People Friendship University

About People Friendship University

For Indian students willing to study MBBS in Russia, Moscow stands out as the optimal location. The Peoples Friendship University (RUDN Russia), founded in Moscow on February 5, 1960, has seen over 20,000 medical professionals graduate with MD degrees, contributing to healthcare globally. As the European nation's capital, Moscow offers a plethora of attractions, making it a perfect destination to explore the highlights of Russia.

Two of Russia's most popular and best universities are within Moscow city. One of them teaching MBBS programs is Peoples Friendship University. Every Indian is 100% happy over here. However, the number of Indian students is far lesser than the other low-cost MBBS programs in Russia, subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Government of Russia.

Quick Facts

Year of Establishment 1960
Type of University Government Univesity
Medium of Teaching English/Russia
Minimum Percentage for MBBS in People Friendship 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 10500 Per Year
Hostel Cost USD 1200 Per Year
Food Cost USD 120 Per month
Indian Students 28,000+ students 
Session Starts September

Russia has around 29 universities that the Medical Council of India approves. Among them, the top 5 universities with WHO-approved and "A" Grades are:

  • Peoples Friendship University Russia, Moscow
  • Pirogov Russia NRM University, Moscow
  • Pavlov First St. Petersburg University
  • Volgograd State Medical University
  • Kursk State Medical University

The People Friendship University has various faculty expertise in:

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Clinical Psychology and Social work
  • Institute of Hospitality and Tourism

There are many hospitals under Friendship University, of which 12 hospitals with accumulated hospital beds of 9000 are utilized for education purposes for the students.

Peoples Friendship University Russia Ranking


Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) is a leading international university in Moscow, Russia. It is consistently ranked among the top universities in Russia and the world. Below is the Peoples Friendship University of Russia ranking:

People Friendship University Campus

The People Friendship University Moscow has a grand Russian campus infrastructure consisting of hostels, Canteens, hospitals, a Reading room, a teaching building, a Research centre and all other facilities within the same campus. Suppose you are searching for a top medical university for MBBS in Russia with many senior Indian students to support you during the initial year of settling down. In that case, People Friendship University is an excellent choice for you.

Cost of Study at People Friendship University, Russia

The total cost for Indian students to study MBBS in Russia at People Friendship University in Moscow is Rs. 25-30 Lacs. The Peoples Friendship University of Russia cost for your additional food living for the entire program (six years) would be around Rs. 48.9 lacs.

Cost Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuition Fee in USD 10,500 10,500 10,500 10,500 10,500 10,500

The Peoples Friendship University of Russia MBBS fees and the hostel must be paid directly to the university, and one must not deliver to the agents at any cost! It is always preferable to pay the fees before departure to study MBBS in Russia. Upon registration with MOKSH, a travel currency card (Multi-currency card) will be issued to the student. The parents need to pay the amount to the student's account. The student can pay the fees through this US$ currency card.

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People Friendship University Eligibility Criteria

To apply to People Friendship University, students need to meet the below eligibility criteria:

  • Attain a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB) in Class XII or an equivalent grade.
  • Successfully passed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) between 2021 and 2023.
  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Not be afflicted by any communicable diseases.

Application Process for Admission

  1. Register with MOKSH for enrollment at People Friendship University.
  2. Ensure the submission of academic documents, passport copies, and NEET scorecards.
  3. All documents must undergo notarization and apostille procedures.
  4. Candidates are required to participate in the entrance examination, covering topics in Chemistry and Biology.

People’s Friendship University Russia Admission Deadline

It's crucial to note that the entire process, from application to arrival at the Peoples Friendship University, typically spans approximately three months. Students who apply close to the deadline may require assistance to secure available seats or complete the necessary procedures. In such cases, there's a risk of arriving late at the university, potentially impacting academic progress.

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
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PG Option after MBBS in Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy

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 2023 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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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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