Admission for foreign citizens

Call for applications for the 2021-2022 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.



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

In certain cases, the tuition fee is defined in accordance with the Contract signed between the student and YSMU.

• 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 which includes all utility costs (water, electricity, heating). The hostel room houses 2 or 3 people.
• 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. Filled-in application (download);
  2. Filled-in application-questionnaire (download);
  3. Statement of good health;
  4. Copy of the passport;
  5. For Diaspora Armenians: a copy of birth certificate or a copy of baptism certificate verified by a notary;
  6. Copies of the graduation certificates (10th and 12th classes) with the grades, translated and verified by the Notary. In case the applicant comes from a country party to the Apostille Convention, the 12th class graduation certificate should be certified by an Apostille;
  7. 6 photos (size 3x4);
  8. CV;
  9. For the postgraduate education programme, an essay on the chosen major topic in Armenian, Russian, or English (approx. 20 pages). 

• 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.


Deadlines for application submission and entrance examinations 

Application period: 05.07.2021-24.09.2021. 

Admission exams of the applicants who have submitted their documents until 25 september will be held in YSMU: 20.10.2021-22.10.2021. Detailed information should be obtained at YSMU Preparatory Department from 15.10.2021 to 19.10.2021


Application period to Preparatory Department: 05.07.2021 - 30.11.2021 

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 topics of subjects of admission examinations for foreign citizens


Biology( english)

Physics (english)  


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.

Guidline for YSMU International Students.pdf 

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.


• 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.

It has come to the knowledge of YSMU authorities that there are acting agencies in India such as Medzoi Overseas Education, Campus International, MedStudies etc.  which are NOT AUTHORIZED by YSMU by any means but are advertising for YSMU and recruiting applicants for admissions. Those agencies may possibly provide fake and falsified information and documents on behalf of YSMU. Please keep away from such agencies to avoid being cheated. 

YSMU does not charge a registration fee from the applicants. 

YSMU does not charge extra visa fees from the applicants. 

The Resident card is provided to the student in the Republic of Armenia free of charge

YSMU does not charge an admission fee from the applicants. 

The Admission letter is provided directly to the applicant free of charge after an entrance test.  


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 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: .  



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

Tel.:  +374 10 301 000 (260), +37498 621 068, +37410 560 594 

Fax: +37410 529 605