University of Traditional Medicine

Babajanyan Str. 38a, Yerevan, Armenia

Tel.: (374 10) 61-62-90
        (374 10) 61-64-70

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Founded in 1991. License number: 122.
Accredited in 2001. State accreditation number: 129.
Founder: Norik Saribekyan.

Rector: Norik Saribekyan, candidate of biological sciences, senior lecturer.


Candidate of biological sciences, professor

Corresponding Member of International Academy of Integrative Medecine


• N. Saribekyan has over 30 years' work experience in scientific-pedagogical business.

• From 1975 up to 1991 N. Saribekyan worked in Armenian State Pedagogical Institute as lecturer, chief lecturer and associate professor thereon.

• In 1988 N. Saribekyan upheld a thesis and was awarded a grade of candidate in biological sciences. He is an author of over 54 scientific researches and articles.

• Up to now N. Saribekyan is the vice-chancellor of The University of Traditional Medicine which he founded in 1991. The university is unique by its peculiarity and doesn't have analogues in the region. The intention of the University is to prepare new quality medical doctor-specialists who will develop the medicine of the 21 st century through integration of traditional and contemporary medicines.

• Saribekyan's initiative of putting traditional medicine that has a secular history, in medical university educational process, as well as his service in developing the integrative medicine was best evaluated in the international conference organized in Cyprus and appraised as the first and forward try to prepare integrative medicine specialists in 1998.

• In 1998 N. Saribekyan was elected as corresponding member of International Academy of Integrative Medecine.

In year 2005 the university supervised by N.Saribekyan was awarded a “gold medal” for excellent organization of practical activity by “FEBP” Geneva (Foundation for Excellence in Business Practice) international organization.


Staff of the lecturers includes    2 academicians, 20 professors and 32 senior lecturers.

Way of education is

The graduates are awarded a graduation diploma, which is a state-authorized document asserting the higher education completion for state agencies.



There are the following faculties in the University:

The Faculty of General Medicine

• Specialty - 0401 “General Medicine”.

• Duration of study - 6 years.

After graduation from the faculty the students are awarded degree of “Physician”.

The Faculty of Stomatology

• Specialty - 0404 “Stomatology”.

• Duration of study - 5 years.

After graduation from the faculty the students are awarded degree of “Doctor of Stomatology” (Dentistry).

Preparatory Faculty

• Duration of study - 8 months.

After finishing the course the listener enters the University without competition.


Graduates of the University are skilled in methods of diagnostics and medical treatment both modern and traditional (iridodiagnostics, treatment with medicinal herbs, acupuncture treatment, homeopathic medicine, natural therapy, etc.).


Internship. Graduates continue their education in internship (duration: 1 year).

Clinical internship. Graduates of both University and internship may enter clinical internship (duration is from 1 to 4 years, depending on the profession chosen).

Access courses. Access courses for eight-month function in the University; graduates of which enter the University without competition.


Educational Projects

The University of Traditional Medicine carries out the educational program overseen by the law of Education of RA by making highly educated medical specialists. According to the features and adopted order of the University the following educational way is accepted: the standart period for the speciality “ Physician” is 6 years; and that of the speciality of “Stomatology” is 5 years.

A number of new medical subjects are included in the principal educational programs and curricula of the University. These subjects are taught neither in corresponding departments of state nor in non-state Higher Educational Institutions.

The objective of the University is to restore the traditional medicine in parallel with the contemporary one taking into consideration the centuries-old practice of Armenian and the Eastern folk medicine, the research works of folk medicine done by the international organization started in 1970s, the increase in the complications of chemical therapy, to make doctors who while practising will combine the diagnostic and treatment methods of up-to-date medicine with those of the traditional one. On the basis of the above mentioned a new way of medical science-integrated medicine is to be developed.

