Northern State Medical University is the northern most university in Russia and is the only institution offering higher education in field of medicine in the north European part of Russia. NSMU has agreements with 6 governors of the north western part of Russia and also with the Vologda, Nenets, Murmnansk, Karelia & Komi Republic. The university currently has 8,000 students pursuing undergraduate & post graduate courses in fields of medicine, out of which 5,500 are undergraduate students.
The Northern State Medical University has several government hostels for local & international students who come for MBBS in Arkhangelsk. Each student is provided a shared room with 2 students in one of the university hostels in city. The rooms are well furnished with study table & chair, beds, beddings, wardrobe, etc. All floors of hostel have common toilets & washrooms at each end of floor. Boys and girls are provided accommodation in different blocks of same building or a different hostel. Each floor has common kitchen with free cooking gas where students can prepare food for themselves at any time of day.