Kursk State National Research University

Quick Facts

Year of Establishment February 9, 1935
Type of University Government Univesity
Medium of Teaching English
Minimum Percentage for MBBS in Kursk State Medical 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 USD 5500 Per Year
Hostel Cost USD 700 Per Year
Food Cost USD 120 per month
Indian Students over 42,500 students 
Session Starts September

About Kursk in Russia

Being the administrative center of the Kursk Oblast (Region), the city of Kursk is well-developed with all modern amenities and good infrastructure. Kursk is also significant as an industrial and commercial center. The city is a students’ hub as apart from the Kursk State Medical University, there are other big Institutions like Kursk State Agricultural Academy, Regional Financial and Economic Institute, etc. Cultural richness is another aspect of the city that makes living in Kursk a treat.

Kursk State National Research University, Kursk

The Kursk State Medical University (KSMU) is held in high esteem as it features among the Top Medical Universities of Russia. We at Moksh also recommend the University very highly for all the Indian students. More than 800 students at Kursk State Medical University are from India.

The University was established in 1935 that makes it 86 years old, an age that deserves respect, especially when comparing Universities. So, the University is State run or a public University, quite in sync with MOKSH’s ideology of endeavoring to provide admission in public Universities only. The Medical wing of the University is called the Institute of Medicine.

Kursk State Medical University World Ranking is 4670th among 40,000 odd Universities globally, which is significantly respectable and it would obviously be an honor for any student to boast of studying in this Russian Public Medical University. The Kursk State Medical University Ranking in the country is 180th.

The University is ‘B’ in grade in academics (The Russian Universities are graded according to their overall quality in academics. From A to E, it ranges from Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, and Unsatisfactory to Very Poor. The symbols of + and – are used as fine tuners. Thus, A+ is the highest grade) which is commendable.

The Kursk State Medical University enjoys recognition from WHO, GMC (General Medical Council, UK), and other International Medical Boards. The University is known for its policy of having reduced number of students in class – student – Professor ratio is 13.1. This ensures proper learning as the Tutor can focus on the students more.

The University boasts of a student base hailing from as many as 50 countries, a number that should motivate you to choose this university. As the Kursk State Medical University Official Website states, “Join our vibrant International Student Community from over 50 different nationalities which makes the learning environment more interesting and enriching at the same time.” The Kursk State Medical University Courses are structured with an intention to create skilled Physicians prepared to handle disease prevention, accurate diagnosis, treatment & rehabilitation, psychological & pedagogical tasks, organization & management, and of course, research.

Benefits of studying in Kursk State Medical University

The Kursk State Medical University is among the best Universities operational in Russia. An Indian student looking for a good Medical University in Russia will do very well in picking the Kursk SMU because:

  • MBBS at the Institute of Medicine in KSMU is purely English taught, which is ideal as you are spared the difficult task of learning the Russian language.
  • The University and the degree it offers are recognized at the international level rendering you eligible for every career in Medicine.
  • The Kursk State Medical University is old and that ensures quality pedagogy, academics, and, of course, infrastructure.
  • The cost of doing MBBS at the Medical College in KSMU is medium in range. The overall Kursk State Medical University Fees is way lower than the Private Medical Colleges in India.
  • Feedback from Indian students currently studying at KSMU is very good and you can choose MBBS option at KSMU without any apprehensions.

Medical Program at Kursk State Medical University

As per the Kursk State Medical University official website, the Kursk State Medical University, like other Ukrainian Medical Universities, offers a 6-years program at the end of which you get a Degree in General Medicine/Doctor of Medicine/Physician in General Medicine that is equivalent in every way to the MBBS in India.

Cost of studying MBBS at Kursk State Medical University

As mentioned above, Kursk State Medical University Fees of MBBS falls in the medium range but way less than the Indian Private Medical Colleges. The details are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuition Fee in USD 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500 5,500

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Admission Deadline for Kursk State University Russia

For admission in the Russian Universities, the timing of application is crucial. Generally, the right time to apply is before October to 30th October. But this year, in 2021, there could be some variation due to COVID 19 but we Moksh will take care of all the confusion for you.

We say that the timing of application is crucial because the issuance of the Invitation Letter by the Ministry of Education, Russia takes around 4-8 weeks on the basis of which the Russian Consulate in India issues the visa to you. If you are late in applying, you may miss going there with your batch mates.

When you are with Moksh, however, we take care of all these hassles for you. We have our dedicated seats in the Universities and all our students are escorted by our team straight to the Universities.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Kursk State Medical University

Kursk State University admission requirements include a score of 50% marks in PCB in Class XII. Of course, you need to have qualified NEET 2023.

Indian Students at Kursk State Medical University

Getting into a Government Medical College in India through NEET is very tough and the Private Medical Colleges are very expensive. More and more students approach us for admissions in English taught Russian Medical Universities that are State run because we provide admissions only in such Universities.

Since there are many Indian students already studying at the Kursk State Medical University, it will be a very good option for those who are looking for an MBBS seat in a Government Medical University in Russia.

PG Option after MBBS in Kursk State Medical University.

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 2021 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 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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Your Chance to get an MBBS Seat in India

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!

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