Altai State Medical University, Russia

|Established:1954 |City:Barnaul |Medium:Eng |Type:Gov.| Rating:4/5 |Affiliations:UNESCO, MCI & WHO

Altai State Medical University, Russia

Altai State Medical University is one of the leading medical institutes in Russian offering globally recognized MBBS/MD degrees. It was established in 1954 and is located in Barnaul city, the capital city of Altai Krai. 

For 67 years ASMU has been supplying qualified medical professionals to the industry including more than 25000 doctors and pharmaceutics. It is accredited by various organizations including the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

It is one of the key centers for research, education, and cultural exchange, having a capacity of providing training for around 6000 students every year in the different fields of medicine and healthcare.  Altai State Medical University has been accepting foreign students from 1991 for which special faculties were organized to carry out the preparation of foreign students to become successful doctors with the specialties like Pharmacy, Pediatrics, Dentistry, and General Medicine.

Today, the university has around 2000 international students from India, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, and many more. The university has a huge library which symbolizes the largest library for medical literature in the region of Siberia. It has 32 sports sections and 4 physical training groups for students and teachers.

Altai State Medical University – Rewards and Ranking

  • According to the UNI Rank list of top universities, It holds a world ranking position of 4471 and a country rank of 197
  • According to QS World University Ranking. It is now ranking in 2nd position in the list of top medical colleges in Russia.


Eligibility Criteria for MBBS Study in Altai State Medical University, Russia

Age – 17 years (31st December in the year of Admission)

NEET – Qualifying scorecard should not be older than 3 year

12th – For general category candidates,  50% in PCM and for reserved category, it should be 40% in PCM

Duration of MBBS in Russia in AGMU

The candidate will be engaged in 5.8 years of MBBS/MD course, which can be broken down into 4.8 years for a degree course and 1 year of internship.

Fee structure for MBBS in Russia 2021-2022

Fee Structure  1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year 5th year 6th year Total fee in dollars Total fee in INR
Tuition Fee $4000 $4000 $4000 $4000 $4000 $4000 $18000 Rs 13,32,000
Hostel fee $700 $700 $700 $700 $700 $700 $4200 Rs 3,10,800
Food $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $840 Rs 62160
Grand Total $23,040 Rs 17,04,960

Note: The above amount is subject to change. For more details related to the admission process and fee structure, you can contact our counselors @ +91-9310374013

Important dates – October Intake session 2021

Application Start Date August 2021
Invitation Letter Within 15 days
Last Date of Admission Form By the end of October 2021

Important dates – January Intake session 2022 (Winter Intake)

Application Start Date December 2021
Invitation Letter Within 15 days
Last Date of Admission Form By the end of January 2021

Benefits of study MBBS from Altai State Medical University, Russia


  • 100 years old university. 
  • 2000+ international students
  • English instruction of language
  • MCI passing rate is high
  • Additional classes for learning the Russian language, so that students can interact with the local residents and patients properly.


  • Separate hostels for Indian students
  • Neatly cleaned 2 or 3 seater rooms
  • Equipped with all essential amenities like 24*7 electricity & water, central heating system, laundry, Wifi and many more.
  • Other facilities including ATM, Gym, Medical facility, Sports club in the premises, etc.


  • Separate mess in the hostel premises run by Indian chefs, where all Indian recipes are prepared to maintain hygienic standards for the students.
  • Students can also cook their own food easily because all Indian vegetables are easily available in the supermarket.
  • Nearby availability of cafes and restaurants

How to reach Altai State Medical University, Russia

The distance from Delhi to Barnaul city Russia is about 2793KM and the fastest flight may take around 17 hours 45 minutes to reach the airport. Once you have landed at the airport, you will need to go to the ASMU campus. Our representative or manager will receive you and take you with him by university bus or any other convenient mode of transport. The university is 17.7Km far from the airport, so it will take around 25 to 30 minutes to reach your destination. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average student and Teacher ratio in ASMU?

The average student and teacher ratio is 10:1 or 12:1 so that teachers can pay attention to each and every student.

Will language be a barrier while studying MBBS from Altai State Medical University?

No language will not be a barrier while studying MBBS in Russia. Though most of the universities in Russia have a bilingual course curriculum. You will have to choose that university which has English as an instruction language and Altai State Medical University is one of them.

What is the cost of living in Russia?

It will depend on how and where you are living. But if you are living in a university hostel, you will be charged approx 500 to 700 including the Indian Food facility.

Is a Medical degree from Altai State Medical University valid in India?

Of course, a medical degree from AGMU is valid in India because it is approved by NMC (National Medical Council) and WHO.

Will I need to validate my degree to practice medicine in India?

Yes, your degree will be valid in India only after qualifying FMGE or MCI screening test, which is now known as NEXT (National Exit Test).

Can I practice Medicine in India after completing an MBBS degree?

Yes, you will have to appear and qualify FMGE or MCI screening test to continue practice in India. FMGE or MCI screening test is also known as NEXT (National Exit Test)

5.8 Years MBBS/MD program (Full English Medium)

  • Tuition Fee- 4000 $ per year
  • Hostel- 700 $ per year
  • Food- 130 $ per month

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