The State Budgetary Institution of Higher Professional Education «Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko» of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation is known as one of the country’s leading research and teaching centers with a total of about 5,000 students. It is one of the oldest educational institutions of Russia. Its history goes back to 1802 – the date of Derpt University foundation, which moved to Voronezh in 1918. In 1930, its medical faculty became an independent medical institute, which achieved its academy status in 1994. The University has proved its worth as an academic institution providing high-quality education and conducting advanced scientific research in Medicine, Biology, and Pharmacy. The quality of its performance is reflected in the rating scale, according to which the university is included in the top ten medical schools of Russia. Since its foundation, it has prepared more than 40 thousand medical specialists, including foreign ones from 56 countries of Europe, Asia and Africa.
The Founder of the University is the RF Government. The Founder’s powers and competencies belong to the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation. The University has a perpetual license for educational activity and the state accreditation. The University carries out its activities on the basis of the Statute.
More than 800 staff members including 149 Doctors of Medical Sciences, 91 professors, and 525 PhD in Medical Sciences are involved in teaching and scientific work at 78 departments of the University.
The educational activity of Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko is conducted in conformity with the main educational programs developed by the school on the basis of the state educational standards for higher professional education and secondary professional education with due regard to suggested programs of the courses approved by the corresponding educational and methodological associations.
The University has adopted the semester system.
The undergraduate training consists of two stages:
- Pre-clinical (1-2 years);
Hospital clerkships are done along with the study of clinical disciplines starting from the 2nd year of study;
- clinical (3-6 years).
The Faculty of Healthcare Management Development trains qualified healthcare executives able to work efficiently in a new social and economic environment.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies gives an opportunity to continue studies in internship programs according to a chosen major or at the residency course, which is a part of the multilevel structure of higher medical education of the Russian Federation.
The International Institute of Medical Education and Cooperation trains specialists for foreign countries.
The Institute of Advanced Nursing trains specialists on the basis of special professional and complete secondary education.
The Institute of Advanced Training supports advancement of professional skills and medical staff retraining.
For entering the Russian Federation, foreign citizens are required to submit a valid identification document recognised as such by the Russian Federation and a visa, unless other entry procedures are stipulated by an international treaty.
Foreign citizens must apply for a visa at the RF diplomatic missions or consulates in the country of residence.
To obtain a visa, foreign citizens need an invitation letter for entry into the Russian Federation.
For executing invitation letters, foreign applicants must submit the following documents to the school:
In considering an application for invitation, the school authorities reserve the right to demand any additional documents.
In case of their positive decision, an invitation is executed at the affiliated offices of the Federal Migration Service. The period of its execution is 20 business days.
Within a three-day period from the date of entry into the territory of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens are obliged to submit their passports endorsed with an entry visa (original and copy) and migration cards (original and copy) to the International Institute of Medical Education and Cooperation and to acquire a 12-month health insurance.
International students are guaranteed a place in one of the University’s student hostels. The hostel for international students is located in the very center of the city in close proximity to the University’s main building. The accommodation costs start from 300 USD per year. Students may also hire a private apartment outside the campus as an option.
Why choose Voronezh?
It is an old and beautiful Russian city with one million inhabitants, located about 500 kilometers south of Moscow. Founded in 1586, it has diverse architecture, which combines old traditional and modern buildings. The city is renowned for its highly developed industry, both heavy and light. It is also regarded as a cultural center for the vast range of cultural activities. There are numerous traditional and modern theatres, museums, art galleries, movie theaters, concert halls, and shopping and entertainment centers. Voronezh has its railway station, bus station and international airport. It has grown to become a student city – nearly 30 higher educational institutions with a total of 74 thousand students are located here. With numerous shops, market places, cafes, restaurants and bars Voronezh is also a good place for fun and entertainment. Voronezh has its own distinct style and friendly hospitable people, which helps to ensure that living and studying here is unique and highly enjoyable for everyone.
The climate is mild, without huge temperature swings, so anyone can easily get adapted to it.
A great number of social and cultural events are organized for foreign students to make their experience of studying at the University as broad and pleasant as possible.