Russian Federation (HCCM) - Samara
Cardiology, Cardiovascular surgery, Gastroenterology, General surgery, Hematology, Internal medicine, Nephrology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Pediatrics, Traumatology, Pediatric surgery
March, April, August, October, November
1 time per day
We accept students only with student visa.
All students are obligated to bring vaccination card and liability insurance.
Daria Nazarkina
We hope that time spent in Samara will become an unforgettable part of 
your life.

The city is located on the left bank of the Volga River, at he other side of the river the Zhiguli mountains are situated, after which the local beer (Zhigulevskoye) is named. The nothern boundary is formed by the Sokolyi Hills. So as you see the location of the city affords pretty many abilities to feel yourself the great beauty of Russia nature. In Samara there 
is a huge variety of places to see. Especially in its old part.

During the development and growth of the city two parts were formed 
on its territory: the Old Town and the New Town. In the old town you 
can still observe buildings of the Soviet and pre-Soviet periods. Old 
houses, theaters, monuments, landmarks, historical places, etc. 
You will see everything. 

The Old Town will help you in understanding the history of our city. 
It will for sure fascinate you!

Samara is included in the TOP-10 Biggest Cities in Russia.

University logo shows a doctor lifting a bowl of fire above his head in 
the background of the open book.

Black and white in the doctor’s scrub symbolizes a struggle between good and evil, health and illness. The fire 
in the bowl reminds of the saying «Aliis inserviendo consumor» (I spent in 
being of service to others). The open book symbolizes knowledge and 
study. Blue color in the logo is the color of the Volga River, the sky, the 
color of clean thoughts and aspirations.

The oldest and the most outstanding chairs are: Chair of Otolaryngology, 
Traumatology and Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Pediatrics, 
Surgical Dentistry and many others.

There are also 6 specialized committees that assess research and award 
degrees in specialties. During the last 5 year the University prepared 49 
Doctors of Science in Medicine, 194 Candidates of Science in Medicine.

Since 1991 Samara State Medical University began the training of 
general practitioners, pharmacists, trainees and post-graduate research 
students from Eastern countries, Africa and Latin America on the base of 
International Students Department. Training is based on contract system.
Approximately 500 international students graduated from our University. 
Our graduates have a high level of theoretical and practical professional 
knowledge. The Diploma of our University is known in over 20 countries 
and is equal to Diploma of Moscow State Medical Universities.

Today the number of our students is more then 6 000, 200 of them are 

For more information about Samata State Medical University explore

The international exchange program successfully functions in our 
University for the last  10 years. 


  • The improvement of patient's’ rehabilitation methods in patients with motor disorders using neurointerface-virtual environment- biofeedback technologies. 
  • Saliva diagnostic as non-invasive laboratory screening method in people with systematic disorders.
  • Optical coherence tomography of the retina in patients with multiple sclerosis.
  • Discovering a new scheme of diagnostics and treatment of patients with arterial hypertension and associated states.
  • Determination of the frequency of neoplasms identification in a mammary gland and finding of the genetic predisposition to breast cancer during the preoperative examination of patients before a breast augmentation surgery.
Lunch at the hospital cafeteria
Student dormitory

You can get to Samara by plane, train or bus.

 Kurumoch International Airport is the largest and busiest airport of the Volga region and ranks among Russia’s top ten airports.  It has an extensive route network to practically all the regions of the Russian Federation as well as neighbouring and distant countries. To explore more information use

 Samara Railway Station is not only important place connecting Samara with other Russians and international cities, but it is also a sightseeing place. It is famous as the highest railway station in Europe.

 Samara is a major river port.

 Samara is located on the M5 Highway, a major road between Moscow and the Ural region. The city has two main bus stations, connecting cities. Public transportation includes the Samara Metro, trams, municipal and private bus lines, and trolleybuses. Local trains serve the suburbs.


An amazing social program will be organised for exchange students, including Welcome International Food and Drink Party and a Goodbye party.

During the weekends there will be field trips around Samara Region and to our beautiful National Park Samarskaya Luka. During your stay here, sightseeing tours of Samara and the nearby town of Toglyatti will be organized. Also we usually organized surgery training with one of our university professors.


Stalin’s Bunker to know more about history of Samara during WW2 and feel the Soviet Union epoch.

 Old City Centre and its pedestrian street – Leningradskaya to see beautiful bildings of 19th and 20th century, eat Russian cuisine and visit various museums such an Art Museum, Museum of Modern, Beer Factory and etc.

 The Promenade of Samara – one of the most beautiful in Russia, was renovated in 2011.

 Shyarevo and the National Park «Samarskaya Luka» to climb mountains, swim in Volga and know how to live in Russian villiage style.
War machine museum 


You will get all necessary information about your practice and social program at the Facebook group -

 and with the CC you will receive a welcome e-mail from your contact person.

We accept students with visa made by Invitational Letter from University! If student have a touristic visa, he will NOT be accepted, or if he will come anyway he will be send home in 3 days! We require oficially translated to Russian copy of passport to make Invitational Letter. INVITATION LETTER FROM THE DATABASE IS NOT VALID TO RECEIVE VISA!