Students registering at University’s Medical Office are offered with full range of services free of charge throughout the year. Two trans European trains cross the region Paris-Moscow, Helsinki-Vitebsk-Gomel-Kiev-Ploudiv. The University is situated in the city center. A lot of University Departments are located here, together with library, electronic library, Internet center, sport halls, cafes etc.
The availability of public transport is another great advantage of the University. Bus and trolley bus stations are just outside the University, giving easy access to the rest of the student accommodations and other clinical bases of the University, which are situated all over the city.The Tuition fee covers all the costs of education (lectures, practical courses, examinations etc).
The University Library was founded in 1934. It is the largest and the finest academic library in the city, which contains over 375000 books and 160000 items of educational material, medical journals, scientific and fiction literature. All the Books are provided by Library on compulsory basis free of charge.
The well-equipped library facilities include reading halls, Central networking of library database and 24 hour Internet connection allowing students quick access to World Wide Web.
Vitebsk State Medical University has 5 comfortable students’ hostels with well-organized services: laundry, kitchen, cafeteria, student cafe and so on. Prices for accommodation and meals are very reasonable and subsidized. The charges are inclusive of heating and electricity costs.
Foreign citizens are placed in a comfortable International hostel which is at a few minutes walk distance from the university. It is provided with well-equipped Sport Center, Reading rooms etc.The hostels are situated within the University campus, nearer to all major departments of study. The University cafes, restaurants are situated in their neighborhood.
During the educational day students may visit the canteen or the café where they can have a meal or a hot drink. Off course every nation has its particular national cuisine.And though one will hardly find here famous Indian sweets Gulab Jamun or appetizing KUS-KUS so much loved by the Arabs, there is a very rich Assortment and choice of tasty and delicious from fish, flour and diary products at very reasonable prizes.
Cultural life in the university is multinational in character. Every year there are several sports programme organized: cricket tournament, chess competition, football championship and other sport events. The immense number of culture festivals and celebration, which take place all year long, demonstrate international cultural diversity. The feasts; faculty day’s national student union holidays with the wide range of cultural activities present a perfect chance for foreign students to display their skills and abilities. The variety of Belarusian countryside and land scapes offer many intrusting excursion traveling tours around the country to all tastes (Braslav lakes, Mir and Nesvizh castle, etc.)Student may enjoy this kind of activities all year round.