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First Moscow State University

Moscow, Russia


General Medicine, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Clinical Residency

Popular Courses


International Students

Rolling Admissions



Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1755, First Moscow State Medical University was previously known as the Imperial Moscow University, which further changed its name to Moscow State University in 1917. University named Ivan Sechenov, a research graduate of Moscow Imperial, who was also the "father of Russian physiology." The university became independent in 1930 and gained full university status in 2010. The institution recently celebrated its 260th anniversary in 2018. The First Moscow State Medical University has active affiliations with the international professional organizations, unions, associations World Health Organization, International Association of Universities, Eurasian Association of Universities, World Federation for Medical Education, Association of University Programs for Population Health Management, European Health Management Association and others. First Moscow State Medical University has a subject ranking of #451 – 500 in QS World Ranking, ranks #115 in BRICS Ranking, and ranks #154 in EECA University Rankings.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

First Moscow State Medical State University provides bachelor's and master's programs that are taught in English and Russian in all fields of medicine, biology, and biotechnology, including undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, clinical residency degrees, specialist programs, Doctoral programs, and CME programs. The university offers a scientific library that has a unique collection of scientific publications in medicine and healthcare. The First Moscow State Medical University has low tuition fees and offers great infrastructure. It is usually quite easy for new students to adapt and get accustomed to new places and cultures of Russia, as there are many International Students in the First Moscow State Medical University from numerous nations. Also, the staff of this university is really friendly and caring.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The First Moscow State Medical University has been Accredited and Recognized by the National Medical Commission (NMC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Ministry of Education, Azerbaijan. The notable alumni of the institute are Pyotr Gannushkin, a Russian psychiatrist that developed one of the first theories of psychopathy's (today known as personality disorders), Nikolay Pirogov, Russian scientist, medical doctor, inventor, pedagogue, and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1847), considered to be the founder of field surgery and was one of the first surgeons in Europe to use ether as an anesthetic and Ivan Sechenov, Russian neurophysiologist; honorary member of Russian Academy of Sciences; Moscow Medical Academy, and Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry were named after him.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

First Moscow State Medical University values diversity in all its dimensions. The College has more than 19,000 student enrolments out of which about 3,500 are international students. There are students from around 90 countries all over the world at the university. The largest number of international students are from Malaysia, China, Azerbaijan, Iran, India, Namibia, South Africa, and others. The male to female ratio is 50:50 at First Moscow State Medical University making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Miramedix, Max, KYCnet, Paras Healthcare, and others.

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