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Sechenov University

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) is the top medical university in Russia. Sechenov University develops Medicine of the Future based on strong academic foundation in clinical medicine, expanding frontiers in advanced multidisciplinary research together with the world leaders in Engineering, Technology and Natural Sciences.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (1)



Sechenov University is the first and the oldest medical school in Russia tracing its history from the medical faculty of Moscow Imperial University founded in 1758. The history of Sechenov University is tightly connected with the history of medical education and healthcare in Russia. 


Sechenov University is the oldest Russian medical educational institution providing training in full range of specialties related to medicine and healthcare. "School - University - Clinic" model of medical education provides an effective, self-regulating system of continuous education and professional continuum in healthcare.


The scientific core of Sechenov University is its Research Center (RC) which combines all the scientific departments of the University. 

Institutes of Sechenov University:

  • Institute of Medical Parasitology and Tropical Medicine
  • Institute of Public Health and Healthcare Management
  • Institute of Medical Sociology, Healthcare Economics and Medical Insurance
  • Institute of Pharmacy
  • Institute of Uronephrology and Reproductive Health

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Student services

The International Department is responsible for development and implementation of a proper strategic plan of Sechenov University's international promotion providing a favorable ground for strengthening the University’s international collaborations and global profile. 

Library services

Nowadays the Sechenov University's Central Scientific Library has at its disposal a unique collection of scientific publications in medicine and healthcare and one of the Russia’s best Centers of Library Information Technologies Development and Introduction. It contains more than 3 million items of Russian and foreign medical books and journals.

Student Life

Campus life

Clinical campus of Sechenov University was established in 1897. It was considered as one of the best and largest teaching hospitals in Europe.  

Today, the modern fully renovated University Hospitals have: 

  • 4 000 staff members; 
  • 3,000 hospital beds; 
  • 20 research & teaching buildings; 
  • 25 university clinics at University hospital; 
  • 25 University clinics at municipal hospitals; 
  • 30% high-tech surgeries (Da Vinci robotic surgeries)    

In-patient departments of University Hospital provide multi-specialty high-tech healthcare services. In 2018, Comprehensive Cancer Center was established at Sechenov University.  It provides cancer patients with full range of medical services.

Sports facilities

Supporting an idea of preventive healthcare Sechenov University has its own stadium named Burevestnik at the disposal of students and staff members of the University. It is located in immediate proximity to the academic buildings and hospitals and comprises a football field, two track-and-field sectors, four tennis courts and a tennis wall, as well as artificial playground, gym, halls for sports classes, changing rooms, shower cabins, etc.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sechenov University is one of the best medical universities in Russia. The teachers require a lot from students, so average students have to work extra hard in order to cope. I think that the computer tests are the worst indicators of performance/knowledge, therefore should not be given so much importance. Also, although independent studying is great, it should not be...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was good for more advanced course i am planning to study abroad

proud medical student
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

comfortable place to study