Rector of Voronezh State University (VSU) Vladimir T. Titov
The roots of VSU stem from Yuryev
(Derpt) University in Estonia. It was established as early as as 1802
following a decree of Russian Emperor Alexander I.
After the German occupation of Estonia
during the First World War, Yuriyev University had taken on a Germanic
educational structure. Possible dissolution of the university caused deep
concerns about its future. When the situation became critical, the Russian
professors and students were instructed to leave Estonia.
Meanwhile, the people of Voronezh were
petitioning the local authorities, requesting a University in the city
centre. A decision was made to move the University of Yuryev to Central
Russia, and Voronezh was named as a desirable location. In September 1918
special trains transported 39 professors, 45 teachers and 43 assistants and
about 800 students from Yuryev (currently Tartu) to Voronezh.
The first lectures started at VSU on
November 12, 1918. At the beginning of 1919, there were 10,000 students
enrolled in Voronezh University. All wishing to study were accepted. However,
many of those who became students had not really understood that it was not
easy to study at a university. The aftermath of the Civil War meant that the
University had to face many problems, accompanied by a massive influx of
students with various levels of knowledge and of various ages. It was only in
1923 that entrance selection examinations were introduced. In August 1920, a
pioneering pre-University course was established, designed to prepare
working-class students for higher education.
By June 1941 the University consisted
of 6 faculties, 40 departments, 4 museums, a library, 3 research units and a
publishing house. 32 professors and 55 senior lecturers worked at the
University. There were 2,500 full-time and 1,786 part-time students.
At the beginning of the Second World
War, almost all students and more than half of the academic staff of VSU left
for military service. The risks imposed by war necessitated the re-location
of VSU to Tatarstan. This movement commenced in 1942. By 1943, 80% of
Voronezh had been destroyed.
In August 1943 the University returned
to Voronezh. It was a difficult process, since the University buildings and
student residences had been totally ruined, and the books and equipment had
been plundered. Most faculties were temporarily placed in Lipetsk, 200
kilometres from Voronezh. The Chemistry Faculty and the 1st year Biology
students started lectures in the half-destroyed buildings of VSU. The whole
University finally returned to work in Voronezh in September 1944. Lectures
and research went on under very tough circumstances. At the same time, the
people of Voronezh were working together to restore the city from a state of
Today the University has 118
departments, with 22,000 students and over 1,000 post-graduate students being
trained within 18 faculties. VSU provides the stepping stone to great
employment opportunities and post-graduate research. It proudly preserves its
strong historical foundations, whilst striving to encourage innovation and
The Institute of International Education is in charge of establishing and maintaing international links and
collaboration of the Voronezh State University and is authorized to carry out the following work:
academic collaboration of the VSU with educational institutions abroad and international organisations,
funds and programmes;
admission of international students to studies at the University;
pre-university preparation for international students;
working out realization of programmes of Russian as a Foreign Language;
testing in Russian as a Foreign Language (for Foreigners within the framework of the State System of Testing);
social and psychological adaption of international students for the conditions of living and studies in Russia; extra-curriculm activities, sport clubs. concerts, festivals and other cultural and entertainment events.
In the years of its existence the Institute of International Education has been teaching international applicants for studies at the VSU and other higher educational institutions of Russia and the former USSR. At present it is considered to be one of the biggest centres offering pre-university courses designed to bring students to the standard required for admission to full-time degree programmes in humanities, medicine, economics, engineering and natural sciences. Pre-university studies are based on up-to-date pedagogical technologies, original educational techniques and methods that make use of audio-, video- and computer equipment. This enables the students within 8-9 months of studies to master the Russian Language, systematize and enrich their knowledge in special majoring disciplines.
The teaching process is actively supported by working in multimedia classes and educational TV studio.
The Institute of International Education provides Russian language classes and support for the University's international student population as well as a wide range of specialized courses for people intending to study at Voronezh State University. The unit's staff are responsible for all matters concerning the recruitment of international students, and are able to provide advice and assistance at all stages of training at Voronezh State University.
