Voronezh State Technical University
98,6% of graduates are employed either in Voronezh or other Russian regions
General information


Research centers & labs



Bachelor and Specialist degree programmes \international

Masters and PhD programmes \international

Teaching staff

Foreign students from 57 countries study in VSTU
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 Voronezh)
Personal Care
VSTU students acquire practical skills
Tour of VSTU
Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings placed Voronezh State Technical University in the 1001+ position among the best universities in the world
Voronezh state technical university presented the scientific and academic achievements of voronezh district at the exhibition "VUZPROMEXPO-2019"
The university is a member of the Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF), the International Association of Civil Engineering Universities and the the Association of Higher Educational Institutions of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan. Moreover, the Russian-Vietnamese Center has been opened at the University.
Voronezh in central Russia is one of the leading urban economies for engineering and metalworking, with several national and multinational companies based there, including Abbott Laboratories, and Voronezh Aircraft Production Association.
About university & International cooperation & Educational process
International activities in Voronezh State Technical University claim to be an inherent part in training of highly qualified specialists fluent in domestic and foreign technologies, full of innovative ideas, well acquainted with world construction practice, with broad outlook and competitive on the global labor market.

Within the framework of international agreements with foreign partner universities, more than 100 students, graduate students and university teachers participate in international exchange programs annually. More than 150 university teachers participate in international programs of advanced training and internships. A large number of students and teachers of VSTU take part in international conferences, seminars, exhibitions, and forums throughout.

VSTU has been accepting international students since 1961, with students from 57 countries currently studying there.

Russian higher education institutions (HEIs) commonly offer the following degrees:
- bachelor's degree
- master's degree
- diploma (specialist) degree
- postdoctoral degree.
A student receives a Bachelor's degree after 4 (full-time) or 5 (part-time) years of study at the university (minimum level to be recognized as having Higher Education).

To gain a Master's degree, one has to complete a 2-year (full-time) or 2.5-year (part-time) postgraduate course.

A student receives a Degree (specialist) diploma after 5 (full-time) or 6 (part-time) years of study at the university. The Russian university curriculum is more fundamental and generally broader than in Western universities. After successfully presenting a graduation paper (usually 70–100 pages) to the Qualification Committee of the Department, the Russian Diploma (specialist) degree roughly corresponds to a Western Master's Degree.

The academic degree in Russia is called ""Kandidat nauk"" (that could be translated verbatim as a ""Candidate of Sciences""). This academic degree may be matched by a Western PhD degree. It is granted after 3 years of study and research in a postgraduate school. The qualification requirements are higher than in most Western universities, with mandatory publications in peer-reviewed journals (usually 3 publications suffice), 3 exams (one in their speciality, one in a foreign language and one in the history and philosophy of science), and public defence of the theses with open scientific discussion and approval at the Federal government level."
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.
Get education in the country with the dazzling culture
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.