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Novosibirsk State University

Novosibirsk state university (Russia), located in the heart of Akademgorodok, world-famous research center of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The main areas of training and research: Elementary particle physics, Photonics and Quantum Optics, Research of the Arctic, Cancer Therapy Innovation, Chemistry, Materials and Technologies, Genomic Technologies, and more.

Short Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Novosibirsk State University is the largest Russian scientific and educational center. Situated in the scientific center of Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, with 35 research institutes and innovative technopark, the University gives students the opportunity to do research while studying. So the University aims at training high-profile specialists for science, education and science-intensive industry. Results of the research conducted by the university staff in the fields of nuclear physics, particle physics, biotechnology, the creation of nano-materials, laser systems of new generation, innovative methods of cancer treatment, are known all over the world.


The real science. Novosibirsk state university is located in the world-famous scientific center – Akademgorodok. 80% of NSU faculty members are scientists from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. So education is carried out in close connection with the world-class scientific achievements.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
231 13
244 6
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
424 9
433 38
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
501 -100
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Student services

Support for new students. The University has an adaptation program for foreign students (pre-arrival support, welcome talk, welcome party, international student advisors, excursions in Novosibirsk, clubs, course on Russian culture).

Learn the languageof Pushkin and Dostoevsky. We offer language courses for students with various levels of Russian, including preparation courses for the Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL).

Housing services

New dormitories for international students are 3 minutes walk from the university. Comfortable double rooms with forest view are available, as well as some home-stay opportunities.

Library services

The NSU Research Library fund contains 905 729 items.

  • free access to the most important international publications and to 15 international databases
  • access to the resources of the State Public Scientific Technological Library of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS):
  • 14 millions of publications
  • International review databases from 140 global data centers

Student Life

Sports facilities

Modern sports center includes swimming pool, football and running stadium, tennis court, skating park. Choose any of the 30 sports.

Student clubs

Arts and creativity.Intellectual clubs, language clubs, art and creativity clubs. More than 30 clubs offer wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Student events. Participating in the events is the best way to network, meet people, make friends, have fun, learn new skills and challenge yourself.


NSU is a state-accredited institution of higher education.

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