Who we are

Sechenov University is the largest research medical school in Russia. Its history begins with establishment of the medical faculty at Imperial Moscow University in 1758.  Today it offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in English and Russian in all areas of medicine, biology and biotechnology, including bachelor’s degrees, specialist degrees, master’s programs, clinical residency programs, PhD programs and CME courses. 

Research is carried out across seven research institutes:

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Translational Medicine
  • Leadership
  • Health Management

Sechenov University develops “Medicine of the Future” on the solid academic basis of clinical medicine broadening the horizons with proactive multidisciplinary studies in the network cooperation with world leaders in Engineering, Technology and Natural Sciences.

Sechenov University’s mission lies in thoroughly and continually improving the lives of individuals through achieving differentiated excellence in the fields of multidisciplinary translational biomedical research and cutting-edge research-based education with a focus on innovation, development, and implementation.

Our education programmes

Key degrees of Sechenov University – in General Medicine, Dentistry, or Pharmacy – are world-known for their quality and are recognized in many countries. They can be fully taught in English or in Russian, as well as some Master’s, Ph.D., and Residency programmes.

Curriculums of the programmes are based on the world’s and Russian best practices and include the most cutting-edge fundamental and applied research and development. They provide for the interdisciplinary approach and individual learning pathways.

Being well-balanced, training plans encourage students for the best academic performance and active participation in sport, culture and leisure activities.

Competitive, or even advantageous tuition fees are offered in comparison with the World’s top universities.

International students at Sechenov University

Today, there are about 3,000 international students among total amount of ~19,000 undergraduate students.

Since 1949, when the first 10 foreign students from Bulgaria and China were admitted, Sechenov University has graduated over 6,000 professionals. The current student cohorts represent 90 countries of all continents.

The biggest number of foreign students are from Iran, Malaysia, China, Azerbaijan, Namibia, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, India, etc.

Student life



The Moscow City