Medical education at Hanyang University for graduates of Russian schools

For the 50th anniversary of the College of Medicine, Hanyang University has published a book, which can be read online at this link:
But even though I wrote (here and here) that Korea is doing more than Japan to attract foreign students, I still have to say that it’s not doing enough.
Korean isn’t the most widely spoken language in the world, so there are only a couple thousand people who read this 378-page book.
But published in English, it would have served as a wonderful advertisement for the College as an educational institution and for its member hospitals.
It is a wonder why foreign universities in non-English-speaking countries do not translate all the materials on their Web sites into English. The salary of a full-time translator who translates web sites into English 8 hours a day, 250 days a year, is more than recouped by the one international student who comes to the College to pay for his or her medical training.
Moreover, I can’t help but notice that the Medical College Achievements page hasn’t updated since 2015.
And if in 2020, a coronovirus year, this would be understandable — people simply did not care about it, but in 2023 it looks strange, to say the least.
My questions:
I am Egor Kugno, a 15-year-old pupil of the 9th grade in Moscow school.
I have a small website — / where I write about my studies, exams and publish various answers from Russian ministries (about paying for studies abroad, transferring money for studies and so on)
The first 7 years I studied in an ordinary (good) Moscow school, had additional classes in biology (microbiology) and chemistry; last year I passed through the competition entrance exams to Chemical School #1501 — #10 in the rating of Moscow schools (it is approximately #30 among ALL schools in Russia). The school chemistry was very good — 6 hours a week, all year round (the standard in Russia is 2 hours a week, now there is no chemistry at all in humanities classes), but everything else, except chemistry, was not very good, and I went to 9th grade to school at the Higher School of Economics — (through entrance exams, of course) — where chemistry is a bit less, but everything else is much better)
Although I am still studying 2.5 years, I started researching universities of the world — to understand where I can go to study, what requirements I have to meet, whether to study languages other than English and Spanish that I am studying now at school, and of course — whether my parents will be able to pay for my education.
At the moment I am most interested in medicine (pathology, chemotherapy and hematology), chemistry (more like laboratory management) and pharmacy (more like managing science and research in a pharmaceutical company, but of course with a full understanding of what scientists do, and with a deep knowledge of biochemistry).
Right now I am studying primarily medical education, as it is the most complicated, expensive, there is a lot of information and it is the hardest to find.
Later I will gather information about chemical and pharmaceutical education.
I checked out your university’s website, but I have a few questions for you:
1. Is it possible to enter your university after I finished my 11 years of school in Russia — or do I need to take another course at a university in Russia?
I am studying English (I will graduate with a C1) and advanced chemistry and biology. Starting next year, our school will have compulsory participation in all the Olympiads in Russia for schoolchildren — all in all, it’s a great school.
But, as I wrote, we are only 11, not 12.
2. Do you have any students from Russia who are studying to be a doctor?
3. Are there any quotas for foreigners to study medicine at your university (and are there any quotas for Russians?)
4. Do I understand correctly — I need to study for 6 years?
5. Does your university have dormitories for students for the entire period of study?
5.1 If there are no dormitories (or there is a five-year waiting list), can the university act as a guarantor when renting accommodation?
6. What is the cost of tuition and living in dormitories and all other expenses per year for studying to be a doctor at your university (I mean education-related expenses — i.e. textbooks, labs, etc. — not including food and transportation, of course).
I know that prices are going up, but the overall costs need to be understood early on.
6.1. are there scholarships for Russians to study and/or live in?
7. What exams do I need to take besides English?
7.1 What language certificates do I need to register?
7.2 Is it possible to study in English?
This is an important question because I know that in most countries medical education is done in the national languages of the respective countries and I think that 2.5-3 years of training in any language is enough for level C1 — if taken seriously.
7.3 Are internal Russian achievements recognized and important (participation in Olympiads, successful passing exams in Russian universities)
8. Is it compulsory to take preparatory and/or language courses at your university before entering university?
9. What is the further procedure of training as a doctor after graduation (postgraduate course, residency, specialization) and obtaining a medical license (if you know)?
10. Will I be able to work after graduation?
11. If training to be a doctor is not possible, please tell me if it is possible to study to be a pharmacist (if you have one) and a chemist (biotechnology, as an option — chemical engineering for pharmacy)
Great if you can indicate in your answer if it is possible to study in English for a chemist or a pharmacist)
P.S. Even though I’m only 15 years old, I’ve started seriously looking for a university to get a good education. I have noticed that many universities put information in PDF format on their websites. This, in my opinion, is very wrong. Not everyone REALLY knows English (French, Chinese….), and such guys, going to a university website and not finding information that can be read in Google Translate, will leave forever and not come back.
Sorry for the unsolicited advice))) — But it would be great to have all the information about the university not only in PDF format, but also as plain text on the websites)))
P.S.2. If you have students from Russia, could you give them my email address or forward them my letter?
I would love to talk to them.
Thank you very much again.
Egor Kugno
Hello, this is the Office of International Affairs.
Thanks for your interest in Hanyang.
You may download the admission guideline on our website for all the information about Hanyang’s admission process, fees and scholarships.
한양대 국제처 — Regular Admission Guide (
English Track courses for undergraduate school are on Page 7 (English Version),
Graduate school can be found starting page 21(pdf: page 2).
It’s written as ‘English Track’ on the ‘Note’ section. 
More information about curriculum and departments can be found at 
Schools & Colleges — Hanyang University
**For the general graduate school, you may visit 한양대학교 대학원 ( for more information about the academic and graduate requirements.
Also, you can find more information about language course at 
한양대학교 국제교육원 한국어교육 (
Additionally, there is no ‘Pharmaceutical Education’ <undergraduate> courses for foreign students in Hanyang University.
You may refer information regarding ‘Chemistry’, instead. 

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