Center of Foreign Students' Education

Center of foreign students` education


room 1142, 24, Minin Street, Nizhny Novgorod, the Russian Federation, 603950.




Zorina Olga Sergeevna,
candidate of Science,


Since yearly 1990s Nizhny Novgorod Technical University n.a. R.E.Alekseev has been accepting overseas students. Later in 2007 it set up a Center of foreign students' education which also runs preparatory courses for overseas students. University entrants enjoy an intensive course of the Russian language as well as brief introductory classes in mathematics and physics, both running for one academic year. Admission to the university is based on an applicant's academic success at the graduate exams which he takes at the end of the preparatory courses.

First-year international students study in small-size groups on their own individual curriculums. From the second year students enjoy studies with Russian students in mixed groups. Classes in Russian are provided all through their staying at the university.

Holding a bachelor degree in a relevant specialty makes it possible to join a master course.

Nowadays the university enjoys a student community from 14 countries: China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Morocco, Cameroon, Congo, Zambia, Tanzania, Colombia, Poland.

The cultural life for overseas students is rich: excursions over the city, Days of foreign languages, visits to a theatre.

Foreign students actively participate in the All-Russia Reviews of scientific and creative works of foreign students studying at Russian universities.


Apart from having a wide range of state-of-the-art sporting equipment the university invites to play football and basketball in a well-equipped gym.


Preparatory courses start on the 1st October while all other years start on the 1st September.

To have an academic invitation granted applicants are kindly requested to send in advance via e-mail:

  1. Copy of Certificate/Diploma of previous education recognized for admission to national universities
  2. Copy of International passport pages

We also request applicants to provide us with brief information (preferably in Russian) on:

  1. Name, surname
  2. Place of birth
  3. Residence address
  4. The place where visa was issued
  5. Duration of stay in the Russian Federation (academic invitation is valid for 3 months; deadline for arrival is one week before studies)

On arrival an applicant must have the following documents:

  1. An international passport with an entry visa
  2. Migration card
  3. Original certificate/diploma of previous education recognised for admission to national universities (academic progress supplement including)
  4. Copy of Diploma/certificate of previous education including an academic progress supplement translated into Russian. The translation of the academic documents into Russian must be certified by the Russian Embassy or Consulate in the country where they were issued or notarized in Russia.
  5. Medical certificate with AIDS test

You are requested to send e-copies of these documents as well as any possible questions to