Siberian State Medical University trains the next generation of doctors by performing high quality medical research and by offering excellent education. 
Established in 1878, Siberian State Medical University is one of the most well-known and highly reputable medical schools in Russia owing to its top caliber academic and scientific body, and experienced physicians and professors.
Among the graduates are two presidents of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 25 associate members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 42 academicians.
Siberian State Medical University‘s core mission is to advance patient care and public health in the Russian Federation through teaching, research and clinical excellence.

The University aims at improving the quality of life and health of the population through innovation in education, research and patient care offering top-quality training, educational and research opportunities to the students.

Whether you are interested in a career in healthcare as a doctor/physician or as a scientist exploring clinical investigation and research, Siberian State Medical University has what you are looking for. Siberian State Medical University‘s medical and graduate programs are ranked among the top in the nation and the academic faculty, scientists, and healthcare professionals are best experts in their fields.


For the first 3 years of training students of Siberian State Medical University are mainly focused on theoretical subjects at the departments of biology, medical physics, chemistry, biochemistry, human anatomy, histology, physiology, pathology, microbiology, Latin and foreign languages, social sciences. During the last 3.5 years students are offered extensive practical training in various fields of internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, public health and prevention. One of the most distinguished features of our medical education is complete practical student-patient experience in all clinical classes. This provides a unique opportunity for students to be well skilled in modern diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Development of research skills based on modern methodology and up-to-date equipment is another important part of the program. All divisions of the department provide facilities for students to be involved in research under the guidance of the advisors from the Faculty.


The Department of General Medicine in Siberian State Medical University is the university’s oldest department. It consists of 29 theoretical and clinical divisions. The duration of study is 6 years.

Medical Faculty of Siberian State Medical University is currently not only the leader in the Siberian State Medical University, but also the largest among the faculties of all universities in Tomsk considering the number of doctors, candidates of sciences, members of state academies and departments. Throughout its history, the faculty has prepared more than 20 thousand. Doctors. Graduates work in all regions of Russia, the CIS republics, in more than 30 countries – Germany, Norway, Israel, USA, Canada, Australia and achieve high results. 


At the Siberian State Medical University Faculty of extensive clinical base – own children’s clinic and the department, located at the base of major institutions, such as the Regional Children’s Hospital and Regional Perinatal Center. The graduates successfully work in health – care institutions, clinical centers and medical schools in all regions of Russia, CIS and far abroad. Most importantly, the pediatric faculty applicants are aiming to work exactly with children, so there is always a special spirit in the faculty, we can say “pediatric brotherhood.” Small contingent of students allows you to organize the educational process in many ways individually. This contributes to better learning of theoretical knowledge, the successful development of practical skills.

Pediatric Faculty of Siberian State Medical University opened in 1944. For more than 70 years of history here were trained about 11 000 experts, who are daily in children’s clinics, hospitals, maternity hospitals and perinatal centers save thousands of children’s lives, conduct transactions and advice to their young patients and their parents. Pediatrician – the most responsible and difficult profession in the consulting business, because to approach the child can only caring and sociable people. Pediatrician engaged in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in children and adolescents (from birth to 18 years).


At the disposal of the departments of Siberian State Medical University of the Faculty of the major production bases for practical training – a branch of scientific-production association “Microgen” in Tomsk “Virion”, Tomsk innovative company “Artlife” training laboratory in the company “Astrafarm” study pharmacy – the oldest pharmacy in Tomsk Governorate Tomsk regional pharmacy warehouse. Already during their studies, students have the opportunity to develop and produce a pilot batch of pharmaceutical products in the center of Siberian State Medical University introduction of technology where today 3 clinical trials of the drug, developed at the Faculty of Pharmacy.

As part of the Siberian State Medical University in 1941, operates the first in Siberia and the Far East, Siberian State Medical University Faculty of Pharmacy, today it is a leading center for training pharmacists Russia. More than 8000 specialists have graduated here, among them 200 doctors and candidates of sciences.


Medical Biochemistry examines the chemical processes in the body that determine all aspects of human life, these studies are the basis for the development of new areas of medical science. Along with access to fundamental knowledge students master the most sophisticated methods of biochemical research. Doctors biochemists demand in research centers throughout Russia, work in practical public health physicians in clinical laboratory diagnostics, doctors of Forensic Medicine, virologists, geneticists, heads of biochemical and clinical laboratories. Graduates work at the Institute for Human Gene Therapy, Harvard, Vanderbilt, Stanford University in the US, the Institute of Biochemistry at the Max Planck in Germany and many others.

Faculty opened in 1975 and is the only one in the Urals, the training of personnel for research institutes of medical and biological and medical fields. Training involves a combination of scientific disciplines fundamental to clinical medicine. Faculty trains professional scientists: every fifth graduate is a doctor or a PhD. A distinctive feature of the training is to a large amount of independent work, the emphasis on the scientific activities of students, they receive practical skills of researchers. Having fundamental training, our graduates have a unique experience, knowledge and ability to implement them in practical healthcare.

