Tomsk State University
Еstablished in 1878
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Tomsk State University
Founded in 1878, TSU was the first Russian university in Asian Russia. It is currently one of the largest universities in Russia and holds the status of national research university. TSU has around 15,000 students and the academic staff includes over 238 Doctors of Sciences and 563 Candidates of Sciences, including 51 winners of the State Prize of Russia in Science and Technology.

Since 2019, the university has been in the top 250 in the overall QS World University rankings and in the top 20 of the QS World University Rankings: BRICS (fourth among Russian universities).

QS #272
15 000+
3 500+
International students from 70 countries
Leading scientific schools
Program tracks
Research schools
Foundation Program
Tomsk International Science Program
Program offers freedom to choose your own curriculum. Depending on your ambition and interests, you can pick from a wide range of courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, neurosciences and various interdisciplinary fields such as biomedical engineering, biobased materials, systems biology and nanomaterials.
The Core
The core will ensure that you obtain essential knowledge before you start building your own curriculum. Since all introductory courses are prerequisites for more advanced courses, you are guaranteed that your peers have an equal knowledge base when you start selecting more advanced courses.
The mandatory core courses, skills and project offer an introduction to:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Physics
  • Research methods
  • Problem Based Learning
At the TISP, we use a diverse range of assessment methods: exams, papers, peer review, presentations or lab reports. Each course will have at least two ways of assessment to ensure an adequate review of your obtained knowledge.

Tuition fee per year is 289.510 rubles

Reduction in tuition fees for TISP students is based on the results of their entrance examinations at TSU (total points earned for Maths and Physics exams). The following criteria are established:
  • more than 170 points — 30% reduction is applied
  • 150-169 points — 20% reduction is applied
  • 130-149 points — 10% reduction is applied
After completing the preparatory course international students enrolled in the TISP program will have their tuition fees reduced by 15% for the 1st academic year. The fee reduction for the TISP program is available only to those students who completed the fee-based preparatory course at any Tomsk university.
Educational programs
Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs
Software Engineering (Bachelor's Degree)
Program offers studying current programming languages at an intensive level, understand the methodology of software systems engineering using analysis and specification methods such as UML, XML, structured and soft systems methodologies. During the final years students will also have the opportunity to complete a professional minor specializing in a range of areas such as computer security, network computing, games development, digital forensics, and intelligent systems together with our partner institutions.
  • Students centered learning. Feedback mechanism – tutor course (essay, analysis, and change)
  • Learning by doing. Real-life case scenarios, cases from business partners (pre & post discussion)
  • Flipped classroom for math subjects. More practice-oriented approach instead of old school theory
  • Variety of teaching approaches. Lectures, flipped classrooms, debates, games, tutorials
  • Working with different material resources. Internet, original writings, scientific literature — Google!
  • Independent study time. Online tools for progress check (programming class)
Tuition fee per year is 289.510 rubles

Applicants that score 160 points or more for entrance exams are eligible for study fee discounts!
Russian area studies: Siberia: Area studies and business communication (Bachelor's Degree)
The Bachelor's Program "Siberia: Area studies and business communication" is a full-time program with a focus on Siberia as a vital area both in Russia and in the world. The program consists of three major modules:

Module 1 Russian language and sociocultural adaptation
Goal: Mastering the linguistic, communicative, and analytical skills necessary for the
successful study of this particular region and general study disciplines.

Module 2 Russian area studies. Siberian studies

The core courses (Russian Area Studies).

Module 3 Practical training and internships

Where to work?
• Private and public companies and joint ventures working in Russia;
• Consulting agencies and think tanks;
•Organizations for international cooperation (foundations, agencies, missions, intergovernmental organizations);
• Mass media;
• Business and non-profit organizations working in the fields of culture, tourism, and hospitality.

Entrance exams (admissian tests):
• written test in History
• written test in the Russian language

Tuition fee per year is 191.200 rubles
Master's Degree in Big Data & Data Science
Big data refers to the massive amounts of information becoming available as people use the internet and computers more. This data can generate powerful insights in domains ranging from business and entertainment to politics and healthcare. However, the amount of data being captured today is ever-increasing and extends beyond the storage and analyzing capacity of traditional applications.

Industry 4.0

Majors (Core courses):
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Research Topics in Industry 4.0 (Industrial Data Analysis)
  • Research Topics in Industry 4.0 (VR/AR technologies)
  • Research Topics in Industry 4.0 (Digital Image and Video Processing)
Bioinformatics and Biomedicine
Majors (Core courses):
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Modeling of molecular targets for medical diagnostics and therapy
  • Research Topics in bioinformatics
  • Research Topics in biomedicine
Social Media
Majors (Core courses):
  • Social Network Analysis 1
  • Data mining in Social Media 1
  • Research Topics in Social Media : Methodology of Social Media research
  • Research Topics in Social Media : Preparation of research tools
Tuition fee per year is 280.840 rubles
To provide better opportunities for students, Tomsk State University offers a limited number of tuition waivers for international students who have shown excellent entry results. These waivers consist of 30% of the university tuition fee.
Master's Degree in International Management
This programme is for those who want to build a career in business management, become a professional in the field of business planning, human resource management and marketing. Students will be provided with the tools they need for starting, running, and managing any business in a successful manner. Master's programme is a great choice for students who have a Bachelor's degree, not only in the field of economics, but also in the sphere of engineering, natural and social sciences.

Tuition fee per year is 313.880 rubles
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Documents for admission
Copy of passport
Diploma copy (OR a registrar-issued transcript of grades for the last semester)
Certified translation of the diploma and the passport into Russian language (can be submitted upon the arrival)
Completed application form (online)
Other diplomas and certificates proving any other achievements (if available)
Medical form of eligibility for studying in Russia
Key dates and deadlines
January 15, 2022 – July 20, 2022
Application period
July 20, 2022
Application deadline for degree programs
October 1, 2022
Application deadline for preparatory course
Dormitory fee $15 per month
Students' life
Where is Tomsk State University located?
Tomsk was founded in 1604 and served as a fortress, a merchants' city, a centre of the gold rush, and the centre of a huge province covering several regions of today's Russia and Kazakhstan. The establishment in 1888 of the first university beyond the Urals changed Tomsk dramatically. The city is both old and always young; its humming life is filled with hopes, talents, and youthful energy.
Four universities are found within one and a half kilometers! No other city in the world can boast such close proximity of its higher educational institutions. The two more universities are also quite close by; in Tomsk, everything you want is right outside. More than 72,000 students attend classes in Tomsk institutions of higher education, so every eighth resident of Tomsk is a student.
Tomsk has many local cultural institutions, including several drama theaters, a children's theater, and a puppet theater. Major concert venues in the city include the Conservatory Concert Hall and the Tomsk Palace of Sport. The city also has cultural centres dedicated to the German, Polish, and Tatar languages and culture.
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