The faculty comprises 4 departments:Head:
Humanities Dr. Vladimir V. Rodionov
Preparatory RussianDr. Tatyana I. Raspopova
Russian for International Students of Other FacultiesProf. Viktor Yu. Korpov
SciencesDr. Irina P. Rodionova
Institute of International Education offers 8-9 month courses of the Russian language teaching. It can also arrange a course of pre-University training necessary for enrollment to a full-time course. The Institute provides an exclusive opportunity of further studies in a number of Russian higher educational institutions in all the academic and professional disciplines.
During the academic year the Institute of International Education offers a wide range of Russian Language courses - in Conversation and Listening Comprehension, Linguistics, Business Russian, Literature, Translation and Cultural Studies. Courses run from 1 to 10 months. Students with different levels of the Russian language competency - from elementary to advanced - can find interesting and useful courses. We offer group classes with average 4-6 students per class or individual instruction. Students can tailor their own programs choosing courses they like and take as many hours per week as they need, combining group classes with individual instruction. Students are tested on arrival and join their level groups.
Much attention paid to first-hand acquaintance of international students with the history, culture and traditions of the Russian people. Academic studies are combined with trips and excursions, visits to museums, exhibitions, theatres and concerts.
Listed below are 118 University departments
and 5 major research institutes grouped into 18 faculties, providing a wide
range of degree courses and post-graduate research opportunities.
Sub Contents of Faculties
Dean: Prof. Aleksandr I. Shashkin
The Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Mechanics, established in 1969, combines experience with innovation. We currently have 988 full time and 146 part-time undergraduates as well as 30 postgraduates. The faculty has 83 academic staff, including 51 doctors and 17 professors. We also employ the total of 19 additional research and support staff. Our students benefit from research and computing facilities (6 computer classes) and other resources.
The faculty comprises 8 departments:
Calculus and Applied Information Technologies
Cybernetics and Automatic Regulation
Mathematical Methods of Operational Research
Programming and System Administration
Studies of Nonlinear Vibrations
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Dean: Prof. Valery G.Artyukhov
Established in 1918, the Faculty of Biology and Soil Studies is one of the oldest Voronezh University faculties, proud of its strong international reputation in both research and teaching. Our staff also give lectures on a number of subjects in the field of their expertise to the students of Pharmaceuticals, Philosophy and Psychology and History faculties, who have these subjects in their curriculum. We currently have 1000 undergraduates as well as 58 postgraduates. The faculty has 141 staff, 90 of them academic, including 79 specialists holding a PhD. Our students benefit from research facilities at the specialized laboratories and research centres. The faculty is closely associated with such research units as: Venevitino centre, Biodiversity and Ecosystems Monitoring and Systematics and Ecology of Insects laboratories.
L&C appriciate and thankfull to thier scientific work and research of
biological sciences not only in VSU but in other universities of the world.
Dean: Prof. Valery G.Artyukhov Head: Prof. Aleksandr T. Yeprintsev
(Faculty of Biology) (Department of Plant Physiology & Biochemistry)
The faculty comprises 10 departments:
Analytical and Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology
Biophysics and Biotechnology
Biology and Ecology of Plants
Ecology and Systematics of Invertebrates
Genetics and Theory of Evolution
Human and Animal Physiology
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Soil Studies and Agrochemistry
Dean: Prof. Yury P. Afinogenov
Established around 1934 as a faculty, the Chemistry division has been successfully working in the University since its very start. Now it is one of the leading University faculties, giving its students solid academic foundation and exciting research opportunities. The faculty has 75 academic staff, 67 of them holding a PhD. We also employ the total of 90 additional research and support staff. The faculty currently teaches 556 full time graduate students. We have 45 full-time and 6 part-time post-graduate students doing their research under the supervision of our professors. Our students benefit from research facilities at the specialized laboratories and research centres. The faculty is closely associated with such research units as: Institute of Chemistry and Pharmacy; Chemical Physics centre; Chromatography, Conjugated Processes in Electrochemistry and Corrosion, Ellipsometric Materials Research, Ion Exchange and Chromatography and Physics and Chemistry of Nanoscale Structured Systems laboratories.
Dean: Prof. Eduard K. Algazinov
The faculty of Computer Sciences, which began life only in 1999, is one of the first groups of its kind in Russia. The vibrant and ambitious faculty has 81 academic staff, including 38 professors and 10 doctors. We also employ the total of 35 additional research and support staff. The faculty currently teaches 550 full time and 20 part-time graduate students. We have 14 full-time and 6 part-time post-graduate students doing their research under the supervision of our professors.
