About the university:

Vitebsk State Medical University (VSMU) is a center for excellence for medical education in Eastern Europe. The 6-year medical degree offered at Vitebsk State Medical University, Belarus is divided into 2 Phases. First 3 Years of Pre-Clinical Training (Theory based learning) and Final 3 Years of Clinical Training (Clinical based learning at State Hospitals). Student can take their clinical training at VSMU teaching hospital with more than 6,200 beds. Students are benefited to visit hospitals even during the 1st year of studies. From high tech facilities to using actual cadavers assist students in enhancing their practical knowledge. The MD program is structured in a way to fully produce medical graduates with all skills and ability needed to conduct challenging medical tasks.

Being the Eastern European Leader in Medical Education, Vitebsk State Medical University is the only state university that provides a unique “Triple Qualification” within the 6 Year Doctor of Medicine Program. VSMU in partnership with IMC Education, Sri-Lanka collaborated with Lincoln University College in Malaysia to provide Triple Qualified MD (Doctor of Medicine) Degree. This is exclusively for students placed by IMC Education.

Academic licenses granted by the university and Offering Programs

The University grants Undergraduate and Postgraduate training in the following Faculties:

General Medicine Faculty

Pharmaceutical Faculty

Stomatological Faculty

Faculty of Advanced Training in Pedagogics and Psychology

Faculty of Advanced Training and Retraining

Faculty of Overseas Students Training

People’s Faculty “Health

Admission and Requirements. Fees structure and details

Tuition fee and other expenses

NB! University does not provide any scholarship or render financial support to international students.

Tuition fee at VSMU covers training costs – lectures, practical courses, examinations. Tuition fee does not include expenses on hostel, medical policy and registration.

The tuition fee is paid at arrival:

  • For trainees of the preparatory department – the tuition fee is paid in amount of 100% at the day of signing of the contract;
  • For 1st year students – the tuition fee is paid – 50% of the sum of tuition fee at the day of signing of the contract and the remaining amount is paid before 1st March;
  • For 2nd – 6th year students – the tuition fee is paid twice a year – before 15th September and before 1st March.
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Note! In case of delayed payment of tuition fee, the fine is charged for each day of delayed payment.

Mode of payment

The tuition fee is paid for each year separately in cash to the bank (in Belarusian rubles at the rate of National Bank of the republic of Belarus) or transfer on bank account of the university (in US dollars).

The payment can be done in US Dollars to the bank account of Vitebsk State Medical University № ВY42 AKBB 3632 9030 0032 5200 0000, Open Joint-Stock Company “Belarusbank”, 220089, Minsk, BIC: AKBBBY2X, UNP 300002704, OKPO 018968892000.

If tuition fee is paid via STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, NEW YORK, the money must be transferred to the following SWIFT-BIC: BELARUSBANK, AKBBBY2X.

Note! The university doesn’t accept cheques/drafts.                   

In accordance with financial legislation of the Republic of Belarus:

  • The University accepts banking transfer which is issued in the sum, indicated in the item Payment for education;
  • Banking transfer is issued on sum exceeding payment for education is not allowed;
  • If the sum of banking transfer exceeds payment for education, the excess is not paid back;

Funds on personal expenses are paid in cash or transferred on his/her personal account.

Medical insurance and medical check-up

Before the beginning of studies every student must undergo additional medical check-up in the clinic of VSMU. All expenses are covered by the student (about 100 US $ – first year, 50 US $ – in subsequent years).

Besides, one should sign obligatory medical policy with one of Insurance Companies (BElGOSSTRAKH or EXIMGARANT of BELARUS). The cost of the policy is 200 $ per year (in most cases medical insurance is made at the airport on arrival).

Visa

If you make visa at the airport on arrival to the Republic of Belarus the cost of visa will be about 120 US $ per 15 days. On arrival to the university the applicant is obliged to come to the Dean’s office of VSMU and make registration for a year.

Registration

Each foreign citizen entering the Republic of Belarus is obliged to be registered domiciliary. The contribution rate is about 50 US $.

Living expenses

Living expenses, including food, transport expenses etc make up about 200 – 400 US $ per month (depending on lifestyle). In addition, one shall bear in mind expenses on winter clothing.

The use of all educational, informative, sport and cultural infrastructure of the University is free.

English Medium

SpecialityYears of studyThe cost of education in
academic year
Preparatory training course (on-campus)8-10 months2 100 $
Preparatory training course (online)8-10 months1 500 $
General Medicine1-64 800 $
Pediatrics1-64 800 $
Stomatology1-54 700 $
Pharmacy1-53 750 $

Russian Medium

SpecialityYears/Months   of studyThe cost of education in
academic year
Preparatory training course (on-campus)8-10 months2 100 $
Preparatory training course (online)8-10 months1 500 $
General Medicine1-6 year4 100$
Pediatrics1-6 year4 100$
Stomatology1-5 year4 300$
Pharmacy (full time)1-5 year3 600$
Pharmacy (by correspondence)1-5 year1 800$

Tuition fee in VSMU

Form of postgraduate educationDuration of educationCost of education 1 year *
Clinical residency (surgery chairs)2-4 years3 500 – 4 000 $
Clinical residency (therapeutic chairs)2-4 years3 000 – 3 500 $
Postgraduate Training Course3 years3 600 $

* – the average cost of education is indicated in the table for postgraduate education.

The cost may vary in accordance with individual plan of education.

Banking transfer must be completed in favor of Vitebsk State Medical University indicating the name of the entrant.

NB! Please, pay separate attention if you need this information for credit execution.

In accordance with financial legislation of the Republic of Belarus:

  • University accepts banking transfer which is issued in the sum, indicated in the item Payment for education;
  • Banking transfer· issued on sum exceeding payment for education is not allowed;
  • If the sum of banking transfer· exceeds payment for education, the excess is not paid back;
  • Funds on personal expenses are paid in cash or transferred on his/her personal account.

Medical insurance and medical check-up

Before the beginning of studies every student must pass additional medical check-up in the clinic of VSMU. All the expenses are covered by the student (about 40 $). Besides, one should sign medical policy with one of Insurance Companies. The cost of the policy is 85 Euro per year. One may also purchase voluntary medical policy costing up to 100 $ per year.

Registration

Each foreign citizen entering the Republic of Belarus is obliged to be registered domiciliary. The contribution rate is about 50 US $.

Living expenses

Living expenses, including food, transport expenses etc. make up about $ 300 – 500 US per month. In addition, one shall bear in mind expenses on winter clothing and visa.

The use of all educational, informative, sport and cultural infrastructure of the University is free.

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