Northern State Medical University

Northern State Medical University

Admission Open in MBBS Course 2023-24 session

Northern State Medical University


Established in 1932, NSMU is located in the beautiful city of Arkhangelsk, in the northern part of European Russia, and is the biggest and best-known medical university in Northern Russia.

NSMU has something to offer everyone! With 9000 students from 17 countries enrolled in 16 faculties and institutes, there's no shortage of opportunities. NSMU has 980 staff, 394 of which are academics, provides students with up-to-date equipment such as computers, films, and video aids. Its modern pre-clinical center offers state-of-the-art medical mannequins and equipment, and  55 departments provide high-quality training in specialized areas. Graduates of NSMU are working around the world, with over 100 of them abroad in places like the US, UK, and Canada, and 22 of them holding foreign scientific degrees. NSMU offers practical studies and training both in Russia and abroad, so student can pursue a career in many fields like medicine, nursing, psychology, and social work. With the number of international students increasing, NSMU is the place to be!

NSMU is recognized by numerous leading organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), World Federation of Medical Education (WFME), Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), Medical Council of India and the Medical Board of Thailand. Additionally, the university is a member of the University of the Arctic, a global network of 160 universities. This network facilitates exchanges, courses and international job opportunities.

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Degree Courses Offered in NSMU

NSMU offers a wide range of degree courses that can help you achieve your goals.

Faculty of General Medicine (MD/MBBS)

Specialise in Surgery, therapy, gynaecology, psychology, pathoanatomy, otorhinolaryngology and neuropathology. Primal target of the university is to provide the knowledge in development and prophylactic of diagnose, healthcare, analysing and collecting the information of planning, organising the system of healthcare and scientific research.

Faculty of Medical Psychology

The graduates of the faculty learn about the phenomena of the animate and inanimate nature, the main events and tendencies of the historical process, the history of culture, medicine and their main achievements. The graduates apply on practice the modern methods of scientific research, organise certain social-psychological investigations, techniques and methods of personality management.

Faculty of Pediatrics

Strives to improve the lives of children through research, service, education and advocacy.. Mainly practice in General paediatrics dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and management of a wide range disease.

Faculty of Dentistry

Training in a certain professional field at the departments of Preventive, Operative, Prosthetic Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry.

Faculty of Preventive Clinic

Preventive medicine is a medical specialty which focused on the health of individual and community. The goal of Preventive medicine is to promote health and well-being and prevent disease, disability and death.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical

Advance the science and pharmaceutical medicine by working to develop and maintain competence, ethics and integrity and the highest professional standards in the speciality for the benefit of public.

Other Degree Programmes in Northern State Medical University are:

  1. Economy and Finances
  2. Management  
  3. Adaptive Physical Training
  4. Social Work
  5. Nursery 
  6. Public Health (Master)
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Faculty Of General Medicine (MBBS)

The NSMU opened its doors to international students in the year 2000, but the institution had already welcomed its first overseas students from Syria, Pakistan, and India in 1991–1992. India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Angola, Cameroon, Zambia, Nigeria, and Peru are just a few of the nations that the students represent.

Students of International faculty gets the education in General Medicine. In last year of MBBS they choose the specialization which can be in the field of surgery, pediatric etc.

The period of study of General Medicine lasts for 5.8years. On graduation students gets the qualification of General Practitioner. It is necessary to study 41 subjects to appear in 32 examinations and 34 tests. To become a specialist one has to go through the initial one year specialization in internship or 2 years advanced training at the Faculty of Postgraduate Education in NSMU. 

Students gets practical experience during their study periods in many of the city hospitals and polyclinics. 

Northern State Medical University hospitals & clinics are equipped with latest medical equipment. There are immune, biochemical, genetic and clinical laboratories. 

MBBS Course Duration in NSMU

The course duration of MBBS in Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk Russia is of 6 years including internship.

Language of Instruction

The complete course of MBBS in NSMU is in full English. But it must be noted here that knowledge of Russian language is mandatory to interact with the patients during clinical rotations in hospitals.