The faculty comprises 3 departments:
Programming and Information Technology
Dean: Prof. Viktor P. Bocharov
The faculty of Economics, established in 1960, is in the vanguard of progress in a fast-moving discipline. It has 182 academic staff, including 89 academics. The faculty currently teaches 1707 full time, 539 part-time and 605 external (by-correspondents) graduate students. We have 64 full-time and 22 part-time post-graduate students (including 3 working on their doctor's (doctor phil. habil's) degree) doing their research under the supervision of our professors. The faculty has long standing relationships with local employers, providing its students with internship opportunities. Apart from its main departments, the faculty also houses the University Business School. The faculty is closely associated with the Economics and Management laboratory.
The faculty comprises 10 departments:
Economic Analysis and Audit
Economics and Management Studies
Economic Theory and International Economics
General Economic Theory
Information Technology and Mathematical Methods for Economics
Regional Economics and Territorial Management
Dean: Prof. Vladimir I. Fedotov
The Faculty of Geography and Ecology has a strong commitment to teaching and research in many different areas of contemporary geographical and ecological sciences. We currently have 886 full time and part-time undergraduates as well as 15 postgraduates. The faculty has 43 academic staff, including 26 doctors and professors. We also employ 14 additional research and support staff. We offer programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across a range of disciplines and research areas. The faculty is closely associated with such research units as: Geography, Land use and Geo-ecology and Human ecology centres.
The faculty comprises 4 departments:
Natural Environment Management
Socio-economic and Regional Studies
Geo-ecology and Environmental Studies
Physical Geography and Landscaping
Dean: Prof. Viktor M. Nenakhov
Established in 1934, the faculty of Geology is a research-led faculty committed to teaching of the highest quality. The faculty has 110 academic staff, including 52 PhDs. The faculty currently teaches 606 full time and 176 part-time graduate students. We have 23 full-time post-graduate students doing their research under the supervision of our professors. Our students benefit from research facilities at the specialized laboratories and research centres. The faculty is closely associated with such research units as: Institute of Geology; Geology centre; Geodynamics and Seismic Monitoring and Geology and Minerals laboratories; Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geo-Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, Voronezh Branch.
The faculty comprises 7 departments:
General Geology and Geodynamics
Historical Geology and Paleontology
Hydrology, Engineering and Geology
Mineral Management Studies
Mineralogy and Petrology
Dean: Prof. Vladimir N. Glazyev
The Faculty of History provides its students with both theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on experience at numerous field trips. We currently have 637 full time and 325 part-time undergraduates as well as 89 postgraduates. The faculty has 74 academic staff, 70 of them holding a PhD. We also employ the total of 29 additional research and support staff. The faculty is closely associated with the History of Archaeological Research and Records in Eurasia laboratory.
The faculty comprises 8 departments:
Archaeology and Ancient History
History of the Middle Ages and Slavic Studies
Modern History of Russia and Historical Records
Sociology and Political Studies
Dean: Prof. Oleg N. Belenov
The Faculty of International Relations, the youngest University faculty, which emerged from the faculty of History only in 2002, is a dynamic and rapidly expanding group. Apart from specialized subjects our students receive intensive training in 2 or 3 modern European languages. We currently have 756 undergraduates as well as 19 full-time and 6 part-time postgraduates. The faculty has 45 academic staff, including 24 doctors and 5 professors.
The faculty comprises 2 departments:
International Economics and Import-Export Studies
International Relations and Regional Studies
Dean: Prof. Vladimir V. Tulupov
The Faculty of Journalism and Media Studies offers a blend of theoretical and critical study with practical application of skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Many of our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in the media. We currently have 759 full time and 362 part-time undergraduates as well as 39 postgraduates (17 full-time and 22 part-time). The faculty has 52 academic staff, including 26 doctors and 11 professors.
