ASTRAKHAN STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Astrakhan is situated in the south of the European part of Russia. This is the very place where Europe meets Asia, and the cultures of the two nations intertwine closely. In this region the representatives of various religions live in …
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ASTRAKHAN STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Astrakhan is situated in the south of the European part of Russia. This is the very place where Europe meets Asia, and the cultures of the two nations intertwine closely. In this region the representatives of various religions live in harmony: Christians, Moslems, Buddhists, Jews and others. One may experience here the unity of the multi-national Russian people in full measure. Astrakhan is famous for its rich history, mysterious virginal nature, fresh air and boundless water areas. It is the spot where the waters of Volga meet the warm waters of the Caspian Sea. Astrakhan is also famous for its hospitality. It is an astonishing part of Russia that reflects all the greatness of our vast country. In comparison with the other parts of Russia, it is in Astrakhan that we find the largest part of sunny days per year. It is in this very place, so warm and hospitable, that Astrakhan State Medical University is situated.
Astrakhan State Medical University was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest medical educational institutions in Russia. In November 2008 it celebrated its 90th anniversary. During its long existence more than 30000 thousand doctors have graduated from the University; they work in all parts of the world for the welfare of the people. Since the day of its foundation the University uses the European system of medical education that combines strong theoretical grounding in different spheres of knowledge with practical courses held in the best medical institutions of Astrakhan. At the present moment Astrakhan State Medical University consists of 11 faculties, at 70 chairs of which about 4000 students, clinical residency and post-graduate students study. The training of highly skilled specialists is fulfilled by experienced professors and scientists. Amongst them there are around 100 doctors of sciences, professors, docents and candidates of sciences. The membership of professors is formed of honored scientists of Russia, honored scientists of the Higher School of Russia, notable scientists of health protection, honored doctors of Russia, laureates of the Russian government prize in the sphere of science and engineering, honored scientists of health protections and sport of Russia.
In 2009 and 2010 for its prominent progress and high quality of training of specialists in the sphere of medicine Astrakhan State Medical University was awarded with a prestigious Certificate “European Quality”, with a golden medal “100 best Russian State Universities” (of 3600 Russian universities). For his great achievements in the sphere of health protection in 2009 the chancellor of the University, Doctor of Medicine, professor and Honored doctor of the Russian Federation Galimzyanov Khalil Mingalevich was awarded with the prize “The Chancellor of the year” and in 2010 – “The Scientist of the year”. Most of the professors of Astrakhan State Medical University are well-known in Russian and international medical society as brilliant scientists and eminent doctors. The University is involved with wide international cooperation. Training of specialists from foreign countries is a priority for the University. At the moment students from all the continents of the world study there. International scientific knowledge interchange is widely practiced – scientists of the University go abroad and participate in international congresses, conferences and symposiums taking place in Russia. For 5 years at the annual Moscow International Exhibition of innovations and investments professors and scientists of the University have been awarded with golden and silver medals for new developments in the sphere of science and life. Such a good result is promoted by the creation in the University of the Board for innovations and new technologies, the aim of which is to work out proposals and recommendations for transmission and further application in medical institutions of unique results of the scientists' researches in the University. In Astrakhan State Medical University theoretical and clinical scientific researches are made, topical questions of health protection are solved.

The Federal center of cardiovascular surgery was founded in 2009 in Astrakhan. On the basis of the center two sub-faculties – “Cardiology” and “Cardiovascular surgery” – were created, and there exists a students' scientific club. Over a short period of time more than 3500 operations, 2000 of which on a stopped heart, were made. Patients of the center are adults and children from the age of 7 months; this range of ages gives an opportunity for the students of the University to see the peculiarities of cardiovascular pathology and the methods of treatment in different age groups. The Federal center of cardiovascular surgery is one of the best in Europe; it's equipped with ultramodern diagnostic equipment and operational units. The best cardiologists of Russia, having a great experience and carrying out research activity in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, work in the Federal center. In the program of the Center's development the number of operative treatments is increasing up to 6000 cases per year, mastering and introduction of new methods, among which minimally invasive operations with video assistance, usage of mechanical devices for assisted circulation, endovascular operations on cardiac valve and aorta. The Federal center develops actively international cooperation with the best cardiologic clinics and leading cardiologists of the world. Post graduate programs in Clinical Residency and Ph.D. as well as trainings and raising the level of skills in the frame of specialities «Cardiology» and «Cardiovascular surgery» at the University and the Federal Center provides candidates with the unique opportunity to work with the most modern cardio surgical equipment under supervision of the leading cardiologists of Russia and of the world.
In the University great attention is paid to educational work. There exists a center of students' creative work, a Board for educational work in students' hostels, intellectual club, a group for protection of public order, informational students' center, a section of vocal and musical instruments groups, a sport club have been created. Annually competitions on different kinds of sport, interfaculty sports days are held. Due to attentive attitude to student's leisure organization, a large number of students' clubs and scientific societies, studying in the University contributes to forming of socially active and harmoniously developed person.
In the University continuous monitoring of quality of education is carried out, new educational programs considering the needs of contemporary health protection and promising tendencies of science's development are introduced annually. Cumulated research and educational, pedagogical and research and methodical experience, presence of unique technological basis, broad relations with institutions of medical sphere let Astrakhan State Medical University train specialist of the highest qualification, the level of training, knowledge, abilities and abilities of which conform present-day requests of native and international labour-market.
Upon successful completion of the University, the graduate gets a higher education degree of Russian national standard indicating Degree/qualification and speciality. Upon request the graduate gets an additional document “European Appendix”, which allows its holder to get its equivalence in any of 47 European and other countries signed up to the “Bologna Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education” and to further education or apply for a prestigious job in these countries. For the period of studies all the students are provided with places for living in comfortable students' hostels situated not far from educational buildings. Near the hostels there are sport clubs, cafes, a university library – everything to make leisure and studies interesting and varied. Warm climate full of sun, proximity of the Caspian Sea, friendly student atmosphere, contemporary educational programs, good educational practice – these are the aspects that attract in Astrakhan State Medical University young people from all over the world.

