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Saratov State Medical University

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“The medical profession is heroic, it requires a certain self-denial, a pure soul, and pure intentions”, said famous Russian author and doctor Anton Chekhov. There is no doubt that this profession primarily requires proper education as well. It is quite obvious that the most precious of the human possessions, that is, health and life itself, largely depend on a doctor's personality, attitude, love to the work, and experience.

At Saratov State Medical University, one of the largest higher education institutions in the South of Russia, where education imparted enables doctors to take pride in their profession, and patients – in their doctors. Sticking to traditions along with their constant improvement and development is the recipe of good education. Established in 1909 by the order of His Majesty Emperor Nicholas II, the University since its foundation has followed the classical pattern of medical education which combines a strong theoretical basis in various areas of knowledge with the subsequent practical training at many clinical departments. At present, the University is one of the largest medical schools of Russia. A great number of outstanding scientists and physicians, who worked at the University, have contributed immensely both to the development of the University and to that of the medical science on the whole. Today Saratov State Medical University rightfully holds a leading position in the rating of 47 State Medical Universities of Russia. The University is acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is included in the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools. Saratov State Medical University is licensed and accredited by the state for preparing specialists in the area of Medicine. University graduates receive national degree in education that confirms their competence and skills to be in accordance with the state educational standards prescribed for their specialties. The University degree confirms that its holder has achieved the standard of theoretical knowledge and practical skills qualified to perform medical activities in accordance with the requirements, and it entitles the person certified to exercise medicine professionally on the territory of Russia and in other foreign countries.

In 2004, the Independent Public Council awarded Saratov State Medical University a “100 Best State Universities of Russia” gold medal. Programs and syllabuses that are used in the course of training are those recommended by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME).

The University is situated in one of the most beautiful towns on the Volga River. Saratov is a large industrial and cultural center of Russia. The town has a friendly atmosphere, and it is easy to find new friends coming from different parts of the world.

At present, the University include about 6500 students from over 50 countries studying at the University, about 1000 professors, 7 educational buildings and laboratories, 3 hostels for students, the total area is 136 00 square meters. About 900 highly qualified specialists graduate from Saratov State Medical University every year. The University consists of 6 faculties: General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychology and also the Institute of Nursing.

Training at the Faculty of General Medicine is carried out in Russian and in English Medium. The University departments are headed by the specialists of higher categories, among whom there are more than 30 academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Social Sciences, as well as of international academies. Doctors of Medical Science, Professors and Honored Doctors of Russia share their knowledge and experience with students. The University's potential in science and research is great.

The largest clinics of the South of Russia, such as the Clinic for Skin and Venereal Diseases, the Clinic for Professional Pathology and Hematology, the city Dental Clinic and other medical institutions of Saratov work in close cooperation with the Saratov State Medical University. Students work there as trainees, getting used to the complex working rhythm of the medical institutions, acquiring the essential skills and the vital experience of doctor's work.

University's international activities are being developed in two directions: training of foreign students and launching international projects in the areas of research and practical medicine. Many of the University's teachers participate at international conferences and seminars, presenting their reports on the new discoveries. All foreign students are accommodated in comfortable hostels, where they share a room with two or three fellow-students for the whole period of studies. There are sport clubs, cafes and the University's library next to the hostel buildings, that is everything to make life and study interesting and efficient.

Saratov State Medical University is the basic medical university which teaches the specialists for health system in the prevailing number of Russian regions and many foreign countries. Presently the University plays an important role in formalizing Russian educational space in fulfilling industrial and scientific projects, in paying high-tech medical assistance and in development of diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for the health system. The University is aiming to become the research center training highly qualified competitive specialists recognized by international scientific communities on the labor market in accordance with existing and forthcoming requirements of the country, society and the University.

The general goal of the University policy is to insure the competitiveness of the University on the inner and exterior market of educational services in the areas which became traditional for the University. To reach this goal Saratov State University functions on the basis of permanent development of education quality according to international standards ISO and ENQA:

  • orientation to systematic and continuous analysis, forecast and satisfaction of the demands to the quality of education from the inner and the outer educational consumers.
  • orientation to the achievements of the leaders in the sphere of higher education.
  • development of professional qualities and educational competence of the university employees.
  • creation of favorable atmosphere and basis for creative and fruitful activity of all the university employees and structural departments of the university.
  • involvement of the employees and students into the process of management of the education quality.
  • constant improvement of all the elements of educative activity.

The growth of intellectual potential of the University is proved by the fact that in the last five years there have been defended over 220 doctoral dissertations, published 162 monographs and impressive amount of methodological literature and articles. Nowadays Saratov State Medical University is a modern educational, scientific and cultural centre of Russia.

Welcome to Saratov State Medical University!

SPECIALITIES, DURATION AND FEES Candidates for studies in Russian State Universities, who don't speak Russian language, are firstly admitted to the Foundation Course (duration is 1 academic year) to study Russian language and improve the level of knowledge in major special subjects up to the required for further study at the University on the chosen specialty. To specify the tuition, accommodation, life and health insurance fees and other expenses, please, contact the representative office of RACUS organization in your country.
FACULTIES Course duration (academic years) Tuition fees per 1 academic year (USD) Hostel acommodation fees (2-3 people in 1 room) for 1 academic year (USD) Life and health insurance fees for 1 year (USD) Total (USD)
GENERAL MEDICINE – Russian Medium 6 3000 200 160 3360
GENERAL MEDICINE – English Medium 6 1 year - 2 - 6 years - 4000 700 160 4860
DENTISTRY – Russian Medium 5 3100 200 160 3460
PHARMACY – Russian Medium 5 2700 200 160 3060

Tuition, accommodation in a student hostel and insurance fees, stipulated in US dollars, are an approximate equivalent of tuition fees in Russian rubles. The actual tuition and accommodation fees may be slightly corrected due to the US dollars /Russian ruble exchange rate correlation on the International Monetary Exchange as on the date of the tuition, accommodation and insurance fees invoice issuance.

The price for legalization of the documents which is required to obtain the 'Certificate of Equivalence', obligatory for all international students, in Rosobrnadzor (Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) is 6500 Russian rubles (which is equivalent to approximately 100 USD). All the activities concerning the preparation of the documentation package required to obtain the equivalence certificate and the equivalence procedure itself are undertaken by the student himself/herself at their own expense.

The above-mentioned fees for tuition, accommodation in student hostel, life and health insurance are valid only for 2018/2019 academic year.

During the initial registration procedure the candidate pays a enrollment fee of 300 USD which covers the charges for the issuance of the invitation letter for studies, sending its original and other documents to the candidate's country of the permanent residence by express mail (DHL), meeting the candidate at the international airport in Moscow, transfer to the domestic airport/train station in Moscow, meeting at the airport/train station of Saratov and accompanying to the University, drawing up documents for admission to University for studies, registration fee, etc. The above mentioned amount doesn't include the cost of the train ticket or airfare Moscow-Saratov (the approximate cost of the train ticket destination Moscow-Saratov is 90 USD, travel time – 16 hours; the approximate cost of airfare 250-300 USD, travel time – 1h35). Average food expenses are 300 USD per month. When first entering Russia, the candidate should have about 500 USD to buy some basic necessities and personal things (clothes, dishes, electrical equipment, etc.).

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