North-western State Medical University named after I.I.Mechnikov was formed on October the 12-th,  2011, as a result of merger of two oldest educational medical institutions in Russia - Saint-Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies and Saint-Petersburg State Medical Academy n. a. I.I. Mechnikov.

The founder of Mechnikov university is the Ministry of public health of Russian Federation.

The NWSMU has a long tradition of educating Russian and international students. More than 35,000 physicians graduated from the university. Since beginning the international program in 1947 there have been more than 3500 international graduates from more than 50 countries. Currently there is a total student population of over 5,000. There are plans to unite SPSMA with other schools to form a North-Western State Medical University...

The activity of the University is based on cooperation and coordination of educational, clinical and scientific activity. It makes possible to prepare competent specialists, who possess up-to-date knowledge and are able to use it in practice.

4,200 students (~3000 students on budgetary education form and ~1200 on fee-based educational form) are studying at the University, among them are 500 students from foreign countries.

Besides that, at the University are studying over 670 interns and about 1500 clinical residents, 460 Ph.D. candidates do their postgraduate work. Up to 35 000 specialists undergo their short- and long- term postdoctoral training annually.

Diagnostic and clinical work at Mechnikov University is managed in 6 own clinics, which capacity is 1645 beds and include 25 clinical specializations. Clinical subdivisions of the University provide high-skilled medical help to 40000 patients at hospital and about 300000 outpatiently yearly.

The research work at Mechnikov University is conducted in accordance with recent scientific development directions of biomedical sciences. Considerable attention is paid to studies in the field of health protection and sanitary and epidemiological welfare of population.  The long-term strategy is focused on effective transfer of fundamental and applied scientific action results and on building supportive scientific-educational environment, what will make possible to prepare specialist of highest qualification.

Departments


General Medicine Department

Preventive Medicine Department

Pediatric Department

Dentistry Department

Surgical Department

Internal Diseases Department

Biomedical Department

Nursing Care Department

 Accomodation

Hostel
Practically all Russian higher education institutions have University hostels available for students. Indeed, Institutions have a statutory obligation to provide students with places in the University's hostels. Accommodation is in rooms shared with one or two other students and includes a WC and a bathroom. It is quite possible that a separate room can be arranged for a person, but the cost of separate or hotel-type Accommodation reimbursed entirely by international student.

All educational establishments provide the student with lodging in a relevant hostel. Almost all the hostels are either located in the premises of the educational establishment or nearby. Usually two students are accommodated in one Room. All hostels contain central heating system, electricity, common kitchens, bathrooms, toilets and running hot & cold Water. The student rooms are equipped with chairs, study table, wardrobe, bed, bed linen & pillow. Bed linen is Usually changed twice a month.

The cost of standard-type accommodation included in tuition fees of most Russian universities. However alternative hostels can be provided. The prices depend on the quality of the hostel and vary between 450 and 550 USD per year. It is possible to arrange a room for female students in a female only block, as well as provide marriage quarters if required.

All student hostels have 24-hour security provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

Living cost in St. Petersburg Russia Approx (USD Per Month)

Accommodation (university hostel - 30-80 USD

Food - 50-60 USD

Study Meterial – Over 15 USD

Medical Insurance per Acadamic Year – 10 USD

About City

St. Petersburg, Russian Sankt-Peterburg, formerly (1914–24) Petrograd and (1924–91) Leningrad, city and port, extreme northwestern Russia. A major historical and cultural centre and an important port, St. Petersburg lies about 400 miles (640 km) northwest of Moscow and only about 7° south of the Arctic Circle. It is the second largest city of Russia and one of the world’s major cities. St. Petersburg has played a vital role in Russian history since its founding in 1703. For two centuries (1712–1918) it was the capital of the Russian Empire. The city is remembered as the scene of the February (March, New Style) and October (November, New Style) Revolutions of 1917 and for its fierce defense while besieged during World War II. Architecturally, it ranks as one of the most splendid and congenial cities of Europe. Its historic district was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990. Area city, 550 square miles (1,400 square km). Pop. (2010) 4,879,566; (2012 est.) 4,953,219.

Under the Köppen climate classification, Saint Petersburg is classified as Dfb, a humid continental climate. Distinct moderating influence of the Baltic Sea cyclones result in warm, humid and short summers and long, moderately cold wet winters. The climate of Saint Petersburg is close to that of Helsinki, although colder in winter and warmer in summer because of its more eastern location.

St. Petersburg extends well to the north and south of the original delta site, with arms of growth extending westward along the banks of the Gulf of Finland. The newer outer suburbs include extensive open areas, and parts of the periphery are designated as greenbelt. Alongside the city’s satellite towns, large-scale commercial agriculture and “agro-recreational” plots owned by residents of St. Petersburg (dachas, collective orchards, and vegetable gardens) extend 12 to 50 miles (20 to 80 km) from the city centre. However, the multiplicity of large housing blocks containing numerous two- or three-room apartments means that population densities in the built-up areas remain high. As in virtually all modern cities, commuting over long distances is the price paid for more living space and the cleaner air of the suburbs. Among the suburbs noteworthy for their historical and cultural value are Peterhof, Pushkin, Pavlovsk, and Gatchina.


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