From the beginning, the University realized that the current pace of development and the specificity of medicine today (introduction of molecular and personalized medicine) require training doctors with sufficient knowledge in different fields of science. Therefore, the General Medicine Educational Program is based on an approach combining high quality medical training by top specialists in different fields of medicine with a comprehensive education in natural sciences, social and economic disciplines, mathematics and humanities and students’ participation in research projects.

The idea behind the introduction of this specialty is to train highly qualified medical doctors/researchers with expertise in clinical disciplines and the research skills and knowledge of natural sciences required for biomedical research.

The objective of the specialized clinical training is to prepare medical doctors with necessary behavioral and critical clinical skills for providing medical care for urgent and life threatening conditions, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

The program graduates are prepared to pursue preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, educational, and organizational and research careers; they can continue their education in an internship, residency, or doctoral program in post-graduate professional education programs.

Program goal

The aim of the Educational Program is to train highly qualified medical doctors with expertise in clinical disciplines and with the research skills and knowledge of natural sciences required for biomedical research.

Duration of study

Six academic years

Language of instruction

English is the language of instruction during the first two years of study. During the same period students take an intensive course in Russian. Starting from year 3 of study, the course of instruction is organized so that the courses are taught in hospitals where the students have an opportunity to communicate with real patients and their own supervisors (teachers) in Russian.

Fees and Financial support

Tuition fees

Tuition fees is U.S. $6,000 per year

Application deadline

June 15

Entrance requirements

This program may be of interest to those who have graduated from a school, college or other educational institution and who wish to qualify as a doctor – General Medicine.

  • Applicants are required to take Chemistry and Biology entrance exams in English
  • Passport copy (all pages)
  • Education certificate copy with apostil
  • Academic transcripts (transcript of record, university degree/s, diploma supplements)
  • 2 photos
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational Letter (1-2 pages)
  • Copy of medical certificate of overall health condition
  • Copies of HIV + AIDS certificates

Application deadlines


Mubaraq Sadiq Abubakar

Year: 2016

Program: General Medicine

Country: Nigeria

I am a proud citizen of my country Nigeria and came from a family of 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls. Since childhood I've been passionate about a future career in medicine which is the reason why I am here in Russia, to fulfill my ambition. I heard about Russia from different people in my country and I always wanted to be here someday.

It is a great opportunity that not everyone is privileged to have - to be at NSU. When I started studying at NSU I was a bit lazy at first but after a while, I got into the habit of regular reading and hard work, this is the impact that NSU has made in my life.

Monalisa Nothando

Year: 2017

Program: General Medicine

Country: Zimbabwe

The first and most serious problem that I faced when I arrived in Novosibirsk was the language barrier. Not so many people here speak English, which complicates communication. The only people I could talk with were my fellow students and foreign students. But time passed, and I slowly began to learn Russian, it came naturally.

Now, after a year, I understand very well spoken Russian. The second problem that I had to face when I arrived was of course the weather. Where I come from, we are surrounded by a savanna and enjoy the highest temperatures. As a result, cold weather caught me by surprise. However, with the support of my Russian friends I got a lot of tips on how not to freeze. Now I am quite well adapted to winter, thanks again to NSU students.

Before coming to Russia, I was constantly hearing that everyone here drinks, so my parents begged me to be sober in this country. Also, I have almost been led to believe that racism flourishes in Russia. But I must confess that Russians are the friendliest people I have ever met. No wonder I feel at home here.

However, it is undeniable that there are a lot of differences between Russians and Zimbabweans. The most interesting thing in my country is that a man and a woman cannot hold hands or kiss in public without facing arrest. Here, couples kiss everywhere no matter if it is proper or improper. By the way this summer, as I was on holidays at home, I witnessed the arrest of a couple.

NSU is my first University and I am happy to be a part of this big family. Among University traditions, I am fascinated by the student custom to make a fire, sing, and dance all together on the banks of the Ob Sea. I have never been as happy as I am now, because I am aware that I am getting an invaluable experience participating in NSU life and life in Russia as a whole.