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Sechenov University

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) is the top medical university in Russia. Its history begins in 1758 as the medical faculty at Imperial Moscow University.  

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. 


For over two centuries Sechenov University has been a pioneer in the Russian healthcare system. A lot of outstanding physicians and scientists, who contributed significantly to the progress in medicine, worked at the University. In 2018, Sechenov University celebrates its 260th Anniversary.


By the 260th Anniversary, the University has grown into academic, research and resource Center of Excellence in the Russian healthcare system. 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. 

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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.  

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

My past has shown my willingness to maximize the opportunities presented to me, and this scholarship will give me an opportunity I would not otherwise be afforded. I have in the past overcome obstacles. I was able to work with the teacher and study extra
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Practical lessons were good enough. Over these years I've enhanced my practical and clinical skills.

Studying in Russia
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


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