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MBBS in Russia

Russia is one of the most sought-after destination for low cost MBBS studies in the world. More than 65000 students from across the world are currently pursuing different degrees in medicine from universities in Russia. Russia is also quite popular for MBBS course amongst Indian students, that’s why more than 2000 students choose different universities in Russia to accomplish their dream to become doctor.

The quality of education by the top MBBS colleges in Russia is the only reason behind it. Government of Russia has substantially subsidized the Medical education and tuition fees for Indian students, which has also helped to encourage foreign students to take admission into Russian universities for MBBS degree. There are good number of universities from Russia in top 100 medical universities worldwide belong to Russia. The degree awarded to students after completion of the Medicine course in Russia is M.D (Physician), which is equivalent to MBBS in India.

Important Highlights: MBBS in Russia

Last date to Apply

July 2021

Basic Eligibility

10+2 passed with an aggregate

- 50% in PCB for general category

- 40% for reserved category


It is mandatory

Duration of Course

Approx. 7 years (including internship)

Tuition Fee

Range: US$ 3500/Y  to US$ 10,000/Y

Cost of Living in Russia

Approx. US$ 200/M

Top Universities in Russia

First Moscow State University, Kazan Federal University

Medium of Teaching



Not required

Admission Process (time)

30 – 45 days


Recognized by NMC & WHO


Why Russia for MBBS Studies:

  • English Proficiency Test like IELTS, TOEFL not mandatory.
  • No donation & Capitation Fee required
  • Globally recognized course, recognized by India regulatory bodies.
  • Global standard of teaching
  • Cost of Living is low
  • Tuition Fee is quite low (Subsidized)
  • Universities are affiliated with the Government of Russia.
  • Candidates after passing out can practice in India after qualifying the NMC Screening Test.
  • Availability of regional food, sports facilities, academics for foreign students.
  • Medium of teaching in Russia for MBBS is English language.
  • The Russian Universities are known for well-developed medical faculty, advanced labs, and practical teaching techniques.
  • Substantial international exposure is provided to medical students.
  • World class faculties and dignified teachers are available.
  • Admissions process is simple and hassle free 
MBBS in Russia I Medical Mantra

Fee Structure for MBBS across different Universities:

Name of University

Annual Tuition Fees (INR)

Annual Hostel Fees (INR)

Bashkir State Medical University



Crimea Federal Medical University



Ryazan State Medical University



Perm State Medical University



Smolensk State Medical University



Saint Petersburg State Medical University



Orenburg State Medical University



Kazan State Medical University



Tver State Medical University



Kursk State Medical University



First Moscow State Medical University



Kuban State Medical University



Lomonosov Moscow State University



Altai State Medical University



Kemerovo State Medical University



Chechen State University



Chuvash State University



Note: Tuition fees mentioned in the list are subject to change. PLs connect with Medical Mantra for detailed updated fees and the admission guidance at +91-9650196483 or email us at


Eligibility for Indian Students for MBBS in Russia:

  • No entrance examination required; however, the candidate would need to qualify NEET Entrance to be eligible to apply for MBBS Education in Russia.
  • Age Limit - should be 17 - 25 years on or before 31st December of the year of the admission process.
  • The candidates should have an aggregate of 50% in PCB for general Candidates and 40% for reserved category students.
  • While applying for MBBS abroad, the candidates should have to submit a nationality certificate. 

Admission Process for MBBS in Russia:

Step 1 – Choose the university based on ranking, your budget, score and convenience etc.

Step 2 – Apply for admission with all the required documents

Step 3 – University sends an invitation letter after verifying all your documents

Step 4 – Student should apply for Visa

Step 5 – Make Fee payment to the university  

Documents required for MBBS Admission in Russia:

  • HSC Certificate & marksheet / Class 10th Certificate + Mark sheet
  • SSC Certificate & marksheet / 12th Certificate + Mark sheet
  • Valid Passport with at least 18 months validity.
  • Original - Birth Certificate in English
  • Photo – 10 (as per size given, generally 4.5cm x 3.5cm)
  • Invitation letter from the university
  • Authorized documents from the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
  • Legalization of all documents from the Russian Embassy.
  • Tuition Fee paid receipt
  • Visa fees
  • Covid – 19 test documents
  • HIV test documents

MBBS Admission Calendar for Russia 2021:


Between April – May 2021


June 2021 – July 2021


July – Aug 2021

Visa Process

July – Aug 2021


September 2021

Note: Dates are tentative, please connect with Medical Mantra team for details on +91-9650196483