State Academy of Oil and Gas named after Ivan Gubkin
Gubkin University is in the top 3 of the leading Russian universities in the demand for graduates from employers
General information


Research centers & labs



Bachelor and Specialist degree programmes \international

Masters and PhD programmes \international

Teaching staff

Foreign students from 70 countries study in Gubkin University
Programs & Prices
Pre-University foundation
Bachelor's degree
Specialist degree
Master's degree
Entrance tests & Deadlines
Pre-University foundation
Bachelor's degree
Specialist degree
Master's degree
Admission rules
Scan of passport and legalized certificate of complete higher secondary education
(with academic transcript)
Notarized translation of passport and educational documents in Russian Consulate
Certificate of Recognition
Medical Certificate
(Confirming the Candidate is Not Suffering From Any Disease That Could Be Threat to General Public's Health)
Visa rules
Student visas in Russia are required for students from most foreign countries. Russia is not a member state of the EU/EFTA, so the EU visa-free entry privilege does not apply for European students. Required Documents for Study Visas in Russia:
A valid passport which will be valid for at least 18 months from the issue date of the visa and with at least two unmarked pages
An official invitation letter from your chosen university
Application form
A certificate showing your HIV-negative status no older than 90 days
A letter of consent from your parents and certified by a notary (if you're under 18)
Photograph 3.5x4.5 cm
This is the general list. Consult the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country.
Living costs (prices for Moscow)
Personal Care
Gubkin State Oil & Gas University Presentation Video
International students activity
Students congratulating with 90th anniversary
Presentation Video of Students
In 2016 research findings of Gubkin University faculty were stated in 1664 publications
In 2016, 6 University faculty members defended their theses for a degree of Doctor of Science, and 33 for a degree of Candidate of Science
During 2016 the University faculty members received 46 awards, prizes, titles and diplomas, including the Russian Academy of Sciences Award named after Ivan Gubkin for outstanding scientific work in the field of oil and gas geology
On the December 8, 2017 Professor of the Department of Physical and Colloidal Chemistry I.M. Kolesnikov was awarded witha diploma for the discovery of the "Fourth Law of Thermodynamics" by the International Academy of Authors of Discoveries and Inventions
Gubkin University is In the top 3 of the leading Russian universities in the demand for graduates from employers
Occupies the 256th position in the Global World Communicator Ranking of the best universities in the world
About university & International cooperation & Educational process
National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University" (Gubkin University) is the leading institution in the system of higher oil and gas education in Russia.

Gubkin University is a powerful national research center and a real source of manpower for the Russian oil and gas industry. According to the proportion of budget income from research, the University is in top rank among the Russian industry universities.

Gubkin University was founded in 1930 by the outstanding scientist, academician Ivan Gubkin. For almost a century, the University has trained more than 90,000 diploma engineers, Candidates and Doctors of Sciences.

Gubkin University actively applies innovative learning methods and the interdisciplinary approach to education, develops infrastructure for training in virtual environment of professional activity based on interactive full-scale simulators, computer models and systems.
Bachelor's and Specialist's programs are undergraduate academic programs awarded to students upon completion of four-year and five/ five and a half-year university studies respectively. Both types of programs require applicants to hold a secondary school diploma

Master's programs are second-cycle academic degree programs awarded upon completion of two-year studies demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field. Master's programs require applicants to hold a Bachelor's or Specialist's degree diploma.

Postgraduate school trains academic personnel. Graduating students are awarded a PhD diploma. Postgraduate programs require applicants to hold a Master's or Specialist's degree diploma. Gubkin University curriculum offers a two-tier program in postgraduate studies: applicants work from three to four years of studies toward candidate of sciences designation and afterwards from five to fifteen years toward doctor of sciences designation. Both are viewed as an equivalent to PhD.

Why is Russia more suitable for higher education?
Optimum Ratio of Price and Quality of Education
Self-funded study is much cheaper at Russian universities than the equivalent in the USA, Canada and the UK, and in terms of the level of training provided, leading Russian universities compete on par with educational institutions in the West.
Safe and convenient living environment for foreign student
Russia is a safe country – also on an international scale. The police are reliable and help you in every situation. Whether you live in a big city or in the country, you can move freely day or night without having to take any special precautions.
A Wide Range of Universities and Study Programmes
766 universities in 82 regions of the country, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok; 205 fields, from mathematics and natural sciences to the dramatic arts; 657 subjects in Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist and Postgraduate Programmes (medical traineeships, postgraduate military courses), and internships and assistantships.
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Russia has given the world many great writers, poets, philosophers, composers, artists and musicians: Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Rerikh, Sergey Rakhmaninov, Boris Pasternak, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Eisenstein, Mstislav Rostropovich... Literature, ballet, classical music, architecture, painting, theatre and cinema: this is how Russia wins the hearts of people the world over.
Many programmes are available in English
The most popular programmes are: General medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary science are available in English at Sechenov University and RUDN. Many other programmes are available in English at other universities in Russia: engineering, technical and humanitarian.
Well-developed infrastructure
In Russia, there are many cities with well-developed infrastructure, high level of hotel quality service and highly-developed public transport. Russia became one of the twenty most attractive counties for foreign students.