I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of The Ministry of Health of The Russian Federation

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Every year Sechenov University attracts thousands of talented international students and offers them an opportunity to get a highquality education in Russian or English pursuing Specialist’s, residency, Bachelor’s, Master’s programs and test their acquired skills at the
leading clinics at the university and in Russia as well as at the state-of-the-art simulation center.


Educational programs taught in Russian and English

The higher education programs offered by Sechenov University are the gold standard of medical education in the Russian Federation and are ranked among the Top 300 medical programs in the world. The modern clinical campus in Russia offers each student an
opportunity to develop a unique set of competencies starting from the first year of study.

The university graduates are part of the professional elite of global healthcare.

Training of engineers and crossfunctional specialists in the following fields:

  • Nanomaterials
  • Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling
  • Information and Information Technologies
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Medical Engineering


  • Interdisciplinary biomedical and medical education
  • Practice-oriented curricula
  • A wide range of research topics for scientific projects
  • Project activity starting from the first year of study
  • Competencies at the nexus of specialties and sciences: bioengineering, research, technological and entrepreneurial competencies
  • Joint international projects
  • Academic mobility programs
  • Student Olympiads in emergency medicine, oncology, epidemiology, and others

Master’s / PhD programs

Duration: 2 years

  • 16 unique fields of study, traditional professions and professions of the future
  • 25 majors
  • 3 English-taught programs
  • 3 internationally accredited programs
  • Breakthrough research at the Biomedical Science and Technology Park

Residency / Phd programs

Duration: 2, 3, 4 years

  • 70+ clinical medicine specialties
  • High-tech medicine в residency
  • Planning an individual learning track for a future career
  • Getting to work on a thesis while studying
  • Laparoscopic and robotic surgery, laser technologies at a clinic, reconstructive microsurgery, digital diagnostics
  • 3,000+ beds at the clinical center
  • Praxi-Medica: simulation centers for honing surgical skills
  • Vetlab: living tissue surgery


Sechenov University is the center for academic, scientific and resource excellence in the Russian healthcare system with the incorporated sports camp and infrastructure for study, practical training and cutting-edge research:

  • Modern student dormitories with Wi-Fi
  • The central scientific medical library
  • The Center for Research Career, the clinical center, the congress center
  • The university’s Medicine History Museum, a botanical garden, a vivarium
  • The Center for Clinical Trials of Drugs
  • The Center for Continuing Medical Education with a virtual training clinic
  • The Burevestnik Sports Center with an ice rink, the Zvenigorod health center, the Phoenix student sports club, the Sechenovets sports and health camp

Internship and employment

Students can participate in the Sechenov Tech accelerator and create innovative biomedtech products, participate in biotechnology workshops, find prospective employers at job fairs.

  • The Center for Graduate Employment Assistance
  • Job fair
  • The Center for Research Career and the case study area of Sechenov University
  • SYSE “Young Researcher and Entrepreneur at Sechenov University”
  • Russia’s only network accelerator Sechenov Tech for the university’s biomedtech startups aimed at supporting student startups from expert evaluation of a project to production of pilot prototypes
  • Entrepreneurship case competitions

Student life

Sechenov University creates opportunities for international students to lead a fulfilling student life:

  • The Buddy volunteering program aimed at supporting first-year students: the international medical environment helps them adapt to life in Moscow
  • 35 compatriot associations
  • The FIRST MED MEDIA student media center
  • Festival “Spring at Pirogovskaya”
  • Sechenov University Ball
  • Beauty and Talent Contest “Miss Sechenov University”
  • The NewArt Cultural Center holding the most important university events
  • Youth grant competitions
  • Food Festival for International Students Unity Food Fest
  • Student Universiades, Spartakiads, sports competitions and festivals
  • Phygital academy for the development of phygital sports: at the nexus of physical and digital activities
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Health and Medical Sciences
Social and Human Sciences
Social and Service Industries
Irina Dobrydina
Head of the International Education Department
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I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of The Ministry of Health of The Russian Federation in the HED magazine
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