Saratov State Medical University

About the University

Saratov State Medical University is a large and reputable center of medical studies in Russia recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The best specialists of the industry are working in the University – academicians, honored scientists, distinguished professors of medicine.

Programs and fees
Programs
 
Language of instruction
Course duration
Tuition fees for one academic year *
Hostel accommodation fees for one academic year
Life and health insurance fees for one year
Total for one academic year *
General Medicine - 1st year
6 years
$ 700
$ 160
General Medicine - 2nd - 6th years
6 years
$ 3600
$ 700
$ 160
$ 4460
General Medicine - 1st year
6 years
$ 700
$ 160
General Medicine - 2nd - 6th years
6 years
$ 3000
$ 200
$ 160
$ 3360
Dentistry - 1st year
5 years
$ 700
$ 160
Dentistry - 2nd - 5th years
5 years
$ 3100
$ 200
$ 160
$ 3460
Pharmacy - 1st year
5 years
$ 700
$ 160
Pharmacy - 2nd - 5th years
5 years
$ 2700
$ 200
$ 160
$ 3060
Programs and fees
Clinical residency specialties
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Clinical psychology
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Dentistry
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General Medicine
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Medical and Preventative Care
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Nursing
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Pediatrics
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Pharmacy
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SARATOV STATE
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
The quality of education and high competitiveness of graduates in the foreign and Russian labor markets are placed among University’s priorities.

The University consists of 9 faculties: Faculty of General Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Prophylaxis, Faculty of Pediatrics, Faculty of Clinical Psychology, International Students Department, Institute of Advanced Medical Training and Continuing Education, Institute of Nursing.

Nowadays the continuous system of the education includes the pre-university training, undergraduate studies for future doctors, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, health managers, postgraduate studies, clinical residency, PhD and continuing education.

Graduates receive a state-recognized diploma, after graduation from the University, indicating higher education and specifying of the degree/qualification and speciality. A graduate, if needed, can get an additional document – “Diploma Supplement”, which allows to obtain the equivalence of a diploma in any country in the world for continuing education or employment.

Graduates receive internationally recognized ‘Diploma of Higher Education’ bearing the details of the awarded degree or qualification along with the specialization. Graduate also can receive a Diploma Supplement, which makes it possible to obtain equivalence in foreign countries for further studies or employment.
1909
year of foundation
9
faculties, 70 departments
6
educational programs
817
professors
7 000
international students
50
countries
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Saratov State Medical University is one of the oldest medical universities in Russia and the first university in Saratov. The University was established in 1909 by the decree of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II. Being a prominent public figure, a talented surgeon and outstanding scientist, professor V. Razumovsky was appointed as a first rector of SSMU. Today, the University honorably bears his name.

