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Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg

was established in 1897 in St. Petersburg, Russia, as the first Russian medical college for women. After its 118 years, it has become one of the leading medical colleges in Russia and the world. As well as the University is one of the top ten medical schools in Europe.

Since the inception, it has adopted, as its main principle, a unique teaching methodology, which is based on combination of the best Russian medical educational traditions with methods of Western Education System.

Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University is the only higher medical school in the city that has a polyclinic attached to the University.


  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Sports Medicine
  • Faculty of Adaptive Physical Education Culture
  • Faculty of Pediatrics
  • Faculty of Clinical Psychology
  • Faculty for Foreign Students
  • Higher Education Nursing School
  • Faculty of Postgraduate Studies
  • Faculty of Pre-University Education


SPSMU provides accommodation to all its international students. All rooms are allocated to all students on sharing basis of 3-5 of same genders. The rooms are comfortable and completely furnished will modern amenities such as Free Wi-Fi, TV set and telephone. The university had created a special area where all the students can socialize together and get to know about each other’s culture, tradition, etc. Hostels are located very closely to the university. Student’s security is the main aim of the university; therefore all hostels are under police surveillance.

Student Life

The university believes in the holistic development of every student. On regular interval the university organizes various cultural events and activities to keep all students culturally connected.

For physical fitness, the university offers sports club where students can enroll themselves and enjoy playing basketball, football, swimming, gymnasium, etc. 

Interesting Facts about the City- St. Petersburg

  • St. Petersburg is the second largest city after Moscow in Russia.
  • Initially, the city was known with the name of Leningrad.
  • The city experiences a humid continental climate.
  • The city is a major trade gateway as the financial and industrial centre of Russia.
  • The city has well-connected transportation system as it is a major transport hub.
  • The city has a significant historical and cultural heritage.
  • Indian food is easily available in every corner of the city.

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