Northern State Medical University | Fees | MBBS Admission 2023

Northern State Medical University Fees and Admission criteria for Indian students

Northern State Medical University was founded in 1932 and is one of the best medical universities in Russia when it comes to studying MBBS in Russia for international students. The history of the Northern State Medical University starts more than 85 years ago: the Arkhangelsk Medical Institute was founded in 1932. In 1994 the name was altered to Northern State Medical Academy until in the year 2000 it was reorganized as the university. Northern State Medical University is officially recognized by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Medical Council of India(MCI), and World Health Organisation(WHO). Northern State Medical University is the only institution offering medical education in the northernmost of Russia.

Northern State Medical University Russia
Northern State Medical University, Founded 1932

The Northern state medical university is a remarkable university center, which has nowadays approximately 5500 students – with PG students altogether 8000. The staff consists of 980 researchers, teachers, academicians, and professors.

Northern State Medical University has experience already for many years in cooperation with foreign partners. The university has partnership agreements and regularly takes part in international conferences. The other international and multicultural element in the everyday life of the university is the growing amount of international students. One of the most significant cities of Northern Russia hosts every year hundreds of students, coming from different parts of the world.

In the year 2000 in the Northern State Medical University has opened faculty for foreign students, but already in 1991/1992, the university received its first foreign students from India, Pakistan, and Syria. Students represent different countries all over the world: India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaidzhan, Turkey, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Angola, Cameroon, Zambia, Nigeria, and Peru.

Medical programs offered by Northern State Medical University:

• General Medicine (MBBS)
• Pediatrics
• Public Health (Master) 
• Medical-prophylactic 
• Nursing 
• Clinical (Medical) Psychology 
• Social Work
• Pharmacy 
• Adaptive Physical Training
• Management  
• Economy and Finances 

MBBS Fees Northern State Medical University, Fee Structure 2023

Northern State Medical UniversityTuition Fee per yearHostel Fees/YearOverhead Expenses/ YearFees in USD / INR Year
1st year fees5600 USD300 USD300 USD6200 USD / 4,96,000 Indian Rupees
2nd to 6th year fees5600 US Dollars/Yr300 US Dollars/Yr100 USD6000 USD / 4,80,000 Indian Rupees per year
Total Fees for 6-years MBBS Course36,200 USD = Rs. 28,96,000 Indian Rupees, ( 1 USD @ 80 INR)

The annual fees for the 2023-2024  is 6000 USD, which is around Rs. 480,000 (Indian Rupees). Annual fees cover tuition fee, accommodation cost, study materials, examination Fee, library, and laboratory costs.

The average living cost for Indian students is around 10,000 to 12,000 Russian Rubles per month, although this amount can vary depending on one’s lifestyle. This budget typically covers essential day-to-day expenses like food, travel, internet, toiletries, and other miscellaneous needs.

Admission requirements and Application Process for 2023:

Admission requirements for Northern State Medical University involve the following:

  • To be eligible for admission, applicants typically need to have successfully completed a secondary education or its equivalent. Applicants should have studied science subjects and achieved a minimum score of 50% marks in those subjects.
  • Applicants must be at least 17 years old in the year of admission.
  • Universities require applicants to pass entrance examinations, which may include subjects like biology, chemistry,and English.
  • Indian applicants are required to pass NEET with qualify marks.
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Northern State Medical university Hostels

Students will be offered accommodation in one of the student hostels of the university. Rooms are furnished (table, chairs, beds, shelf, wardrobe) and are for 2-3 persons. Two rooms have a common shower and toilet. Rooms are shared with other students of the same gender, but in the same block, there can be students of the opposite gender as neighbors. In student dormitory no. 1 there are common kitchens and laundries, and there are arranged a common rooms in the first and third dormitories. Kitchenware you should get yourself, and if you have your own computer, also Internet connection you will pay yourself.

The distance from dormitory no. 1  is about fifteen minutes walk (about 1 km) from the university. Student dormitories number 2  and 3  are located a bit further, about 3 kilometers from the city center and the university.

Overview of Northern State Medical University

Students’ Life

Membership of the Student Union in the NSMU is voluntary, but the membership is very popular: approximately 96% of the students are members of the student union. Russian students, who get financial support from the state and don’t pay for their studies (because of their Russian citizenship), pay regularly a member fee. If a foreign student is interested of the membership, should pay every year x rubles to the Student Union. Then she/he will get the same benefits as Russian students. 

