Nizhniy Novgorod State Medical Academy

Nizhny Novgorod State Medical University is a major center for training medical practitioners in one of the largest regions of the European part of Russia.

The medical faculty was opened in 1920 as a faculty of Nizhny Novgorod University. In May, 1930 it became an independent Medical Institute and in June 1994 it got a status of the State Medical Academy.

In 1992 the Faculty of Overseas Admissions was opened in NNSMA. Since 1998-99 academic year the Academy has started training of international students in the English Medium.

The new name for Nizhny Novgorod State Medical University is Research Medical University of Volga region

More than 800 international students from 38 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America (India, Sri-Lanka, Malaysia, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, Syria and others) are being trained in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. The total number of students in the University is more than 5000.

The university closely collaborates with medical scientific research institutes, clinics and medical centers; it helps students to apply their theoretical knowledge in the practice and to discover nuances of their future work from the very first years of study. The University is associated with many teaching hospitals distributed throughout the city, where the students learn many basic clinical skills.

Faculties of Nizhniy Novgorod State Medical Academy:


Student Accommodation

Students are provided with comfortable double rooms at 3 modern hostels situated in medical campus. Rooms are supplied with necessary furniture and bed linen.

Students have all conditions for enjoying sport and social activities: sport halls, swimming pools, Internet. Different social and cultural events are organized for foreign students. The academy provides a springboard for sportsmen with sporting facilities such as sports complex, including gymnasium, indoor football, badminton, tennis, volleyball, athletic stadiums, etc. The Faculty’s staff encourages academic, national and other interests of students. National and International associations of students are being organized to unite students from different countries.

Nizhniy Novgorod City

Nizhny Novgorod (or simply Nizhny in everyday speech) is a large city in Russia, the capital of Nizhegorodskaya oblast and the Volga Federal District. It is an important economic, transport, and cultural center. From 1932 to 1990, the city was called Gorky in honor of the famous writer Maxim Gorky.

Nizhny Novgorod features

Nizhny Novgorod is located 417 km east of Moscow, in the center of the East European Plain, at the confluence of two major waterways of the European part of Russia – the Oka and Volga rivers. This location made the city an important shipping center of the country. The Oka divides the city into two parts.

Nizhny Novgorod is the fifth most populous city in Russia. The city is one of the largest Russian centers of river tourism. The historical part of the city rich in tourist attractions and is an important tourist center. UNESCO included Nizhny Novgorod in the list of Top 100 cities in the world which are of great historical and cultural value.

The climate is temperate continental with long cold winters and warm, relatively short summers. The average temperature in January is minus 8.9 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 19.4 degrees Celsius.

Strigino International Airport (IATA: GOJ, ICAO: UWGG) is located in the western part of Avtozavodsky district, 18 km south-west of the center of Nizhny Novgorod. Flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Kirov, Penza, Perm, Samara, Saratov, Sochi, Surgut, Ulyanovsk as well as Dubai, Yerevan, Nha Trang, Prague, Tashkent are available.

Parks and forests cover one-fifth of the city. “Switzerland”, the biggest park, occupies 380 hectares. In total there are more than 15 parks in Nizhny Novgorod.

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