Pharmacy
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical College


  • General Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine and Biology
  • Social Work and Higher Nursing Studies
  • International Students
  • Advanced Training and Professional Retraining of Specialists

Kazan SMU is a satellite university of Innopolis University in Digital Health.


  • 4 educational and laboratory buildings
  • 5 dormitories: libraries, Internet, recreation rooms, gyms, a shower, laundry and ironing rooms
  • Research library
  • Central research laboratory
  • Stem cell bank
  • Research and education centers: Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Basic and Applied Neurophysiology, Development of New Drug Products and Drug Delivery Systems
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • Kazan SMU History Museum
  • Anatomical theater
  • Health law clinic, dental clinic
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical College
  • Department of Innovative Projects and Programs
  • The Pharmexpert regional research and test center
  • Medical Education Research Center

Enrollment campaign – 2021

  • June 18 – September 17 - document submission
  • June 18 – September 31 - enrollment in the preparatory department
  • August 25 – October 23 - entrance exams
  • November 1 - enrollment deadline

Admission of foreign citizens
For international applicants
Doors Open Day 2021
Information for international students
For first-year students.pdf

Department of International Cooperation

+7 843 236-77-44

Faculty of International Students

Elena Koshpaeva
+7 843 236 05 43

Preparatory department for foreign citizens

Subjects: Russian as a foreign language, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology
Start October 1
Duration 9 months
Tuition fee 130,000 RUB

Ishara De Silva, Sri Lanka

I am studying at the preparatory faculty to learn Russian for my future life in Russia and to prepare for a degree program. I want to enter Kazan SMU to study medicine and become a surgeon.

I studied Russian at the Faculty of International Students, so I took part in language Olympiads, the Total Dictation – 2021, the essay contest dedicated to the International Mother Language Day, and other contests. I managed to win prizes and get the winner's certificates. University education is a research experience that I will need when I study at the Faculty of General Medicine.

Russian language teacher Leisan Galiakhmatovna helped me prepare for the student conference organized by the university. I took first place.

I'd like to say many thanks to all my teachers, especially the Department of Russian and Tatar Languages, for the excellent language courses and home-like environment in our group. I am so happy to study at the preparatory faculty of the well-known Russian university because it’s a new experience for me.

International programs

Double degree program in General Medicine

  • Tashkent Medical Academy, Uzbekistan

Academic exchange programs

  • Karaganda State Medical University, Kazakhstan

Clinical student and staff internships as part of the Global Health program:

  • University of Vermont, USA
  • Western Connecticut Health Network, USA
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Ibero-American University, Dominican Republic

The Algarysh grant from the Tatarstan Republic Government provides training, retraining, and internships at Russian and foreign educational and scientific institutions

 International internships TaMSA-IFMSA

English-taught programs

  • General Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

Residency program

  • Kazan SMU offers a residency program in Internal Diseases according to CanMEDS standards.
  • The best clinics in Kazan provide clinical training.
  • Duration 4 years

International Scientific Board of Kazan SMU

  • Expands cooperation in science, education and innovation with foreign scientific and educational institutions, clinical medical centers.
  • Enhances Kazan SMU's authority and boosts its ranking positions in the global research and education space
  • Recruits the best teachers, researchers, clinical physicians, students for Kazan SMU
  • Among the board members are eminent foreign medical scientists, world-famous doctors and medical education experts.

Department of innovative projects and programs

  • 25 contract research partner organizations all over the world, including Parexel, Worldwide Clinical Trials (USA), F.Hoffmann-La Roche (Switzerland), Quintiles GmbH (Austria)
  • 60 studies in various areas every year
  • Accredited clinical facilities, state-of-the-art diagnostic and laboratory equipment

Irina Studentsova student scientific society

  • 60 student scientific circles
  • International Youth Scientific Medical Forum "White Flowers"
  • Science fairs aimed to familiarize students with research at a medical university

Work placement

Specialties include general medicine, pediatrics, preventive medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, social work and higher nursing studies, medical biophysics, medical biochemistry.

Partners from the Tatarstan Republic: the Ministry of Health, the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, the Pharmacy Administration, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and Tourism, the Head Bureau of Medical and Social Assessment, the regional office of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.

Partners from the Mari El Republic and other regions of Russia.

Career management and employment promotion portal of Kazan SMU

Useful information for graduates

Professional Career Center

+7 843 236-06-13

Farima Behbudi, Iran

I am studying Russian online at Kazan Medical University. Our teacher teaches us to speak, read and write in Russian, tells us about famous scientists (Newton, Lomonosov), composers (Tchaikovsky, Beethoven), painters (Shishkin, Repin), hero Shavarsh Karapetian. She teaches us to be kind and hard-working.

I believe that we really need such psychological support during the pandemic when students can’t come to Russia to immerse themselves in the cultural and linguistic environment. Studying at the preparatory department of Kazan SMU, I felt like a scientist. Under the supervision of my teacher Leisan Galiakhmatovna Ibragimova, I took part in five language Olympiads, literature and poetry contests, the university student conference.

In this academic year, I've learned how to speak at conferences, make presentations, set goals and objectives in my research paper. I've also realized that I like to be a winner and leader. I will need this experience when I study at Kazan SMU's Faculty of General Medicine.

I am also studying mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology.

Student council for quality of education


Tutors help first-year students adapt to the student environment
VK - @tutor_ksmu


Mentors help applicants gain insight into the enrollment campaign and aspects of studying at Kazan SMU
VK - @abiturkgmu

Security service

  • Ensures safety and security in the dormitories and during mass cultural events in the republic and at the university
  • Holds military-patriotic events and takes counterterrorism measures

VK - @ssbksmu

Student life

  • The Student Club comprises the Grom theater studio, the Astra dance studio, the vocal studio, the Adrenalin cheerleading and aerobics teams, the MDFamily dance studio
  • Debate and elocution club
  • Brain club
  • The Sports Club comprises 16 clubs, the Adrenalin cheerleading squad, the Tulpar aeronautical club, the Bentos diving club
  • Student media center
  • Volunteer movement
  • Aesculapius Student Brigades Office

 International Friendship Club

International students take part in festivals of national cultures, visiting sessions of the club, and other events, visit theaters, get acquainted with the culture and history of Tatarstan and Russia.

IFC Head, supervisor of groups of international students studying in English Aislu Gayfullina

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