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Volga Research Medical University

Address: pl. Minin and Pozharsky, 10/1, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Region, 603005

Description Volga Research Medical University

  • Founded: 1920
  • Location: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Number of students: more than 3,000
  • Rating in Russia: 22.

The Volga Research Medical University was founded in 1920 and for a long time had the status of an institute: during the years of World War II front-line doctors were trained here, much attention was paid to the training of surgeons. From the first day, the university was constantly evolving and soon received the status of the Academy, and in 2018 it became a university. The teaching staff consists of more than 700 specialists, many of whom are professors. Training is possible in Russian and English.

Among all the faculties and specialties at the university, surgery, pharmaceuticals, dentistry and therapy are very popular. University staff conduct research in the field of biomedicine, dentistry, surgery, orthopedics, a lot of time and effort is spent on studying the behavior of cancer cells and finding ways to treat this disease. Dentures and implants for maxillofacial surgery are also being developed here.

Among the famous graduates and teachers of the university are two distinguished professors and scientists: Nikolai Sinitsyn and Boris Korolev. They made a huge contribution to medicine, published dozens of scientific papers.

Students with high rates receive a scholarship from 1570r. per month, graduate students - 7400r. per month. Competitions are held for the most talented with the opportunity to receive a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for research work.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Volga Research Medical University

Program name

Training courses

  • Age: 16+ years
  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-12 months
  • Cost: from 30,000 rubles per item.

Courses allow you to increase the chances of admission. Recommended for international students - this is an excellent practice of the Russian language.


  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Cost: from 49900 rubles per year.

The main course of study, which opens up a further choice for determining the specialty.


  • Age: 21+ years
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Cost: from 102 900 rubles per year.

Students actively study their chosen specialization, gain skills and conduct research. For the specialty "Pharmacy", the passing grade is from 228.


  • Age: 21+ year
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Cost: from 165 000 rubles per year.

Admission is based on the test results (from 70 points).

Graduate school

  • Age: 21+ year
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 3-4 years
  • Cost: from 127 900 rubles per year.

Enrollment - after a personal interview. The postgraduate diploma provides great opportunities for a medical career.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university has 5 hostels designed for 1965 places: first of all, rooms are provided to foreigners and nonresident, socially unprotected students (persons with disabilities, orphans). The cost of living in a hostel is only 720-900 rubles per month. You can eat at the university in the dining room or cafe.

Events Volga Research Medical University

The university does not forget about sports culture: sections are open, sports grounds and gyms work. Also on the basis of the university opened a health camp on the Volga. For those who want to get additional knowledge, foreign language courses are offered: English, French, German.

Equipment Volga Research Medical University

Volga Research Medical University has 8 educational buildings and 4 research centers. A simulation center also functions for students: practical skills are developed on mannequins that optimally copy the structure and behavior of the human body. Simulators allow you to gain experience without any harm and risk.

The university has its own museum of topographic anatomy and operative surgery, there is a library with a large collection of paper publications and electronic copies. On the basis of the university there are dentistry and a clinic.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university is divided into 2 semesters: autumn and spring. Additional costs range from $ 334 to $ 682 per month for renting a room or apartment (with a lack of places in the hostel) and meals.

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

The university admission campaign is held from June 20 to July 26. For admission it is necessary to pass exams and a number of documents: certificate (or diploma of previous education), application, photos, copies of passport. It is important for foreign students to provide notarized copies of documents.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- 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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