Professors
The University academic staff consists of honored scientists and academicians of the Russian Federation.
Currently more than 100 Doctors of Science, professors, about 200 assistant professors and more than 300 assistants work at the departments. More than 400 professors at clinical departments are bearing a high medical qualification.
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The University provides professors with excellent conditions for research and practice. Academic staff annually participates in large international medical conferences and undertakes internships of studies abroad. Most of SSMU professors also serve as practicing doctors and thank to this practice they constantly upgrade their professional skills and share it with students. There are always SSMU professors among winners and participants of professional skill competitions.
A reputable SSMU is particularly popular and high-demanded among the students because of good equipment, effective teaching methods, and distinctive clinical and research experience.
International cooperation
Saratov State Medical University is integral part of international education and research activities because of developing students’ exchange programs and building partnerships with dozens of foreign universities in Europe, Asia and America. The core priority of teaching process at SSMU is an individual approach to each student. All students are provided with everything they need for effective studies.
International relations are developing in two main directions - the training of international students and the international activities of the University in the field of research and practical medicine. Research works of professors and SSMU scholar school are recognized by international academic community.
Being a participant of international educational programs Erasmus+, DAAD, GIAN, Global Education, SSMU ensures student’s internships exchange and studies abroad.
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The education in humanities, medicine and pharmacy is carrying on by 70 university departments. Academic curriculums containing theoretical and clinical subjects, correspond to national standards of medical studies in Russia. For the whole period of studies, SSMU students are not ceasing to improve their skills in Russian language, to learn the basics of communication with patients and colleagues and to work with professional literature.
First year students have a great opportunity to familiarize with Russian culture and traditions during the course of regional studies, which is conducted in addition to other professional courses. As all students are required to undertake clinical practice in Saratov real hospitals, they are getting well prepared for future professional career.
Upon completion of the full undergraduate course, graduates can continue their studies in clinical residency or PhD program in any in-demand medical specialties.
Clinical residency students can choose specialization in any medical field and most of them prefer studying such in-demand medical specialties as surgery, traumatology and orthopedics, ocular diseases, urology, cardiology, neurosurgery, general therapy, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, dentistry, orthodontics. Clinical residency and PhD graduates obtain a special certificate confirming their specialization.
Since the first intake of international students to clinical residency programs in Surgery and Ocular Diseases in 2003 and till now over 100 international students have taken PhD degrees and have been working as professors at leading universities.
STUDY AND PRACTICE
Study
Education in humanities, medicine and pharmacy is carrying on by 70 university’s departments. University is widely applying interactive training methods and tools such as illustrative models, patient simulators and training models to make a process of education more interesting and effective. Modern education technologies and multimedia equipment are actively used by SSMU professors during their classes.
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Theoretical courses are taught at 6 special training labs while clinical courses are conducted in University clinical hospitals.
University departments function as grounds for student scientific groups which are actively participating in medical skills competitions and scientific conferences within Russian and foreign universities. A graduate’s involvement in the student scientific community is an eligibility requirement for a residency or PhD program.
The University has its own modern clinical resources including 4 hospitals: a multi-profile Clinical Hospital n.a. S.R. Mirotvortsev, Eye Clinic, Clinic of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Clinic of Occupational Diseases and Hematology.
Fundamental and applied medical research and innovations at SSMU are ensured by the efforts of research institutes, labs, museums, innovative centers. There are several institutions working within SSMU on research and development, such as Research Institute of Basic and Clinical Uro-Nephrology, the Central Scientific Research Laboratory, the Scientific and Educational Center for Fundamental Medicine and Nanotechnologies, the technological park, the university publishing house, the museum of university history and many other divisions that ensure the implementation of academic, scientific and medical care activities.
Additional educational opportunities
Being a participant of various international programs, SSMU provides students with the opportunity to take part in international forums and conferences and to join academic mobility programs.
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University medical library holds over 500 000 books and ensures a free access to electronic journals in medicine. Modern computer classes and surgical skills centers are also open to students who desire to upgrade their qualification.
For those who used to follow last medical trends and explore history of medicine and want to try hand in journalism or medical analysis, a University newspaper is published.
Practice
SSMU is an absolutely practice-oriented university, thus all students have to undertake study and clinical internship in one of numerous Saratov hospitals. Students are free to use practical skills centers and rooms equipped by modern patient simulators and training models as well as special medical multimedia facilities.
Students work a lot with real patients and they can get priceless information about modern medicine achievements thanks to 4 university hospitals.
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S.R. Mirotvortsev Clinical Hospital is considered as a principal University clinical center. It is a modern multifunctional hospital applying academic approach in its activities.
The hospital medical staff includes more than 1 700 employees, there are 1 050 licensed beds, 440 of them are for children. The hospital operates diagnostic and treatment department, research labs, department of drug-free modalities and recovery, cabins of hemodialysis. The hospital complex also includes an out-patient clinic and a dental care clinic. The hospital’s staff provides all types of care in 28 in-demand medical specialties (elective care, emergency and primary medical service, consultative care) for patients from the newborn period.
Besides, students can undertake their internships at academic hospitals of healthcare institutions of Saratov Ministry of Health as well as at other hospitals.
STUDENT LIFE
Comfortable accommodation
All students are accommodated in comfortable hostels equipped with everything is required, including Wi-Fi access. That makes a life in hostel friendly and comfortable for studies.
As a doctor is expected to be a good example to the patients, the University promotes healthy lifestyle idea among its students.
Student activities
To vary the student life the Student Association was created and everyone can find there any appropriate leisure. Whether you want to act in university theatre, to join a dance or music team, to learn national cultures or to play the guitar/violin or to write song lyrics, you will be very welcome to this association.
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Holding of student events and festivals is also a good tradition of the university. If you want to know more about various cultures, the special Day of national cultures is organized by the University. One of the oldest student holidays is famous Russian Student Day which has been being celebrated for last 300 years. It is marked by numerous contests, music and of course by Russian national food and drinks.
In general, University can be compared with a big close family reuniting Russian and international students who participate in all events together.
Several well-equipped gyms, a swimming pool, a summer rest camp Medik and a winter sports center are available for those students who want to take rest after classes.
Full support and security
Saratov State Medical University is much experienced in providing students with support on educational and general issues.
Being attached to each group of international student, a special tutor handles integration, accommodation and social issues. The system of tutor support allows the international student to seek help and support at any time.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU GET:
Prestigious internationally recognized diploma
You receive internationally recognized ‘Diploma of Higher Education’ bearing the details of the awarded degree or qualification along with the specialization. Graduate also can receive a Diploma Supplement, which makes it possible to obtain equivalence in foreign countries for further studies or employment.
Affordable education
You will acquire an affordable professional education with best combination of price and quality. Your studies in Russia are partly subsidized by the Russian government, which enables the university to reduce its fee and makes it possible for students from different countries and varied backgrounds to study at the university.
Quality education
You will receive a quality education in the medical field you are mostly interested in. The University offers 6 educational programs.
Immersion into profession
During your studies you will be fully immersed in the medical practice. Your theoretical knowledge will be reinforced by experience and regular work in the university clinics.
Personal comfort
Be sure that you always will have university support in solving any academic or everyday issues.
Personal growth
You will be involved into many academic, creative and sport activities that help you to discover and develop your talents.
Learning about new cultures
The beauty of the ancient Russian city where the University is located; excursions to historical places of Russia; meeting people from different cities and countries, new activities and leisure - all this will make your student life fascinating and interesting.
HISTORY AND NATURE OF THE REGION
Saratov is one of the oldest Russian cities with its 430 year history. This city became a place of birth for famous Russian artists, writers, and politicians; it has a really rich cultural history. Nowadays there are several museums, theatres, galleries and circus working in the city. From the architectural point of view, Saratov looks like a combination of ancient buildings and modern constructions and bridges. More than 10 universities are located in Saratov that makes it possible to consider the city as one of centers of education in Russia.
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Being located in the south of Russia, Saratov region is only one region in Russia covering three geographical areas – steppe, forest steppe and semi-desert. Such a mixture creates a unique landscape and ecological system. Summer in Saratov is warm and sunny, while winter is moderately cold and fine and spring comes quite early. This climate would be quite suitable for those who are looking for comfortable place for studies abroad.
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Thanks to such location, the city becomes especially picturesque and locals and tourists have a great opportunity to enjoy beautiful views and to take city river boat.

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