Graduates of the Siberian State Medical University after graduation can enter a PhD program. They work as research associates in research institutes, university professors, as well as in practical public health by laboratory, functional, radiotherapy and ultrasound diagnostics physicians. In addition to Russia, our graduates work in their specialties in the CIS countries, the USA, Germany, France, Belgium, South Korea, Israel, Canada, Sweden, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, etc. 


 The Department of Professional Development and Retraining is one of the largest centers of additional professional education in the Russian Federation, it comprises 11 departments and 9 courses where 77 specialties are available for further training. 

The faculty provides courses to raise the level of skills in all directions of training specialists at Siberian State Medical University.

Classes are conducted by highly qualified teachers (professors, associate professors, doctors and candidates of medical sciences). Upon graduation students are rewarded standard form documents (certificates of vocational retraining, professional certificates and certificates of advanced training). 


      • Obstetrics and Gynecology;
      • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care;
      • Regenerative medicine, Physiotherapy and Health Resort;
      • Infectious Diseases;
      • Cardiology;
      • General Practice and Outpatient Therapy;
      • Pediatrics;
      • Psychiatry and Psychotherapy;
      • Therapy;
      • Pharmacy;
      • Surgery.

Training is conducted in the following specialties: 

      • Radiodiagnosis and radiotherapy;
      • Medical Genetics;
      • Medical and Biological Cybernetics;
      • Neuroscience;
      • Public health and health care;
      • Ophthalmology;
      • Urology;
      • Endocrinology.


Research is one of the top priorities in Siberian State Medical University. University Research Centers and Labs as well as various scientific projects are aimed at advancing fundamental understanding of nature, clinical medicine and health awareness. From Immunobiology and Bioengineering to Molecular diagnostics the research efforts of the University span a wide field of topics. This provides breadth of expertise and excellence in a medical field.

Siberian State Medical University trains the next generation of doctors by performing high quality medical research and by offering excellent education.

Projects and partnerships: 

      • Siberian State Medical Universitywas the first Russian medical school to receive multimillion funding from the Government of the Russian Federation
      • GMPcertified Center for New Technologies Implementation designed for industrial scaling in the field of pharmacy.
      • Siberian State Medical Universityis the coordinator of the Technological Platform «Medicine of Future» – the platform that brings together technology startups and research projects, industry experts and government. It is included in the list of approved and recommended sources for implementation by the Government of the Russian Federation. 
      • Siberian State Medical Universityis an official partner of «Skolkovo» Innovation Center. Scientists of Siberian State Medical University started an enterprise in the field of regenerative medicine and tissue bioconstructor development, which is now a resident in Skolkovo.
      • In 2012 Siberian State Medical Universityinitiated launch of innovative cluster of Tomsk region «Pharmaceuticals, Medical Technology, Information Technology«. It is included in the list of pilot programs for the development of innovative regional clusters, approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.
      • Siberian State Medical University has developed a system of strategic partnerships with both small innovative and large industrial companies in the field of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment (including cooperation with JSC «Pharmstandard» for research and clinical studies).

Siberian State Medical Universityhosts 8 Research Centers in the following fields of medicine:

      • Molecular Medicine;
      • Innovative Technologies in Morphology;
      • Pharmacy and Pharmacology (Pharmaceuticals);
      • Biocompatible materials and Bioengineering;
      • Laser Technologies in Medical Diagnostics;
      • Experimental and Clinical Immunology;
      • Evidence-based  medicine.
      • Siberian State Medical Universityemployees took training on IP commercialization and innovation management, specializing in university innovation infrastructure and technology parks in Switzerland, France, Austria, USA, Israel, China, and others.
      • Siberian State Medical Universityhas also implemented several international scientific and technological projects in cooperation with the University of Minnesota and the city of Vanderbilt (USA), University of Montreal (Canada), the National Heart and Lung Institute (UK), Kinki University (Japan) and others


Siberian State Medical University Research Centers comprise an impressive academic unit that fosters excellence through its research. The Research Centers promote the application of modern methods to conduct clinical and academic research of the highest quality and aim at creating an integrated system of Research and Innovation with the help of scientists from all over the world. 

The Research Centers also train highly qualified specialists in priority areas of medical science, technology and engineering in the Russian Federation. 

Siberian State Medical University hosts a vast number of research centers in the following fields of study:

      • Molecular Medicine;
      • Innovative Technologies in Morphology;
      • Pharmacy and Pharmacology;
      • Bioengineering;
      • Laser technologies in Medical diagnostics;
      • Experimental and Clinical Immunology.


Siberian State Medical University Research Laboratories bring together scientists and students engaged in medical research in various fields. The concept is based on providing infrastructure for effective cooperation to implement a wide range of scientific projects.

