Student Info

General Information

With 200 years of experience in medical training, around 700 students from more than 57 countries (half of whom study in English), and a large group of students from neighboring and remote regions of Russia, KSMU is undoubtedly an international university. We take pride in the fact that students from all of the world want to study with us, and as a result, we go above and beyond to ensure that our international students feel comfortable and supported during their time in a new country.

KSMU today

  • More than 5,500 medical students, clinical residents and interns
  • 65 departments
  • More than 1,500 staff members


Each academic year begins on 1st of September.

There are 2 Semesters in the academic year:
Fall Semester — From September to January.
Spring Semester — From February to June.


All students have their vacations twice a year.

Summer vacations: from July 1 to August 31.
Winter vacations: from January 15 to February 7.


Examinations are conducted at the end of both semesters. The Rector determines the examination dates, but the examination dates for individual disciplines within the session period are decided by mutual agreement between students and faculty members. Students’ performances during examinations are graded as:

  • Satisfactory
  • Good
  • Excellent
  • Unsatisfactory

In order to appear for the exam, a student must have passed all the Credit-Tests, and must have fulfilled 100% attendance.