Minimum Qualification for Admission (for Indian Students):

As per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997, of the Medical Council of India, the minimum qualification for Indian students for admission to any Foreign Medical Institutions is as follows:

  • He/she shall complete the age of 17 years on or before the 31st of December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course.
  • He/she must have passed in 10+2 or equivalent examination in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination as mentioned in clause (2) of regulation 4.

Right to Register and Privilege to Practice in India as per MCI Act

All Indian citizens, possessing a primary medical qualification, awarded by any medical institution outside India, who are desirous to get Provisional or Permanent Registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after the 15th of March, 2002, shall have to qualify a Screening Test, which will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Act, 1956 (as amended) and the Screening Test Regulations, 2002, which has been notified in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India Extra-ordinary issue dated the 18th of February, 2002. The Screening Test will be conducted twice a year as per the Schedule of Examination to be announced by the National Board of Examination, New Delhi. There shall be three papers of Multiple-choice questions in pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical medicine and its allied subjects including Obstetrics & Gynecology. The language of the Test shall be English. The test for each paper will be of three hours duration. A candidate has to obtain a minimum of 50% marks in each paper separately for passing the Screening Test. No candidate shall be allowed to appear for the Screening Test unless:

  • He/she is a citizen of India and posses any primary medical qualification, either whose name and the institution, awarding it, is included in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organisation; or which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy concerned to be a recognised qualification for enrolment as medical practitioner in the country in which the institution, awarding the said qualification, is situated;

Once the candidate passes the Screening Test and completes the requisite internship, he is entitled for registration with the Medical Council of India with the consequent right of medical practice in India.

The Smolensk State Medical University, Smolensk, Russia is included in the World Directory Of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organisation and award degree, which is a recognised qualification for enrolment as medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is situated and thus is recognised by the Medical Council of India as per the MCI act stated above. For further details please check official website of Medical Council of India: www.mciindia.org.

Fee Structure for Admission Year 2017:

Fee structure for different faculties of the Smolensk State Medical University is given separately as 'Fee structure certificate'. Fee structure is stated in USA Dollars. The fee has to be paid in Russia every year not later than the 30th of September of that year for that academic year.The fee is only to be paid in cash or through NOSTRO bank transfer (Bank drafts, bank cheques, bank orders etc. are NOT accepted). Once a student is admitted to any faculty of the Smolensk State Medical University, his fee structure is settled for the whole period of his studies and will not be changed.

This has been brought to our notice that some unauthorized people and firms are advertising for Smolensk State Medical University. We have not authorized any firm other than 'Cosmos Educational Consultants' for giving admissions to Foreign students to the Faculty of Foreign Students for studies in the English Medium at the Smolensk State Medical University. Further this is to certify that there is only one prescribed fee structure as given here:

FEE TO BE PAID IN RUSSIA:

Fee structure is stated in USA Dollars. The fee has to be paid in Russia every year not later than the 30th of September of that year for that academic year.The fee is only to be paid in cash or through NOSTRO bank transfer (Bank drafts, bank cheques, bank orders etc. are NOT accepted).

A-1. TUTION FEE FOR MEDICAL FACULTY (ENGLISH MEDIUM):

Tution Fee - USA Dollars 5500 per year.

Tution fee structure is for whole period of studies and will not be changed.

A-2. TUTION FEE FOR POST GRADUTE FACULTY:

Tution Fee for Russian Language Course - USA Dollars 2000. This is a 3 months course required for those PG students who do not know Russian Language.

Tution Fee for Post Graduate Course - USA Dollars 7500 per year.

Tution fee structure is for whole period of studies and will not be changed.

B. HOSTEL FEE:

Hostel Fee - USA Dollars 350 per year.

This fee is in accordance with the current cost of communal charges (electricity, water, gas, heating system etc.) and therefore can be changed every year depending upon the cost of communal charges for that year.

C. COMPULSORY MEDICAL INSURANCE:

Compulsory Medical Insurance - USA Dollars 150 per year.

As per the laws of Russian Federation, all students have to take a compulsory medical insurance policy. The rate of the policy is decided by the insurance companies and so can be different every year. Rate of this policy for this year has been settled as USA Dollars 150.

NOTE:

While studying in Smolensk State Medical University, if for any reason, a student wishes to change the medical university then before getting a transfer certificate, the student will have to pay full tuition fee of remaining years of his studies in Smolensk State Medical University.

Expenses in India:

Cosmos Educational Consultants will charge an amount of Indian Rupees 1,25,000 in India as consultancy fee as stated in 'Fee Structure Certificate'. This should be paid only as a bank draft drawn in favor of 'Cosmos Educational Consultants' payable at Bikaner or cash. This consultancy fee will not be refunded in case if a student after submitting his application form later on decides not to seek admission for what so ever reason may be.