Academic Fee

Tuition Fee + Hostel Charge per academic year in Northern Medical University (2023-24 session) is 6200 USD/ Year making it an affordable choice among medical aspirants.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The curriculum of medical students consist of 6 years of study with "subject-oriented" approach.

The first two years involves courses in the fundamental theoretical subjects. (Medical Terminology, First Aid, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biology, Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Neuroscience & Physiology).

The 3rd year includes subjects of preclinical education (Pathological Anatomy, Pathological Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Community Medicine); and courses providing training in practical skills, prior to clinical phase are also included (Clinical Examination in Internal Medicine and Clinical Examination in Surgery). 

4th & 5th years consists of clinical subjects (Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Dermatovenerology, Opthalmology, ENT, Orthopedics, Forensic Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Oncology & Intensive Care Medicine).

The 6th year is an internship in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics & Family Medicine.

The tuition during the pre clinical part is organized as a schedule of various classes. Examinations are only taken during term end. Tuition of clinical subjects are organized into one or two weeks blocks. The seminars both theoretical and practical, including simulation and bed side teaching are concentrating in the morning blocks with a daily duration of hours. The curriculum also contains obligatory practical training during summer holidays at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th years. The final phase of evaluation  "State Doctoral Examination" consists of 3 stages- Test- Theoretical Exam- Practical Examination. All the exams are held in English.

The tuition fee + accommodation charges (hostel charges) of Northern State Medical University Russia for academic year 2023-24 is 6500USD/Year. 

  • Indian Applicant applying for admission into the MBBS Course in Northern State Medical University must be NEET Qualified.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with aggregate 50% marks.
  • Candidates must have completed 17 years as of December 31, 2023.
  • Students are accepted on the basis of written examination in Chemistry & Biology. The entrance examination is conducted in Arkhangelsk in NSMU.

Key Elements: Northern State Medical University

NSMU is the member of University of Arctic (the union of 160 universities around the globe). After passing degree from NSMU students are eligible for regular degree medical examinations at their countries. NSMU is registered in the ECFMG for diploma recognition in USA and other countries.


Accreditation & Recognition

The Northern State Medical University along with its all medical degrees are accredited by NMC ( National Medical Commission), World Health Organization, FAIMER, ECFMG, WFME & General Medical Council of UK. NSMU is listed in World Directory of Medical Schools.


Medium of Instruction is English

The medium of instruction & teaching for complete MBBS Curriculum in Northern State Medical University is in English. However students must also have knowledge of Russian language for interacting with the local patients during internship.


Ranking of Northern State Medical University

World Ranking: 4373

Continental Ranking: 1297

Country Rank: 103

Source: https://www.webometrics.info/en/detalles/05tnvgk65?sort=desc&order=World%20Ranking


Admission Process For Northern State Medical University

6 Steps to Reach Your Dream Medical University

Fill the Application Form

Fill up the application form & submit it. We will need the colored scan copies of your (i)10th & 12th Marksheet (ii) Passport (iii) NEET Score Card. After submission of required documents you have to pay registration amount for processing your application.

Get Admission Offer Letter

After verification of your academic transcripts & eligibility requirements, Northern State Medical University will issue Admission Confirmation Letter mentioning all details of medical course viz Tuition Fee, Duration and Medium of course.

Get Invitation Letter

Invitation Letter is issued from the university for the purpose of visa stamping. It is compiled in the form of a letter and contains basic information about the university, the applicant, as well as the faculty to which the student is admitted and the estimated duration of study.

Apply for Visa

The documents required for visa application are (i) Original Passport (ii) Passport Size Photo (iii) HIV Certificate (iv) Invitation Letter along with visa fee. Visa usually issued within 14 to 30 working days.


Departure is scheduled upto Arkhangelsk for the students. Students need to carry visa stamped passport, admission letter, invitation letter, apostilled marksheets and payment receipt of academic fee with them.

