North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov

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North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov is one of the leading medical universities in Russia and Saint Petersburg. The university offers a full cycle of educational programs, including Bachelor’s, Specialist’s, Master’s, residency and PhD programs. Training is provided at six faculties, three institutes, and more than 80 departments.

The university has clinical facilities consisting of five clinics and offers a wide range of pre-university training programs, continuing professional education programs, advanced training programs as well as internships and summer and winter schools. The university cooperates with more than 60 foreign universities in 23 countries under the agreements.

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Tuition fees for the 2024/2025 academic year

85,000 – 450,000 RUB

Why NWSMU named after I.I. Mechnikov?

  • practice-based learning
  • academic exchange programs
  • grants and internships
  • participation in Olympiads on various specialties
  • active assistance in student employment after graduation

Study programs

Bachelor’s program:

  • Nursing Care

Specialist’s programs:

  • General Medicine
  • General Medicine in English for foreign citizens  (English as Medium of Instruction)
  • Dentistry
  • Dentistry – Dental Care Provision within the International Standards
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Osteopathy

Master’s program:

  • Public Health

As well as more than 70 residency specialties.

Applicant guide

  1. Check out the list of admission documents;
  2. Choose a field of study;
  3. Fill in the application form and submit it within the established deadlines with the package of required documents;
  4. Pass the entrance exam in chemistry and biology
  5. Keep track of the lists on the university website

University admission regulations

Admission Office

Bachelor’s, Specialist’s, Master’s programs

Address: 47, Piskarevsky Prospekt, Pavilion 9, Saint Petersburg, 195067
+7 812 303-50-53

International Department

Address: 41, Kirochnaya Street, Administrative Building, 2nd floor
+7 812 303-50-06

Preparatory Department

The Preparatory Department offers two programs:

  • University entrance preparation
  • Russian for foreign postgraduate applicants

Duration: November 1 - August 31

Registration for the course starts on July 3

Tuition fees: 195,000 – 200,000 RUB per year

Summer and Winter Schools on Medicine

The format of short-term internships with lectures, practicals, and an entertainment program.


  • Gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition science
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Schools on general medicine
  • Doctors’ communication skills

General Medicine / General Medicine in English

Duration: 6 years

Languages of instruction: Russian /English

Tuition fees per year: 348,000 RUB / 440,000 RUB

There are state-funded and quota places for the General Medicine program taught in Russian.

Training is provided both at the university’s clinical facilities and at major municipal polyclinics and in-patient clinics in Saint Petersburg with state-of-the-art equipment. Simulation training, scenario-based learning, and problem-based learning are widely used. The university has a multicultural student community represented by more than 30 countries.

The General Medicine specialty graduates are prepared to complete the following tasks:

  • working at medical and preventive institutions
  • prevention and early detection of various diseases
  • provision of elective and emergency care
  • using clinical diagnosis and treatment algorithms
  • research and teaching activities

The university consistently develops facilities for students to pursue residency and PhD programs.

Graduates of the Faculty of General Medicine build their career at:

  • medical and preventive institutions
  • health and medical authorities
  • research institutions


Duration: 5 years

Languages of instruction: Russian

Tuition fee per year: 450,000 RUB

The program is mainly aimed at training highly qualified medical personnel in accordance with the greatest achievements in Russian and world science. They have advanced diagnostics and treatment technologies at their fingertips and are capable of working in the current economic environment and achieving significant results in public health protection.

This unique Dentistry program places emphasis on honing practical phantom skills and preparing students for practical activities within international standards. Students master the program individually with professional tutors taking into account innovative dental technologies on state-of-the-art phantom and clinical equipment.

  • provision of dental care on an outpatient basis and on a day-patient basis within international standards;
  • participation in medical rehabilitation of patients with dental diseases;
  • use of the main principles of dental care provision management at medical organizations and their subdivisions;
  • teaching patients to carry out core health-promoting hygiene activities that help prevent dental diseases and improve their health.

Our graduates are top-notch dental specialists and successful people.

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