Admission Requirements

Medical School Admissions Requirements

  • High school or Undergraduate cumulative GPA > 3.0.
  • High school degree or higher.
  • Competitiveness of undergraduate school and curriculum.
  • Performance of graduate work (if applicable).
  • MCAT scores (If applicable) MCAT is not required, as KSMU is a 6 year medical school.
  • Personal essay.
  • Letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from an academic reference.
  • Extracurricular activities and accomplishments.
  • Work history and professional or volunteer experience.
  • Strong performance in sciences.

All letters of recommendation and transcripts must be uploaded via your application or mailed to:

Kazan State Medical University
250 Yonge Street, Suite 2201, Toronto, ON
M5B 2L7

Your Personal Application Checklist

A complete application consists of the following documents:

  • A completed KSMU application.
  • Official transcript(s) from each college and/or professional school attended; if you have not attended college, then a high school transcript is needed.
  • At least two official letters of recommendation, which are confidential and become the property of KSMU: At least one academic letter from a science professor acquainted with the applicant’s academic ability or a recommendation from a college pre-health advisory committee; a second academic letter or reference from a physician acquainted with the applicant’s healthcare work experience, if applicable. The second letter may also be a character reference from an employer or volunteer activity. All letters must be on appropriate letterhead with contact information included, and uploaded directly to your application or mailed to KSMU.
  • Medical College Admission Test scores, if applicable.
  • Official report of scores from the TOEFL, if applicable.
  • A passport sized-photo (optional).
  • $135 USD application fee (non-refundable).

The Personal Interview

KSMU admissions committee will first evaluate prospective students’ applications and those considered to have the potential to successfully complete medical training will be invited for an interview either via Skype or, if possible, in our Toronto or Houston office. The interview is often conducted within two to four weeks after initial application materials have been received.

Meeting prospective medical school students during personal interviews is one of the most important parts of the process for KSMU. It gives admissions officers the opportunity to evaluate a prospective student’s personality, character, personal and professional background, academic record, goals and desires. Please note that being granted an interview does not guarantee acceptance to KSMU.


After You Apply

Applicants will receive an email upon KSMU receiving their application. An admissions officer reviews applications promptly. Applicants will also receive an email from an admissions officer notifying you whether your application is incomplete, qualifications do not meet our admissions requirements, or you have been chosen for an interview. If you have an interview, you can expect to hear back from us within two to three weeks. We’ll contact you via the phone number listed in your candidate profile.

Application Deadlines

Since we operate under rolling admissions, there are no application deadlines. We continue to accept applications for each year until all seats are filled. In the event that all seats are filled before an applicant receives a decision, the application is automatically considered for the next available year.


The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or age in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. No qualified individual with a disability will be denied access to or participation in services, programs, or activities of KSMU.

Non USA/Canadian Applicants

Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies in countries that have an educational system that differs from the United States or Canada will be evaluated on merit, but will be expected to have completed a pre-medical curriculum and speak fluent English.

Performance on the MCAT

KSMU does not require prospective students to take the MCAT, however, admissions are competitive and having an MCAT score will provide admissions officers with more relevant information.