Bashkir State Medical University

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Leading university

Bashkir State Medical University, established in 1932, is one of the leading medical universities in the Russian Federation and the center of medical and pharmaceutical sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Most rated

The University is included in domestic and international university rating list (e.g. Round University Ranking, UniRank, Ranking Web of Universities and some others).

High quality

The faculty of the university consists of famous scientists and practitioners who are involved in educational, medical and scientific activities. The staff of the university is unique - there are about 268 professors, doctors of sciences and 739 candidates of sciences and associate professors.

Great choice

BSMU is well known throughout the Russian Federation and among the world's best medical institutions for its scientific schools of Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Cardiology and Morphology (anatomy).

BSMU is amongst the top universities of the Russian Federation

Government funded university

Accredited by by Ministry of Healthcare and Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Recognized by WHO

Recognized by the leading Medical and Dental councils

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Our rector

Valentin Pavlov






Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences

We are glad to open our doors for new students from all over the world, and welcome opportunities for international cooperation in educational, scientific and innovative work

Scientists of the Bashkir State Medical University successfully represent the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Russian Federation at international events in various areas of biomedical sciences.

There are over 15 000 medical students, including more than 5 200 international students from 64 countries. More than 1 200 residents and PhD students, 7 000 physicians in postgraduate CME courses are training in our University.

Thanks to the international summits of SCO and BRICS, which were held in the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan in 2015, Ufa became a new congress center of Russia.

Today we are at the center of Russian and international medical events. Summits gave impetus to the development of cooperation with China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and strengthening cooperation with leading universities of Germany.

Nowadays our students, physicians and professors are being integrated in international practice, our scientists are conducting joint research on topical problems of medicine.

Our university is the center of medical and pharmaceutical sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan and Russia. And we are on the way to be international-level

We are glad to welcome you to Bashkir State Medical University! Our university is the center of medical and pharmaceutical sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

For more than 90 years our institution has been successfully training specialists for health care, scientific and pedagogical work in the sphere of professional medical and pharmaceutical education of the Russian Federation.

Scientists of Bashkir State Medical University successfully represent our Republic and Russia at the international events in different fields of natural sciences. University faculty consists of famous scholars and medical practitioners who are involved in teaching, medical and scientific activities. BSMU possesses material and technical resources, training facilities, and a large library stock. BSMU is famous for its schools of surgeons, oncologists, cardiologists, morphologists all around Russian and world medical institutions.

University recognized by WHO and represented in International and Domestic Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

World Federation of Medical Education

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Export of Education

15 000+

More than 15  000 students

5 200+

More than 5 200 international students


64 countries


More than 60 international partners


30 Joint Ph.D. programs


More than 300 students take part in exchange programs annually

Why choose us

Everyday we work hard to make our education good quality, conduct up-to-date research and implement best practice in healthcare

High quality education

Morden research

Student Experience

Brilliant knowledge for Better Healthcare

High Quality Education

We offer different educational programs

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Preparatory courses

8 months with studying Russian language and biomedical subjects

Secondary vocational training

Prosthetic dentistry
Lab assistant
Emergency medical technician (advanced)

Undergraduate courses (Higher education)

Bachelor level

Social work

Specialist level

General Medicine (Russian and English-medium)
Pediatric (Russian-medium)
Dentistry (Russian and English-medium)
Pharmacy (Russian and English-medium)
Preventive Medicine (Russian-medium)
Clinical Biochemistry (Russian-medium)
Clinical Psychology (Russian-medium)

Postgraduate courses

Master’s degree (3 year program)

Public health
Industrial pharmacy
Social work
Residency (2 year program in 77 specialties)
Ph.D. fellowship (3 year program)
CME – courses (more than 400)


Bashkir State Medical University is a large scientific center, where basic and applied research, experimental and clinical testing are conducted. Successful results of performed research are actively introduced into educational process and healthcare work.

Scientific and innovative activities of BSMU, financed by state and attracted funds, are supervised by Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation.

Scientific infrastructure of BSMU includes:

Central Scientific Research laboratory;

Cell Culture laboratory;

Biophysics laboratory;

Biochemistry laboratory;

Radiology laboratory;

Laboratory for experimental surgery;


Scientific research institute of rehabilitation medicine;

Scientific research institute of oncology;

Scientific research institute of new medical technologies.


Student experience

Easy and transparent application process

Application process

You will find necessary information regarding the application procedure below.

Please be informed that according to its License the University is bound to provide the medical education in Russian language with assisted use of English during first 3 years.

Russian language is necessary for students from 3rd year to communicate with patients.

For students who wish to study Medicine in English medium, education will be provided in English language for the initial 3 years. From the 4th year most of the lectures will be in English, all the practical classes will be taught in Russian.

Please read information about application carefully.

All documents must be translated to Russian and duly certified (recognized or certified at a consular department of the embassy). Please use your official name (as on passport and on all your application documents).

How to apply

Choose your program
Send us initial documents via e-mail
Get approval and wait for visa invitation
Apply for visa in Russian Embassy at your place of residence
Get visa and inform us to be recommended of arrival date
Travel to Russia
Arrival to Russia. Accomodation. Medical check-up and vaccination
Pass entrance examination
Pay tuition fee and sign educational contract
Join BSMU team

Step 1 — Initial application

Eligibility criteria:

  • Health. If you have a serious medical illness or chronic medical condition, please contact University officials before arrival.
  • English level. To study in our University, there is no need to provide us with any certificate proving the level of the applicant's English language, but with poor English, you are not eligible for studies.


You have to prepare and send the following documents via e-mail or form below:

  1. Copy of the international passport (the pages with the photo, date of expiration and place of birth etc.)/

    That your passport should be valid for at least 2.5 years from the date of application.

  2. Documents confirming your previous level of education.

    That according to the legislation of the Russian Federation the documents issued in another country can be accepted by the Russian universities only after the procedure of legalization and recognition. For details click hyperlink.

  3. Health fitness certificate (with information of your vaccination).
  4. Pleace fill in the ollowinf forms: visa invitation inquiry form and application form and send them via form below or via e-mail to the University

Step 2 — Receive a student's invitation (takes about 30 days) and apply for visa

You will receive the invitation via email which is provided to us in the application form.

Receiving an invitation alone is NOT sufficient to enter Russia.

Step 3 — Arrival to russia

You must fill your migration card on arrival to the Russian Federation at the airport, after which you will receive a stamp at the Border Control services desk. This stamp confirms your entry in the Russian Federation.

You must submit your migration card to the university officials on arrival as it is proof of your entry in the Russian Federation.


On the day of your arrival or the next day (except for weekends) you have to visit the office of External Affairs and Foreign Students with the following documents:

  1. Passport
  2. Migration card (received at the airport on arrival)

All foreign students must submit the documents for registration to the Dean's Office for International Students within 3 days after their entry in the Russian Federation. The penalty for failing to complete the registration in time may vary from paying a fine to deportation from Russia.


Please, find attached information related to Visa & Registration Rules - click here

And finally, you have to submit your documents to the Admission Committee.

Step 4 — Medical check-up and vaccination

All applicants will have a medical check-up to assess eligibility for further studies in medical university (cost approx. 4000 RUB). If necessary vaccination is missed, the applicant must do all necessary vaccines. Note! All international students are obliged to have medical insurance (approx. 4500 RUB per year).

Step 5 — Entrance examinations

The entrance examination will be held on a competitive basis for applicants. You will be tested on your knowledge of chemistry and biology.


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Lenin street,3
Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan
Russian Federation

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