Kazan State Medical University

Rector's Greeting Kazan State Medical University

Kazan State Medical University is one of the best medical universities in Russia. It is the main medical school in Tatarstan and provides doctors and nurses for the region with population of more than three million people. Our University has nine faculties Which have a strong emphasis on health and biomedical sciences but our strengths is combining fundamental science with teaching practical skills. Within our school you will encounter a great diversity of leading edge researchers working on a huge variety of topics.

Kazan State Medical University is justifiably an Internation University. Nearly six hundred students from thirty countries all around the world are studying here and for half of them the learning language in English. Morever, we have a large amount of students who came from neighbour and remote regions of the Russia Federation. We are proud that Kazan Medical School is attractive for young people from different parts of the world. Therefore our priority is to be supportive and careful to international students.

Education in Kazan Medical University is highly-rated -- we are in the top ten in the list of medical universities in the Russian Federation. Students consider KSMU as a desirable place to study and acknowledge our high-grade teaching. Choosing a university is one of the most important and challenging decisions of your life. I wish you every success in your study in our university and hope that it will be an exciting, challenging and diverse place to be!


Kazan is the Capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian. It is a major industrial, commercial and cultural center and remains the most important cultural center of the Tatar culture. With a population of 1,143,535, it is the eight most populous city in Russia. Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. Kazan is located 793 km east of Moscow. Kazan is a place where the East meets west. Kazan is a significant educational and cultural center of Russia. Kazan has traditionally been a university city and only Moscow and Saint Petersburg have more students. With 44 institutes of higher education, around 25 colleges including colleges for special training, 178 schools and over 50 schools for learning music, choreography, fine arts to name a few. Among them there is the Kazan Federal Univeristy founded in 1804 with the faculty composed of and including the world renowned scientist. Kazan Offers education for every taste. There are lots of museums, libraries, concert halls, theatres in this city.

Kazan is connected by buses, railways, river port and an international airport. The public transport system is extensively developed and is used by large number of people for daily commuting. It consists of buses, trolley buses, trams and metro (subways). Kazan has a humid continental climate with long cold winters and warm, often hot dry summers. The warmest month is July with daily mean temperature near 20.2’C (68.4’F), and the coldest month is January, with a daily mean of -10.4’C (13.3’F). With 200years of experience in medical training, KSMU is justifiably an international University. Around 700 students from more than 57 countries around the world study here and half of them study in English. Morever, we have a large group of students from neighboring and remote regions of Russia. We are proud that Kazan Medical school is attractive for young people from different parts of the world. That is why our priority is support and care for international Students.

  • More than 5500 medical students, clinical residents and interns
  • 9faculties
  • 65 departments
  • Staff of more than 1500


For most students choosing a university, it is the first important decision they make as adults, and it is one that shapes and influences both their present and future life. If you want to attend a foreing university, you would become part of a minority. However you would be given the opportunity to meet and make friends with other students from all over the world - both local students and other members of the university's international population. You will learn how to deal with obvious challenges, like language barriers, and being far from home. But perhaps you would learn most from the more nuanced aspects of cultural differences - including academic ones as well as social ones.

Picking one university to attend is a truly overwhelming choice for some. Among myriad schools all over the world, students and parents alike stress about choosing the right one. We present you the main information about Kazan State Medical University and admission for facilitate your choice.


  • KSMU is the third oldest Medical University in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg. • Only university in Kazan which is recognized by the Ministry of Healthcare & Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. • Government funded University. • Only university in Kazan, recognized by the WHO, listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (AVICENNA Directory for Medicine). • Only university in Kazan, recognized by ECFMG (USA). • Only university in Kazan, recognized by leading medical councils viz. AMC, GMC, and MCI etc.


Russia has been a destination for foreign students from the times of the Soviet Union (USSR). Since then, KSMU was one of the medical schools from which foreign students were graduating in ample amounts. Currently, 450 students from 46 countries are studying in KSMU. More than 500 our foreign medical graduates and 200 Post graduates and Fellows currently success fully working all over the world, which explain the popularity of KSMU among foreigners.


For the Russian students the language of instruction is Russian, but foreign students can choose between Russian and English medium. The university had commenced English-medium courses in 2003. All the lectures, practical's, laboratory studies, seminars, tests, examinations, state examinations for English medium are conducted in English language. For the English medium students, along with other subjects, Russian Language will also be taught as an independent subject for 4 years, in order to communicate with patients as well as the locals. The Campus of university is safe. Students of the university live in comfortable hostels, located in a quite part of the city. The hostels are provided with all the facilities for study and rest.

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