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Established in 1938, Stavropol State Medical University (SSMU) has a rich educational background. Thousands of medical specialists who have shown their competency in the field of medical science were part of this institution. After decades of medical excellencies, the university got its educational license in 2010. The graduates from this university not only outshow their medical expertise in Russia but also in foreign countries.

Currently, there are over 450 teaching professionals at this university. This lot includes 97 Doctors of Sciences, over 300 Candidates of Sciences, 4 Honored Scientists and 47 Honored Physicians of the Russian Federation. Furthermore, the university has more than 4500 students at present. This also includes numerous international students from various countries. Because of its high-quality education and affordable teaching cost, It is a great choice for Indian medical aspirants.

Duration for MBBS in SSMU is 6 years. Just like other top universities in Europe, English is the language medium for teaching. Importantly, the last three years of this period is completely dedicated to practical learning and training. Recognition from several global organizations and councils is also a highlight of this institution. Thus, the graduates of this university can work or practice in any part of the world.


There are 10 faculties and several departments in this university. The list includes:

  • General Medicine Faculty
  • Stomatology Faculty
  • Pediatric Faculty
  • Foreign Students Faculty
  • Humanities and Medical and Biological Education Faculty
  • Faculty of The humanities specialists training
  • Additional professional education Faculty
  • Practical training Faculty
  • Highly qualified personnel training Faculty
  • Faculty of pre-university education
  • General Medicine Faculty:

General Medicine is the medical field which includes the treatment of health problems of people 18 years old or more. It excludes Dentistry problems.  This is the oldest faculty of Stavropol State Medical University. With the course duration of 6 years, the faculty carries out it’s teaching in 40 departments. The tutors of this faculty are highly-qualified professionals. It includes 56 Candidates of Sciences, 32 professors and 29 associate professors. In general, the students master the course specialisation in 2 years. Following that, 3 years of clinical training takes place.  At last, students go for one year of internship.

  • Pediatric Faculty:

This field of medical science includes the health issues of children from their childhood to 18 years of their age. It is the science of children’s development and functional maturation of the human being. In addition to these, Pediatrics also includes the body’s specific response to any particular factor and disease. Unlike other specialists, a Pediatrician must not only know the treatment measures but also irregularities in children’s bodies. As a result, Pediatricians are able to prevent certain diseases in time.

The study of Pediatrics at Stavropol State Medical University started in 1973. With about 50 years of existence, more than 4000 students have been trained for this speciality. After completing the course duration of 6 years, the graduates can practice as a Pediatrician. Moreover, they have the possibility to acquire any other medical specialisation too.

  • Faculty of Foreign Students:

The admission of international students at Stavropol State Medical University started in 1961. More than 1500 foreign individuals from about 80 countries have graduated from this university till date. Acclamation from WHO and MCI provides this university with an international standard. Graduates from SSMU can work and practice medical science globally.

As the foreign students are taught in English, they do not have to enrol themselves in any language preparatory program. Also, the college authority motivates foreign students to participate in various research programs. The university follows all possible measures to ensure that the international students reside and learn with comfort.

Eligibility Criteria:

The student must have completed their class 12th from a recognized board securing an aggregate of 65%. Along with that, an aggregate of 50% marks in PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) is also required. Moreover, qualification in NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is mandatory too. Also, the applicant should not be less than 17 years of age at the time of admission.

Ranking and Recognition:

Many websites rank Stavropol State Medical University among the top 10 Russian universities. As per 4icu, the global rank of this university is 5778. On the other hand, some websites rank it in the list of the top 3000 world universities.

Stavropol State Medical University is accredited by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. It is also approved by the World Health Organization and recognized by MCI (Medical Council of India).

Hostel and Mess Facilities:

SSMU has 4 hostels to accommodate all its students (national and international). Separate floors and blocks for girls are available in each hostel. Indian students have a choice to choose from 3 or 4 bedded rooms as per the availability. Several facilities like gym, swimming pool and sauna are available for the hostel residents. In addition to this, the security of the students is always at the top of the priority list. Moreover, the university helps the Indian residents to celebrate their festivals in the hostels. 

Students can either avail the mess facilities or can prepare their own food in the kitchens provided for the same. Kitchens are available on each floor of the hostel and can be used on a sharing basis.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.Is Stavropol State Medical University a good choice for Indians to study MBBS?
Ans.Yes, SSMU is a great choice for Indian medical aspirants.

Q. Is it mandatory to qualify NEET for admission at Stavropol State Medical University?
Ans. NEET qualification is mandatory to study in any foreign medical university.

Q. What is the total cost for MBBS at Stavropol State Medical University?
Ans.The total cost for MBBS including food and rent is around 30 lakhs for 6 years.

Q. Is it necessary to take the MCI screening test?
Ans. If the student wants to practice in India, then qualifying the MCI test is necessary.