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Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy, PGFA

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Description of Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy, PGFA

  • Location: Perm, Russia
  • Year of foundation: 1918
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Number of students: more than 4500
  • Type of training: mixed.

Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy (PGFA) is a higher educational institution of pharmaceutical profile. The university was established in 1918 as a department within the Perm Classical University, then as a faculty of the Perm Medical Institute. PGFA became an independent institution only in 1936, and received its current name in 2005.

Training takes place on the basis of 21 departments, where bachelors, specialists, candidates of science, graduate students study. Five faculties have been established in the Academy:

  1. Face-to-face training
  2. Distance learning
  3. Training of foreign citizens
  4. Additional professional education
  5. Pre-university training.

The teaching staff is represented by more than 140 candidates of sciences and associate professors, 30 doctors of science and professors, as well as members of international associations, honored health workers of the Russian Federation.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy, PGFA

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The Academy accommodates students in two dormitories of apartment and corridor types. First of all, full-time students, foreigners and visitors from other cities of Russia are settled. For accommodation prepared 1288 places in double, triple rooms, shared kitchens, showers and toilets. The buildings are equipped with laundry rooms, a library with a reading room, gyms, medical centers, computer classes, a dining room and meeting rooms for student clubs.

Activities Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy, PGFA

During the academic year, many events take place on the PGFA campus:

  • Contests "Miss PGFA", "Miss Pharmacy"
  • 10 contests in the project "A nu-ka guys, a nu-ka girls"
  • Celebration of Maslenitsa in dormitories
  • Tourist gathering of freshmen
  • Poetry evenings in the reading room of the library
  • Health Spartakiad in honor of Health Day
  • Participation in public events in honor of Victory Day
  • Student Initiation Concert
  • KVN Game
  • Theatre performances
  • Graduation ceremony of issuing diplomas.

Most students take part in many events, the organization is led by the student trade union committee, the student council.

At the sports facilities of the Academy, individual, group trainings in several sports are held:

  • Team games: basketball, football, volleyball
  • Sports aerobics
  • Athletics, all-around
  • Badminton
  • Darts
  • Table tennis.

Some types of sports activities provide for national teams, both common and separate - for girls and men.


  • Students from 60 regions of Russia, 16 countries of North and Central Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, etc.
  • No3 among the best universities in Perm and the region
  • No. 279 in the ranking of the leading universities in Russia.

Facilities and equipment at Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy, PGFA

The infrastructure of the academy consists of several important buildings.

Educational and Administrative Building:

  • Lecture halls
  • Dean's Offices
  • Two departments
  • Computer labs
  • Museum of the History of the Institution
  • Dining room, buffet.

Laboratory building:

  • Library with reading room
  • Nine departments
  • Gym
  • Lecture halls, auditoriums
  • Admissions Committee
  • Sideboard.

The research center of the Academy is equipped with the Department of Toxicological Chemistry, the Testing Department.

Theoretical building:

  • Six departments
  • Lecture halls
  • Dental Clinic
  • Sideboard.

The institution also has production pharmacies, several testing and research centers, a base for student practice.

Admission dates and extra charges

The duration, start and end dates of the school year depend on the form of study. Full-time programs last from September to early June, correspondence - from October. The program of preparation for admission lasts two years, the course "Russian as a foreign language" - up to a year.

The academic year consists of two semesters and two examination sessions. Full-time classes are held from Monday to Friday, sometimes on Saturday.

Additional costs:

  • Accommodation, meals
  • Medical care
  • Books, consumables
  • Transport
  • Personal expenses.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Open days at the academy are held in the spring months. When visiting, applicants can study student life, the infrastructure of the institution, get acquainted with extracurricular activities. Olympiads, internal competitions, preparatory classes will help to facilitate admission to PGFA.

Future bachelors, specialists should be provided with:

  • Application for admission, consent to data processing
  • Personal documents (passport, SNILS, medical certificate, etc.)
  • High School Diploma, Transcript
  • Individual achievements if available
  • Results of the Unified State Exam.

Applicants to internship and postgraduate programs should be provided with:

  • Application for admission, consent to data processing
  • Personal documents (passport, SNILS, medical certificate, etc.)
  • Diploma of the previous level of education, transcripts
  • Individual achievements if available.

Documents are accepted in the summer months.

Scholarships Perm State Pharmaceutical Academy, PGFA

Scholarship programs that provide awards for academic merit, material assistance:

  • State: social, academic, elevated types
  • Financial support for needy first- and second-year students
  • One-time financial assistance
  • Scholarships of the President, the Government of the Russian Federation.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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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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