The faculty comprises 6 departments:
Advertising and Design
History of Journalism
Stylistics and Editing
TV and Radio Studies
Dean: Prof. Valentin A. Panyushkin
Established in 1958, the faculty of Law has a strong reputation both in teaching and research. One of the largest University faculties, it has 100 academic staff, including 18 professors and 72 doctors. We also employ the total of 21 additional research and support staff. The faculty currently teaches 2330 full time and 1156 part-time graduate students. Our graduates receive degrees in Law. Our staff also give lectures on a number of subjects in the field of their expertise to the students of Economics, International Relations, Computer Sciences, Geography and other faculties, who have these subjects in their curriculum. We have the largest number of post-graduates (71 full-time and 156 part-time) doing their research under the supervision of our professors.
The faculty comprises 11 departments:
Administrative and Municipal Law
Employment and Labour Law
History and Theory of the Government
International and European Law
Judicial Studies and Legal Activities
Dean: Prof. Aleksandr D. Bayev
The Faculty of Mathematics, functioning as an independent faculty since 1969, is a highly successful unit, carrying out internationally recognized research. We currently have 699 (554 full-time and 145 part-time) undergraduates as well as 29 postgraduates. The faculty has 67 academic staff, including 62 doctors and professors. We also employ the total of 29 additional research and support staff. Our students benefit from research and computing facilities and other resources. The faculty is closely associated with such research units as: Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical Simulation of Complex Nonlinear Processes and Structures laboratory.
The faculty comprises 6 departments:
Algebra and Topological Analysis Methods
Geometry and Functional Theory
Operational Equation Studies and Functional Analysis
Partial Differential Equation Studies and Relativity Theory
Dean: Prof. Aleksey I. Slivkin
Established in 1993 in collaboration with Voronezh Medical Academy and functioning as a Voronezh State University only since 2001, the faculty of Pharmaceutics is a young and dynamic unit. The faculty has 49 academic staff, 29 of them holding a PhD. We also employ the total of 21 additional research and support staff. The faculty currently teaches 688 undergraduates, 462 of them full-time. We have 15 post-graduate students doing their research under the supervision of our professors. Our students benefit from the faculty's strong links with local industry both in terms of research opportunities and career perspectives. The faculty is closely associated with the Institute of Chemistry and Pharmacy.
The faculty comprises 3 departments:
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Management and Pharmaceutics
Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology
Dean: Prof. Viktor M. Akatkin
Working since 1918 as a part of Philology and History division and since 1960 as an independent unit, the faculty of Philology is proud of its traditions in teaching and research. The faculty currently teaches 279 full time and 393 part-time graduate students. We also have 47 full-time and 36 part-time post-graduate students doing their research under the supervision of our professors, as well as 3 students working for their doctor phil. habil's degree. We have 65 academic staff, including 42 doctors and 15 professors. We also employ the total of 25 additional research and support staff.
The faculty comprises 8 departments:
XXth Century Russian Literature
Humanities and Arts
Linguistics and Stylistics
Theory of Literature and Folklore
Dean: Prof. Yury A. Bubnov
Established in 1993, the faculty of Philosophy and Psychology is a rapidly expanding unit with a distinctive research profile. We currently have 587 full time and 25 part-time undergraduates as well as 35 (20 full-time and 15 part-time) postgraduates. The faculty has 65 academic staff, including 42 doctors and 13 professors. We also employ the total of 25 additional research and support staff.
The faculty comprises 5 departments:
General and Social Psychology
History of Philosophy
Metaphysics and Theory of Knowledge
Dean: Prof. Aleksandr M. Vorobyov
The Faculty of Physics, established in1918, is one of the oldest and most reputable as well as one of the largest faculties within the University. We currently have 886 full time and 159 part-time undergraduates as well as 48 postgraduates. The faculty has 148 academic staff, including 131 holding a PhD. We also employ the total of 67 additional research and support staff. Our students benefit from research and computing facilities and other resources. The faculty is closely associated with such research units as: Institute of Physics; Chemical Physics, Radio Engineering and Electronics and Wave Processes in Inhomogeneous and Non-Linear Media centres; Electron Spectroscopy for Solid-State Physics, Photostimulated Processes in Crystals, Wave Processes and X-ray Crystallography laboratories.
The faculty comprises 10 departments:
Optics and Spectrography
Physics of Semiconductors and Microelectronics
Dean: Dr. Natalya A. Fenenko
The Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, established in 1962, is one of the best centres for international-quality research, scholarship and teaching in the country. We currently have 955 full time and 305 part-time undergraduates as well as 32 full-time and 66 part-time postgraduates. The faculty has 266 academic staff, including 96 doctors and 15 professors. We offer programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across a range of modern languages, cultures and linguistics.
