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Northern Medical University - SSMU

Address: Ave. Troitsky, 51, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk region, 163000

Description Northern Medical University - SSMU

  • Established: 1932
  • Location: Arkhangelsk, Russia
  • Students age: 17+
  • Type of training: blended
  • Type of accommodation: hostel
  • Language of instruction: Russian, English.

The university was founded in 1932: rich experience and prestige allowed it to train more than 25 thousand doctors, among which there are many outstanding scientists who have contributed to the development of surgery, cardiology, dermatology. The list of famous university graduates is headed by Nikolai Mikhailovich Amosov, who made an invaluable contribution to the study of the heart, Bentsion Moiseevich Tumarkin - the author of works on the prevention and treatment of skin diseases, and many others. The university constantly concludes partnership agreements with foreign universities and offers its students to participate in exchange programs.

The priority of the university is research:

  • Internal diseases
  • Oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Maternal and child health issues
  • Resuscitation
  • Surgery
  • From its very foundation, the university has been studying the minimization of the impact of acclimatization in extreme conditions - in the Arctic zone.

Today, the university is multidisciplinary and offers to undergo bachelor's programs not only in medicine, but also in:

  • Sociology
  • Humanitarian areas
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Natural sciences.

The university is known throughout the country for regular scientific conferences on:

  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Traumatology
  • Orthopedics
  • Oncology
  • Medical biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Northern Medical University - SSMU

Program name

Training courses

  • Age: 16+
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years.

The department works for applicants who want to increase the level of knowledge and get a high chance of admission.


  • Age: 17+
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 4-5 years.

The university invites you to take training in high-quality and modern programs, not only in the field of medicine, but also in other areas. Groups in English are formed if a group of up to 10 people is recruited.


  • Age: 17+
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 5-7 years.

Enrollment is made after passing the computer test.


  • Age: 21+
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 2 years.

A computer test is required (minimum 70 points).

Graduate school

  • Age: 21+
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 3 years.

Enrollment - after an oral exam.

Accommodation, housing and food

There is a hostel on the territory of the university, the cost of which:

  • 460 rubles per month for Russians
  • 2215 rubles / month for foreigners.

Events Northern Medical University - SSMU

Students have all the conditions for combining intensive study with sports, creativity. Popular leisure options among students:

  • Aerobics
  • Martial arts
  • Skiing
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Fitness and more.


  • Rich research and teaching experience
  • Modern scientific and educational complex
  • Current research
  • A wide choice of programs
  • Course flexibility
  • Excellent equipment
  • Exchange programs
  • Budget places.

Equipment Northern Medical University - SSMU

The university has a developed infrastructure that provides both the quality of educational services and the level of research activity. A wealth of material and technical resources has been collected to study the possibilities of a full-fledged human life in the Arctic zone, research in pharmacology, surgery and other urgent problems of medicine:

  • Modern educational buildings
  • Center for Simulation Education
  • Training pharmacy
  • Pharmacognosy Cabinet
  • Showroom
  • Drug Manufacturing Laboratory
  • First aid room
  • Conference hall
  • Debriefing cabinet
  • Museum of Arctic Medicine
  • Consultative and diagnostic clinic
  • Federal Central Research Laboratory
  • Center for Pre-University Education
  • Sports and fitness center
  • Gym
  • Ski base
  • University Stadium
  • Martial Arts Hall.

The centers are equipped with modern equipment:

  • Computer technology
  • Computerized simulators
  • Dummies
  • Phantoms
  • Mannequins.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university provides budget places for students who demonstrate brilliant academic preparation during entrance exams. The remaining students can take paid tuition - the final cost of the program depends on the chosen specialty.

The name of the program



Admission Campaign Dates

Preparatory program

Russian A0-A1

1 year

2 years

1 year

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Undergraduate programs

Computer testing

The minimum passing score is 156.

4-5 years old

06.20-11.07, 10.19-26.07


Computer testing

The minimum passing mark is 197.

5-7 years old

07.20-21.09, 07.20-11.08,



Computer testing


2 years



Computer testing

Minimum 70 points

2 years


Graduate school

Oral exams

3 years


Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

List of documents:

  • Diploma or certificate
  • Transcript (for foreigners)
  • Notarized translation (for foreigners)
  • Certificate of Recognition (for foreigners)
  • Level of Russian: B1 (for foreigners).

Scholarships Northern Medical University - SSMU

Material support for students:

  • Students enrolled in undergraduate studies on a budgetary basis automatically begin to receive scholarships, receive benefits and discounts on visits to cultural places and transportation
  • Students can apply for diverse and numerous scholarship grants from private and government foundations
  • Social scholarship
  • Enhanced Academic Scholarship
  • Presidential scholarship.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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