Voronezh State University

Воронежский государственный университет

Voronezh State University

Number of students
824€ - 1063€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
February 08, August 16
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

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With enough information, you can apply to Voronezh State University using RocApply and receive quality services, which also include all issues of accommodation, travel, and general student life in Russia.

Application steps:

To apply to study at VSU, follow the application instructions.

Registration of the application can be divided into the following stages:

  1. Choose your course.
  2. Check the admission requirements.
  3. Fill out the form. This includes uploading any relevant documents and filling in your personal details. The application is sent directly to the university through the website.
  4. If we need other documents or information, we will review your application and contact you.
  5. Any decision on your application will be emailed to you. 

Academic Calendar

Full-time education:

The academic year in Russia begins in September (the exact date is September 1), so we need to start reviewing the documents of candidates and their invitation from May 1 to June 15. The deadline is June 15th.

Application Deadlines

You must submit your application to us according to two predetermined deadlines, depending on which semester you are applying for:

The deadline for the fall semester is May 15th.

The deadline for the spring semester is November 15th.

Summer Russian courses;

Courses will start on June 1, June 16, July 1, and July 16.

Application deadline: two months before the start of the program.

General Application Requirements

Before the university invites foreign students, the following requirements and documents must be submitted;

  • International passport and/or travel document
  • Copies of academic certificates and transcripts detailing courses taken, training times, and final grades.
  • All documents received in a foreign language must be notarized and translated into Russian.

Other documents for admission include:

  • Fill out the correct application and send it to the department
  • Copies of academic certificates and transcripts (original documents must be provided upon registration).
  • International passport and visa page
  • Medical/health insurance
  • Medical report
  • CV / Resume with detailed work experience (if any)
  • 3 passport photos (3x4 cm)
  • Proof of knowledge of English / Russian or results

All documents in a foreign language must be legalized and translated into Russian.

The final decision on admission is made by the director's office.

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Application Requirements for Masters:

  • A-Level Certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree

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Application Requirements for Bachelors:

  • A-Level Certificate

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Voronezh State University in Rankings

  • Ranked #23 among the top universities in Russia (UniRank)
  • #30 BRICS & Emerging Economies University in Russia (THE World University Ranking)

Tuition and Scholarships at Voronezh State University

By the number of foreign students and the number of connections with leading foreign universities, VSU is one of the four best Russian universities.

Foreign students have been studying at VSU for over 50 years, and in this period, about 15,000 foreign students, postgraduates, and interns from 126 countries/regions received various degrees at VSU.

Currently, about 1000 foreign students study at VSU. VSU implements educational programs at undergraduate programs and full-time, part-time, and part-time forms of education.

The cost of education at VSU is one of the most affordable in the country, especially for international students. Students enjoy a very high-quality education at a very favorable cost, the university understands that higher education is an important investment in one's future.

The tuition fee for international students from Non-CIS countries ranges from $2,000 to $2,200 per year for bachelor level studies, and the tuition for postgraduate students is averagely $3,000 per year, depending on the program and department.

Education at Voronezh State University is conducted in Russian and English.

Scholarships at VSU

VSU offers scholarships and other types of material support to both local and international students on the basis of ensuring that excellent students who show great academic potential are rewarded with an exceptional education at little to no cost at all.

The university also awards financial assistance and tuition waivers on the need-based conditions of its students.

Scholarships at VSU are divided into:

  • Government scholarships for graduate and doctoral students;
  • Government academic scholarships;
  • State social scholarships;
  • Scholarships of the president of the Russian federation and special state scholarships of the government of the Russian Federation;
  • Personal scholarships ;
  • Government scholarships for students from among citizens who were doing military service;
  • Increased state academic scholarship for students with achievements in educational, research, social, cultural, creative, and sports activities;
  • Increased stipend for needy first and second-year students;
  • Other types of scholarships.

