Lobachevsky University

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) is one of the biggest universities in Russia.

UNN consists of 5 institutes – Institute of International Relations and World History (IIRWH), Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship (IEE), Institute of Biology and Biomedicine, Institute for Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies and Institute of Military Training.

It also has 14 faculties – those of Chemistry, Radiophysics, Physics, Mechanics and Mathematics, Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Philology, Law, Social Sciences, Physical Education and Sports, Preparatory Faculty, Faculty for Regional Personnel Training, Minor Academy of Public Administration and Advanced School of General and Applied Physics.

The University is renowned for innovation in the fields of research and higher education. As a result, UNN’s scientific and pedagogical schools have won international recognition for their excellence. The continual development of these schools ensures the high standard of UNN’s educational activity as a research university.

The University aims to respond in an effective manner to new and evolving scientific and educational challenges.

 Tuition Fees

Russian Language Programs

1,927 USD per month – Preparatory programs

1,541USD per month – General Russian

Summer Program

 635 USD – Tuition Fees

Bachelors Programs

Institute of Biology & Biomedicine

2,111 USD per year – Biology

2,111 USD per year – Ecology and Management of Natural Resources

3,036 USD per year – Medical cybernetics

3,036 USD per year – Medical biophysics

3,036 USD per year – Medical biochemistry

Faculty of Chemistry

3,036 USD per year – Chemistry

3,036 USD per year – Fundamental and Applied Chemistry (5 years)

2,236 USD per year – Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Physics

3,036 USD per year – Physics

3,036 USD per year – Electronics and Nanoelectronics

3,036 USD per year – Information Systems and Technology

3,038 USD per year – Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering

Faculty of Radiophysics

3,036 USD per year – Radiophysics

1,889 USD per year – Fundamental Computer Science and Information Technology

Faculty of Physical Education and Sports

3,038 USD per year – Sports

Institute of Information Technologies, Mathematics & Mechanics

1,889 USD per year – Fundamental Computer Science and Information Technology

2,699 USD per year – Fundamental Computer Science and Information Technology in English

3,036 USD per year – Applied Informatics

1,889 USD per year – Applied Mathematics and Informatics

2,159 USD per year – Software Engineering

1,889 USD per year – Mathematics

1,889 USD per year – Mathematics and Computer Science

1,889 USD per year – Fundamental Mathematics and Mechanics (5 years)

1,889 USD per year – Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling

Institute of International Relations & World History

2,252 USD per year – International Relations

3,007 USD per year – International Relations in English

1,889 USD per year – Political Science

2,253 USD per year – Foreign Regional Studies

2,098 USD per year – Тourism

1,889 USD per year – History

3,036 USD per year – Advertising and Public Relations

Faculty of Social Sciences

1,889 USD per year – Sociology

3,036 USD per year – Psychology

3,036 USD per year – Psychology of Service Activities (5 years)

1,889 USD per year – HR Management

1,889 USD per year – Social Work

Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship

1,889 USD per year – Economics

2,697 USD per year – International Economics in English

1,889 USD per year – Management

1,889 USD per year – Business Informatics

3,036 USD per year – Applied Informatics

1,889 USD per year – Human Resource Management

1,889 USD per year – Commerce

1,889 USD per year – State and Municipal Government

1,889 USD per year – Customs (5 years)

1,889 USD per year – Hotel Business

1,889 USD per year – Economic Security (5 years)

Faculty of Law

1,929 USD per year – Law

1,889 USD per year – Forensic Examination

1,889 USD per year – Records Management and Archivistics

1,926 USD per year – Legal maintenance of national security

Faculty of Philology

1,889 USD per year – Philology

3,036 USD per year – Journalism

3,036 USD per year – Publishing

3,036 USD per year – Advertising and Public Relations

Institute of Rehabilitation and Health

3,038 USD per year – Physical Education for Persons with Disabilities in the State of Health