Cosmos Educational Consultants will provide to students, who will get admission, following items without any payment:

  1. Admission letter from the Smolensk State Medical University.
  2. Copy of student's invitation letter (Original goes to Consulate of Russian Federation).
  3. Visa fee (Paid to Embassy of Russian Federation).
  4. One way Air ticket for Delhi-Moscow.
  5. Transportation by road from Moscow airport to Smolensk.
  6. One Indian meal on arrival.
  7. A five-minute telephone call to parents on arrival.

Services Provided by Cosmos Educational Consultants:

Cosmos Educational Consultants provide applicants with the following

  1. All relevant information regarding application procedure and admission procedure.
  2. Application form for admission to Smolensk State Medical University.
  3. To receive fulfilled application form and required documents and select candidates on basis of them (the terms and conditions of admission are dictated by the Smolensk State Medical University, Government of Russia, Government of India and Medical Council of India).
  4. To register the selected candidate at Cosmos Educational Consultants.
  5. To enrol a selected candidate in the Smolensk State Medical University.
  6. To provide admission letter from the Smolensk State Medical University.
  7. To receive from the Smolensk State Medical University invitation letter for student's entry visa to Russia.
  8. Help in fulfilling the requirements for applying for visa.
  9. Help in acquiring Russian entry visa for students.
  10. To provide an air ticket for first journey of NewDelhi Moscow.
  11. To guide the candidates in obtaining foreign currency.
  12. To provide the candidate with a list of required items needed for their stay in Russia.
  13. To guide the candidates in obtaining emigration clearance.
  14. To provide information explaining what to do at airports.
  15. Explain to the candidate the main demands of Russian laws, rules for the students of higher educational institutions, rules of residence and travelling along the territory of Russia.
  16. To have representative of Cosmos Educational Consultants at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, NewDelhi to advice candidates on check-in procedure for their first flight to Moscow.

On the first arrival of the candidates to Moscow:

  1. To receive the candidate at the Moscow Airport.
  2. To provide transport from the airport to the Smolensk State Medical University.
  3. To provide an Indian meal on arrival.
  4. To provide furnished accommodation in the hostel.
  5. To provide a five minute telephone call to India.
  6. To provide police registration in the local department of internal affairs.
  7. Student will be looked after for the first semester (in case of girl students for the first two semesters) after which usually a student becomes self-dependent.
  8. A monthly well-being information of the student can be provided to the parents on telephone, cost of which will be borne by the student.
  9. A report of the first two semesters will be posted to the parents informing about student's academic, social, health and economical behaviour.
  10. To guarantee on completion of the course, the granting of the degree or certificate as per the chosen course on the Russian government prescribed format by the Smolensk State Medical University to every successful student.
  11. To arrange health care of a student and to organize medical insurance for students for the whole period of their stay in Russia, the cost of which will be borne by the student.

Required documents:

  1. Mark sheet of 10+2 in original and 3 notary attested copies.
  2. Secondary certificate stating date of birth in original and 3 notary attested copies.
  3. Passport size 20 coloured photographs.
  4. A recent AIDS test report.
  5. A valid Indian passport.

Procedure of Application and Admission:

Cosmos Educational Consultants will select the applicant on the basis of terms and conditions, which are dictated by the Smolensk State Medical University, Russian Government, Indian Government and the Medical Council of India.

Applicant should fill an application form provided by Cosmos Educational Consultants.

Applicant's father has to fill an undertaking form provided by Cosmos Educational Consultants.

Within 30 days Cosmos Educational Consultants will provide the applicant with admission letter from the Smolensk State Medical University. Cosmos Educational Consultants will then help in fulfilling the requirements for applying for student's entry visa from Russian Embassy. Students are requested to obtain their passports well before departure to Russia. Candidates will then receive student's visa from Russian Embassy. A list of necessary items, taken along to Russia, will be given to the candidate. He will prepare himself for the journey, according to this list, which plays an outline to explain what to carry and what not to take along. A paper, explaining what to do at airport, will also be given to the candidate. The student will then be provided with an air ticket for journey of New-Delhi Moscow.

The students will fly to Moscow in batches. On arrival at Moscow airport Cosmos Educational Consultants representative will receive them. Then they will travel to Smolensk with Cosmos Educational Consultants representative. Cosmos Educational Consultants will provide the transportation. On reaching the hostel they will be provided with an indian meal. The student will immediately be provided with a room. The rooms in the hostels are two and three bedded and fully furnished. After this the student will be provided with a 5-minute telephone call to India.Students will start attending classes within a short period, after completion of all the admission formalities.

Cost of Living in Russia for a student:

The cost of living in Russia for a student varies from city to city. The average cost of living (excluding food) in Smolensk, as it has been observed by Cosmos Educational Consultants after a long experience, is 50 USA Dollars per month (approximately Rs. 3300/-) but this may vary depending upon lifestyle of an individual.