Financial aid to students can be allocated once a semester for certain specific reasons accepted by the university which might include reasons which might include;

  • Orphans or children left without parental care;
  • Recognized in the prescribed manner as invalids of i, ii, iii groups, disabled children (up to 18 years old);
  • Who are disabled, veterans and combatants;
  • Who have lost their only, one or both parents;
  • Having both parents disabled;
  • Single mothers;
  • Families of students with children.
  • Those who have fallen into a difficult financial situation, documented (suffered a robbery, theft, fire, or other natural disasters);
  • Having children, but not having the status of a student family;
  • Student families (without children) ;
  • Non-resident and foreign students with temporary registration;
  • Who has a minor brother or sister in their family, in addition to the student himself;

Social scholarship

Full-time students enrolled in budget-funded places are eligible to receive a state social scholarship, in particular:

  • Students from among orphans and children left without parental care;
  • Students recognized following the established procedure as invalids of i or ii groups, disabled children under the age of 18;
  • Students affected by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and other radiation accidents according to the submitted documents (persons evacuated from the exclusion zones and resettled from the resettlement zones);

Students who are disabled and combat veterans.

To receive a state social scholarship, students of these categories must apply to the dean's office of the faculty. To apply for a state social scholarship, documents are required:

  • A statement of purpose
  • Certificate of appointment of state social assistance at the place of registration

Other external scholarships available for students include;

  • Oxford Russian Foundation Scholarship Program for VSU
  • The nominal scholarship of the Honorary Professor of VSU A.V. Gordeeva

Cost of living at Voronezh State University

200 - 300 Euro / month
250 Euro / month
Cost of living
150 Euro / month
60 Euro / month

About Voronezh State University

Founded in 1918 Graduate School: 3 Teaching staff: 1300+
Type: Public Research Laborotories: 16 Student population: 22 000+
Campus: Modern Research Institutes: 6 International Representation: 90+ countries
Location: Voronezh,  Russia Undergraduate programs: 50+ Language(s) of Instruction: Russian, English.
Faculties: 18 Postgraduate programs: 40+ 2020 Rankings: 23 country Rank
Vocational School: N/A Ph.D. programs: 10+ 1001+ (The Higher Education Ranking)

Voronezh State University is one of the leading classical universities in Russia, whose history is closely related to the Yuryevsk (Dorpat) University, opened in 1802 by the decree of Emperor Alexander I and in 1918 following the decree of the Great State Commission "transported" to the city of Voronezh.

The events of the First World War and the Great Patriotic War - evacuation, destruction of educational buildings, the plundering of books - tested the viability of the university, which managed to preserve and increase its scientific and educational potential in a situation of acute shocks.

Voronezh State University is the largest university in the Black Earth Region, a cultural and research center of Russia, which includes 18  faculties, a branch in Borisoglebsk, 16 research laboratories, 10 educational, research and production centers, the Zonal Scientific Library containing over 3 million storage units.

The educational programs of higher professional education operating at VSU cover 24 large groups of areas and specialties of training: mathematics and mechanics; computer and information sciences; physics and astronomy; chemistry; earth sciences; biological sciences; informatics and computer technology; electronics, radio engineering, and communication systems; photonics, instrumentation, optical and biotechnical systems and technologies; nuclear power and technology; pharmacy; psychological sciences; economics and Management; sociology and social work; jurisprudence; political sciences and regional studies; mass media and information and librarianship; service and tourism; education and pedagogical sciences; linguistics and literary studies; history and archeology; philosophy, ethics and religious studies; art history; cultural studies and socio-cultural projects. For almost 100 years of its existence, the university has trained over 120 thousand specialists.

Among the 1,646 teachers of the university, there are 277 doctors of sciences, professors, 856 candidates of sciences, associate professors.

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor V.M. Ievlev, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Professor N.M. Chernyshov, academician of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, professor I.F. Hitskov.

Graduated from VSU, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, Academician P.A. Cherenkov; Member of the Board of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Institutional Committee of the Chamber of Local Authorities of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg) I.V. Pereverzeva; Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Yu.M. Danilov; retired judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation V.O. Luchin; Russian director, theater producer E.V. Boyakov; Soviet and Russian prose writer, critic, literary critic V.I. Gusev; the famous Russian artist A.A. Zhilyaev.

Currently, more than 1,400 teachers, more than 100 researchers, including three members of state academies (RAS and RAAS), one laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, 70 academicians, and corresponding members of the Russian public and foreign academics are conducting research work at the university.