The faculty comprises 10 departments:
Translation and Cross-Cultural Communication
Theoretical and Computational Linguistics
English for Arts Faculties
English for Science Faculties
German for Other Faculties
English for International Relations Faculty
Research Institute of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Director: Prof. Igor N. Zornikov
Established in 1976, the Institute provides research opportunities to academic staff, graduate and post-graduate students of the faculty of Chemistry. The Institute has strong links with local industry, conducting a number of applied research projects in the areas of Bio-Physics, Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Medical Engineering and Ecology. Its 58 researchers also work on a wide range of fundamental projects with Government agencies. Our key areas of research relate to Semi-Conductors and Solids, Electrochemistry, Synthesis and Polymers, Defects in Solids, Membrane Processes, and Ion Exchange. The Institute also comprises 2 research laboratories - of Chromatography and High-molecular Compounds. The Institute runs a number of events, including international conferences on Ion Exchange, Condensed State, and Inter-phase Reactions as well as International workshops and seminar series in collaboration with the Department of Analytical Chemistry.
Research Institute of Geology
Director: Prof. Arcady D. Savko
Established in 1970, the Institute conducts research in the areas of Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology and Geo-ecology, providing research opportunities to students and academic staff of Geology faculty. Current projects include Mineral Research, Engineering Geology, Geological Monitoring and Environmental Geology.
Research Institute of Mathematics
Director: Prof. Victor G. Zvyagin
Established in 1968, the Institute provides training and research opportunities to academic staff, graduate and post-graduate students of the faculty of Mathematics as well as carries out its own research projects. Main areas of our research specialisms are Mathematical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, Operator Theory and Mathematical Modeling. We currently have 17 staff, including 4 professors and 6 doctors, involved in a wide range of national and international research activities. Among our regular projects are bi-annual international Mathematics conferences and annual seminars series as well as annual Winter Mathematics School, organized in collaboration with Moscow State University.
Research Institute of Physics
Director: Dr. Anatoly A. Churikov
Established in 1966, the Institute conducts research covering such areas as Nuclear and Electronic Structure of Solid State, Thin Films, Acoustics, Crystal Structure, Photonics. We currently have 18 staff working on a number of projects in collaboration with faculty of Physics academic staff and post-graduates. Some of the Institute's current projects include:
Non-linear characteristics of magneto-acoustic waves in weak ferromagnetics
Acoustic tomography of continental shelf and lithosphere
Semiconductor sensors for quality and quantity analysis of unsafe fuels
The Institute also hosts or co-hosts a number of research and training laboratories, including laboratories for Wave Process Analysis, Optics, Crystallography, Solid State and Solid State Electronics, Quant Radio-physics and others.
Research Institute of Social Sciences(CASE - Centre for Advanced Study and Education)
Academic Director: Prof. Aleksandr S. Kravets
Administrative Director: Prof. Vladimir T. Titov
Established in 2001 in cooperation with Russian Ministry of Education and funded by Carnegie Corporation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Kennan Institute, CASE (Centre for Advanced Study and Education) is committed to advancing knowledge through research and communication. A strongly inter-disciplinary unit, it also supports publishing activities and organising conferences, seminar series and other events in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences. Current research is focused on Cross-Cultural Communication, History, Law, Conflict and Cultural Studies. Since its set up the Centre organized 38 events, including 21 conferences, 12 seminars, a workshop and a number of panel discussions.
The research carried out at Voronezh State University covers a wide range of subjects in Science, Engineering, social science and the Humanities.
Research Centres for:
Geography, Land use and Geo-ecology
Radio Engineering and Electronics
Scientific and technological cooperation with the EU
Shared use of research equipment
Spacecraft and Rocket Engineering
Wave Processes in Inhomogeneous and Non-Linear Media
Biodiversity and Ecosystems Monitoring
Conjugated Processes in Electrochemistry and Corrosion
Economics and Management
Electron Spectroscopy for Solid-State Physics
Ellipsometric Materials Research
Geodynamics and Seismic Monitoring
Geology and Minerals
History of Archaeological Research and Records in Eurasia
Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geo-Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, Voronezh Branch
Ion Exchange and Chromatography
Mathematical Simulation of Complex Nonlinear Processes and Structures
Photostimulated Processes in Crystals
Physics and Chemistry of Nanoscale Structured Systems
Systematics and Ecology of Insects
Voronezh State University is not all work and no play:
we have a lot to offer in terms of sport and entertainment. Throughout the
semester students compete in inter-faculty championships in a wide range of
sports, from football and volleyball to chess and badminton. Our Sports Unit
has excellent facilities, most of them offered free of charge.
