KURSK State Medical University

1 Dec 2016 16:53
KURSK State Medical University was the first university in Russia to offer the full-course English medium in the field of medicine.

University Profile


Established in 1935, Kursk State Medical University is ranked as one of the top 10 best Russian Medical Universities. Among its many achievements, KSMU was the first University in Russia to offer students a full Medical training program in the English language.


Within the structure of KSMU we also have a Research Institute of Ecological Medicine as well as a consulting diagnostic policlinic and medical institute. To date KSMU has trained over 25,000 medical professionals across 14 faculties and 67 departments. 


The staff body consists of 633 academic staff of which there are 333 Ph.D and 92 D.Sc academics serving our 6,400 students. The university boasts a well stocked library with a subscription of more than 500,000 journals, books and publications. The campus includes four teaching buildings as well as a five student halls of residence. Students also enjoy the recreational facilities onsite including three sports halls and a shooting range.

Type of institution :  State Medical University.

Courses taught in English: All courses at the Pre-university course, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Stomatological (Dentistry) Faculties.

Academic system: 2 semesters per academic year.

Language of training :  Russian, English.

Academic staff : 650 lecturers with 70 % holding PhD or equivalent 92 professors holding D.Sc

Class size :  6 to 12 students in one group (depending on the course).

Age limit: Minimum age is 16 years old and there is no maximum age limit; Mature applicants are welcome.

KSMU Intakes:    I. Intakes: September 1st – January   II. Intakes: February 7th  – June.

International Acclaim


Russian higher medical education has gained a remarkable reputation on the world stage due to high educational standards with advanced and sophisticated teaching methods and scientific approaches. A Medical Degree from KSMU is recognized by the World Health Organization (W.H.O), and General Medical Council (G.M.C) of major European countries, including Great Britain and France and other international medical boards.


Leading Russian medical universities occupy prominent positions in the international rating by the UNESCO and World Health Organization, including Kursk State Medical University. KSMU is also recognized by JPA Malaysia, MC Sri-Lanka and other countries.


Course offer

Foundation Program - Pathway to Medical degree
- Only US$ 3,350 (inclusive all)
- International regoginitions, UK awarding body
- Pathway to medical degrees locally & internatioanlly recognised (JPA, MMC, WHO, GMC and other international medical councils)
- Pre-U taught by educators of medical faculty & its facilities
- Effective small groups 1:12
- Flexible entry dates
- Intenational environment
- Fast track to UK universities; Bangor University and more thant 20 other universitites under the TRC colleges UK placement

Entry requirement:
- Completed SPM or O-Level
- You wish to improve your grades in STPM or A-Level equivalent, the Pre-U Foundation studies created for you


MD - Medicine

Specialty – General Medicine

Qualification – Doctor of Medicine

Duration of the course – 6 years

The faculty was established in 1935. Since then more than 20,000 physicians have been trained by and graduated from the faculty. Among the faculty graduates of all years there are 120 D.Sc. and more than 650 Ph.D. Many graduates have established new schools and original scientific trends. These are academicians of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences V.N. Nikolaeva-Menshikova, V.S. Ryabtsev, Yu.K. Skripkin, V.G. Gostishev, corresponding –members of RAMS A.F. Bykovsky, V.L. Guryev, O.K. Skobelkin, G.Ye. Ostroverkhov.

The training is provided at 49 departments of the University. The faculty teaching staff of 400 teachers include 70 D.Sc. 275 Ph.D., 2 honored scientists of the Russian Federation, honored worker of higher school of the Russian Federation, more than 35 academicians and corresponding - members of the Russian and international academies. 10 honored physicians of the Russian Federation work at the departments of the clinical profile, actually all the teachers have the higher or the first medical category. 

The curriculum consists of 5 blocks of disciplines: humanities and socio-economic sciences, natural sciences, medico-biological, medico-preventive and clinical disciplines.

Medical faculty graduates take further clinical specialization course in 35 specialties, internship course in 28 specialties, post-graduate course in 47 specialties. The sphere of the professional activity of the graduates is determined by the acquired specialty and includes public health, social protection, medical and biological sciences, medical education, medical service in military structures, economy of public health.