9. Will I
be eligible for financial aid and scholarships?
KSMU offer scholarships?
11. How do
you apply for financial aid?
there an age limit for entry into the University, Medical Program?
13. I am
a secondary school student who wishes to study medicine, how can I
apply to study at KSMU?
14. I am
already studying medicine overseas; can I transfer to the program?
will I know whether I have been offered a place in the KSMU?
is the annual quota?
send me an application form and prospectors.
often can I visit my family?
kind of housing is available for students?
percentage of students live in University premises?
will I live?
Security services are offered by KSMU?
the atmosphere extremely competitive?
the atmosphere extremely competitive?
students need a car?
kinds of activities can students participate outside the class (besides
there gyms nearby?
is the profile of your student population?
29. Why I
need to go through the Office of the Representative?
can I get more information?
1. Why is KSMU
• KSMU is the FIRST University in Russia to begin
Graduate/Undergraduate programs in English Medium. KSMU has rich
experience in training physicians and presently is the leading higher
medical establishment in Russian for English Medium Education.
• KSMU is the GOLD MEDAL winner for the Best Medical Faculty
in Russia, during few consecutive years since 2004.
• During it’s existence KSMU has trained more than 25,000
highly qualified specialists, physicians, pharmacists, social workers,
technologists who successfully work not only in Russia, but all around
the world including Morocco, Lebanon, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka,
Pakistan, African countries , USA and Europe.
• KSMU is a diverse and dynamic center of academic medicine
and health care. Our research laboratories, 28 affiliated hospitals and
special programs offer students an innovative approach in preparing for
the practice of medicine.
• Our Staff consist of 650 highly qualified lectures, of
which 70% are PHD or equivalent and 80 professors holding DSc., their
fields, who are active, their fields, respected by their colleagues
worldwide, and keep KSMU on par with the best in the world.
• The low cost of living together with the social and
cultural richness is another feature that tracts international students
• The reasonable course fee and value of a KSMU education,
compared the medical degrees offered in other countries, is often the
bottom line for families when it comes to choosing the right medical
2. What year was KSMU founded?
The Kursk State Medical University is a Government sponsored
State University, registered at the MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF
RUSSIAN FEDERATION – License no: 16C- 239 was founded in February 1935.
3. Is KSMU recognized by The WHO, UNESCO, General Medical Council in
UK, IMED and other countries?
4. Can I prepare for PLAB, AMC and USMLE exams while I am at KSMU?
Study guides, preparation material and individual student
counseling is available for the foregoing examinations.
5. As a large medical school, what does KSMU do to keep the
environment, personal and supportive?
At present more than 5000 students are studying at KSMU.
However, it doesn’t feel that way. All students are assigned to small
10 –15 person units called GROUPS. Many academic activities occur in
the Group: practical skills, case conferences, small group discussions,
seminars and exam preparation. In addition, as most students live on
the campus for their first two years, and because there is indeed a
campus, there is a strong sense of community within the student body
6. Who is considered to be an international student?
Anybody who is not a
citizen or permanent resident of Russian Federation is categorized as
an international student for entry into KSMU.
7. How much will cost to study medicine at the KSMU?
Refer requirements for
8. How do international students pay their fees?
Students arrange their own financial aid. Prospective
Students must pay his/her course fee as a guarantee with registration
of enrolment. All other Students must pay one month before his/her
studies of academic year. We could consider to offer installment
payments, merit-based scholarships and bank loans geared to support
international students, if requested.
9. Will I be eligible for financial aid and scholarships?
10. Does KSMU offer scholarships?
Beginning of an academic year, a limited number of
combined loan and scholarship awards were given to students based on
need and merit. The awards are renewable annually for each year of
medical studies if academic performances are protected.
The Minority Medical Student Scholarship Program awards a
full or half scholarship to a limited number of entering recipients
selected on the basis of merit and need. These awards are also
renewable if academic performance is satisfactory.
11. How do you apply for financial aid?
Majority of our students are sponsored to fund
their medical education. Also limited number of merit-based
scholarships are on offer each year, depending on individual
achievement. According to your capabilities and rankings, languages,
extra curricular talents KSMU offer financial aid with agreement of
your official representative.
