Medical graduates from India, who wish to study post-graduation in the Russian Federation, need to apply to the Russian Ministry of Education for certification of equivalency of their degrees to pursue higher studies. Students themselves are responsible to submit their applications for equivalency certificates from the Ministry. Contractors promise to help out, but they rarely do. In recent cases, the Ministry ruled that the Indian bachelor medical/dental degrees do not qualify for post-graduate courses in the Russian Federation in view of lesser number of years of study. The issue has been taken up with the Ministry. Although universities might give admissions for post-graduate courses, this is subject to approval of the Ministry that foreign Bachelor degrees are equivalent to the Russian ones. Students are, therefore, advised to wait for the ruling of the Ministry before they arrive to take admissions in post-graduate medical/dental courses.
All diplomas/certificates obtained in Russia have to be Apostled by “INTEROBRAZOVANIE” (Federal Agency on Education, Centre of International Education Activities). The Mission does not attest “Apostled ‘ documents. There are also no employment opportunities for Indian students in Russia after completion of their medical studies. Visa extension depends on the concerned institution in view of stringent immigration rules and there is no automatic change of student visa into employment visa.