In connection to this in the main documents of the organization and fulfilment of the study i.e. in curricula and programs some subjects of traditional medicine have been included: Iridology, Phytotherapy, Acupuncture, Manual Therapy, Homeopathy, Stomatological Fytotherapy, Pharmacognocy and technology of galena equipments

The main educational programs include the following cycle of compulsory courses:

• Humanities and social-economical

• Natural-scientifical

• Medical-biological

• Medical-prophylactic

• General special clinical (therapy, surgery, stomatology)

• Clinical

As well as optional and elective courses, educational and practice trainings

Duration of the course
Entrance exams (tests)
Tuition per semester in USD $ (dram equivalent) for Armenian citizens
Tuition per semester in USD $ (dram equivalent) for foreign citizens
   medical work
4 y.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics (writing)
(two of this three examinations subject)
by contract basis
4 y.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics (writing)
(two of this three examinations subject)
by contract basis

MA course (clinical studies)

2 y.
by contract basis

Discounts for tuition fee are defined. University is universally recognized and it cooperates with Moscow International Academy of Integrated Medicine, as well as its structural branches.



The majority of university students are being recruited by applicants from our Republic as well as foreign countries. Within fifteen years the university has had 1522 students which include: therapeutic faculty - 860, stomatological faculty – 662.

The number of dismissed students makes up 47.5%. The main reason for dismissal appeared to be unsatisfactory prosperity in studies.

Currently 350 students study in two specialties (“Physician” and “Stomatology”)



Over one and a half decades the university gives specialists in medicine who pass serious exams not only in health system of our Republic but also in that of foreign countries.

The graduates of the university continue post diploma education, clinical residency at National Institute of the Ministry of Health RA as well as at foreign clinical residencies, post-graduate studies. Up to this date the university had 525 graduates.

Overwhelming majority of graduates successfully continue their career as practical medical doctors, scientific researchers, lecturers not only at leading clinics and medical departments of the Republic (“Scientific-Medical Education Centre” of the University of Traditional Medicine, department of “Traditional Medicine” at National Institute of the Ministry of Health RA, “Mother and Child” healthcare centre, “Surb Grigor Lusavorich” medical centre, “Erebuni” Medical Centre, “Nork-Marash” Medical Centre, “Surgical Centre after Mikayelyan” and etc”) but also in foreign countries (Moscow Kremlin Central Hospital, N51 Clinical Hospital of Moscow, “Cardiovascular Surgery Scientific Centre after Bakulev in Moscow, “Surgical Department” of St. Petersburg State Medical University after I. Pavlov, “Medical Academy” after Sechenov in Moscow and etc.)


Technical Material

The University possesses rich technical material:

• Own four-storied building with furnished studies and laboratories,

• Scientific Medical Studying Centre – policlinics, specialized studies enriched with modern equipments. The specialized studies of carrying out the public medical service.

• To pass the practice the University cooperates with highly developed clinical hospitals and scientific – medical centers.

• Own scientific – medical clinical center is now being constructed.




It is important to get information for the success of the educational process.

The library of the unversity provides the students and the lecturers a necessary literature: academic books, educational-methodical training appliances, monographs and research works.

Year by year the book-reserve is increased with up-to-date publishing books and literature.

The University has a computer room and Internet.


The scientific pedagogical staff

The educational process is trusted to well-known lecturers, doctors and scientists having long-termed practice in Armenia and abroad.

The scientific pedagogical staff is increased by the specialists who were chosen and elected by the academic council and university administration.

• The scientific pedagogical staff includes 55 lecturers. 38-69 % of lecturers has degrees i.e. 12 doctor-professors and 26 doctors.


Scientific-research work and international relations

• Scientific-research work in ten University are on a high level – the scientific activity was acknowledged internationally.

• The scientific – pedagogical experienced of the University was mostly evaluated during the international conferen-ce in Cyprus, 1998. The conference characterized the experience as the first and the leading in making specialists of integrative medicine.

• The most of about 200 scientific works of theoretical and practical importance was put into practical public health service.

• According to modern and eastern traditional medicine Professor E.Minasyan (the professor of the “Chair of Traditional Medicine”) worked out an original and integral methods of diagnoses of diseases, of a complex treatment, of medical plants and medicine which was acknowledged as on invention and got authority rights.

• The University is in close scientific relations with scienti-fic-medical centers of Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States, China and other countries.


Student life

• There is a student scientific organization and a student committee.

• The student committee undertakes actions and activities including educational process.

• Apportunity is offered to develop and implement students' knowledge, to take part in public, cultural, sport, intellectual programs, competitions, to meet outstanding persons in conferences, to go on excursions, to visit museums and exhibitions.

• The student committee enlarges its sphere of activity by including in the Armenian Youth Movement and continues its activity with that of the branch of Avan Community.