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

Saint Petersburg
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educational programs

NWSMU named after I. I. Mechnikov is one of the leading medical universities in Russia and Saint Petersburg. The university was founded as a result of the merger of St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education and St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I. Mechnikov, inheriting rich history, culture and traditions of the two oldest medical institutions in Russia.

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

Applicant guide

  1. Check out the list of admission documents available on the university website
  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 that includes a passport copy, a diploma copy, migration and visa documents, a foreign education recognition certificate (if necessary), a copy of marriage/divorce/ name change certificate(if any) as well as translations of these documents, and a medical certificate (if any)
  4. Pass the entrance exam in chemistry and biology
  5. Keep track of the lists on the university website

Fields of study

Bachelor’s programs

  • Nursing: 4 years of study, full-time
  • Nursing: 4.5 years of study, part-time

Specialist’s programs

  • General Medicine: 6 years of study, full-time
  • General Medicine in English for foreign citizens (English as Medium of Instruction): 6 years of study, full-time
  • Pediatrics: 6 years of study, full-time
  • Preventive Medicine: 6 years of study, full-time
  • Dentistry: 5 years of study, full-time
  • Dentistry, specialization "Dental Care Provision within the International Standards": 5 years of study, full-time
  • Osteopathy: 5 years of study, full-time. The first Specialist’s program in Osteopathy in Russia

Master’s programs

  • Public Health: 2 years of study, full-time

As well as more than 70 residency specialties.

Arrival and adaptation

Before students arrive in Russia, the University Department of Visa Support and Migration Registration prepares required documents for issuing invitations. Then the department staff members support students in solving migration registration issues such as registration,
extension of stay, preparation of documents for departure.

International students are accommodated in the dormitory on campus.

Student organizations

  • Student scientific society
  • International Student Council. You can always seek assistance here. It mainly focuses on friendship, harmony and mutual aid between representatives of different countries and peoples at the university
  • University student council
  • Primary student trade union organization
  • Councils of students living in the dormitories
  • Group presidents
  • Education quality committee
  • Tutors
  • Volunteer center
  • Medical brigades
  • Music and Art Club
  • Student choir
  • The Husky sports club
Health and Medical Sciences
Address and contacts
191015, Россия, Северо-Западный ФО, г. Санкт-Петербург, Санкт-Петербург, улица Кирочная, 41
North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov in the HED magazine
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