Admission for foreign citizens

Call for applications for the 2020-2021 academic year (paid education) at Yerevan State Medical University


Entrance requirements
Applicants to Yerevan State Medical University must have secondary or secondary professional education. The applicant is enrolled in the 1st year of the study having successfully passed two of the following entrance test exams (based on applicant’s choice): Physics, Chemistry, Biology. The exams are conducted within the framework of the secondary school exam program. Those applicants not possessing the language of instruction or having failed the entrance examinations may be enrolled in the preparatory year program based on interview results.

preparatory year program based on interview results.


Duration of the study

Tuition per annum for foreign citizens (not Armenian) studying in English (represented in Armenian dram)

University Education

University Education

General Medicine

6 years

2 400 000


5 years

2 400 000


5 years

1 600 000

Preparatory Department

1 year

1 000 000


• The duration of studies in the clinical residency is 1-4 years depending on the specialty.
• The tuition of the international clinical residents goes as follows: for international citizens graduated from YSMU – 2 400 000 AMD per annum; international citizens graduated from other universities – 2 900 000 AMD per annum.
• Information on daily exchange rate is available at the webpage of the Central Bank of Armenia. Follow the link
• The annual tuition remains unchanged for the whole period of education.
• Accommodation is provided at the University Hostel. The fee per month (per bed) is 20 000 AMD. Hostel room houses 2 or 3 persons.
• The student shall be insured every year by a Medical Insurance Company.
• A contract between the student and the university must be compiled.
• In exceptional cases the tuition of international students can as well be defined in accordance with contracts signed with them.

Required documents
1. Application to the RA Minister of Education and Science (download)
2. Application Form Application Form (download)
3. Medical record detailing the health state of the applicant. The record may be given by any medical organization in RA.
4. Copy of passport  (including all pages that have a mark or stamp) approved by notary
5. Birth certificate approved by notary
6. High School Diploma approved by apostille and its copy
7. Six (6) passport-sized photos (4x6)
8. Autobiography
9. Applicants applying for the post-graduate professional education should submit a scientific report on a chosen specialty topic. The scientific report should not exceed 20 pages and may be written in Armenian, Russian or English.

• The copies of the school documents shall be notarized and the original High School Diploma shall be endorsed with an Apostille if the applicant is a citizen of a country acceded to the Apostille Convention. If the applicant’s country has not acceded to the Apostille Convention, the applicant shall authenticate the original High School Diploma in the Embassy/Consulate of the Republic of Armenia to the given country. If there is no Embassy/Consulate of RA in the applicant’s country the High School Diploma shall be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RA.

• Attention to the Indian applicants!

According to the decision of the Government of India and the Medical Council of India (MCI), as well as the Press Note posted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 22 February 2018:, NEET qualification is mandatory for the applicants from India applying to overseas universities for MBBS course. Hence, Yerevan State Medical University announces that admission to YSMU is not permitted without having NEET qualification.

The authorities of YSMU are informed from trustworthy sources that there are acting agencies in India such as MedStudies, Campus International, etc. that are not authorized by YSMU but represent the University, spread information about it, as well as recruit applicants. Those agencies may possibly provide fake and falsified documents on behalf of YSMU. 


For more detailed information about YSMU admission procedure and NEET qualification apply to:

  • Dr. Daljeet Singh Chauhan, MD Physician - the President of YSMU Indian Alumni Association & Representative of YSMU ( Address: D-136, 2nd floor, Armenia str., Anand Niketan, New Delhi-110021, India; Contact: +91-(011)2411201, +91-9810988669 (mobile); E-mail:
  • Applicants from the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh may apply to Balu Vignesh Thavidu Rajan, MD, MPH, MBA – Representative of YSMU; Address: Golden square building, 53/A, 16th C Main Rd, Koramangala 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034, India; Contact: +91-7483599454


  • Applicants from the state of Punjab may also apply to Dr. Kuljeet Atwal, MD – Representative of YSMU; Address: 177, Urban Estate Phase-1, Jalandhar, Punjab, India; Contact: +91-9828150989 (mobile); Email:
  • Applicants from the state of Uttarakhand may also apply to Dr. Rajendra Kumar Joshi, MD – Representative of YSMU; Address: Kala Dhungi Road, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India; Contact: +91-094109 20000 (mobile)

    • Citizens of India holding residency status in Europe and CIS countries may apply to Arun Dabas, MD Physician, MRCGP, DPD (Cardiff), DFSRH, GP tutor Warwick Medical School – Head of YSMU UK Alumni Association & International Representative of YSMU; Address: 42 Queens Road, Coventry CV1 3DX, United Kingdom; Contact: +447940174211(mobile); E-mail:
  • Attention to the Sri Lankan applicants!

This is to inform the citizens of Sri Lanka that the right of representing YSMU, spreading information about the University, as well as recruiting applicants is granted only to DR. TIKIRITHANTRI MAHASAMELAGE CHINTHAKA PRASAD GUNASEKARA and those doctors acting under his supervision. Any individual or agency from other countries is not authorized to represent YSMU and recruit applicants in Sri Lanka.


For more detailed information about YSMU admission procedure apply to:
 Dr. Tikirithantri Mahasamelage Chinthaka Prasad Gunasekara - Representative of YSMU; Contact: +94778638118; Email: 

If any issue regarding admission procedure is uncertain, applicants may apply to Mrs. Anna Ghazaryan, Head of the Department of International Cooperation of YSMU:

Contact: +37410560594; E-mail: . 


Guidline for YSMU International Students.pdf

Deadlines for application submission and entrance examinations 

Application period: 13.07.2020- 25.09.2020.

Application period to Preparatory Department: 13.07.2020 - 30.11.2020.

Admission exams for the first year will be held in YSMU within the periods: N/A 

Given the situation of the epidemic caused by COVID-19, the schedule for testing the knowledge of foreign citizens and applicants of the Armenian Diaspora may be changed.

For more detailed information, please follow the link: 

or contact the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia:

Division of Diaspora Relations (tel. +374 10-599-647);

Division of Foreign Relations (tel. +374 10-599-646).


The procedure for submitting the required documents 

Applicants may submit their documents 

  • to the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the RA online:

  • to Yerevan State Medical University online:

  • to the diplomatic representatives of the RA in the given country.


The graduates of General Medicine faculty are awarded the qualification of MD Physician. Specialization: General Medicine.
The qualification Doctor of Stomatology is conferred to the graduates of Stomatology faculty. Specialization: Stomatology.
The graduates of the Pharmacy faculty acquire a qualification of Master of Pharmacy.

Specialization: Pharmacy.

Admission Committee

The topics of subjects of admission examinations for foreign citizens.


Biology( english)

Physics (english)



Address of YSMU: RA, Yerevan 0025, Koryun 2.

Tel.:  +37410 560 594, +37410 529 605, +37411621060

Fax: +37410 529 605