Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum requirements for admission to the Smolensk State Medical University?

1. He/she shall complete the age of 17 years on or before the 31st of December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course.

2. He/she must have passed in 10+2 or equivalent examination in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination.

Is there any entrance examination for getting admission to the Smolensk State Medical University?

No, there is no entrance examination. Direct Admission, without any donation.

What type of climate is in Smolensk?

There are 4 seasons in European part of Russia. Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), Autumn (September to November) and Winter (December to February). Climate of Smolensk is temperate continental with cool summer and mild winter. Temperature in summer is up to +30 and in winter about -10 degrees centigrade.

What is the cost of living in Smolensk for a Student?

The cost of living in Russia for an Indian student varies from city to city. The average cost of living (excluding food) in Smolensk, 50 US Dollars per month (approximately Rs. 3300/-) but this may vary depending upon lifestyle of an individual.

If I get ill in Russia, who will take care of me?

A nurse is on duty 24 hours a day. A doctor is on duty every evening for 5 hours. Treatment in the medical centre is free of cost. If the nurse on duty decides that the student should be referred to any hospital of the city, then she calls an ambulance. Every student should have compulsory medical insurance, which covers almost all bills of treatment.

If I need money in Russia, how my parents can send me money?

The best way to transfer the money is to use international ATM/debit cards. For this purpose a student should open a bank account in India in a bank that is offering international ATM / debit card. Then, whenever he needs money, his parents will just deposit the required amount in this account and the student will withdraw the amount from any ATM machine of any Russian bank.

Can my parents visit me?

Yes, your parents are most welcome to visit you and the university. We even have a guest room in the hostel, where they can stay free of cost and if you are eating in the Indian mess, then your parents can dine with you free of cost during their stay. For details how they can get visa and for arrangement of their journey please contact Authorized Admission Office in India Rus Education.

When are my vacations? Can I visit India during my vacations?

Winter vacations are only 15 days in January, or February, but summer vacations are two months (July and August). You are advised to visit India during your summer vacation. Group journeys are organized for students to India helping them to acquire student's concession air tickets.

Do I have to undergo a one-year Russian Language Course even when I will be studying in English Medium?

No, you do not have to undergo the one-year Russian Language Course. You are taught in English, but as you know that during Medical education you have to interact with local patients and so you must know the local language. That is why you are given the Russian language classes as a subject during first, second and third year. The knowledge of Russian also helps you in your daily life.

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