Kemerovo State Medical University

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scientific schools
teachers are Candidates and Doctors of Sciences
international students from 27 countries
62,491 m2
area of clinical facilities

KemSMU underwent international accreditation carried out by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR). The university graduates' professional qualification will be recognized abroad. They will be able to participate in international medical projects and continue their education at the partner universities worldwide.
Telegram – @KemSMU
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Tuition fees per year

89 000 – 235 000 RUB


Specialist's program

  • General Medicine ( RU, EN)
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical Psychology

Bachelor's program

  • Biology
  • Higher Nursing Education

After completing their sixth year of study, graduates have the opportunity to continue their education at KemSMU by pursuing clinical residency and PhD programs in modern fields of training highly qualified personnel

The most popular specialties among international students at KemSMU

  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry


To get admitted, applicants must pass competitive selection based on the results of entrance exams in biology, chemistry, physics which are conducted online in the test format in English using proctoring technologies.

The passport and academic credentials must be translated into Russian and notarized

List of documents

International students apply to KemSMU to gain fundamental medical knowledge and acquire practical skills that will allow them to become qualified doctors regardless of their future specialty.

Entrance exam preparation program


Mariam Shenouda, Egypt. The third-year student at the Faculty of General Medicine of KemSMU

I am keen on studying and everything associated with my future profession. I like anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. Here, international students have everything they need, and that’s why many fears turned out to be unsound. I advise my Egyptian friends, who want to become doctors, to apply to KemSMU. I have a great many Russian friends, and we have a whale of a time together, communicating, going for a walk, and participating in various events.

General Medicine

Specialist's program
Language of instruction: English, Russian
Duration: 6 years
Tuition fee per year: 235,000 RUB

During the first three years the only language of instruction is English. Starting from the fourth year, students use Russian during practical classes in clinical subjects and when communicating with patients. Mastering Russian is an important part of the learning process.

Every year students undertake an internship at the healthcare organizations in the city and get their first qualification of an advanced registered nurse practitioner as early as their third year of study.

The following plays an important role in mastering the program:

  • The anatomy museum with a rich collection of unique exhibits
  • The simulation center fitted with state-of-the-art equipment
  • The learning management system (LMS)

Graduates are knowledgeable about patient examination techniques and well-versed in modern diagnostic methods and treatment technologies.

Learning Russian

The first introductory course is offered to applicants at the stage of applying to the university.

Starting from the first year, students begin studying Russian as a foreign language systematically – they take elementary, basic and advanced courses and study medical Russian.

Training is provided by experienced teachers such as philologists who are knowledgeable about the most advanced teaching methods.

By the fourth year, students can communicate freely in Russian with patients, collect complaints, interview patients, participate in professional communication.

Anil Kumar, India. The fourth-year student at the Faculty of General Medicine of KemSMU

KemSMU employs great teachers who literally live for their subject, and that’s why our lectures are very interesting. There are no unimportant disciplines in medicine, and each of them plays its part in mastering the profession. Most of all, I gravitate towards surgery and anatomic pathology. It is so great to have the opportunity to delve into our profession directly at hospitals. Even though we don’t perform any medical procedures yet, we can see practitioners doing it. This experience is invaluable.

Arrival and accommodation

Kemerovo is a cozy green city for comfortable stay and various types of extracurricular activity.

Summers are warm, the average temperature is +20-22°С, but the temperature can often reach +30°С. Winters in Kemerovo are snowy, the average temperature is -10-15°С, and sometimes there are -30°С frosts and even lower temperatures.

Kemerovo has an international airport, but sometimes it is more convenient to get by plane to the airport in the city of Novosibirsk, which has a commuter bus to Kemerovo. The fare is 1,300 RUB.

Upon arrival, students contact the International Student Office where they get comprehensive assistance in executing migration documents and getting health insurance.

Students are accommodated in the dormitory within walking distance of the main building. Near the campus are boulevards and parks for walking and doing sports, supermarkets and cafés, public transport stations. The accommodation fee is 1,100 RUB per month.

Tutors from among students and teachers who are group advisors help students solve social and everyday problems.

International students are actively integrated into the social environment of the university, city, and region. They get acquainted with the national culture and traditions of the peoples of Russia and the world, and participate in student creativity festivals.

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