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Post arrival formalities is done like allocation of hostels, visa extension, medical tests & insurance. We provide In-Campus support to the students during entire course duration.

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International Exchange Programs

The Northern State Medical University has good international relations, takes an active part in the work of the medico-ecological program of Barents Region and carries on exchanges of specialists with the leading educational institutions of the world. The Northern State Medical University has signed agreements on mutual collaboration with:

  • University of Tromso (Norway)

  • Umea University (Sweden)

  • University of Oslo (Norway)

  • University of Oulu (Finland)

  • Catbolic University of Lublin (Poland)

  • Medical Institute of Polytechnic University in Rovaniemi (Finland)

  • Institute of Health Care, Research and Development in Copenbagen (Denmark)

  • Non-Governmental Childrens Fund “Radda Barnen” (Sweden)

  • Higher School in Kiel, University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

  • Maine Medical Center (USA)

The Northern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences has been organized on the basis of the University. This head organization unites the capacity of medical science and co-ordinates medico-ecological research of Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions, Nenets Area and Komi Republic.

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Postgraduate Studies

After completion of MBBS from Northern State Medical University, outstanding students may continue in their personal development as early stage researchers by joining doctoral (Ph.D.) study programs.
Study in these programs are closely connected to research in individual fields of medical science. Study programs are fully accredited with English language of instruction.
Studies in the Ph.D. study programs are conducted on the basis of individual study plans under the guidance of supervisors. 
In 1995  Faculty of Postgraduate Education for medical specialists to acquire a higher qualification was introduced. The process of further training is organized in accordance with the programs including one-year primary specialization – clinical internship and a two-year professional training for further practice in hospital that is a key point when training highly experienced medical staff. There are several courses at the Faculty for doctors to improve their qualification. The main tasks of these courses are to satisfy the
needs of specialists in receiving the knowledge about the latest achievements in the corresponding branch of science and leading foreign experience, and in improving their professional skills.
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The students are provided with accommodation facilities in Northern State Medical University. The hostel rooms are fully furnished with study table & chair, wardrobe, beds and shelfs.
The occupancy of rooms depends upon the size of the room. Rooms are shared between 2/3/4 students depending upon the availability.
Each toilet & bathroom is shared by the students of two rooms.
There is a common laundry and kitchen in the hostel. Rooms are separate for girls and boys. Rooms also have an internet connection. There are also sports grounds, a gym as well as a canteen with an assembly hall.
All hostels are equipped with video surveillance and fire safety systems.
The distance between the student dormitory and university campus is around 15 minute walk.
Currently NSMU have 5 hostels.
  1. Vologodskaya, 7
  2. Ulitsa Timme, 27
  3. Ulitsa Samoila, 9
  4. Sadovaya
  5. Nabereshnaya Severnaya Dvina
Premium Hostel of NSMU
The students desirous of more privacy and comfort has the option to choose premium hostel of Northern State Medical University. Premium Hostel has single, double & triple occupancy rooms with attached toilet, washroom & kitchen with all amenities like fridge, washing machine, electric induction etc. Student needs to pay additional charges per month for this premium hostel.
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Arkhangelsk City

Arkhangelsk northernmost city of European Russia, which encompasses the Komi Republic, the Karelia Republic, Murmansk, and Vologda oblasts. Due to its location near the mouth of the Northern Dvina River and on both of its banks, the city has numerous bridges within its boundaries.
It is nowadays a modern city with an important historical centre and unique wooden architecture. The flight from Moscow to Arkhangelsk takes about two hours, a journey by train – about 22 hours, with an outstanding view on Russian winter. Arkhangelsk is also a touristic place where people come to see northern lights here between mid-September and late March each year.
“Arkhangelsk is a peaceful city, but there is always something interesting going on. People are really friendly and it is easy to get Russian friends here. Arkhangelsk is exciting because it is very diverse. Old wooden houses stand side by side with modern buildings, and the city is in the middle of a beautiful region of forests, rivers and the White Sea.

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