Masters

Institute of Biology & Biomedicine

2,268 USD per year – Biology

2,268 USD per year – Ecology and Management of Natural Resources

Faculty of Chemistry

2,268 USD per year – Chemistry

2,391USD per year – Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Physics

2,268 USD per year – Physics

2,268 USD per year – Electronics and Nanoelectronics

2,268 USD per year – Information Systems and Technology

Faculty of Radiophysics

2,268 USD per year – Radiophysics

2,268 USD per year – Fundamental Computer Science and Information Technology

Faculty of Physical Education and Sports

3,199 USD per year – Sports

Institute of Information Technologies, Mathematics & Mechanics

2,042 USD per year – Fundamental Computer Science and Information Technology

2,268 USD per year – Applied Informatics

2,042 USD per year – Applied Mathematics and Informatics

2,042 USD per year – Mathematics

2,042 USD per year – Mathematics and Computer Science

3,005 USD per year – Mathematics and Computer Science in English

2,042 USD per year – Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling

Institute of International Relations & World History

2,250 USD per year – International Relations

2,042 USD per year – Political Science

2,250 USD per year – Foreign Regional Studies

2,042 USD per year – History

Faculty of Philology

2,042 USD per year – Philology

2,268 USD per year – Journalism

Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship

2,042 USD per year – Economics

2,042 USD per year – Management

3,005 USD per year – Management in English

2,042 USD per year – Business Informatics

2,268 USD per year – Applied Informatics

2,042 USD per year – Human Resource Management

2,042 USD per year – State and Municipal Government

2,268 USD per year – Psychology

Faculty of Law

2,044 USD per year – Law

Faculty of Social Sciences

2,044 USD per year – Sociology

2,268 USD per year – Psychology

2,044 USD per year – HR Management

2,044 USD per year – Social Work

PhD Programs

Mathematics and Mechanics

2,775 USD per year – Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems and Optimal Control

2,775 USD per year – Geometry and Topology

2,775 USD per year – Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics

2,775 USD per year – Mathematical Logic, Algebra and Numbers Theory

2,775 USD per year – Mechanics of Deformable Solids

2,775 USD per year – Dynamics, Durability of Machines, Instruments, and Equipment

2,775 USD per year – Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Cybernetics

Physics and Astronomy

2,775 USD per year – Radiophysics

2,775 USD per year – Acoustics

2,775 USD per year – Condensed State Physics

2,775 USD per year – Semiconductor Physics

2,775 USD per year – Laser Physics

Chemical Sciences

2,775 USD per year – Inorganic Chemistry

2,775 USD per year – Analytical Chemistry

2,775 USD per year – Organic Chemistry

2,775 USD per year – Physical Chemistry

2,775 USD per year – Macromolecular Compounds

2,775 USD per year – Chemistry of Organoelemental Compounds

Earth Sciences

2,775 USD per year – Ecology (Biology, Chemistry)

Biological Sciences

2,775 USD per year – Biophysics 

2,775 USD per year – Biochemistry

2,775 USD per year – Physiology and Biochemistry of Plants

2,775 USD per year – Botany

2,775 USD per year – Microbiology

2,775 USD per year – Physiology

2,775 USD per year – Immunology

Computer and Information Science

2,775 USD per year – Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Methods and Program Complexes

Electronics, Radio Engineering and Communications Systems

2,775 USD per year – Solid-State Electronics, Radioelectronic Components, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Quantum Effect-Based Devices

Psychological Sciences

2,775 USD per year – General Psychology, Personality Psychology, History of Psychology

2,775 USD per year – Psychology of Labour, Engineering Psychology, Ergonomics

2,775 USD per year – Legal Psychology

2,775 USD per year – Developmental Psychology, Acmeology

Economics and Management

2,775 USD per year – Economic Theory

2,775 USD per year – Economics and Management of National Economy

2,775 USD per year – Finance, Circulation of Money and Credit

2,775 USD per year – Accounting, Statistics

2,775 USD per year – Mathematical and Instrumental Methods of Economics

2,775 USD per year – World Economy

Sociology and Social Work

2,775 USD per year – Economic Sociology and Demography

2,775 USD per year – Social Structure, Social Institutes and Processes

2,775 USD per year – Sociology of Culture

2,775 USD per year – Sociology of Management

Law

2,775 USD per year – Theory And History Of Law And State; History Of Law And State Doctrines

2,775 USD per year – Civil Law; Entrepreneurial Law; Family Law; Private International Law

2,775 USD per year – Criminal Law And Criminology; Criminal Executive Law

2,775 USD per year – Criminal Process

2,775 USD per year – Judicial Work, Prosecutorial Work, Advocacy, Law Enforcement Activities