292 doctors of sciences, professors, 43 university scientists have the honorary title "Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation", "Honored Inventor of the Russian Federation", "Honored Geologist of the RF", "Honored Worker of Culture of Russia", etc.

Scientific research at the university is conducted in 28 main scientific areas, among which several areas related to the field of nanosystems, nanomaterials, and nanotechnology.

To date, the university has formed more than 40 scientific and pedagogical teams, which have received recognition both in Russia and abroad. Over 200 research projects are carried out at the university annually.

University scientists actively participate in competitions of Russian and foreign scientific foundations.

Currently, the university is implementing 19 such projects: 10 - Erasmus +, 5 - Tempus, 1– Erasmus Mundus, and 3 projects within the framework of FP7. The university also participates in DAAD programs.

Voronezh State University annually organizes more than 60 international, Russian, regional, and city scientific conferences and seminars.

Every year scientists and teachers of the University publish about 100 monographs, 300 textbooks or teaching aids, more than 3500 scientific articles in domestic and foreign scientific publications.

The university publishes 5 scientific journals. The journal "Bulletin of the Voronezh State University", published in 12 series, is included in the List of the leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degree of Doctor and Candidate of Sciences should be published.

University staff is actively engaged in innovative activities. The developments of university scientists regularly receive awards at exhibitions of various levels. The university carries out postgraduate education in the framework of postgraduate studies, doctoral studies, and the Institute of additional professional education

Why Study at Voronezh State University

Study in Russia

You have the chance to study in an advanced society with a developed economy that is constantly evolving bot in industry and in policies, with multiple opportunities to benefit from the system. The country is also seeking skilled internationals who can function in many sectors as an answer to its constant development. There is also the beauty to explore and experience in this delectable country of culture and history.

Modern Campus Environment

The university has a very unique and youthful campus environment that resonates with many students from around the globe. Synergy University also ranks excellently for its educational facilities and amenities, the university’s structure is also as excellent as it’s aesthetics. The university library is one of the most diverse and comprehensive in the city of Moscow, classrooms, and laboratories are functionally modern and well equipped with all the necessary learning aids for students.

Career/Employment assistance by the university

Students at the university are armed with all the key elements for securing a job and survival in competitive markets and industries. Similarly, every student at the university has a leg-up provided by the university towards advancing their careers. Foreign students also receive help towards getting their work visas and permits should they decide to remain in the country after they graduate.

Multifaceted Student Life

The university offers its students a very active and well-lubricated student life in different spheres ranging from sports to social activities and extracurriculars. The system is built in such a manner where students can excel both academically and socially, with annual competitions and events tailored to highlight the variety that is present on campus.

A globally recognized degree

Certificates obtained at Voronezh State University are internationally recognized, with a very high acceptance rate across Europe and North America.

Personalized method of Teaching

Every student is important and the university, instruction is vetted out on an individual basis allowing students to learn and grow at their own pace. There are also private tutors who go the extra mile to journey with students throughout their study process at the university.

Accommodation Voronezh State University

On Campus Accomodation at Voronezh State University

VSU provides accommodation on campus for all international students in dorms and hostels. There are 9 dormitories on the main campus in Voronezh.  They have study rooms, cafes, restaurants, toilets, and lounges.

The campus dorms are comfortable and secure, each room has a kitchen and bathroom. Students can choose a hostel where men and women live together, or they can live together. A dedicated student accommodation team will regularly maintain and clean the hostel.

Single, double, or triple rooms are available for international students who intend to stay on campus. The cost of living on campus is separate from tuition fees and is paid for one academic year.

  • Off Campus Accomodation at Voronezh State University

    Many VSU students live in various private houses in Voronezh, where there are apartments and host families scattered throughout the city. For local and foreign students in Voronezh, they are now renting a room with a group of students, which is called "student exchange".

    They evenly distribute the cost of rent, bills, and other payments. Renting a house on the street means that the student must sign a lease with the owner, according to which the student can live in the residence from 6 months to 1 year.

    Most landlords in Belarus require an initial warning deposit, so be sure to check all the details before signing any housing contract.

    Host families are common in Europe. In some cases, some students choose to rent a room in a family room that includes breakfast or dinner, so the opportunity to live with a local family will be very interesting.

