Volgograd State Medical University

About Volgograd in Russia

The Volgograd State Medical University is located in the city of Volgograd. Volgograd, that has the distinction of being the 15th largest city in the country, is the administrative focal point of the Volgogrod ‘Oblast’ (an administrative division). The city is the location site of the famous statue ‘The Motherland Calls’ which is dedicated to the war heroes. Apart from this, the city has various monuments and museums and is also well connected, locally as well as internationally.

Though the cold is less severe in the region when compared to some cities in Russia, the winter is really intense in Dec-Jan and the temperature may fall below -30°C, something that can be a major problem for anyone born and brought up in the Indian climate.

Volgograd State Medical University, Russia

The Volgograd State Medical University (VSMU) is indeed having the advantage of being the oldest University in the Volgograd ‘Oblast’ and it was established in 1935. As we keep saying, the older the University, the better the education. However, there are issues with Volgograd State Medical University that we discuss in detail later.

The Volgograd State Medical University World Ranking is 3103rd while the Volgograd State Medical University Ranking in Russia is 105th. According to the system of grading followed in categorizing Russian universities, the Volgograd State Medical University has been given the grade B+ which is mediocre.  The number of students in the Volgograd State Medical University is between 4000-4999 in any given session. The number of Academic staff active in the University teaching the various disciplines is around 800, while the number of Indian students in the University is approximately 300.

Read on to understand why we discourage you to choose this University in spite of all the good things we have said so far about it.

Disadvantages of studying in Volgograd State Medical University

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

  1. The MBBS taught at the Volgograd State Medical University is Bilingual, which means that the last 3 years of your MBBS will be taught in the Russian language. That means you will have to become literally an expert in the Russian language to understand and perform.
  2. Indian students who studied at the Volgograd State Medical University have not performed well in FMGE or the erstwhile MCI Screening Test in the past 5 years.
  3. The Volgograd State Medical University lists very low in the Indian Embassy list of Russian Universities that classifies them on the basis of academic standing.
  4. In spite of being Bilingual, the Volgograd State Medical University Fee Structure is not less, as one would expect.
  5. As mentioned before, the cold in the region is famous and facing it after being brought up in the tropical Indian climate is a huge challenge.

Affiliations and Medical Programs at Volgograd State Medical University

The various programs run at the Volgograd State Medical University include Bachelor’s, Specializations and super-specializations. However, the linguistic concerns persist in the background. 
As far as international affiliations are concerned, the University cooperates with UNESCO, World Federation for Medical Education, World Health Organization and the World Federation of Human Reproduction.

Cost of studying MBBS at Volgograd State Medical University

Volgograd State Medical University Fees of MBBS is not low, especially when one considers the fact that the University is Bilingual. However, the details are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Course Fee 7,00,000 5,30,000 5,30,000 5,30,000 5,30,000 5,30,000

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Admission Deadline for Volgograd State Medical 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 Volgograd State Medical University admission 2021 will also follow the same pattern.

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

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Volgograd State Medical University

Volgograd State Medical 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 Volgograd State Medical University

At Volgograd State Medical University, there are 230 odd students who are from India and one can safely assume that most of them must have been tricked 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 India need to prove themselves at every level, all over again.
While doing MBBS in India, 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.
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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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