Rostov State Medical University

The official name of the University: Rostov State Medical University, Year of foundation: 1930

Address: 29, Nakhichevansky Lane, Rostov-on-Don, 344022, Russia

Rostov State Medical University is one of the leading Russian Medical Universities providing a broad set of educational programs. The teaching staff of the RostSMU consists of scientists and medical practitioners who are committed to their work.  Rostov state medical university has its own well-developed academic infrastructure, which includes the unique medical library, a university clinic, sports,  leisure complex, and hostels for students. RostSMU students have access to electronic library resources, other modern means of communication during their studies. RostSMU is listed in the top twenty Medical Universities of Russia. RostSMU graduates have all the necessary knowledge, skills, and qualifications that enable them to succeed in their future careers, they are in demand in the medical sector.

History of the Rostov State Medical University: 

Rostov State Medical University is the successor of Russian Warsaw University, evacuated to Rostov-on-Don, and converted into The Don University. The best representatives of the medical schools of Warsaw, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kazan were collected on its medical faculty and have founded their own unique Rostov medical school, which has become one of the best in Russia. In 1930, the Medical Faculty of the University was reorganized into the Institute of Medicine, which has become the largest medical university in the South of the USSR.

In the 50s, the Institute has grown significantly, the university became the first category, won the right to conduct the defense of dissertations for awarding the degree of Doctor of Science. It has organized the Evening Department and the Faculty for Advanced Training of physicians. In the 60s, there were opened the Central Scientific Research Laboratory, the Preparatory Faculty on Training Foreign Citizens, several new departments, and at the same time there was an improved clinical base. In 1994, the Institute was granted University status, and then there were organized several new faculties. Today the Rostov State Medical University is the largest medical research center in Southern Russia.

Brief Information about Rostov National Medical University (A Distinctive Medical University in Russia)

University name Rostov State Medical University
Abbreviation RostSMU, RostGMU, RSMU
University Type Government
Location City: Rostov-on-Don
Year of Establishment 1930
Main Faculties for International Students 04
Medium of Instruction English
NEET Required for Indian students Yes, NEET Qualification is Mandatory
Courses Offered General Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Preparatory Course
Cost of Living 80-120 US Dollar
Minimum percentage required 65% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology Each Subject
IELTS/TOEFL Not Required
Processing Time for Application 30-45 days Approx.
Fees for General Medicine (MBBS) 4200 USD/ (Approx.)Each Year
Duration of General Medicine (MBBS) 6 Years 
University Recognition WHO, NMC Approved
Total Number of International Students Above  1200
Hostel availability 5 University Hostels
 Library The library of the Rostov State Medical University is one of the largest medical libraries in the Southern Federal District, was created in 1933.

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Our International Students Feedback:

Here in this video our students from India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Nepal, Ghana, Spain, Zambia have shared their experience of study Medicine at Rostov state medical university.

RostSMU Recognition:

Rostov State Medical University is mainly recognized by the Ministry of Health and Education of Russia, National Medical Commission (NMC) of India, World Health Organization, ECFMG (USA), Medical Councils of African, Arabian, Asian & European Countries, etc. RostSMU is listed in the top twenty Medical Universities of Russia.

RostSMU today:

Rostov State Medical University is the largest basic training and research center in southern Russia. Leading, advanced doctors, and world-renown scientists of Russia have formed on the basis of Rostov state medical university. Today the RostSMU operates Ninety-two departments, more than six hundred teachers working, among them, there are 119 Doctors of science, professors, and around 350 PhDs.

Rostov state medical university is an international medical school that trains more than a hundred nationalities and ethnic groups from all over the world. RostSMU develops international scientific cooperation with many countries exchanging scientific staff, students, teachers, highly qualified specialists, and participating in international scientific conferences.

The Clinic of RostSMU is a multi-field medical institution and medical care to the population of the Rostov region and other territories of Southern Russia. In the clinic, students acquire the necessary skills and get acquainted with modern medical equipment. RostSMU clinic includes 20 inpatient units with 675 beds. Under the national project in the sphere of HEALTH care physicians for the Rostov Region and the whole Caucasian region are successfully trained at our University.

RostSMU faculties:

Rostov State Medical University which has been training specialists for foreign countries since 1961 is highly appreciated abroad. In 1964 the Dean’s office of Faculty on Training Foreign Students and Postgraduates was organized. Foreign students are trained at the faculties of General Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, and Stomatology. Annually the University produces about 120 foreign specialists from about 100 countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Many graduates of the Rostov State Medical University after completing the residency and postgraduate course became prominent statesmen, heads of clinics, hospitals, departments of Ministries of Health in their Motherland. 

Duration of Studying MBBS (Medicine), Dentistry, Pharmacy & Preparatory Course in RostSMU, Russia

  • The duration of the MBBS (Medicine) course is 5.8 years for English Medium and 7 years for Russian Medium.
  • The duration of the Dentistry & Pharmacy course is 5 years.
  • The preparatory course duration is 8-10 months.