Students are allowed to apply for scholarships in the
written form by the beginning of his/her academic studies.
12. Is there an age limit for entry into the University, Medical
YES – If you wish to enter by your secondary
education there is an age limit that you can apply from 17 –25. Matured
applicants are welcome to join by completed/Uncompleted undergraduate
programs or for post-graduate studies
13. I am a secondary school student who wishes to study medicine, how
can I apply to study at KSMU?
You have to apply with filled registration form,
Passport copy valid for all countries and a certified copy of you A/L
(Local or London) certificate. Direct admission is not allowed for
prospective students (Sri Lankan) and you have to choose one of your
Local Agents for your admissions. Further Details and guidance will be
provided by the “Office of your Local Representative”.
14. I am already studying medicine overseas, can I transfer to the
15. When will I know whether I have been offered a place in the KSMU?
You have to apply KSMU through the Office of
Representative or one of his recommended agents. If you are accepted an
“Offering Letter” will be addressed to you.
16. What is the annual quota?
Annually more than 500 students are admitted to 11
faculties, 70 Departments & Post-graduate programs of the
University. The Faculty’s quota for International students are
depending on the origin of the student. For further details contact
Office of the local representative in your country.
17. Please send me an application form and prospectors.
You have to contact the Local Office of the
18. How often can I visit my family?
Students usually travel home during the winter and
summer vacations. Winter vacation covers maximum of one month (In
January) and Summer vacation covers two months (July and August)
19. What kind of housing is available for students?
KSMU guarantees all International students with
fully furnished hostel accommodation. Most students live in hostels for
the first two years, although off-campus housing is readily available.
20. What percentage of students live in University premises?
Approx. 85% of students live in University
resident halls (Hostels) and the rest live on Apartments out of the
21. Where will I live?
All students are guaranteed a place in the student
hostels. Options are also available to rent a furnished apartment at a
very low cost.
22. What Security services are offered by KSMU?
Security officers are on duty twenty-four hours a
day, seven days a week covering University premises, Students hostels
23. Is the atmosphere extremely competitive?
Although medical students are apt to strive for
success in all they do, the atmosphere is not particularly competitive.
Generally, students study in groups and help each other in many ways.
Perhaps because of the devoted faculty, perhaps because the campus
lends itself to a close-knit community, or perhaps because the students
at KSMU are the kind of people that they are as students support each
other and work well as a team.
24. Do students need to bring their own computer?
Many students do have their own computers. There
are Internet ports available in Students Hostels, which provide fast
Internet access, for a affordable fee. If you don’t have your own PC,
there are computers at the University premises that are available to
use. There is an increasing amount of the curriculum, which is linked
to the Internet.
25. Do students need a car?
Cars are certainly a convenience for students
living away from the university. However, because Kursk city provides
well standard Transport service 24 hours a day, because this is really
a campus community and because so many students do not have cars, those
without a car can manage quite easily.
26. What kinds of activities can students participate outside the class
KSMU offers a huge range of social, Sport,
athletic and service-oriented clubs and organizations. KSMU has more
than fifty clubs and organisations that are open to student membership
.The College supports these as essential to the well being of our
students and as a significant enhancement to the vitality of the
community. Students have great opportunities in creating new activities
of importance to them. The Student Senate is an active and important
component of the academic and social community.
27. Are there gyms nearby?
There is a gym on campus that is open weekdays. It
has Stairmasters, treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights and
nautilus. For those who prefer a larger gym, there are several in the
area. Prices vary, but they give special offers to KSMU students.
28. What is the profile of your student population?
Our students are a truly diverse group. They come
from all over the world with a heavy.
29. Why I need to go through the Office of the Representative?
TransRussian Company (TRC) is the Exclusive Sole Agent of KSMU to
recruit students from more than 30 countries including Sri Lanka. KSMU
and TRC have appointed representatives around the world to make easier
for new admissions and to avoid malpractices under the name of KSMU.
Accordance with the Contact/Agreement with Russian Government, NO
student can enroll to KSMU unless going through the Office of Local
30. How can I get more information?
There is sufficient information on this website and we will be
providing more information time to time. You can also email us on firstname.lastname@example.org