2,775 USD per year – Criminalistics; Judicial Examination; Investigation Activity

2,775 USD per year – Administrative Law, Administrative Process

Political Sciences and Regional Studies

2,775 USD per year – Political Institutes, Processes and Technologies 

2,775 USD per year – Political Problems of International Relations and Global and Regional Development

2,775 USD per year – Regional Politics. Ethnopolitics

Mass Media, Library and Information Science

2,775 USD per year – Journalism

Education And Pedagogical Sciences

2,775 USD per year – General Pedagogy, History of Pedagogy and Education

2,775 USD per year – Theory and Methods of Training and Education (by areas and educational levels)

2,775 USD per year – Theory and Methods of Professional Education

Linguistics and Literature Studies

2,775 USD per year – Russian Literature

Literature of Foreign Countries

2,775 USD per year – Russian Language

2,775 USD per year – Germanic Languages

Historical Sciences and Archeology

2,775 USD per year – Russian History

2,775 USD per year – Universal History (of a certain period)

2,775 USD per year – History of International Relations and Foreign Policy

Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies

2,775 USD per year – Ontology and Theory of Knowledge

2,775 USD per year – Social Philosophy

Language of Teaching

Most of the courses are taught in Russian with a few others being taught in English. Majority of people in the country speak Russian but there are a few people who understand and speak fluent English. Courses taught in Russian require students to enroll in the preparatory school to learn the language.

Application Deadlines

Spring Intake: starts – August, ends – January (best to apply before October)

Fall Intake: starts – January, ends – August (best to apply before June)

Undergraduates Requirements

Fill and submit application form

Submit scanned copy of valid international passport with at least 2 blank pages and a minimum of 18 months left on it before its expiry

Submit scanned copy of original educational certificates translated to English or Russian

Submit scanned copies of your health certificate (including TB and HIV test).

Provide a proof of sufficient Russian language proficiency when selecting courses taught entirely in Russian language.

Masters and PhD Requirements

Fill and submit application form

Submit copy of your international passport

Submit scanned copies of your original certificates of higher education (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or Specialist’s diploma) with full transcripts.

Submit scanned copies of your health certificates including HIV test and TB test.

For documents issued in English or French, certified translations in Russian or English language are to be submitted.

Deadline

May 21th – for non-EU citizens

June 20th – for EU citizens (except UK)

Accommodation Costs

Standard accommodation costs about 97.98 USD per semester.

Type of Housing

International students live in a comfortable dormitory, which is situated on the university campus in immediate neighbourhood of the city centre. International students live in 3-bedded rooms, equipped with the necessary furniture and bedding. All rooms in the student dormitory have Internet access points. Lavatories, washrooms and kitchens are located on each floor.

There are also classrooms on each floor of the student dormitory. There is also a student canteen, grocery stores, banks and a sport complex nearby. Round-the-clock security is provided for maximum safety of the students.

Education Requirements for Student Visa

Student visa to study in Russia is simple process. You apply for a student visa from the closest Russian embassy to you.

Once you have your admission/invitation letter

and have provided documents requested by the embassy.

There is no reason to reject your student visa application. In all our dealings, our students have never been rejected visa. But we have heard of a few students (not our own) who were rejected because they didn’t get the documents needed. But when they reapplied, it was granted them.

Visa Requirements & Documents

Document language:

All documents executed in a foreign language (except English) shall be accompanied by their translation into English. Translation of all documents must be notarized.

To be eligible for Russian student visa you must fulfil the following conditions:

You must have a valid and signed passport that has at least two blank pages

Your passport must have a validity that extends the duration of the visa you are applying for by at least 6 months

You must have a copy of your Russian visa application form, completed and signed by you

You must have the original letter of invitation issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its Regional Office or the University or educational institute where you have enrolled for your course

You must provide certificates of your current diploma or degree or educational qualification

You must provide proof of tuition fee payment to the University or College or Institute where you plan to study

You must provide an original HIV (AIDS) Test Certificate showing a negative result. The test must be a recent one and must not have been conducted more than three months ago

You must display your intention to leave Russia at the end of your authorized stay

Health Insurance Requirement

International students who study in Russia will need to obtain a doctor’s certificate confirming that they can freely undertake study in the field of their choice.

You will also need to be insured for the duration of your stay in Russia; this is part of your tuition fees.