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Tambov State University named after G.R. Derzhavin

Brief information about the University

Nowadays about 12 000 students are currently studying at Tambov State University, among them foreign students from more than 51 countries. Academic staff of the University is about 900 specialists. 82% of the University staff has got academic degrees and ranks, one in five lectures is a Doctor of Science, professor.

Education at the university is conducted in more than 200 specialities according to the Bachelor and Master programmes. The University also offers post-graduate training. 12 Dissertation Councils that arrange defenses of candidate and doctorate thesis implement the idea of lifelong education and advanced professional training of young researchers. Distance education is being widely used and developed.

Advantages of Studying at Tambov State University

The University is situated in the centre of an old beautiful Russian town called Tambov. It's an administrative region centre, located in the central part of Russia close to Moscow. Tambov is a vivid example of Russian province with the preserved national glamour, beauty and genius. It amazes with the magnificence of its orthodox cathedrals, picturesque parks and public gardens, friendly, open-hearted, hospitable and generous people.

Great interest of foreign students to our university is determined by a wide range of promising specialities and programmes, various modes of study, reasonable compatibility of education quality and its cost, geographical position of Tambov, favorable climate, lower cost of a market basket comparably to other regions of Russian.

Educational services for foreign students

Tambov State University named after G.R. Derzhavin has long-term experience in training specialists for foreign countries. The University offers the following services for foreign students:

    - Pre-University Training;
    - Undergraduate Programmes;
    - Postgraduate Courses;
    - Non Degree Studies;
    - Short-Term Study Courses;
    - Internship Programmes;
    - Russian Language Courses of Different Levels.

 Pre-university training

Many foreign students begin their education at the preparatory department, where they learn Russian and prepare for entering universities according to the chosen profile. Training is carried out in the following profiles:

    - Humanities;
    - Economics;
    - Biomedical.

On graduation a certificate is issued.

Non degree studies

For several years the University has been implementing a non degree programme in "Philology" for Chinese students. The TSU is widely recognized in this project which is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education of the Chinese Peoples Republic.

Special curriculum is developed for students of non degree studies, which helps to acquire new knowledge of the Russian Language, Russian Literature and Culture.

The main target of the course is to give students not only theoretical knowledge in the subject, but also apply it practically. Students participate in round table discussions, conferences and seminars.

On graduation students receive a certificate with the indication of programme profile, learnt subjects, theme of the qualification work and exam grades.

Adaptation of Foreign students

Members of the University staff assist newly arrived students from their first days in Russia. They meet students at the airport or railway station, introduce them to the University and Tambov, put up to the rules of living in the hostel, organization of the training process, rules of obtaining medical aid, different kinds of everyday problems.

The University has at its disposal excellent facilities for creative development of the students such as: university theatre, musical, vocal, choir and dance groups, Palace of sport "Antey", fitness centre "Atletiko", sports and recreation centre, stadium, recreation centre "Galdim", museum and exhibition complexes, zoo-botanical garden, zoological museum, geological museum, etc.

Adaptation and socio-cultural programme of TSU allows foreign students to become members of multinational students' society in the shortest possible time.

Socio-cultural activities

Students' life apart from training is full of socio-cultural and sports events. Foreign students take active part in various creative contests and sport competitions. The most colourful and significant event at TSU is International festival "Days of national cultures at Tambov State University".

Sightseeing tours

The University organizes numerous sightseeing tours to the historical and cultural centres of Russia. Exciting tourist itineraries help foreign students to expand their knowledge about Russia and its cultural heritage. Tours to Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, the Golden Ring of Russia, Tarkhani, Ivanovka (Rachmaninoff's estate in Tambov region), Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Tula, Ryazan are of great popularity with foreign students.


Upon successful completion of the University, the graduate receives a higher education Degree of Russian National Standard confirming obtaining by its holder of higher education indicating the degree/qualification and specialty.

The graduate also gets an additional document upon request - "European Diploma Supplement", which allows its holder to get equivalence to educational documents in European countries signed up to the Bologna Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education. European Diploma Supplement gives an opportunity to continue education or get a prestigious job in 47 European countries.


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