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    Voronezh State University, 40a Kholzunova Street, 394068 Voronezh, Russia

    +7(473) 266-16-16, +7(473) 266-33-50

    +7(473) 266-33-50

    E-mail address

    Type of course
    Full-time undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses of B.Sc., M. Sc., Specialist and Ph.D. degrees

    Language of tuition
    English / Russian

    Length of course
    Preparatory Course: one year – two semesters
    B.Sc. Program: 4 years – eight semesters
    M.Sc. Program: 2 years – four semesters
    Specialist’s Program: 5 years – ten semesters
    Ph.D. degree Program: 3 or 4 years – full-time

    Date of commencement
    Fall semester (the 1st of September – the end of January)
    Spring semester (first week of February – the end of July)
    Preparatory (pre-university) course:
    the 1st of September – the end of June (2 semesters)
    first week of February – the end of June of next academic year (3 semesters)

    Cost / fees
    Depend on the program. The information on cost and fees is available upon request.

    University dormitory places and apartments are available for all foreign students

    Student profile
    Currently there are about 17000 students, 1000 of them are foreign students.

    Admission requirements
    For Bachelor’s, Specialist’s, Master’s and Ph.D.’s degrees – Russian language, level B1 TORFL (Test of Russian as a Foreign Language) is required.
    For pre-university training programs – no Russian is required.

    Programme Director
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Rombach

    Contact details for application
    Applications: Ms Alina Mitryashina
    40a Kholzunova Street,
    University building No.6, room 235
    394068 Voronezh, Russia
    e-mail: imo(at)
    tel.: +7(473) 266-16-16

  • Voronezh State University

    Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

    Voronezh State University is a one of Russia’s leading public research universities whose history can be traced back to 1802 when following a decree of Russian Emperor Alexander I Yuryev (Derpt) University in Estonia was established. In 1918 the University staff and students moved from Yuriev (currently Tartu) to Voronezh, hence its new name – Voronezh State University.

    Voronezh State University is currently one of the country’s most renowned universities and it prides itself on being the largest research university in the Russian Federation. The university comprises 18 faculties, 14 research laboratories and a university library which houses more than 3 000 000 books, periodicals and manuscripts.

    We offer a multitude of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which centre around the following major research and teaching programs:

    • physics and mathematics
    • radiophysics
    • electronics
    • natural sciences
    • geosciences
    • humanities and social sciences
    • educational theory and pedagogy
    • medicine and pharmaceutics
    • economics and management
    Over a span of more than 90 years of our history we are proud to have awarded degrees to more than 100 000 graduates. Nearly 1650 academic staff works at the university, including 277 professors and 856 senior lecturers. Some of the university’s most notable members of staff include Prof. P.A. Cherenkov, Nobel Prize Winner in physics and other famous professors.

    Apart from its 9 buildings and 7 students residence halls located primarily in the city centre, the university’s infrastructure comprises:

    • a unique Nature Reserve “Galichya Gora” open to staff and students’ research and study. It is the only university-affiliated nature reserve in Europe
    • excellent library facilities providing access to numerous learning resources as well as a collection of old and rare books, some of which date back to the XVIth century
    • Folk Culture and Ethnography Museum
    • Book Museum;
    • University’s History Museum
    • Geological Museum
    • Soil Museum named after prof. P.G. Aderikhin
    • Museum of the Central Black Earth Region Flora named after prof. I.I. Barabash-Nikiforov
    • “Usmanskyi Bor” Natural Museum
    • Virtual VSU Computer Centre Museum
    Voronezh State University is a research-led institution and its research activities are organized within a network of 17 faculties, 5 research institutes, 14 research laboratories administered by the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    Currently over 1500 staff, 292 professors including 100 research fellows are actively involved in research projects. The university’s research portfolio includes as many as 28 key research areas. Over the course of its long and glorious history Voronezh State University has formed more than 40 internationally recognized academic and research schools which annually undertake more than 200 research projects and are regularly awarded national and international grants to pursue their research. Currently the staff is actively engaged in 8 international projects as part of TEMPUS and FP7 programs.

    We have rightfully earned a reputation as a leading research centre in Russia due to a total of more than 60 national and international conferences that we host on an annual basis.

    We have an excellent academic portfolio of 76 postgraduate courses which are available both to Russian and international students. Aiming to provide greater research opportunities we expand the number of our postgraduate courses every year across different faculties.

    VSU now is worldwide acceptance and international cooperation with over 80 largest universities abroad. VSU is included into international top list of 700 best universities according to British company QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), and in a top list of most ecological worldwide universities (Ul Green Metric World University Ranking), which included only 8 best Russian universities.

    VSU also takes part in international academic exchange programs. Annually 500 of academic staff, students and postgraduates leave abroad for giving lectures, studying, doing scientific research, taking part in scientific workshops and meetings, getting new knowledge and experience. VSU also gives students an opportunity to get joint-degree diplomas (a document of completion 2 universities at the same time – Russian university and partner-university abroad. For example, Martin Luther University in Halle (Germany), University of Marne-la-Valle in France and others).

    VSU has more than a 50-year experience of studying international citizens, since 1962 over 1500 international students from 140 countries of Europe, America, Asia and Africa have graduated from their course of studies in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines.

    Annually VSU teaches over 1000 international citizens from over 80 countries. For the better organization of studying process in VSU the Institute of international education was organized, which appears to be the leading center of international education in Russia. The institute of international education gives an opportunity to get the profession with further realization in professional field and organizes the whole studying process and leisure activities.

    Faculties and Institutes

    • Faculty of Biology and Soil Studies (specializes in biology, ecology, soil sciences, biophysics, biotechnology and bioengineering)
    • Faculty of Geology
    • Faculty of History (specializes in history, archeology, political sciences, sociology)
    • Faculty of Mathematics (specializes in fundamental mathematics, mathematics and computer science)
    • Faculty of Geography and Ecological Geology (specializes in geography, regional studies, tourism)
    • Faculty of Journalism (specializes on journalism and advertising)
    • Faculty of Computer Sciences (specializes in mathematics and computer science, program engineering)
    • Faculty of International Relations and World Economics (specializes in world economics, international relations, international regional studies)
    • Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics (specializes in fundamental information technologies, applied mathematics, business informatics, applied informatics)
    • Faculty of Romance-Germanic Philology (specializes in linguistics, applied linguistics, foreign philology, teaching, translating)
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology (specializes in philosophy, cultural studies, psychology)
    • Faculty of Pharmacy
    • Faculty of Physics (specializes in radiophysics, physics, electronics and nanoelectronics)
    • Faculty of Philology (specializes in philology, publishing business, literature: Russian and foreign)
    • Faculty of Chemistry (specializes in chemistry, analytical chemistry, fundamental and applied chemistry)
    • Faculty of Economics (specializes in economics, management, finance and credit)
    • Faculty of Law (specializes in civil law, criminal law, constitutional law, international law, etc.)
    • Institute of International Education (organizes studying process for international students, gives a pre-university courses of Russian).