Siberian State Medical University laboratories conduct regular scientific seminar series to encourage the exchange of ideas and recent results. Taking part in these seminar series is an exceptional opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to get involved in laboratory research, get experience and start a career in medical research. 

Siberian State University Research Laboratories. 

      • Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Pathophysiology;
      • Laboratory of Histological, Immunohistochemical and Electron Microscopy methods;
      • Plant Biology Lab;
      • Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology;
      • Laboratory of processing of Biomedical Information;
      • Laboratory of biological modeling;
      • Laboratory of electrosurgery.

Siberian State Medical University is ranked in the top 3 medical schools and in top 30 higher educational institutions top 30 higher educational institutions in the Russian Federation (2015). Siberian State Medical University provides students with excellent education and a valid medical degree. Siberian State Medical University provides an exceptional educational environment for students interested in careers in healthcare as doctors or scientists exploring clinical investigation and research.

Studying at Siberian State Medical University is interesting and enjoyable. Siberian State Medical University offers plenty of opportunities for those who want to enrich their student life with different activities. Students can participate in year-round recreation, including football, tennis, basketball, swimming in summer, or skiing and skating in winter.

A number of interest-based clubs and student organizations are available at the University: a student scientific society, volunteer clubs, English Speaking Club, and many others.


Tomsk is a city in Western Siberia, the administrative center of Tomsk region. It is situated on the right bank of the River Tom, 50 km from the place of its confluence with the River Ob.

Area – 300 Population is approximately 560,000 people.

Tomsk is an industrial center. Its leading spheres are the oil and gas industry, instrumentation, energetics, engineering, pharmaceutical and food industries. Tomsk is an educational, scientific, cultural and innovation center. The city has museums of local history and art, art galleries, exhibition halls, the Tomsk Museum of Wooden Architecture, Museum of the History of Tomsk, Memorial Museum “Remand prison of the NKVD”, museums in universities, and the Siberian Botanical Garden. Spectators can visit the Theater of Drama, Theater of Young Spectators, Theater of puppet and actor “Skomorokh”, chamber theater, theater “Versiya”, and the theater of living puppets “2 plus Q”. The Philharmonic has an organ hall, there are several cinemas and there is a Palace of Shows and Sports. There are Orthodox churches, a mosque, a synagogue, a Catholic church and a Lutheran church In Tomsk. National-cultural autonomies and centers of national culture were created – about 25 associations in all. 


Summer in Tomsk is warm but not hot, so when coming to Tomsk in July or August take a sweater and a pair of jeans with you. In August the weather is getting colder, it often rains.

In November everything is covered in snow. Spring may be warm and little rainy, but sometimes temperatures can remain low till the middle of June.

 From September till mid-November you will need:

      • a light jacket (without a polyester padding) or trench coat
      • a warm polyester-padded jacket or coat
      • boots (without fur)
      • a warm sweater
      • jeans
      • sneakers and a warm tracksuit with a jacket or hoodie (for outdoor PE classes)
      • a wool hat
      • gloves
      • warm socks

 From November till mid-March you will need:

      • a very warm jacket or coat (with a fur, duck feather or double polyester padding)
      • very warm winter boots with fur inside
      • a warm hat (it should cover the entire head and ears)
      • a large warm scarf (it should be large enough to cover your nose and mouth in very cold weather)
      • mittens (knitted or fur-padded)
      • warm wool socks
      • warm tights/underpants/thermal underwear
      • warm sweaters, jumpers, dresses and jeans/pants

 The heating season in Tomsk lasts from September to May, so it is very warm in apartments and lecture halls. The temperature inside is usually around +25, regardless of the temperature outside. 


Approximate monthly expenses:

      • Food – $100-150. Food can be bought in big supermarkets, such as ABRIKOS, YARCHE, INTERSPAR, LENTA, MARIA-RA.
      • Commuting – $30
      • Internet, mobile phone –$10
      • Sports, entertainment –$20-50

 Tomsk is a small and cozy city with a developed transport infrastructure.
One trip by BUS/TRAM – will cost you around $0.33


Students are offered to live in well heated and fully furnished rooms. All the rooms are provided with beds, mattress, pillows, blankets, desk, chair, heater, lighting, the Internet access and telephone. Male and female students
live separately on the different floors.
All hostels are protected by the security. There are special rooms for students where they can socialize, have fun and make new friends.


Undergraduate Education
Tuition fee, English medium 1st year: 5700 USD; 2-6th years: 4700 USD per year
Tuition fee, Russian medium 1-6th years: 4000 USD
Postgraduate Education (Master, PhD, Clinical Residency)
Tuition fee 1-3rd year: 4700 USD per year
Preparatory Department fee 3000 USD
Accommodation / Hostel fee 1500 USD per year (newly renovated hostel)

Other expenses: (medical insurance, medical checkup, temporary residence permit): 300 USD (every year)
Equalization of Educational documents by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation: 400 USDbr
Other first year expenses: 2800 USD (one time upon arrival)


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