South Ural State Medical University

About University 

South Ural State Medical University (Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy) is a higher education institution under federal control that implements a multi-level system of continuous medical training of specialists with higher medical education, pharmaceutical education, and humanitarian education from secondary schools to doctoral studies. South Ural State Medical University was established in 1944 as Chelyabinsk State Medical Institute when Kyiv Medical Institute was transferred to Chelyabinsk city. 

Today South Ural State Medical University has a qualified teaching staff of 740 teachers, including 157 prominent Russian doctors, and 390 candidates in sciences. They perform studying MBBS and research activities to train 4,500 students in 62 medical study departments. During 70 years of its history, South Ural State Medical University has trained over 24,000 professionals in the fields of Medical science and Healthcare Sciences.

The Scientific Library of the medical university has a collection of more than 7,00,000 published books and scientific journals. To train students with the help of modern medical technologies and medical research equipment and to sharpen their practical skills, the University provides training in the Practical Skills Training Center aided by medical simulation. For the clinical residence of the students, South Ural State Medical University runs several clinical bases equipped with high-tech and specialized medical care services.

The total duration of the MBBS course in South Ural State Med. University is 6 years for Indian students. The exact duration of the medical course in all government medical universities of Russia is 5 years and 8 months. The total MBBS course duration includes an internship abroad or in Russia also which is also required for working as a medical practitioner in Russia and neighboring countries.

The medium of instruction at South Ural State Medical University for all foreign students is English. All the tests, exams, and classes are conducted in English medium of instruction. All medical books by foreign writers are available  university library, which helps Indian students to prepare for their medical graduation exams and future medical career


South Ural State Medical University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS) and certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), United States of America. South Ural State Medical University is also approved by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) and the Medical Council of India (MCI). The University offers a 6-Year Program for MBBS in Russia for local as well as international medical aspirants. Students in India, who have qualified for NEET, can apply for direct admission to the MBBS Program of South Ural State Medical University.

South Ural State University is ranked #896 in Best Global Universities. Medical universities are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. University is a member of numerous cooperation agreements with foreign universities and international medical organizations. Due to it, every student and member of the academic staff can participate in a variety of exchange programs with the most prominent universities in Russia and abroad.

Faculties and Courses

South Ural State University provides a studying process in the faculties mentioned below:

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy 
  • Faculty of Disease Prevention
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pediatrics  
  • Preparatory Department
  • Language Faculty

Every student covers a range of comprehensive courses: 

  • Medical Science 
  • Dental Surgery 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Psychology 
  • Nursing 
  • Cardiology 
  • Clinical Research
  • Health Informatics
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Public Health 
  • Human Anatomy
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Physiology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Genetics
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing 
  • Management of Nurse Service
  • Communication Technology 
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiotherapy Technology 
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Traumatics and Orthopaedics
  • Urology
  • Pulmonology
  • Dermatovenerology


South Ural State Medical University provides its students with renovated and modernized student hostel 10 minutes from the main study building. All the hostels have CCTV surveillance systems and fire alarm safety systems installed for the safety of foreigners. Students can choose 2/3/4 seater rooms that have study tables, chairs, beds, bed sheets, wardrobes, lamps, etc. They can also apply to the hostel administration if they wish to change their room or upgrade it.

The hostels have facilities of common kitchens, laundry, sports hall, and reading hall within its premises on each floor. It is compulsory to stay in a hostel provided by the university during the first year of their MBBS in South Ural. From 2nd year onwards, students can choose to rent a flat/apartment or continue to stay in a university hostel. Annual sports (Mostly Cricket) and cultural events are organized by South Ural State Medical University for international students.

About City 

Chelyabinsk is the administrative center and largest city of the Chelyabinsk province of the Russian Federation. It is the 7th largest city in Russia and 2nd largest city of the Ural federal region. It is situated on the bank of the Miass river and the eastern side of the Ural mountains. Its growth started rapidly after the construction of the Trans-Siberian railway track which connected the city with Russia’s Siberian region. The city is well connected to all other major cities of Russia through rail routes, road routes, and air routes.

Trams, trolleybuses, vans, and taxis are easily available for transport within the city. Chelyabinsk has a huge number of parks with the Gagarin Central Park being the center of attraction among the local population & tourists as well. It is a major industrial hub of metallurgy production and military production.

Chelyabinsk has a vast amount of higher education institutes located in the city and SUSMU (Chelyabinsk) is just one of them. International students studying MBBS at South Ural State Medical University find the place peaceful, affordable, and full of natural beauty. The local people of the city are very friendly with foreigners and love to interact with them. The climate of Chelyabinsk is of humid continental type with warm summers (ranging between +25 to +30 degree Celsius) and moderate to extreme winters (ranging from 0 to -20 degrees Celsius).

The most beautiful sightseeing is the light and music fountain, located in front of the Opera and Ballet Theater. 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.

South Ural Medical University
• Chelyabinsk Medical Institute
• Chelyabinsk State Medical Institute
• Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy