Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

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Bachelor's, Specialist's, Master's programs
residency programs
PhD programs

Pirogov RNRMU is a leading medical university in the Russian Federation that trains physicians, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, social workers, and research staff.

Training is provided at the university clinics established at the leading medical centers in Moscow and at the clinical departments that are a part of the university.

RNRMU is the only Russian medical university that was assigned a category of National Research University.

Students take an active part in the university research. The university organized the Student Scientific Society (SSS).

  • 2,700 residents and PhD students
  • 1,256 international students: Bachelor's, Specialist's, Master's, residency, PhD programs, preparatory department
  • 11,500 students pursuing advanced training programs
  • 13,000 school students participating in pre-university training programs

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Tuition fees per year

Bachelor's and Specialist's programs 300,000 – 500,000 RUB
Master's programs 250,000 – 340,000 RUB
Residency programs 480,000 – 600,000 RUB
PhD programs 375,000 – 405,000 RUB


Foreign citizens, stateless persons, and compatriots living abroad are admitted to the university as part of the enrollment campaign within the established deadlines:

  • based on the results of the Unified State Exams or the university's internal entrance exams
  • based on the referral from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

To get into RNRMU, foreign citizens should:

  • Prepare the right package of documents
  • Pass entrance exams (Pirogov RNRMU's internal entrance tests) or submit the USE results

Applicants prepare for their exams independently – the university website has the sample test section. The sample questions are taken from the real and current database of questions.

Applicant guide

Application dates for the academic year 2023-2024

Bachelor's, Specialist's degree (Russian-taught programs)

Admission start date: June 20
Admission end date: July 10
Exams: July 11-25
Academic year start date: September 1

General Medicine (English-taught programs)

Admission start date: June 20
Admission end date: October 15
Exams: as soon as the documents are submitted, but not earlier than July 11
Academic year start date: November 1

Master's degree

Admission start date: June 20
Admission end date: July 20
Exams: July 21-25 Academic year start date: September 1


Admission start date: July 4
Admission end date: August 6
Exams: August 10-15
Academic year start date: September 1

PhD degree

Admission start date: June 20
Admission end date: August 26
Exams: August 30 – September 15
Academic year start date: October 1

Department of Admission to Higher Professional Education Programs

Head of the Department
Elizaveta Korotkaya
+7 495 434-31-74

Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Dean of the International School of Medicine

Nadezhda Bylova
+7 495 434-22-66, ext. 23-60

Documents required for admission

  • Application
  • Passport or any other document confirming identity
  • Visa (for citizens of countries that maintain a visa regime of entry and stay in the territory of the Russian Federation)
  • Academic credential. The foreign academic credential is:
    • for admission to the first year of study – the document confirming at least secondary general education or secondary vocational education
    • for admission to Master's programs – the document confirming a higher education degree of any level) recognized in the Russian Federation
    • for admission to Residency programs – the document confirming at least higher education (Specialist's degree, Master's degree) recognized in the Russian Federation
  • Certificate of foreign education recognition in the territory of the Russian Federation if such a certificate is required when submitting the document issued in a foreign state
  • Referral from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to study within the quota established by the Russian Federation Government (if any)
  • Copy of medical certificate confirming the absence of medical contraindications to studying, Fluorography picture, HIV, HBs, HCV tests
  • Voluntary health insurance policy which is valid in the territory of the Russian Federation
  • Notarized translation of all foreign documents into Russian

Preparatory department

Every year the preparatory courses of our university bring together attendees from more than 30 countries.

They study the Russian language, physics, chemistry, and biology.

Tuition fee

  • 160,000 RUB crash course
  • 320,000 RUB complete course


  • Training of unique medical research staff in the following specialties:
    • medical biochemistry
    • medical cybernetics
    • medical biophysics
  • The university is establishing a reference center for world-class preclinical translational studies
  • Multidisciplinary accreditation and simulation center
  • Multidisciplinary training of medical professionals in the healthcare system using simulation equipment under the higher and continuing professional education programs
    • Preparation and implementation of primary and primary specialized accreditation of the healthcare system specialists
    • Development of scientific and methodological approaches to introduce the procedure for accrediting healthcare professionals in Russia, development of evaluation tools for accrediting healthcare professionals, training of accreditation board members, analysis and interpretation of the accreditation results to improve the quality of education and develop the continuing medical education system


International students live together in one dormitory building. It is located within walking distance of the main university building and the nearest metro station.

The comfortable dormitory has everything you need, including an ensuite bathroom, a kitchen, and self-study rooms. In winter, the dormitory is heated.


Tutor movement helps first-year students adapt.

  • Group tutors always keep in touch with students and help them solve any problems that arise
  • Academic tutors help master academic disciplines

Average expenses

  • Accommodation costs 25,000 – 30,000 RUB per month
  • Travel using a student's social card costs 850 RUB per month
  • The dormitory fee is around 2,150 RUB per month
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