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Yerevan State Medical University

About Yerevan State Medical University

Yerevan State Medical University is one of the leading government medical universities in Eastern Europe. It was founded in 1920 as a faculty and established as an independent Institution in 1930. The University is enlisted in the Directory of Higher Medical Institutions adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO). YSMU is a State non-commercial institution under the Ministry of Education and Science.

YSMU is a member of the International Association of Universities, which gives great opportunity in the sphere of development of international relations, students exchange, probation period abroad, participation in grant programs under the aegis of UNESCO joint research work and conferences. Having firm structure the university has worked out and implemented educational and research programs, for which it has gained international acknowledgement. YSMU established direct partnership in the form of extensive cooperation with about 30 universities around the globe. In nearly a century long existence the University has trained over 30,000 doctors. Currently, over 162 Doctor of Sciences and 481 Ph.D. degree holders constitute the University faculty of 1100 Professors.

Yerevan State Medical University is one of the most popular destinations for medical education in Europe, with over 1000 Indian students presently pursuing their studies there. Indians batches have regularly been admitted to this University since 1987. Students from more than 40 countries are at the advantage to complete their graduation from this University. Currently, there are about 5,500 students enrolled in the studies at seven faculties of Yerevan State Medical University after M.Heratsi; 1800 of them coming from different countries of the world.


On 11-16 April 2016, YSMU hosted 5 Nobel Laureates under one roof in frames of a unique scientific event called "Nobel Days in Yerevan". YSMU students had an unprecedented opportunity to experience their impressive lectures and interact with the Nobel Laureates.

Why to study

YSMU is a Government University functioning under the Ministry of Education and Science as a state non-commercial body. The University is enlisted in the Directory of Higher Medical Institutions adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the degree awarded is globally accepted.

Students from more than 40 countries are at the advantage to complete their graduation from this University. The University in it’s over ninety eight years of existence has trained more than 30,000 doctors who are practicing all over the world.

Yerevan State Medical University recognized by the Medical Board of California, USA. In California more than 500 YSMU graduates are successfully practicing. Currently over 1800 International Students are attaining medical education in undergraduate courses from around 30 countries. Over 1000 Indian students are pursuing their graduate and post-graduate studies here.. Indian students study in YSMU since 1987 batch and are excelling in the field in Medicine. 

Scientific Research Centre:

SRC consists of 8 scientific laboratories, where about 300 scientists carry out research in various medical disciplines. Seven groups of foreign students (four of which are Indian) participate in the scientific research activities carried out by the Centre in the various fields of medical sciences. The scientists of the University have made valuable contributions towards the development of medical science. They have been awarded prestigious titles, International prizes and awards.


The University library comprises over 6,50,000 books and professional literature. The research and academic stock of the medical library is extremely rich. The medical library of the University is one of the richest libraries. The textbooks and professional literature are replenished by works authored by the University faculty; manuals are also obtained from overseas countries In addition, specific research journals and magazines are regularly obtained. The library has two sterling halls, one of which is equipped with computers having free access to University’s online educational resources to be used by students, residents, researchers and faculty members. These computers, as well as computers at other halls are gateways to international research resources, such as Up-to-date, Hinari, Ovid-SP. The University covers the resource-related expenses, respectively. Medical librarians provide assistance and consultation recommending resources for individual and group research. The library and the reading hall are widely used by the students till late evening hours.

Hostel & food:

The University Hostel established for Foreign students is composed of two buildings. The Hostel provides adequate facilities necessary for residing, studying and recreation activities. Separate hostels wings are provided for boys and girls on sharing basis. International hostels are furnished with basic amenities and are centrally heated.

The second floor of the Hostel Building is structured in a way to resemble a guest house having a separate entrance with 23 rooms specifically designed for the University guests. Hostel Security officers and necessary equipment ensure (fire safety devices, cameras) the safety and security of students. First-Aid Unit at the Hostel provides first aid and medical care on a 24-hour basis. The hostels are conveniently located at walking distance of 2-3 min from the bus stop where students can catch comfortable buses and mini-buses to the University. Popular supermarket offering wide range of products (food, groceries, toiletries, etc) at affordable cost is situated across the street.

Medical University’s Food Services provides distinct on-campus catering services, which are also available at the University Hostel. There are 4 cafeterias in the University campus and one in the Hostel. These dining facilities are affiliated to the Medical University and operate on a non-commercial basis.

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