Founded in 1920, Yerevan State Medical University is one of the leading government medical universities in Eastern Europe. Yerevan State Medical University is centrally located in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan.YSMU is a non-commercial institution under the Ministry of Education and Science.
The University is enlisted in the Directory of Higher Medical Institutions adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO). 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.
YSMU established direct partnership in the form of extensive cooperation with about 30 universities around the globe. The University has established close connections with medical universities from USA, Germany, Greece, Italy, France, Belgium, Egypt, Sweden, etc. Since 2000, YSMU has joined a number of international organisations like SGROUP European Network of Universities, The International Association of Universities, World Federation of Medical Education as Member of Medical Education Association in Europe, Association for Dental Education in Europe.
The university has more than 1100 professors. They are responsible for lecturing classes, advising both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as conducting original research. 171 of the lecturers are doctors of sciences, 504 - science candidates.
In nearly a century-long existence the University has trained over 30,000 doctors. Currently, there are about 5,500 students enrolled in the studies at seven faculties of University; 1800 of them coming from different countries of the world.Over 1000 Indian students presently pursuing their studies there.Students from more than 40 countries have completed their graduation from this University.
YSMU University Library is one of the most extensive libraries in Armenia and comprises over 65,000 textbooks and professional literature. There is a collection of research and academic materials of the medical library. The textbooks and professional literature are replenished by works authored by the university faculty and manuals, which are obtained from different countries.There is also an online library comprising study materials, tests, and questionnaire, which are available to both students and interested people.
University constitutes of 5 main buildings- Main University building, Administrative building, Laboratory building, Anatomical building, Dental clinics building, and also three hospitals operated under the supervision of YSMU.There are more than 30 affiliated hospitals with which Yerevan State Medical University works closely
Annual tuition fee is 5500 USD for the 1st year and thereafter 5000 USD annually for the corresponding years.Annual first-year hostel fee is 600 USD.