Some of our special social events organized by our
Entertainment Unit include the annual inter-faculty competition in Arts, Drama
and Music- "Vesna" ("Spring"), annual poets and song-writers competitions,
photography contests and exhibitions, and much more. We are actively involved
in charity work, organising concerts and special events and fundraising for
Our large international community includes students
from many different countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Special
Russian classes are organised for them, ranging from beginner level to those
who are more advanced. Most of the students live together in one of our many
halls of residence, creating a fun, international atmosphere and an extended support
network for students who feel far from home. International students benefit
from the many interesting excursions which are specifically arranged to give
them a unique insight into Russia's history, culture, traditions and general
way of life, as well as from the wide experience of Russian language teachers
who are always ready to help them out and answer their questions.
provide unique living and learning experiences to students who share common
interests, especially in studies. The Hostels provide an opportunity for
students to practice in personal development strategies. Each resident life
brings diverse experiences to the hostel community with maximum chances for
receiving higher education. Residents are expected to contribute and respect
the choices of their respective hostel community.
International students are guaranteed a place in one of the University's
hostels. All Residential halls are attached to the Academy; containing
central heating system, electricity, kitchens, attached bathroom &
toilets, running hot & cold water. The rooms are equipped with chairs,
study table, wardrobes, beds, bed linen & pillow. Bed linen is changed
twice a month Free of charge. Allhallshavetwenty-fourhoursecurityguards.
offers a variety of housing options. Students have the choice of selecting a
single, double, double-as-single, and triple, each with a different price
structure to suit an individual. Room preference selections are subject to
availability. Efforts are made to make hostels environment to be non-smoking.
is staffed by at least one Resident Adviser, whose job is to integrate
intellectual, residential approaches to community management, and to assist
students with personal and academic concerns. A collaborative approach with
residents to help eachother, overcome challenges in their new environment.
Below is an average annual living expense of a foreign medical student,
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Experience shows that to live in Voronezh
modestly costs a foreign student between USD 80 and 140 per month.
Hostels offer hot meals at subsidized prices.
There are plenty of cafes, pubs where you can eat cheaply and well. But the
cheapest and most pleasant way to eat is to do your own cooking, perhaps
together with roommates. Russiansupermarketscarrylargevarietiesofinternationalproducts.
The city offer various transport facilities. Luxury & Non luxury buses,
Trolley Busses, Tramcars, Taxi are main transport systems available 24 hours a day
covering the city limits. During the 1st year of studies most of practical
skills and lectures will be held at the VSU premises. Since the University(VSU) is
situated at the center of the city and student's hostels are attached to the
University, all necessary Supermarkets, banks, shopping complexes are surrounded
for students to feel free without traveling. 2nd year onwards-educational program
will increase its practical skills outside the University's premises. However all
teaching hospitals to which VSU is affiliated are nearby with the furthest
being approx. 30 minutes away. "Season Tickets" are available for Voronezh State University students
for less than 5 $ monthly, covering all options of transport except taxi
off-campus stay, any student must be approved by the Voronezh State University & Institute of International Education.
Estimated monthly chargers for private apartments for a month is 80 - 100 USD
for one bedroom apartment and 100 - 140 USD for two bedrooms.
Health and safety of your child during his/her
study abroad experience will depend on the choices and precautions taken
prior to, during, and following his/her time overseas. Before your child's
departure, make sure that he/she is in good health, has received any
immunizations that are required and has learned as much as possible about the
health and safety conditions.
Health Insurance Policy is compulsory for Voronezh State University
students, and covers all the expenses for health services.
Student organizations are many and varied,
representing the broad interests of the student body. These student
organizations sponsor social events, lectures, and community outing projects.