    Sports at Voronezh State University

    VSU is one of 9 universities participating in the annual Voronezh Universiade, with 33 teams in 25 sports (more than 700 students in total). In the VSU University Olympic Games, 14 sports are annually held, in which more than 2000 students participate.

    The Department of Physical Education and Physical Education provides an opportunity for students from all faculties to develop sports skills, from amateur athletes to high-level athletes and even world-class athletes.

    Athletic achievement allows athletes to receive higher scholarships and other material rewards.

    Sporting games and activities provide a brilliant opportunity for physical development and the university offers an all-around experience outside of the classroom as well.

    Sports activities that students engage in at VSU include volleyball and basketball, handball and badminton, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, unarmed self-defense and boxing, track-and-field athletics, football, and indoor soccer, table tennis, cross-country skiing, aerobics, arm wrestling, kettlebell lifting, weightlifting and powerlifting, swimming, chess and many more.

    Additionally, VSU has student clubs devoted to activities such as molding, rock climbing, tours and adventure, aikido, wushu, taekwondo, and grass tennis, and so forth, including a sum of more than 600 students.

    Food at Voronezh State University

    The Voronezh State University foodservice incorporates five canteens and four cafeterias on campus for both staff and students. They serve an assortment of local and international dishes much to the excitement of everyone.

    Catering services are available at different hours of the day, with a variety of dishes that caters to a range of dietary concerns. The quantity of seats fluctuates from 300 in the canteens to 15 in the cafeterias.

    The menu is expected to suit all preferences and financial plans. The normal expense of a full feast is around 3 Euros. Self-service options are also available for students, saving a lot of time.

    The meals and food plan provided incorporates a lot of vegetables, curds, fish, meat, and mince (hamburger, pork, poultry), just as uncommon eating routine dishes.

    On the menu, there are generally 5–7 starters, 2–3 soups, 5–7 principle courses, and around 3 side dishes, to browse. There is additionally a wide assortment of new baked goods and cakes, just as a natural product.

    The university carries out student satisfaction surveys regularly to monitor the opinions of students on the quality of food and service in the cafeteria and strictly considers all their proposals for improving the catering system.

    About Voronezh

    This land genuinely gives all that is necessary for a fulfilling life, Voronezh is an urban city in central Russia, occupying a land area of 601 km sq. and a population of about 1.047 million people. The city stands as the 15thlargest city in the country.

    Voronezh is the main cross-road that connects the north, the central, eastern, and other parts of this big country, Russia, and its closest neighbor countries. Voronezh is at the center of Russian growth, the city is more than 400 years (founded in 1568) but it is full of young energy, an energy that is capable of changing time and space.

    The city is also an economic and industrial hub with over 1,500 local and international companies located here. The people of Voronezh have dubbed the city as the most ideal location for self-realization.

    The city is also a cultural heavyweight playing host to over 50 international festivals every year, 1113 sports sites, 29-Olypic sports schools, and an assortment of art centers and museums.  The city continues to develop and innovate, going beyond the boundaries of possibilities.

    The people of Voronezh strongly cherish their traditions, culture, and spiritual heritage which is deeply rooted in centuries of their glorious history.

    Every generation multiplies the technical knowledge of its predecessors and remains determined to make the city the leading center for science and technology. Today, Voronezh houses the largest Russian center for Airspace, and the country is also one of the two largest agricultural producers in all of Russia.

    Education is also one of Voronezh’s biggest exports as it is the second-largest education center in Russia with 39 universities that have ranked among 100 best schools of BRICS countries. Little wonder it is called the “city of students” with a student population of nearly 120,000 students from all over the world.

    Voronezh is for everyone, there are excellent bars, clubs and restaurants, theaters and cinemas, museums, art galleries, parks, gardens, shops and sports centers and of course, you cannot miss the famous Platonov Arts Festival.

    A unique combination of natural beauty, man-made wonders, and a relaxing atmosphere has created one of the most beautiful cities in Russia. The city center is the perfect balance between old and new.

    The carefully constructed 18th-century building contrasts beautifully with the newly built modern shopping center. The compact and simple layout is ideal for walking. The lively city center is just around the corner from the hotel, a great area of tranquility and beautiful countryside.

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