Samarkand State Medical University was founded by the decision of the Government of the Republic 90 years ago, in the distant 1930 year. During its glorious history, our university has passed a long way of becoming one of the leading medical universities not only in Uzbekistan, but also in the entire Central Asian region.
In 1930, by the Decree of the Council of People’s Commissars of Uzbekistan No. 80 dated May 7, 1930, the State Uzbek Medical Institute (SUMI) was founded in the city of Samarkand. This was a big event for the population of the Central Asian region, as there was no independent medical higher education institution in this region.
The Samarkand State Medical Institute (since April 2022 – the University) received a special development after the republic achieved independence. In 1997, the country adopted the “National Training Program”, and in 1998, the state program for health care reform, which resulted in the creation of the Faculty of Higher Nursing in 1999. In 2001, the department was opened, and since 2005, the Faculty of Medical Pedagogy, and in subsequent years the faculties of dentistry, medical prophylactics, medical biology, pharmacy, and since 2020, students are studying in the new direction of “Traditional Medicine”.
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 radically affected all spheres of life in almost all countries of the world. There are even suggestions that the changes are so profound that we will have to adapt to them, in the sense of constantly meeting sanitary and epidemiological requirements.
The pandemic has also had a major impact on education and training. Our University, like all educational institutions of the republic, has switched to distance learning since the first days of the pandemic. Since 2013, its own electronic learning platform has been created and successfully operated, and the entire learning process from April to the end of the academic year took place on it.
Due to the specifics of our university and the fact that the main backbone of its personnel potential is made up of employees of the healthcare system, it is natural that from the very beginning of the quarantine, they were able to quickly restructure all their work to meet the requirements of distance learning. Since the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year, a completely new electronic platform of the Institute for conducting classes online has been created, all the main educational materials have been translated into electronic format and placed in specially created virtual resource bases, to which all teachers and students have access.
The University has established cooperation with such well-known foreign universities as Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Chuvash National University named by I. N. Ulyanov (Russia), Ternopil National Medical University named by Y. B. Gorbachevsky (Ukraine), the National Louis University Graduate School of Business (Poland), and the Belarusian State Medical University (Republic of Belarus) in personnel training in bachelor’s and master’s degrees in several specialties under the double degree program. The second higher education program is being actively trained in cooperation with the Korean partners. Also, from the 2020-2021 academic year, admission of students has begun from the IRP and India, who also intend to get a higher medical education at the university.
On December 24, 2021, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed two important documents concerning fundamental changes in the higher education system “On additional measures to ensure the academic and organizational and managerial independence of state higher educational institutions” and” On measures to ensure the financial independence of State higher educational institutions”.
The adopted documents opened a new page in the development of higher education institutions in the country. In accordance with these documents, higher education institutions will have such rights and opportunities as creating and publishing textbooks and other educational and scientific literature based on their own plan for higher education institutions and their branches; creating and implementing mechanisms for internal control of quality of education; carrying out basic activities related to education, science, implementation and commercialization of its results, creation of non-governmental structures, commercial and non- commercial organizations; approval of structure of the institution and determination of the number of staff regardless of the standards established for higher educational institutions; opening of new directions and specialties based on the needs of the labor market, termination of existing directions and specialties; establishing the procedure for hiring, dismissing and internal rotation of teachers and other employees; admission of foreign citizens on a paid basis and organization of distance learning. The rector emphasized that these documents give not only rights and independence, but also assign special responsibility for their implementation to the staff of the Institute.
According to these documents, the list of state higher educational institutions has been approved, including Samarkand State Medical University, which will be granted financial independence from January 1, 2022. Universities will have the authority to independently make decisions on determining the cost of training on a fee-based contract basis, establishing and extending the terms of payment for a paid contract by students, attracting on a contractual basis native and foreign professors-teachers and specialists who are able to apply modern pedagogical technologies in the educational process and conduct scientific research, establish the amount of remuneration of foreign highly qualified specialists involved in educational and scientific processes, develop standards for the introduction of full-time units of professors and teachers, allocate scholarships and grants for students at their own expense, directly purchase educational and scientific literature, textbooks and textbooks from foreign countries from manufacturers, copyright holders, determining the procedure for providing paid services in empty buildings and structures, determining the annual limit vehicle and requirements for their maintenance.
Starting from the 2022-2023 academic year, the universities included in the list will have the following powers in the academic sphere: to approve academic programs and plans, as well as qualification requirements; to determine the language and form of education; to set the terms of study for bachelor’s and master’s degrees, to approve the procedure for scientific guidance for doctoral students and applicants; to introduce correspondence, evening, distance learning for master’s degrees develop and publish textbooks and other educational and scientific literature for universities; define and implement internal quality control of education. They can also make their own decisions on the transfer of foreign citizens from foreign universities, approve the order of their exams and assessment criteria.
Starting from the 2022-2023 academic year, universities will be able to create structural divisions engaged in activities in the field of education, science, as well as the implementation and commercialization of research results. Also, universities will independently determine the rules of internal order, in particular the form of clothing. A supervisory board will be created, which will include representatives of the university’s management departments and ministries, as well as the public. Supervisory boards will have broad rights and powers in the activities of the university. According to the Regulations, students, researchers and teachers get free access to international databases. Literature in university libraries will be digitized and published on the E-Library platform of the Ministry of Higher Education. All reporting at universities will be translated into an online format, and for this purpose, the Ministry of Higher Education, together with the World Bank, will gradually introduce an Information System for Managing Higher Education Processes. And the exemption from customs duties on the import of educational, scientific, laboratory and special equipment, educational and scientific-methodical literature, educational multimedia products and equipment until 2024 will further strengthen the material and technical base and potential of the university.
The decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev dated April 1, 2022 “On the establishment of the Samarkand State Medical University and further improvement of the training system in this field” on the creation of a modern medical university in ancient Samarkand on the basis of the Samarkand State Medical Institute, which embodies the most advanced achievements of national and international experience, is in our opinion strategically important value. Our university has everything necessary for this, including a powerful scientific and pedagogical center potential, rich material and technical base, long-standing traditions of training qualified medical personnel. According to the Presidential decree, the educational process is focused on the formation of practical skills, the widespread introduction of advanced pedagogical technologies, curricula and innovative materials based on international educational standards, the creation of the necessary conditions for ensuring a combination of theoretical knowledge and practice in the clinic and training base, the development of academic mobility programs for students, teachers and researchers within the framework of cooperation with foreign medical universities, conducting fundamental, applied and innovative research to solve existing problems in medical practice, gradually introducing the “University 3.0” concept, which provides an integral link between medical education, science, and practical healthcare with real sectors of the economy.
The Resolution also pays special attention to the development of the practical orientation of the University, in particular, on the basis of the Samarkand Regional Health Recovery Hospital, it is planned to create a Research Institute of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, a multidisciplinary clinic of the University and a Specialized children’s Surgical Clinic based on the first and second clinics of the Samarkand State Medical Institute, a Research Institute of Microbiology, Virology, Infectious and parasitic diseases named after L. M. Isaev on the basis of the branch named after L. M. Isaev. IsayevaRepublican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Epidemiology, Microbiology, Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and its Clinic, Specialized Scientific and Practical Center of Neurosurgery and Neurorehabilitation, Scientific Center of Immunology, Allergology and Human Genomics.
Currently, training at the University is carried out at 9 faculties in 9 areas of bachelor’s degree:
- “General Medicine Faculty”;
- “Pediatrics Faculty”;
- Faculty of Medical Pedagogy;
- “Faculty of Higher Nursing”;
- “Faculty of Dentistry”;
- Faculty of Pharmacy;
- Faculty of Medical Prophylactics, Public Health and Medical Biology;
- “International Faculty”;
- “Faculty of Postgraduate Professional Training of Physicians”
Terms & Conditions
- VISA Expenses and Ticket/Travel Expenses up to Samarkand, Uzbekistan will be paid by the Student.
- Any Government or Other Registration Charges as per rules will be paid by students on actual basis.
- Hostel and Mess are Compulsory in University Hostel.
- Total fixed semester charges are $2000 from 2nd Semester onwards (including Accommodation &
- First Semester total Charges including Hostel and Mess to be paid within 3 days of arrival at Institute.
- Semester charges as per Point No. 4 and Mess charges payable before 1st March and 1st September every year.
- Original Passport.
- Passport Size Photos: 4Nos. (Colored with White Background)
- F.Sc. Mark Sheet
- Matric Mark Sheet
- Medical Report (HIV, Chest X-Ray, TB Test, Corona)
University licenses and accreditation certificates
Fee Structure -2021-22
Duration : 5&6 Years
2nd Sem to onwards
$2000 with residence
(Actual USD rates on the date of Payment shall apply)
*First Semester One Time Expenses include, Admission Letter, VISA Invitation Letter, Admission Fee, Administrative Charges, Accounting/Transaction Charges, Air Port Pick Up, Pre-Departure and Post Arrival Support, Documents Translation and Registration. **Registration Expenses include, One time compulsory Ministry Notification & Medical on arrival.
The President signed a decree “On the parameters of the state procedure for admission to higher educational institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the 2021/2022 academic year.”
It is noted that for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year:
- Admission to the magistracy (clinical residency) of public higher education institutions is carried out in two stages. At the first stage, the state higher educational institution conducts entrance examinations in the subjects chosen for the specialty, and at the second stage, the State Testing Center conducts tests in a foreign language;
- Candidates with an appropriate national or international certificate in a foreign language at the time of admission to the magistracy (clinical residency) are exempted from taking the foreign language test at the second stage and receive a maximum score in the subject;
- The results of examinations in the specialties of magistracy (clinical residency) are submitted by the state higher educational institution to the State Testing Center through the interdepartmental system of electronic exchange of information and published on the official website of the institution within three days after the exam;
- Information on the test results of an applicant in a foreign language will be published on the official website of the State Testing Center the next day after testing, and the results of the competition for a master’s degree (clinical residency) – within a week after testing.
Package of accepted documents
Collection of admission documents
Admission to the master’s degree program begins online from 1 July. Recall some information about admission to the master’s degree program:
Files magistr.edu.uz only online admission through the portal, applicants do not come HEI to the document application; Applicants are not given the opportunity to choose 5 directions of specialization in the master’s degree program. Only one direction is chosen; Entrance examinations are on the subject of speciality and foreign language. From other subjects will not; The maximum score that can be scored in the master’s exams is 250 points.
At the entrance to master’s degree program, applicants (those with a bachelor’s degree, specialists with a diploma) submit the following documents to the admission Commission of the higher educational institution:
- application to the rector of a higher educational institution with a master’s degree;
- original of the document on higher education (or an extract from the diploma — for graduates of state grant of higher education institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan) and application to it;
- a copy of published scientific articles or theses (or equivalent documents) (if available)
- o 3.5 x 4.5 size 6 PCs color photo frame;
- Medical certificate of 086-U-form.
Documents are accepted from 1 July to 31 July.
In the process of submission of documents, applicants personally indicate their passport and military service documents.
List of examination subjects
Diploma point-100 points;
Proficiency test point-100 points;
Foreign Language test point-100 points.
For published articles, points are not given in entrance exams;
Acceptance of documents takes 1 month, that is, starting from 1 July and will last until 31 July;