SPECIALITIES, DURATION AND FEES

FACULTIES Course duration (academic years) Tuition fees per 1 academic year (USD) Hostel acommodation fees (2-3 people in 1 room) for 1 academic year (USD) Life and health insurance fees for 1 year (USD) Total (USD)

Candidates for studies in Russian State Universities, who don't speak Russian language, are firstly admitted to the Foundation Course (duration is 1 academic year) to study Russian language and improve the level of knowledge in major special subjects up to the required for further study at the University on the chosen specialty. To specify the tuition, accommodation, life and health insurance fees and other expenses, please, contact the representative office of RACUS organization in your country.

GENERAL MEDICINE
– Russian Medium
6 2800 860 160 3820
GENERAL MEDICINE
– English Medium
6 1 year -
2-6 years - 3000
860 160 -
4020
GENERAL MEDICINE
– French Medium
6 1 year -
2-6 years - 3000
860 160 -
4020
DENTISTR 
– Russian Medium
5 3000 860 160 4020
DENTISTRY 
– French Medium
5 1 year -
2-6 years - 3000
860 160 -
4020
PHARMACY  
– Russian Medium
5 2440 860 160 3460
PHARMACY 
– French Medium
5 1 year -
2-5 years - 3000
300 160 -
4020
PEDIATRICS 6 2440 860 160 3460
CLINICAL RESIDENCY 3 2500 860 160 3520
Ph.D. 3 3000 860 160 4020
 CLINICAL RESIDENCY SPECIALITIES:
Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allergology and Immunology; Anaesthesiology and Emergency Medicine; Bacteriology; Rehabilitation Medicine; Gastroenterology; Hematology; Nutrition Hygiene; Dermatovenereology; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Oncology; Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Endocrinology; Infectious Diseases; Cardiology; Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics; Clinical Pharmacology; Coloproctology; Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine; Neurosurgery; Neurology; Neonatology; Nephrology; General Medical Practice (Family medicine); General Hygiene; Oncology; Public Health Organization; Otorhinolaryngology; Ophthalmology; Pathological Anatomy; Pediatrics; Occupational Pathology; Psychiatry; Psychiatry – Narcology; Psychotherapy; Pulmonology; Rheumatology; Radiology; Ex-ray endovascular diagnostics; Cardiovascular Surgery; Emergency service; Social Hygiene and  National Sanitary and Epidemiological Service organization; Prosthodontics; Therapeutic Dentistry; Dental Surgery; Medicolegal Investigation; Audiology – Otorhinolaryngology; Therapy; Toxicology; Cardiothoracic surgery; Traumatology and Orthopedics; Transfusiology; Ultrasonic diagnosis; Urology; Physiatrics; Phthsiology; Functional diagnosis; Surgery; Maxillofacial surgery; Endocrinology; Endoscopy; Emidemiology.

Tuition, accommodation in a student hostel and insurance fees, stipulated in US dollars, are an approximate equivalent of tuition fees in Russian rubles. The actual tuition and accommodation fees may be slightly corrected due to the US dollars /Russian ruble exchange rate correlation on the International Monetary Exchange as on the date of the tuition, accommodation and insurance fees invoice issuance.

The price for legalization of the documents which is required to obtain the 'Certificate of Equivalence', obligatory for all international students, in Rosobrnadzor (Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) is 6500 Russian rubles (which is equivalent to approximately 100 US dollars). All the activities concerning the preparation of the documentation package required to obtain the equivalence certificate and the equivalence procedure itself are undertaken by the student himself/herself at their own expense.

The above-mentioned fees for tuition, accommodation in student hostel, life and health insurance are valid only for 2016/2017 academic year.

During the initial registration procedure the candidate pays a enrollment fee of 300 USD which covers the charges for the issuance of the invitation letter for studies, sending its original and other documents to the candidate's country of the permanent residence by express mail (DHL), meeting the candidate at the international airport in Moscow, transfer to the domestic airport/train station in Moscow, meeting at the airport/train station of Astrakhan and accompanying to the University, drawing up documents for admission to University for studies, registration fee, etc. The above mentioned amount doesn't include the cost of the train ticket or airfare Moscow-Astrakhan (the approximate cost of the train ticket destination Moscow-Astrakhan is 120 USD, travel time – 24hours; the approximate cost of airfare 250 USD, travel time – 2hours). Average food expenses are 300 USD per month. When first entering Russia, the candidate should have about 500 USD to buy some basic necessities and personal things (clothes, dishes, electrical equipment, etc.).

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