About The University

North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov (NWSMU) was founded on October 12, 2011 as a result of the merger of the two oldest educational medical institutions in Russia - St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education and St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I.I. Mechnikov.
The founder of the University is the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
The activity of the University is based on close cooperation and coordination of educational, clinical and research activities - this allows training competent specialists who have modern knowledge and are able to apply it in practice.

Why study in North Western State Medical University?

Even though North Western State Medical University was founded only a decade ago as per the record, the merger of the 2 institutes that led to its establishment had significant amount of experience. Therefore the university, in a way, holds a good experience. Other reasons for why a student may choose this university are listed below.

  • The North-Western State Medical University ranking does fairly good on both national and international level. The University is ranked 81st among 375 Universities across Russia. On global level, the University is ranked 2,844th out of 40,000 universities.
  • The University, as mentioned earlier, has purely English taught program which makes it easier for an international student to study in Russia. Yet, it is recommended to study to learn a bit of Russian language for the purpose of getting along with the Russian locals and being able to interact with the patients during clinical postings.
  • The cost of studying at former St. Petersburg State Medical Academy Russia is very affordable and the budget goes around 30 Lakhs including tuition fee, hostel fee and other miscellaneous costs. This, if compared to the exorbitant fees in private medical colleges in India, seems a way better deal to invest in. Eventually, the student will have to take NEXT in both the cases (MBBS from Russia and MBBS from private medical college in India) for the purpose of obtaining licensing to practice in India.


Preparatory programmes
Specialist’s program in General Medicine (EMI)
Bachelor's programme
Specialist's programmes
Master’s programme
Residency programmes
Postgraduate programmes
Summer Schools
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