7 things to know when planning to study medicine in Russia

Published by Afterschool.my on Apr 03, 2015, 10:01 am

Russia is among the most affordable and popular destinations for higher education. Russia attracts nearly 2 million international students annually, especially those planning to study medicine.

1. Qualification

Students must meet the minimum qualifications for entry into a medical programme as stated by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MoE):


Aside from academic qualifications, students must have completed a medical fitness and HIV test certificate and have a valid passport ready.

2. Checking the reliability of agents

Applicants must choose a reliable agent who is capable of protecting their general welfare. Many students get deceived by inaccurate information by unreliable agents. Medic ED Consultation Sdn Bhd is the one and only professional consultant Service Company which represents the renowned Universities from Russia, Indonesia, Taiwan and China. It helps students to choose the right medical education path. With over 13 years of consultancy experiences, Medic ED works closely with top universities in Russia as well as Taiwan, Indonesia and China. Besides, Medic Ed is the only agent who provides RM500, 000 interest free loan to students.

3. Choose a medical programme that is recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)

Selection of University is crucial, good future always leads to selection and decision. There are three top universities located in Russia: Moscow State Medical University (MSMU), Russian National Research Medical University (RSMU) and Kursk State Medical University. These universities hold a good academic record which is fully recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) and Malaysia Medical Council (MMC).


4. Medium of instruction in Russia

The language of instruction is fully literate in English. The methods of lecturing in Russian Universities are much more interesting and fun, not to mention the living environment in terms of culture, independence and discipline.


5. Cost to study medicine in Russia

Tuition fees vary from university to university. Duration of study for a medical degree is 6 years which includes clinical experience. Here is an estimate provided by Medic Ed:



6. Cost of living in Russia

Cost of living varies from city to city and depends on the student's lifestyle. It is recommended that students coming to Russia have at least RM500 to RM600 a month for living expenses, and RM500 to RM760 especially for those living in Moscow.

7. While studying, can I take part-time jobs in Russia?

The Russian government allows international students to work 15 hours in a week. During vacations, they can work full-time. A part-time job helps a student to meet the living costs of staying overseas.

This article is produced in partnership with Falcon Universal.

For more information but with a more localized feel, do contact Falcon Universal at +603-2287 2252 or email them at [email protected]

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