crimea state medical university

About Crimean Federal University / Crimean State Medical University.

Crimean Federal University under the federal control of Russia, again became popular among Indian students. CFU is higher education University located in Simferopol i.e. the capital of the Crimean region. Crimean State Medical University which is 100 Years old became Crimea Federal University in 2014 when Russia took over the control of the Crimea region 2014 from Ukraine. The university offers various scientific, organisational, and methodological features which help students in the educational process related to medical education or MBBS in Russia. The university consists of a well-determined clinical department with the necessary equipment that fulfills modern requirements. The university has 7000+ staff members and over 32,000 students including 3,000+ international students from different countries of the world.

Quick Facts

Year of Establishment 1918
Type of University Government Univesity
Medium of Teaching English
Minimum Percentage for MBBS in Crimea University 50% in PCB & NEET Qualified
NEET Requirement Yes
IELTS / TOEFL Not Required
Duration 6 years (Including internship)
Recognition NMC and WHO Approved
Admission Process Direct
Processing Time 45-60 Days
Tuition Fees RUB 300000 Per Year
Hostel Cost RUB 9000 Per Year
Food Cost USD 120 per month
Indian Students 3,000 students 
Session Starts September

Faculties in Crimean Federal University, Russia

The Crimean Federal University comprises of 23 institutes with 11 branches, 7 colleges and 10+ research centres and science institutions. There are 5 faculty offered in the University:

  1. Faculty of General Medicine
  2. Faculty of Dentistry
  3. Faculty of Pharmacy
  4. Faculty of Clinical Psychology
  5. Faculty of Pediatrics

International Recognition of Crimea Federal University

The Crimean Federal University has the following international member of the organizations:

International Recognition of Crimea Federal University

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI) or NMC

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in the United States.
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Russia (MSHE)
  • Australian Medical Council (AMC)
  • World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS)
  • European Countries

  • United Nations Organizations (UNO)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • European Universities Association (EUA)
  • World Federation of Medical Education (WFME)
  • Association of Medical Education of Europe (AMEE)
  • International Education Society (IES)
  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
  • Advantages of studying in Crimean Federal University

  • Crimean Federal University is a government university and is considered one of the best Medical Univ in Russia for Quality of Education
  • CFU Teaches all 6 Years in English.
  • The highest FMGE passing Ratio in 2022. Around of student 35% of students passed on the first attempt! The ratio among MOKSH students was more than 73%.
  • The university has 100 years of dedicated medical studies taught to thousands of graduates in the past. The university has teaching experience of 19 years to teach in the English language.
  • It is very much suitable for students looking for low-cost MBBS universities in Russia. Crimean Federal University’s fee structure is unbelievable for such a large, reputed, and experienced university providing all the grand infrastructure of Russia.
  • Private Indian mess are available at a very low cost of only USD 120 per month for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Hostels are just a 5 min walk, No private or Public transport is required.
  • Disadvantages of studying in Crimean Federal University

  • The distance to University is just a few Km’s from the Ukraine border which is under a war area. Safety is a concern for the student.
  • The entire Crimea region is a highly restricted area; Financial activities are quite limited. Being International Student You can’t even open Bank Account in Crimea Region.
  • To withdraw money from ATM, students have to travel more than 30 Km from University.
  • CFU is far 1400 Km away from MOSCOW and Air Connectivity is suspended to Crimea due to air strike threats. It takes around 12 hours by Train and 15 hours by Bus to reach Moscow.
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    Cost of studying MBBS at Crimean Federal Medical University

    Crimean Federal University is one of the most affordable university in Russia. The Total Tuition fee for Crimea for Six years of MBBS program is just close to 18 Lacs ruble. Students can pay their tuition fees semester-wise also.

    Year Yr-1 Yr-2 Yr-3 Yr-4 Yr-5 Yr-6
    Tuition Fee(RUBLE) 3,00,000 3,00,000 3,00,000 3,00,000 3,00,000 3,00,000

    University may revise the tuition fee hence variation of approx. 10% may be there.