Student Union offers help and activities in different fields. One branch of the Student Union is the Sports club, whose services members of the Student Union can use. Members get tickets to movies at a lower price. Further, every year excursions both in Russia and in foreign countries are organized. These trips cost for student-members about 50% less than normal. And at last, but not least, Student Union offers service, which is very important for the students finishing their studies and planning their future careers. Student Union is specialized in career service: if you wish to get information on how to find work, you can ask for help in Student Union. They have practical tips on where to start looking for a job, how to form one’s resume correctly or how to prepare oneself for an interview. Generally, Student Union is working for the students. It supervises student’s socio-economical rights and benefits and makes it emphasizes students’ living conditions, employment market, and salary.

Student Club focuses on students’ social life outside the academic sphere. Student-members organize free-time activities, like parties and different kinds of occasions, e.g. “Knighting of students”, “Spring of Dance”, song contests and spectacles. There is a dance group as well as students’ amateur theatre. The theatre staff often goes on to different cities in Russia.

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MBBS Admission in Northern State Medical University, MBBS Fees Structure, About University, Faculties, About City and Student life in Northern State Medical University Russia.

About Arkhangelsk

Location and Transportation: The distance from Moscow to Arkhangelsk is 1258 km and from Saint Petersburg 1147 km. By plane, it takes less than two hours to get to “the capital of Northern Russia”. Central Bureau for air service is in address Voskresenskaya 116. Aeroflot-Nord is flying from and to Arkhangelsk, its ticket office is in address Pomorskaya 7. The international airport is located to near to Arkhangelsk city, in Talagi, in twenty minutes driving from the city. You can get there by bus number 12. In Moscow, the domestic airport is Domodedovo, in St. Petersburg Pulkovo. To get in Arkhangelsk by train, it takes about 21 hours from Moscow and 24 hours from Saint Petersburg. From Moscow, the trains leave from the Yaroslavskij station, and from St. Petersburg from Ladozhskij station. Railway station (address: 60-let Oktyabrya) square and Central bus station 23 (Gvardeysky division, 13) are near to each other and are located on the other end of Voskresenskaya Street. It’s easy to find your way in Arkhangelsk, thanks to its clear city plan. Besides, distances are not too long. For example, the length of Voskresenskaya Street, which is one of the city’s main streets, is about three kilometers in length. Troitsky Street is the other main street. There are both towns and commercial busses, and trolleybuses. Yellow pick-up cars are collective taxis (or more often “gazelle”), which have their certain routes: you hop in, pay your trip and ask the chauffeur to drop you the certain stop place on the way. Municipal busses are a bit cheaper ones than private transport alternatives. There are not any more trams, which used to be the most northern ones in the world. But anyway, the abovementioned transport variants are going quite often, most of them in 5–15 minutes, so you won’t need to wait for your bus a long time.


Because of the northern location, wintertime lasts long, is snowy, and cold. Summertime is mild and sunny. The White Sea about 40 kilometers from Arkhangelsk makes the climate windy and humid and it rains often. The weather can change relatively quickly. Get prepared for wintertime carefully. This means warm underwear, woolen clothes, and good outer clothing, like a warm jacket, boots, and headgear. Because of the near location to the White Sea, it is often windy.

On average, the temperature in Arkhangelsk in January is -13 Celsius degrees, and in July +17 Celsius degrees. But note, that these figures inform just the average temperatures; in wintertime (December – March) there can be as cold as -30 Celsius degrees. And in the summertime (June – August) as warm as +25 Celsius degrees. And meantime – everything between or beyond these temperatures! The first snow usually rains in October, but usually, it won’t last a long time at once. Especially during the autumn season, it rains a lot.

Tourist Attractions

Arkhangelsk is one of the oldest Russian cities. It was founded in 1584 on the bank of the Northern Dvina not far from the place where it flows into the White Sea. The importance of the city has been remarkable: before the foundation of St. Petersburg Arkhangelsk was the only “window” to Europe and the only seaport. The river Northern Dvina has been and still is very important to the city. The surrounding river gives beautiful background to the city, it functions as an important transportation route for both goods and passengers. Around the city and along the river there is a vast wetland area.

 Nowadays Arkhangelsk is one of the largest scientific and cultural centers in the European North. There are three universities: Pomor State University, Technical University, and Medical University, and other institutions of education and research. There is the International School of Administration and College of Art and Music.