Other groups have formed to organize music, literature, art, film, and
The University provides a springboard for
sportsmen with outstanding sporting facilities. Voronezh State University provides a sports
complex, including gymnasium, In-door football, badminton, tennis,
volleyball, athletic stadiums-EST., which are attached to the Voronezh State University premises.
Different social and cultural events are
organized for foreign students to make their experience in studying at the
VSU fair and enjoyable as possible.
The Faculty's staff encourages academic,
national, religious and other interests of students. National &
International associations of students are organized, to unite fellows.
Well trained and friendly Voronezh State University staff of the
International Students Department advice, support and counseling on all
aspects of student's life. They assist with foreign students with adaptation
to the learning environment and consult on the academic issues with relative
students benefit from learning in small size groups with total number of
students to be less than 12. Group Tutor is responsible to look after students
on academic progress guide & advice students in case of any personal
problem to arrange meetings at regular intervals during the year to tackle any
problem that students face.
The Voronezh State University is one of the Russia's acclaimed
institutions of higher education. University excellence is our highest
priority, inspiring the quality and breadth of our academic programs,
research initiatives, and creative work. To learn more about our resources,
we invite you to explore the University's Faculties and programs.
Applicants and their parents are requested to interpret this page carefully,
before applying to Voronezh State University (VSU).
should be completed and sent to our e-mail address with the attachments of other
required documents below.
following documents should be attached with your Registration. 1. ENROLMENT FORM
2. 2 copies of International Passport
3. 20 passport size photographs
4. 4 notary certified copies each of A/L, O/L certificates and higher academic
5. 4 notary certified copies of birth certificates.
6. 4 notary certified copies of Health Certificate and Certificate confirming
absence of HIV
1) All the Documents
should be in English. If the original certificates are in a language other
than English, copies of the English translation must be enclosed
2) All Photocopies of the
documents are to be done on A4 paper.
3) All the copies of
documents stated in 4 to 6 are required to be "Certified as
True Copy" in English language by a Notary Public. The signatories'
designation and the chop must also be in English language.
4) Applications for admission can be submitted from April to the admission
We know that applying to study abroad might seem
intimidating. But the experience of completing your applications doesn't have
Our best piece of advice? Embrace the challenge of
applying as an adventure. Discover who you are. Explore your passions. And
imagine the possibilities that await you.
The qualities that unite VSU students and faculty
members as a community of scholars √ curiosity, passion, imagination, and
wonder √ are the same qualities we seek to uncover in your application.
Many applicants want so much to gain admission to VSU
that they construct applications that tell us about these qualities. The truth
is that those applications rarely show us a student's true self. Before you
even put pen to paper to begin your application, take time to reflect on your
personal goals and values. If you approach the application process as a journey
to discover what matters to you and why, you will have the beginnings of a fine
Believe in yourself. Have confidence in what you have
done, and trust where you are going. We feel privileged to read your
application and to learn about your achievements, talents, and dreams. Our staff
approaches the admission process with sincere and deep respect for you, and we
will give your application our most serious consideration.
This page is intended to provide helpful hints for
whatever stage of the admission process you now find yourself. There is
information about preparing for Academy generally, as well as specific
information about the kind of high school curriculum that can best prepare you
for the rigors of VSU. You will also find details about procedure of Admission,
completing each part of the application, a calendar of our deadlines,
information about the different admission options, and background on what we
look for when we evaluate your application.
are mainly selected on the basis of past academic achievement, faculty
evaluations, and evidence of maturity, motivation, leadership, integrity, and
who seek admission in the first year Graduate Program should have passed higher
secondary school certificate or 12 years of education with an average mark over
50% for each subject in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and English.
who have attended graduate school remarks should have generally gained
cumulative grade points in their Transcripts.
not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, status,
disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
gender expression in the administration of its educational policies, admission
policies, loan programs or other administered programs. A strong affirmative
action program is maintained in all admission entry routes. VSU invite
applications from any nation with a positive imagination, persevering and
The following Documents copies should be initially
attached with your Application.
