Volgograd State Medical University

About University 

Volgograd State Medical University is the oldest medical university in the heroic city of Volgograd. It was established in 1935 as Stalingrad Medical Institute. In 2012 Volgograd State Medical University became one of the largest medical institutions and pharmaceutical universities in Russia, rising from a provincial medical school to a university with a worldwide reputation.

Volgograd State Medical University is one of the leading medical universities in Russia, during 80 years of studying activity Volgograd State Medical University has risen from a provincial medical school to a medical university with a worldwide reputation, Volgograd State Medical University every year prepares 2,500 highly qualified specialists of the 21st century. Nowadays, Volgograd State Medical University has trained more than 55,000 specialists who study MBBS, study dentistry, study pediatrics, and study nursery.  Today Volgograd State Medical University employs over 1,230 qualified doctors, professors, and specialists in 76 medical study departments.

Volgograd State Medical University gained a very high rank among Russian medical universities. Since it was founded, the University has attracted highly qualified staff with experience teaching in many regions of the world. Most of them have Ph.D. in medicine or more advanced degrees. The academic programs are run by 66 medical study departments of the University.

At present, about 10,000 citizens of Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union and 900 international students from India and 70 other foreign countries attend the medical University. About 70 overseas doctors and specialists are engaged in postgraduate study at the university every year. The Volgograd medical university has been training international students since 1962. Over this period 3,000 physicians, dentists, pediatricians, and pharmacists have been trained in foreign countries. 


The university is one of the best educational destinations for MBBS in Russia. The University is also accredited by FAIMER and is further acknowledged by the National Medical Commission. Since the many years of its existence, the University has successfully been able to create many tie-ups with leading International Universities. The Volgograd State Medical University is accredited by the National Medical Council (NMC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Ministry Of Education of Russia.

Medical university has also been working with the British Council, the World Health Organization, The United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization, the World Federation for Medical Education, and the US Agency for International Development as a collaborative effort. The Volgograd State Medical University has been awarded a high rank amongst many other Medical Universities in Russia. It has been able to attract extremely highly qualified teaching staff from all across the world since its very inception.

Faculties and Courses

University provides studying process in the following institutes and faculties:

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Biology
  • Faculty of Pediatrics 
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Postgraduate Education
  • Faculty of Social Work and Clinical Psychology
  • Faculty of Advance Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy

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


Volgograd Medical University has 7 student hostels. There is separate accommodation for both local and international students. University hostels offer shared rooms and private rooms. In both cases, you can generally count on about 9 square meters of personal space furnished with a bed, table, and cabinet. In the dorm or nearby there are also generally cafeterias, snack bars, and/or cafes

The campus has free Wi-Fi and students can avail of free internet. Student life at the Volgograd State Medical University and also the City of Volgograd itself is friendly has multiple interesting possibilities, and can be quite enjoyable. The University encourages students to celebrate their national festivals. Spectacular performances with folk songs and dances which are part of such celebrations are admired by both students and academic staff.

About City 

Volgograd is one of Russia’s oldest cities and an important industrial center with just over a million inhabitants. It has a strategic location to the South of Moscow and is often known as the window to Russia, due to it being a short distance away from Georgia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. It has remained an important commercial hub from the Soviet era and remains so in the present day. To most Europeans, Volgograd is perhaps better known under its Soviet name, Stalingrad, and for the famous resistance against the invading German troops during the Second World War. 

Volgograd today is the site of The Motherland Calls, an 85-meter high statue dedicated to the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad, which is the tallest statue in Europe, as well as the tallest statue of a woman in the world. One of the most popular attractions is the Mamayev Kurgan memorial complex, a hill overlooking Volgograd that is a must-see in any Volgograd tour. The city is full of universities, cafes, restaurants, picturesque sightseeing, libraries, theatres, cinemas, and other attractions that are worth visiting for everybody.

The most beautiful one 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.

Volgograd Medical University
• Volgograd Medical Academy
• Volgograd State Medical Academy
• Volgograd Medical Institute