MBBS in Russia, Fees, Medical Universities, Admission for Indian Students

Study MBBS in Russia for Indian students

MBBS is one of the most preferred study programs among medical students. It is a dream for every student to study MBBS in a foreign country. Russian medical universities have gained global recognition and have topped UNESCO and WHO ratings. Over 30 positions in the world ranking of medical schools are occupied by the Russian medical Universities.

The reputation of Russian medical universities is increasing day by day.  Russia is one of the most popular study destinations selected by international students for MBBS study. Every year a large number of international students come to Russia to study MBBS, of which the maximum number of students are from India.

The cost of MBBS in Russian medical universities is comparatively lower than the private medical colleges of India. Almost 60% of tuition fees are subsidized by the Education Ministry of Russia. Low-Cost tuition fees attract more and more Indian students to pursue MBBS in Russia.

Now some top medical colleges of Russia offer International students to study MBBS in the English language, which has made the country a popular destination for foreign students, especially for Indian students. At present, more than 10,000 Indian students are studying in Russia. According to the Indian Embassy in Moscow, 80% of the total Indian students are studying MBBS. Russian medical Universities are approved by WHO and MCI, hence the MBBS degree from Russia is recognized in India. Pass-outs from Russian medical universities are presently working in leading hospitals across the globe.

Russian Medical Universities with low MBBS fees range from 3000 to 5000 USD/Yr.

  1. Bashkir State Medical University, Russia
  2. Orel State Medical University, Russia
  3. Altai State Medical University, Russia
  4. Crimea State Medical University, Russia
  5. Ulyanovsk State University, Russia
  6. Mari State Medical University, Russia   CHECK HERE

Universities with MBBS fees range from RS 3,50,000 to 6,00,000 Indian Rupees

  1. Kazan Federal University, Russia
  2. Volgograd State Medical University, Russia
  3. Kursk State Medical University, Russia
  4. Orenburg State Medical University, Russia
  5. Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Russia
  6. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Russia
  7. Peoples’ Friendship University, Russia (approx. 40 Lacs)

Which leads to this conclusion, for an MBBS study in Russia, the student has to pay at least Rs 15 lacs and a maximum Rs 35 lacs for the entire six years course fees. This cost may also include tuition fees, hostel fees, and health insurance of students.

Why so many Indian students are willing to study MBBS in Russia?

Lack of seats in government colleges and poor ROI in private medical colleges has made foreign medical education an option for the Indian students. At present, medical colleges of India collectively offer about 76,000 MBBS seats.

Furthermore, affordable fees, treatment trends, and technological advancements have made studying medicine in Russia, China, and Ukraine feasible options for Indian students.

Russia also offers postgraduate opportunities where students can continue pursuing their post-graduation if they wish to settle in those countries and with the opportunities which are available to them.

Hostels: Accommodation of a student is one of the most important factors when it comes to a foreign land. Russia provides its students with a very good accommodation facility, all Indian and other international students stay in student hostels in rooms for 2-3 people. Rooms are provided with the necessary furniture and bedding. There is a kitchen on every floor of student hostels, where you can prepare meals according to your individual taste and wishes. The average cost of accommodation in a student hostel may vary, depending on the town and university, from 10 to 50 US Dollars per month in Indian Rupees  500 to  5000 approx.

Living Costs: The cost of living in Russia as a student depends on the personal lifestyle and the activities a student engages in. However, the average amount of the basic expenses varies between 10, 000 and 15,000 RUB per month (In Rupees average ₹1 lakh to ₹2 lakhs per year).


Applying to a Russian medical university for MBBS admission is not as complicated as you may think. You just have to pay attention to a few admission criteria and prepare all the necessary documents as soon as possible. The sooner you start the admission process, the higher the chances you will be accepted by the Russian medical university that you dream about. Read: Admission Process

Eligibility for study MBBS in Russia:

Eligibility criteria: Students who are appearing or have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 50 percent marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in CBSE / ISC or any other Equivalent Board of Examination.
Age Limit: Minimum Age for getting admission in Russian universities is 17 years. The separate maximum Age limit has been set for different categories. 25 years for the general category, 30 years for OBC, SC, and ST categories.(according to the medical council of India – MCI )

Food: The expenses for buying food and beverages and cooking at home are approximately 1500 RUB ( around 2000 Rupees) a week, where the prices for fruits and vegetables differ according to the season.
Transport cost: Students’ transport cards offer substantial discounts on underground transport; buses, trolleybuses, etc. Average taxi trip inside Moscow: 300 – 1000 RUB, depending on the distance traveled and the traffic jams.
Insurance: An annual medical insurance policy for $100 costs about 7000 INR
Phone & Internet : 800 – 1000 Rubles 
Other Purchases: Book’s prices vary from 400 to 1000 RUB for a book. Students should have their own kitchen equipment (pots – around 400 RUB, pans – 200 to 500 RUB, plates, etc.; a kettle will cost around 1 000 RUB). 

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