Penza State University

About Penza in Russia

Penza State University location: The city of Penza is in the southeast of Moscow, located at 625 km from Sura River. Penza city has cultural significance and a rich history which is preserved in its museums.  Public transportation includes buses and routed taxis. Penza has a domestic airport and a major railway junction that connects Moscow and Chelyabinsk.

The prolonged winters could be an issue for you as the temperature drops below 0º C. February is considered to be the coldest month with average of -10º C, the winter stretches till the end of April. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine this severity of cold living in a country like India. After the snow melts completely, the climate becomes warm and the blossoming season begins during the May month. By October, weather starts to get colder due to frequent short-term rainfalls that cause night frosts.

Penza State University, Russia

The Penza State University came into existence in 1943 as the Penza Industrial Institute which was renamed by orders from the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation. Being among the finest universities of Russia, it has gained recognition from World Health Organization, MCI, GMC and Other international medical boards. The Penza State University ranking in country is 58th and the Penza State University world ranking is 2162nd.  The university is graded C+ and thus the academics and administrative services are average.

The Penza State University has 5 institutes and 9 faculties – general medicine, information technology, pedagogy, psychology, dentistry and industrial technology. The University offers different training programs together with 79 bachelor programs, 30 master programs, 51 specialties and 10 professional education programs. The course lectures are offered by 180+ doctors of science and about 780 Ph.D. candidates.

Though this account may seem very attractive but there are certain issues with that you must be aware of.

Disadvantages of studying in Penza State University

The Penza State University may have the attractive features mentioned above but:

  1. The MBBS program that runs at the Penza State University is Bilingual, which means the last 3 years of MBBS will be taught in their native language. That means you have to learn Russian language to perform well in your academics.
  2. The university ranks very low in the list of Indian Embassy of medical colleges. 
  3. Indian students who studied at the Penza State University have not been able to clear their Screening test or FMGE in recent 3 years.
  4. As stated above, the University is C+ grade which indicates only mediocre academic standards.

Cost of studying MBBS at Penza State University

Penza State University Fees of MBBS falls in the medium range. The details are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Course Fee 4,10,000 2,90,000 2,90,000 2,90,000 2,90,000 2,90,000

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Admission Deadline for Penza 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.

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. The Penza State University admission 2021 will also follow the same pattern.

However, we reiterate that along with being Bilingual, the Penza State University has many short-comings and we will not advise you to take admission.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Penza State University

Penza State University admission requirements include a score of 50% marks in PCB in Class XII. Of course, you need to have qualified NEET 2021.

Indians at Penza State University

At Penza State University, there are 175 odd students who are from India and one can safely assume that most of them must have been tricked by some agents into taking admission in this Bilingual University.

PG in USA after MBBS in Russia

The system of licensing physicians in USA is closely monitored by ECFMG which conducts USMLE. Indian students looking forward to pursue post-graduation in USA after MBBS from Russia need to prove themselves at every level, all over again.
While doing MBBS in Russia, you will have to appear for USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK. Though this exam is highly competitive, it may not seem so when compared to the Indian NEET PG. The exam is online and can be taken at the USMLE exam centers present across India. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via MOKSH Platform. 
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. MOKSH Coaching focuses on patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT.
For more information on PG in USA, click here.

PG in Germany after MBBS in Russia

PG in Germany after MBBS in Russia 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 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 Russia, click here.

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