∙ Application Form duly completed
∙ Certified copy of Passport (all countries)
∙ Certified copy of O/L Certificate
∙ Certified copy of A/L Certificate
∙ Higher academic transcripts. (optional)
*Education fee is between 1500USD - 2500 USD(per annum)
1. Hostel fee will range between 200 - 600 USD per annum for an individual depending
on the hostel chosen and═ availability of
2. Annual Medical Insurance fee is 120 USD for an individual
∙ All fees should be paid one month prior to
commencing new academic year.
of Official Academic Achievement (transcript, diploma, degree, certificate,
and/or official statements showing the class or quality of marks compared with
those possible to achieve) are required to be attached. If you wish to precede
click on <Enrol Now!> or Send all the document copies should be
attached to firstname.lastname@example.org
records from foreign institutions must be provided in English and must be
certified or validated as true by a university or government official or notary
If you wish to apply
for the Russian Visa from another country which is not your native land, copy
of permanent resident visa card should be attached with your passport copy.
Academy shall process the application within four (4) weeks from the date of
submission of the documents to VSU and shall issue an ACCEPTANCE LETTER to
the applicant if successful.
applicant offered admission to the University has three weeks from the date
of the ACCEPTANCE LETTER in which to accept or decline the offer. If an
acceptance is not received in writing by the end of this three-week period,
the applicant is deemed to have declined and the offer of admission is
an international applicant is offered a study seat in the University, has
accepted the offer, paid the 1st year tuition fee as a guarantee of
enrolment. In case of failure to Admission to VSU, the deposited *tuition fee
is fully refunded
is an authorized document issued by the Administration of The Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation. Further it has to be certified by the
Authority of Ministry of Public Health of Russian federation, Voronezh State
of the INVITATION takes minimum of 20 working days in Russia.
The Original INVITATION will be sent to your local Representative or to you
only by DHL or EMS.
student presents the Original INVITATION to the Councilor Department of the
Local Russian Embassy
together with the following documents to apply for a visa.
Completed Visa Application Form and Visa Fee
∙ International Passport
∙ 4 passport size color photographs
∙ Birth Certificate in English with 1 NOTORY certified copy
∙ Health Certificate with 1 NOTORY certified copy
∙ HIV Report with 1 NOTORY certified copy
∙ O/L Certificate with 1 NOTORY certified copy
∙ A/L Certificate with 1 NOTORY certified copy
∙ Student should pay 600 US Dollors to L&C as a ticket guarentee,
this amount will be return at the completion of degree program or
to buy a return ticket for student in case of his/her dismissal from the university
Representative of L&C will guide you to obtain the visa after fulfilling
all legal requirements.
FIVE WORKING DAYS in
advance to your departure, you should Fax the proof /receipt of transferring
1st year course fee to VSU and is required to inform the details of flight such
as Number, Date and Time of Arrival at Moscow International Airport (MIA)
Student will be NOT strictly allowed to enter the territory of the Russian
Federation, if he/she arrivals at MIA without the knowledge of VSU
International or if the student couldn't forward the proof of payment of 1st
year course fee in advance.
Officer from Deans Office or VSU will receive you at MIA and accompany you from
Moscow International Airport to the Hostel, VSU.
the way Refreshments and Telephone facilities will be provided to contact
parents at Home.
will provide transportation from Moscow to Voronezh at a cost. Recommended students
to fly in groups of 7-8 students, so that this cost could be minimized to
100USD per student. If student fly alone the cost could reach the maximum of
350USD per student.
soon as the student reaches VSU, he/she will be provided with accommodation
in a hostel. Food and transportation is provided free of charge during first
to VSU begins with signing of a contract valid for the period of studies
(according to the program chosen) and student will be permitted to sit for
Further L&C Language and Culture (Official Representative of VSU) will provide
the student with;
∙ Guidance through out your stay in Russia
∙ Help in obtaining foreign currency
∙ Providing students with a list of required items needed for their stay in
∙ Making Flight Arrangements from traveling.
∙ Arrange to settle-down and Enroll the student in the Academy
∙ Assist in Familiarizing with the New Environment.
∙ Assist students to open International Bank Accounts within a week of reaching
∙ Assist student to have an individual Simcard Mobile Phone within a week of
∙ Assist student to obtain a Financial Permit from VSU for International Money
∙ Advice Students to be aware with the rules and regulations of VSU and
important tips to be adapted to the environment and to travel in
∙ Assisting parents with information about their children's studies, to be
aware of their children's health, financial situations etc. annually.