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Ural State Medical University


Ural State Medical University (USMU) founded in 1930 under the name of Sverdlovsk Medical Institute.

The University in figures:

  • 7 thousand students, interns, residents, and postgraduates
  • 58 Departments
  • 8 Facuties
  • 40 Clinical Bases

Extracurricular activities:
• Union of Students and Postgraduates
• Association of the Volunteer Movement
• Leisure Centre
• Sports Club (2 sports gyms, sports grounds and a ski lodge)

Researchers of the Ural State Medical University collaborate with the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Middle Urals Scientific Center Federal Scientific Institutes of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation, and companies (JSC “URALINTEH”, LLC “FOTEK”, LLC “OLIMP”, LLC “MEDSINTEZ” PLANT).

The University students and researchers conduct joint research with foreign medical centers: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (New-York), Johns Hopkins University (Maryland), Joslin Diabetes Center (Boston), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI, Washington), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Rockefeller University (New-York), Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Institute for Boimedical Research, University Medical Center Groningen (the Netherlands).

The Institute develops and implements up-to-date and high-tech methods of diagnosis and treatment of various diseases: minimally invasive robot-assisted surgical operations, brachytherapy, nursing of extremely premature infants, a broad range of molecular genetic techniques, nanotechnology in dentistry and pharmacy and a number of others.

The University has the following Rankings:

  • 801-1000 in Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2021
  • 84th in Best Universities in Russia Ranking RAEX

Preparatory course for international students:
Ural State Medical University has a Preparatory Faculty for foreign citizens. In accordance with the program of studies (one academic year) international applicants study the Russian language, Chemistry and Biology required for the admission to the University.

After the enrolment foreign citizens who entered a program in Russian have a right to study the following specialties: «General Medicine», «Dentistry», «Pediatrics», «Pharmacy», «Medical and Preventive Care». The enrollment is based on the results of entrance exams (Russian, Biology, and Chemistry).

Students having a bilingual program (Russian and English) study specialty «General Medicine». English is used as the language of instruction during the first 2 years of studies, and Russian is used as the language of instruction from the 3rd year of studies.

• General medicine and Preventive Care Faculty
• Faculty of Preventive Medicine
• Multidisciplinary Accreditation and Simulation Center
• Pediatric Faculty
• Faculty of Dentistry
• Department of Training of Highly Qualified Personnel
• Faculty of Advanced Training and Professional Retraining of Specialists
• Faculty of Psychological and Social Work and Higher Nursing Education
• Pharmaceutical Faculty

The duration of a general course of studies is 6 years, but «Dentistry» and «Pharmacy» studies duration is 5 years.

Campus Accommodation
The campus is a "home" for more than 1600 students of the Ural State Medical University. Students live in rooms for 2-4 people. All rooms are furnished. Shared ki