Saint Petersburg State Pediatric-Medical University

About University 

Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University is the medical educational institution of higher education in Saint Petersburg (formerly known as Leningrad) city of the Russian Federation. Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University is considered to be the oldest pediatric education institution in the Russian Federation as well as in the world. Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University was formed in 1925 as the Institute of Maternity and Infancy in Leningrad city’s pediatrics hospital complex. In 1994 the institute received the status of the Academy and on April 27, 2012, the academy received the university status and became Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University.

Currently, Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University has 3700 students who are being trained in 66 study medical departments under a staff of 810 skilled teachers. University has over 29,000 students who graduated from Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University and had the ability to study MBBS in Russia.

Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University provides a high educational level, which guarantees high demand in the labor market. Our students and lecturers are laureates and prizewinners of numerous international and Russian contests. Every year our students take part in contests of scientific works for St. Petersburg Government grants and have success. Traditionally scientific medical researches are one of the important parts of work in our university and include the main areas of medicine and healthcare science. According to Russian Science Index, we are at the TOP-3 of all medical organizations in the Russian Federation, and in TOP-25 of all scientific organizations in our country.

University hospital is a federal medical organization with one of the biggest scientific bases and ancient traditions of Leningrad’s pediatric school. It has modern diagnostic technologies such as multiline computer tomography, MRI, US scanners, installation for radiologists, modern radioisotope laboratory, etc. Clinical laboratories and biochemical laboratories, bacteriological laboratories, and virologic laboratories allow performing the entire spectrum of research at the advanced level. University teachers work at the frontiers of modern science and implement new medical technologies into practice.


Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University related agreements of cooperation and partnership with foreign medical organizations: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, USA), Democritus University of Thrace (Alexandroupolis, Greece), Belarus State medical university (Minsk, Belarus), Mhitara Geraci’s Erevan State medical university (Erevan, Armenia). It allows our students to take a part in international exchange programs. This work allows improving our educational level.

Saint Petersburg Pediatrics Medical University has the highest minimum USE scores among all the medical universities in Russia. University provides world-class medical education with modern infrastructure and medical equipment. Saint Petersburg Pediatrics  Medical University has an experienced staff that helps the student all the time.

The medium of teaching at the University is English. Saint Petersburg Pediatrics Medical University is approved by the WHO and NMC and has a partnership with many other world-class universities, thus enabling students to participate in student exchange programs.

Faculties and Courses

University provides a studying process in the faculties mentioned below:

  • Faculty of Pediatrics 
  • Faculty of Clinical Psychology
  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Postgraduate Faculty 

Every student covers a range of comprehensive courses: 

  • Medical Science 
  • Dental Surgery 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Psychology 
  • Nursing 
  • Cardiology 
  • Pharmacy
  • Health Science 
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychometrics
  • Social Psychology
  • Peace Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Positive Psychology
  • Oral Medicine 
  • Radiology
  • Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  • Periodontology
  • Prosthodontics 
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University possesses multiple hostels for its students who wish to live near or on the university campus premises. Saint Petersburg Pediatric Medical University provides its students with renovated hostels in a convenient location. University hostels provide housing for international students. The hostel is situated in the city center, in a very nice area with well-developed infrastructure.

It accommodates almost 3,050 students. Hostel No. 6 is the biggest and caters to the greatest number of students. The quality and size of the rooms differ. Each room can inhabit 2-4 students and is supplied with needed comfortable life equipment such as cable TV, free Wi-Fi, permanent heating, and water supplied. The bathroom is shared and divided into several rooms.

Also in the Saint Petersburg Pediatric Medical University student hostel, there are common kitchens, student gyms, laundries, and security. The Saint Petersburg Pediatric Medical University is surrounded by several supermarkets and clothes shops, for food groceries, and other important stuff. Also, there are bus stops nearby. Entrance to the hostel is allowed on the bases of hostel passes. A pass is issued to the student upon arrival at the hostel.

About City 

The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is rightfully called the cultural capital of Russia. A metropolitan city of five million people, it attracts nearly 7 million international tourists, of which about one-half are foreign guests coming from all over the world. St. Petersburg was founded by the first Emperor of Russia, Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 as the new, western-style capital of Russia. Since its first days, St. Petersburg has always been a multicultural city, welcoming guests and specialists from other countries. Along with Russian masters and Russian architects, many European builders and Russian engineers contributed to the glory and beauty of the city.

St. Petersburg’s architecture is known all over the world, and the drawbridges going up in the middle of the night fascinate all guests and residents of our city. In summer, you will get a chance to see the famous White Nights and go by boat along the numerous rivers and canals of “Northern Venice.” You can take a tour of St. Petersburg roofs and see a lot of other fantastic things you’ve never seen before.

St Petersburg is an academic activity and research activity center with over 90 institutions of higher education and 350 research institutions. Many of them are internationally recognized as their alumni and academics are famous worldwide: outstanding scientists and inventors, prominent people in science, education, and culture globally. It makes the city the most popular study destination in Russian Federation and abroad. The city is full of attractions for young people and international students such as modern museums, Indian restaurants, Asian restaurants, Russian restaurants, food stores, art galleries, cinemas, and recreation areas.

Saint Petersburg Pediatric Medical University
• Saint Petersburg Pediatric Medical Academy
• Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
• Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Institute