Novosibirsk State University



In the late 50s USSR Academy of Sciences decided there was a need for fundamental science. To pursue fundamental science they needed a new type of professional. They needed a lot of potential employees that corresponded to this new profile. Thus, Novosibirsk State University was born.


Three institutes and six departments guarantee a fundamental education that meets international standards. All divisions are closely linked  together: the University offers an interdisciplinary approach, interaction with institutes and departments as well as mutual development


The main areas of research:

  • Physics
  • Materials and Technologies
  • Chemistry
  • Biology and Medicine
  • Space Sciences
  • Exact Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Information Technologies
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities


Graduates of the Department of Economics of Novosibirsk State University are among the highest paid professionals in Russia: NSU places the 5th place among Russian universities in terms of salaries of young professionals working in the area of "Economics and Management"

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University Ranking

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Housing services

There are three accommodation options available for you:

  • Dormitory rooms are offered by the University. A block is composed of one or two rooms and a bathroom equipped with a shower and toilets. Each floor is equipped with furnished kitchens and a leisure room. Cost for accommodations is 1,050 rubles per month and must be paid by the students.

  • Homestay:

The University can assist you in finding a family that will be glad to host you. The accommodation fee must be individually negotiated.

  • Rental apartment:
The University can help you find an apartment to rent. The accommodation fee must be individually negotiated with owners of the apartment.

Library services

  • Free access to foreign literature
  • Free access to the world's largest publishers and to 24 international and Russian databases
  • Resources of the Main Public Scientific and Technical Library of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences: 14 million prints, more than 6,000 full-text journals in electronic format, Databases of foreign abstracts from 140 international data centers.

ICT services

The University is equipped with modern equipment and software that ensures that students have full access to the University or any other educational resources in adapted formats.

Medical services

  • It is compulsory for all foreign citizens to have a valid health insurance policy covering the whole period of stay. 
  • For emergency medical services call 103 or 03. First aid and emergency medical care in Russia are available free of charge. 
  • To make an appointment at the hospital ask for help at NSU’s Admissions Office.

Student Life

Campus life

Main objects:

  • Pharmacy
  • Post office
  • Shoe repair 
  • Atelier
  • Laundry
  • Botanical garden
  • Cash machine
  • Wi-Fi zone
  • Parking

Sports facilities

  • 2 swimming pools (25 meters and 12 meters for children from 6 months)
  • Tennis court
  • 2 stadiums
  • Small football field
  • 3 saunas
  • 7 specialized halls: two game halls, an aerobics hall, a gymnastics hall, a wrestling hall, a boxing hall and a gym
  • Free fitness room in the students dormitories

Student clubs

  • Folklore group KrAsota
  • NSU Academic 
  • Salsa Cubana
  • Forro
The University caters to quite a large variety of tastes in dancing, music, drawing, singing and theater, with different groups of students participating in various performances. You do not need any special preparation to join most of the clubs. All the classes take place on campus. To join any club please contact the group by phone.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

work and study programme

pros and cons
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

the univerity is ready to provide what most of the students need , the atmosphere is amazing , the dorms are very good , some subjects are very good tought , but studying in english then russian language is harder than what the university staff thinks , university staff doesnot take the ideas of international students that is made to improve the course so serious which...

Me raining on NSU‘s parade
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

With all due respect, I didn’t find it very useful to study at NSU, but mostly because I realized linguistics wasn’t my thing in the first place. My English and Spanish skills and general knowledge were elevated, however, I wouldn’t call the studying process very productive. The educational system in NSU is rather outdated and inflexible.

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