Saint-Petersburg State
Pediatric Medical University

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Foreign students from 70 countries study in SPSPMU
Programs & Prices
1 USD = 90 RUB
Entrance tests & Deadlines
Admission rules
  • 1
    To collect a folder of required documents for admission: a copy of valid international passport, a copy of the document on graduation with transcript, a certificate of recognition, photograph (3 x 4 cm). All documents must be translated into Russian and notarized or consul-certified.
  • 2
    Entrance exams. The exams can be passed remotely (online) or in the candidate's personal presence (offline).
  • 3
    To pay tuition fees
  • 4
    Medical Certificate indicating the absence of HIV infection and contraindications to studying in the country
Russian student visa
Student visas in Russia are required for students from most foreign countries. Russia is not a member state of the EU/EFTA, so the EU visa-free entry privilege does not apply for European students. Required Documents for Study Visas in Russia:
  • 1
    A valid passport which will be valid for at least 18 months from the issue date of the visa and with at least two unmarked pages
  • 2
    An official invitation letter from your chosen university
  • 3
    Application form
  • 4
    A certificate showing your HIV-negative status no older than 90 days
  • 5
    A letter of consent from your parents and certified by a notary (if you're under 18)
  • 6
    Photograph 3.5x4.5 cm
This is the general list. Consult the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country.
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  • Over the past half-century it graduated several thousand of foreign students from 70 countries from 4 continents
  • 10th among Russian medical schools according to RAEX ranking 2024
  • According to scientometric indicators of the RSCI, SPSPMU ranks second among medical institutions of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
  • In 2022, the University entered the international «Tree University Missions» Ranking, securing a position in the rage of 801-900
Why Choose St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University?
1. A Rich History and Practical Experience
St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University is the oldest pediatric university in the world, dedicated to the treatment and well-being of children since its inception. The university's primary mission has always been to save and improve the lives of children. Over the years, SPSPMU has expanded to include more than 60 departments and 50 specialized divisions. Each year, the university performs over 15,000 modern operations, helping nearly 100,000 children from across Russia to regain their health and lead better lives.

2. Extensive International Cooperation
SPSPMU values global partnerships and has established collaboration agreements with leading medical institutions worldwide. Some of its notable partners include:

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (USA)
  • Democritus University of Thrace (Greece)
  • Belarusian State Medical University (Belarus)
  • Yerevan State Medical University (Armenia)
  • Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China)
  • Bukhara Medical University (Uzbekistan)
  • Tashkent Pediatric Medical University (Uzbekistan)

These partnerships facilitate international exchange programs, enabling students to gain invaluable global exposure and enhance their knowledge and skills. The opportunity to study and collaborate internationally ensures that SPSPMU students are well-prepared to excel in their professional careers.
3. Practical-Oriented Education
SPSPMU offers a hands-on learning experience at the largest Children's Clinical Hospital in Russia. From their first year, students have the unique opportunity to work alongside leading medical professionals in a real-world environment. The hospital is a federal medical institution, equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools including multislice computed tomography, MRI, expert-class ultrasound scanners, and a modern radioisotope laboratory. Additionally, it boasts comprehensive clinical, biochemical, bacteriological, and virological laboratories, which allow for advanced research and the application of cutting-edge medical technologies.

The combination of extensive clinical practice and advanced scientific research at SPSPMU ensures that students receive a holistic education. They not only learn theoretical knowledge but also apply it in practical settings, preparing them to become competent and innovative pediatricians.

By studying at SPSPMU, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and global perspective needed to excel in the field of pediatric medicine.
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