    Hostel Cost in Crimea Federal University

    Hostel Cost in Crimea Federal University

    When planning to study MBBS abroad, it's natural to worry about accommodation. Fortunately, Crimean Federal University offers accommodation services to all international students.

  • There are 5 hostels located on the university campus in 3 Hostel Indian students currently staying.
  • Hostels are common for both boys and girls.
  • Every Hostel has a common study room.
  • The Hostel offers common kitchen for self-cooking with appliances on a share basis, all without any additional charge includes Refrigerator,Induction cooktop & Microwave oven
  • In addition to comfortable living arrangements, the university also provides ample opportunities for physical activities. Students can take advantage of the sports area, which includes facilities for swimming, lawn tennis, and a gym.
  • Hostel Fee in Rubles

    Occupancy Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
    Single 75000 75000 75000 75000 75000 75000
    Double 40000 40000 40000 40000 40000 40000
    Triple 30000 30000 30000 30000 30000 30000
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    Admission Deadline for Crimean Federal University

    This is important to understand that the complete process takes around 3 Months from Application to Arrival at the University. Students applying at the last moment may not find seats available or they may struggle to complete the process. If this happens students might reach late to the university which may result loss in their academics.

    Stages Time Lines
    Application to University Mar-July
    Issuance of Admission Letter 3-4 weeks
    Invitation Letter by the Ministry of Education, Russia 4-6 weeks
    Visa Stamping 3 weeks
    Travel to the University 2/3 Week September
    Commencement of the Classes 1st October 2023

    Eligibility for Crimean Federal University

    To apply in Crimean Federal University students, need to meet the below eligibility criteria

  • 50% marks in PCB in Class XII or equivalent grade
  • NEET Qualified in any of the Years from 2021 to 2023
  • Age must be more than 17 Years
  • Not suffering from any communicable Diseases.
  • Syllabus of MBBS in Crimean Federal University

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    Syllabus of MBBS in Crimean Federal University

    In Crimea Federal University students study Pre, Para and Clinical subjects during their 6 Years of MBBS/MD program. If you look at syllabus closely, you will find that many subjects last for 3-4 Years especially Clinical subjects for better understanding of subject.

    Year Semester Subject
    1st year 1st semester Anatomy
    2nd semester Anatomy and Histology
    2nd year 3rd semester Histology , Biochemistry, Psychology & Pedagogy, Cell Biology , Microbiology , General Pathology
    4th semester Biochemistry, Micro-Biology, Physiology
    3rd year 5th semester Pathology, Pharmacology, Micro-Biology, Path physiology, Pharmacology
    6th semester Pathology, Path Physiology, Genetics and principles of clinical medicine
    4th–6th year 7th-12th semester Oncology, Paediatrics, Neurology , Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychology , Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine , General Surgery , Primary Care medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry, ENT, Cardiology

    PG Option after MBBS in Crimean Medical University.

    Students after completing MD Program in Russia may explore multiple options for their Medical PG like India after clearing NEXT, USA after Clearing USMLE, UK after clearing PLAB Exam, or Medical PG in Germany. Those who are looking for Medical PG from Russia need to do one year of Internship in Russia after their 6 years of the MD Program. Before that, they have to clear Russia n Medical PG Licensing Exam. Very few international students opt for it in the program in Russia, and no acceptance in their native country.

    Medical PG in India or NExT

    During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

    Total Applicants NEET PG 2022 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
    Seats Success Ratio Seats
    2.06 Lacs
    MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
    MS ( Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
    Total 23K 11.4% 15K

    Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist? NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2.

    The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will Clear NEXT-2 awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the NExT Exam

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    Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

    We are well aware of the difficulty of getting PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much easily. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.


    MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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    Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

    Due to the close proximity of Moldova to UK, many of the students plan to do their Medical PG from UK. Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether they are fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK.

    In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK. The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

    The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking).

    After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

    By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.

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    Medical PG in Germany


    PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 that would qualify you to apply for the visa.

    Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.
    This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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