Rostov State Medical University Hostels:

Rostov State Medical University has five hostels, and two of them are situated on University campus which is for new students, Hostels are very good and comfortable as compare to other universities, especially it’s very good for new students that two hostels are near, which is 5-10 minutes far from University.

Why Rostov State Medical University?

  • RostSMU is one of the most prominent medical universities in Russia after Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kazan.
  • Only University in Rostov-on-Don which is recognized by the Ministry of Health & ministry of education and science of the Russian federation.
  • The only university is Rostov-on-Don, recognized by WHO, listed in the world directory of Medical Schools (AVICENNA Directory for Medicine).
    RostSMU diploma/degree recognized globally.
  • The only university in Rostov-on-Don, recognized by leading Medical councils viz. NMC, GMC, ECFMG etc.
  • Medical degrees obtained from the Rostov State Medical University are acceptable to the provincial/territorial medical regulatory authorities in Canada, and therefore acceptable to all medical organizations in Canada.

Admission Procedure to Study MBBS in RostSMU, Russia in Simple Steps:

What are the Eligibility Criteria for study MBBS (Medicine) at Rostov State Medical University?

  • You should be at the age of 17 on or before 31st December during the current year of admission.
  • The student must have 60-65% marks per each subject in ECB (English, Chemistry & Biology) in the secondary school examination. 
  • NEET  (Qualified marks) is mandatory to study MBBS (Medicine) in RostSMU. (For Indian Students Only)
  • Only regular students can apply not from open school.

The admission process begins by sending us the scanned copy of the documents listed below, for more details or free counseling consult: Reliable Russian Educational Consultants officially authorized representative of RostSMU for Indian and Foreign students.

Documents required for study MBBS in Rostov State Medical University For Indian Students

  • Filled application form with fee guarantee letter.
  • Passport with a validity of a minimum of two years.
  • 10th, 12th Certificates, and mark-sheets.
  • 20  passport size photographs (35*45 mm @80% face at the matte finish paper with a white background.
  • Medical tests: HIV test, X-Ray Chest, Blood test, Health Fitness certificate.

Documents required for study Medicine at Rostov State Medical University For Other Countries: 

  • Filled application form with fee guarantee letter
  • Passport with a validity of a minimum of two years.
  • Secondary school certificate (English, Chemistry & Biology)
  • Medical tests: HIV test, X-Ray Chest, Blood test, Health Fitness certificate.
  • 20 Photos (passport size 35*45 mm at the matte paper)

We will get you the admission letter and invitation letter from the university. We will also guide you through the entire process and will complete all documentation including visa, ticket (for Indian students), For other countries aspirants, we will provide admission and invitation letter and will provide complete guidelines regarding visas, tickets. An incoming student enrolled through The RREC Team will receive by our official representative of RostSMU at Moscow airport or at Platov International Airport Rostov-on-Don.

Rostov-on-Don city at a glance:

Rostov-on-Don is the largest city in the south of Russia, the capital of the Rostov region, and the Southern Federal District. It is a major administrative, cultural, scientific, educational, and industrial center and a major transport hub of southern Russia. to the southeast of the East European Plain, on the Don River, it lies 32 kilometers from the Sea of Azov. The southwestern suburbs of the city about the Don River delta. Informally, Rostov-on-Don is called “the Gate to the Caucasus” and the southern capital of Russia. The climate is temperate continental. The average temperature in January is minus 3 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 23.4 degrees Celsius.

The Rostov Regional Museum of Local History has collections on Cossack lore and war history. Nearby, Rostov Regional Museum of Fine Arts displays Russian art from the 16th–20th centuries. The Rostov Academic Drama Theater of Maxim Gorky, built in the shape of a tractor, presents classic and contemporary plays. Outside, Theater Square has fountains and a Ferris wheel. Rostov is a significant educational and cultural center of Russia. Rostov is a city of Peace and Calm. Rostov-on-Don is one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Rostov is connected by buses, railways, a river port, and an international airport (Platov International Airport). The public transport system is extensively developed and is used by a large number of people for daily commuting. It consists of buses, trolleybuses, trams.

International Students can take direct flights from their native country to Platov International Airport Rostov. It’s located in the city (Every day flights are available)


Opportunity after completing MBBS (Medicine) from RostSMU

After completing MBBS from RostSMU you can opt for a variety of career options both in Russia as well as other parts of the world. Some of the best career options for you listed below:

  • Student can prefer to continue practicing as a doctor in Russia.
  • You may come back to India and practice as a doctor after passing a relevant exam (FMGE or NMC screening test)
  • Students can prepare for USMLE (USA) test. He/She can choose to practice in the USA after clearing USMLE.
  • He/She can apply for a postgraduate course from Russia, Germany, Canada, or the USA.
  • RostSMU Medical degree is recognized worldwide. Hence you have an opportunity to work in several prominent parts of the world.

130 years of Excellence – Rostov State Medical University

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