Study in Russia

Admission Procedures

Voronezh State Medical Academy
has a special unit,
International Institute of Medical Education and Cooperation (IIMEC),
which provides training for international students and promotes a wide spectrum of VSMA educational programmes. We can offer you the following courses and levels of education:

Undergraduate courses
Preparatory Russian language course

Graduate courses
General Medicine
Pediatrics
Dentistry
Pharmacy

Postgraduate courses
Internship
Residency
Ph.D. Course

Continuing education
Courses for advancement of professional skill level

Degrees and qualifications awarded


Primary qualification

Doctor of Medicine — MD
Doctor of Dentistry — equivalent to DDS
Master of Science in Pharmacy

Postgraduate education
Internship certificate
Residency Certificate
Ph.D. Certificate

Continuing education
Certificate of the professional level advancement

Curriculum structure
The Academy has adopted the semester system:
Autumn semester:
from 01.09 up to 30.12
Spring semester: from 07.02 till 13.06
Examinations: from 03.01 till 20.01 & from 13.06 till 03.07


The curriculum consists two levels:

* Starting Years of pre-clinical sciences (1–2 years)
* Clinical sciences (3–6 years)
* Hospital clerkship is done along with the study of clinical sciences form the 2nd year

To come to Voronezh State Medical Academy you have to send by email scanned documents:

- Application form
(format “Microsoft Word” on the end of file -> .doc ) and scanned copies of the following documents:
- Page of passport with your name and photo
- Higher Secondary School Certificate
- Medical certificate certifying  absence  of medical contraindications for study, X-ray and HIV test results. Medical certificate you can send me later, after your documents will be accepted.
- Scanned copy of bank transfer:
300 USD Processing fees (to start the process of your admission for study in Russia). Contact me for bank details.

After receiving all required documents
International Relations Department,
under the application from the Voronezh State Medical Academy, will make for you an official invitation and I will send it to the address that was indicated in your application form. Admittance to the State Medical Academy is on the basis of a contract. If you need the contract form in order to get a visa at the Russian Federation Embassy, please let me know. If you do not, the contract form can be printed upon arrival. The contract includes only the tuition fee (the fee depending on the programme and speciality that you have chosen). The contract does not include any accommodation fee, medical insurance, or registration fee. The student must pay all fees related to the contract, accommodation, registration and medical insurance no later than 3 days after arrival.