Frequently asked questions by Students / Parents, about RostSMU
Q: Is the medical degree, awarded by Rostov State Medical University, recognized in Asia, Africa, UAE & other countries?
A: Yes, the medical degree, awarded by Rostov State Medical University, is recognized, As per the rules of each country according to their Medical Councils, a foreign medical degree (equivalent to MBBS) whose name and the degree awarded are enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) is a recognized medical degree. Rostov State Medical University and degree awarded by it are enlisted in the World Directory Of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization, and thus are recognized by the Medical Councils.
Q: What are the minimum requirements for admission to Rostov State Medical University?
A: As per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, the minimum qualification for foreign students for admission to any Foreign Medical University is as follows:
- He/she shall complete the age of 17 years on or before the 31st of December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course (General Medicine Faculty).
- To get admission to RSMU, the study must have 65% in each subject: English, Chemistry, and Biology.
Q: Is there any entrance examination for getting admission to Rostov State Medical University?
A: Yes, there is an entrance examination, the student must pass the Chemistry and Biology entrance test to become a student of RostSMU first year. Admissions are on a first come first served system.
Q: Do I have to undergo a one-year Russian Language Course (Preparatory faculty for foreign students)?
A: Yes, If you have select to study Medicine in RostSMU in Russian medium then only you have to undergo the one-year Russian Language Course. For English Medium no need for a Russian Language course separately. The Russian Language is necessary to know because during Medical education you have to interact with local patients and so you must know the local language i.e Russian. That is why you are given the Russian language classes as a subject during the first, second, and third years, even if you are studying in English Medium. The knowledge of Russian also helps you in your daily life.
Q: What type of climate is in Rostov-on-Don?
A: There are 4 seasons in Russia. Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), Autumn (September to November), and Winter (December to February). The climate of Rostov is temperate continental with cool summer and mild winter. The temperature in summer is up to +30 and in winter about -10 to -25 degrees centigrade.
Q: How are we protected from -10 to -25 degrees in winters?
A: All buildings in Russia, including the University and the Hostel buildings, public transports and shops, etc. are centrally heated. The government takes care of the heating system. Students are well-advised by our representative, how to wear and keep warm.
Q: How do I travel to my country from Russia?
A: There are many airlines operating on the route from Moscow to different cities of several countries from various airports of Moscow and the local & international airport from Rostov-on-Don city. RREC Team our official representative of International students helps in purchasing air tickets with student concession.
Q: How do I travel to Moscow from Rostov-on-Don?
A: Rostov-on-Don is not far from Moscow. Rostov is well connected to Moscow by train, bus, flights. Students usually travel to Moscow airport or direct to Platov International airport Rostov-on-Don. One of the top and best International Airport of Russia in the city: Platov International Airport, daily flights as per time table. Our official representative organizes group travel to the airport by bus or minibus, which is comparably quite cheap.
Q: Where will I live?
A: You will live in a student hostel especially for foreign students. Hostels are the best hostels of Rostov State Medical University in all Russia. The system of residence is separate for boys and girls, 3 seated big rooms, upgraded comforts, central heating, full furniture with beddings, shower room, toilet, washbasin room, security guards, laundry, cleaning and washing personnel, reading rooms, 24 hours medical center.
Q: If I do not like to live in the hostel, can I live in some rented flat or somewhere else?
A: No, if you got admission to the Rostov State Medical University then you have to live in the hostel. This is for your well being only. When living in the hostel, you are inside the campus, your classes are nearby, you are safe, in the hostel, there is a studious environment, students live in a more disciplined manner, there is a strictly controlled system keeping a watch on students. Rest depend on students or his/her parents.
Q: Do we have a gym in our university or in the city?
A: Yes, we have the gym, operating separately for boys and girls. We have all kinds of machines for them. Personal trainers are giving you guidelines for your exercises.
Q: Do I have to clean my toilet and shower room myself?
A: No, a cleaning woman will come daily and clean your toilet, washbasin room, and shower room.
Q: Can I do any part-time job?
A: No, you will be in Russia on a student visa and so you are not allowed to take employment. Furthermore, you will be a medical student and a medical student does not have that much free time to take employment.
Q: Can a foreign student open a bank account?
A: Yes, a foreign student can open a bank account.
Q: Can I pay my tuition fees before arriving at university?
A: Yes, a student can pay their fees to a university bank account or arrival in Russia.
Q: Can I pay my fee in the shape of the international bank draft or bank cheque was drawn in favor of the university?
A: No, the fee is not accepted in the shape of an international bank draft or bank cheque drawn in favor of the university. The fee is accepted in cash or through banks, only before 10th September each year up-to your completion of the course.
Q: If I need money in Russia, how my parents can send me money?
A: The best way is to use international ATM/debit cards. For this purpose, a student should open a bank account in their native country in a bank that is offering an international ATM/debit card. Then, whenever he needs money, his/her parents will just deposit the required amount in this account and the student will withdraw the amount from any ATM machine of any Russian bank.
Q: How my parents will call me?
A: Every foreign student is advised to have a mobile phone. The mobile phone system is highly developed in Russia and your parents can easily contact you. There is a lot of cheap calling software providing by Russian operators of communications, student have to buy ownself for his/her use.
Q: Will I have an Internet facility?
A: Yes, you will have an Internet facility.
Q: Can my parents visit me?
A: Yes, your parents are most welcome to visit you and the university. They have to take a tourist visa from their native country or from Russia and have to take care of all their visit own self, we are not responsible for anything.
Q: When are my vacations? Can I visit my country during my vacation?
A: Winter vacations are only 15 days in January or February, but summer vacations are two months (July and August). You are advised to visit your country during your summer vacation.
Q: Is the hostel open during these vacations? Do I have to leave the hostel during the vacation?
A: Yes, the hostel is open during vacations. No, you do not have to leave the hostel. You can stay at the hostel.
”If you are going to study in Russia, if you are interested in Russian culture, history and language – WELCOME to ROSTOV STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY”