Pyatigorsk State University


Full name of the organization: Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Pyatigorsk State University”

License, state, public, international accreditation and certification:

License No.2213 of June 20,2016 (termless) with right to conduct educational activities. Issued:  Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency.

Certificate of Accreditation No.2176 of August 11, 2016 valid until June 20, 2020. Issued:  Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency.

Certificate of Management of Education Quality No. 08009/0 of May 05, 2009. Issued: Quality Austria Training Certification and Evaluation Agency (Austria).

Rector: Prof. Dr. Alexander Pavlovich Gorbunov, D.Sc., Economics. Chairman, Rectors’ Council of the North Caucasus Federal District; Vice President of the Russian Rectors’ Union

Year of foundation: 1939

Total number of students: 4489

Specialization: Liberal Arts

Structure of the University (branches, including foreign; institutes, faculties, centres, etc.)

  • Novorossiysk branch of Pyatigorsk State University

Institutes and Higher Schools:

  • Higher School of Management
  • Higher School of Design and Architecture
  • Institute of Foreign Languages and International Tourism
  • Institute of International Relations
  • Institute of Translatology and Multilanguage Studies
  • Institute of Roman and German Languages, Informational and Humanitarian Languages
  • Judicial Institute


Fields of Study


  • Bachelor’s programs
    • 37.03.01 – Psychology
    • 37.03.02 – Conflictology
    • 38.03.02 – Management
    • 38.03.04 – Government and Public Administration
    • 38.03.05 – Business Informatics
    • 39.03.02 – Social Work
    • 39.03.03 – Organization of Youth Outreach
    • 41.03.03 – Oriental Studies, African Studies
    • 44.03.01 – Pedagogic Education
    • 46.03.01 – History
    • 48.03.01 – Theology
  • Master’s programs
    • 37.04.01 – Psychology
    • 38.04.04 – Government and Public Administration
    • 38.04.05 – Business Informatics
    • 39.04.02 – Social Work
    • 46.04.01 – History
    • 47.04.01 – Philosophy 
    • 48.04.01 – Theology


  • Bachelor’s programs
    • 07.03.01 – Architecture
    • 44.03.01 – Pedagogic Education
    • 54.03.01 – Design
    • 54.03.02 – Decorative and Applied Arts and Folk Crafts


  • Bachelor’s programs
    • 43.03.01 – Service
    • 43.03.02 – Tourism 
    • 43.03.03 – Hospitality 
    • 44.03.01 – Pedagogic Education
    • 45.03.02 – Linguistics
    • 45.03.04 – Intellectual Systems in Humanitarian Field
  • Master’s programs
    • 44.04.01 – Pedagogic education
    • 45.04.02 – Linguistics
    • 43.04.02 – Tourism
    • 43.04.03 – Hospitality


  • Bachelor’s programs
    • 38.03.01 – Economy
    • 41.03.04. – Politology
    • 41.03.05 – International Relations
    • 42.03.01 – Advertisement and Public Relations
    • 42.03.02 – Journalism
    • 42.03.05 – Mediacommunications
  • Master’s programs
    • 38.04.01 – Economy
    • 41.04.05 – International Relations
    • 42.04.01 – Advertisement and Public Relations
    • 42.04.02 – Journalism


  • Bachelor’s programs
    • 44.03.01 – Pedagogic Education
    • 45.03.02 – Linguistics
  • Master’s programs
    • 44.04.01 – Pedagogic Education
    • 45.04.02 – Linguistics


  • Bachelor’s program
    • 09.03.03 – Applied Informatics
    • 10.03.01 – Information Safety
    • 13.03.02 – Electrical Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering
    • 27.03.05 – Innovation Studies
    • 44.03.01 – Pedagogic Education
    • 45.03.02 – Linguistics
    • 49.03.03 – Recreation and Sport and Healthy-Improving Tourism
    • 51.03.03 – Social and Cultural Activity
  • Master’s program
    • 09.04.03 – Applied Informatics
    • 10.04.01 – Information Safety
    • 27.04.05 – Innovation Studies
    • 44.04.01 – Pedagogic Education
    • 45.04.02 – Linguistics
    • 49.04.03 – Sport
    • 51.04.03 – Social and Cultural Activity


  • Bachelor’s programs
    • 40.03.01 – Legal Studies
  • Master’s programs
    • 40.04.01 – Legal Studies

Facilities and resources (education, laboratories, sports, accommodation infrastructure):

The University commands 4 academic buildings, 39 IT equipped lecture theatres and 180 auditoriums, 15 computer labs, library, 2 sports complexes, 5 comfortable dormitories for 1358 beds, student canteen and 4 cafeterias.


Achievements and academic reputation

Awards and academic recognition signs, successful participation in federal competitions/programs:

  • Silver Lermontov Medal for introduction of updated teaching technologies (2009);
  • Gold Medal and Diploma in nomination “100 best institutions of Russia in Science and Education” (2010);
  • Honorary Certificate of The Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2014);
  • Warranty of Certification by Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (2014);
  • Honorary Thankful Letter from President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in appreciation of prominent contribution in development of education and highly qualified specialists training (2015);
  • Certificate of Quality Austria Agency in acknowledgement of effectiveness of the University management of education quality (2008);
  • Member of the Federal Program “Education in Russian” on espousal and advancement of Russian language abroad (since 2014).

Membership in Russian and international associations:

  • International Association of Universities (IAU);
  • International Association of universities in hospitality and tourism EURHODIP;
  • International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA);
  • International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature.


International activity

Priority areas of international activity: 

  • Internationalization of future specialists training through academic collaboration with foreign partner institutions, including staff and student mobility programs, grants and scholarship programs, inclusive (semester abroad) and Double Degree programs, involvement of foreign teaching staff and visiting professors.
  • Admission and teaching international students in higher education and inclusive programs, professional internships, short- and long-term courses of Russian language and at the pre-university (preparatory) department.
  • Conjoint with international colleagues educational and research projects, conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops, reciprocal publications of research results of mutual interest.
  • Advancement and popularization of Russian language and culture in international educational resources through joint establishment of the Centers of Russian Language and Culture in foreign partner schools, assignment of University experts in Russian as Foreign Language as well as student volunteers for teaching Russian abroad. 

Participation in the international programs and projects (educational, scientific):

  • Erasmus+ K107 EU Program on Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility;
  • MEVLANA Program on Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Turkey;
  • “Horizon 2020” The Eighth EU Framework Program for Research and Technologies Development.

Foreign partner universities:

Agreements on academic cooperation have been signed with 51 partner universities and educational institutions whereof  dynamic collaboration is conducted with:

  • Institute of Applied Sciences, St.Pölten, Austria
  • University of Liege, Liege, Belgium 
  • University of Mons, Mons, Belgium
  • Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 
  • Kadiz University, Kadiz, Spain
  • University of Campania “Vanvitelli”, Kazerta, Italy
  • University for foreigners, Siena, Italy
  • Changchun Normal University, Changchun, China
  • Liaonin Technological University, Liaonin, China 
  • University of Warmia-Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
  • Hastings College, Hastings, NE, USA
  • Anadolu University, Eskirsheher, Turkey
  • Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey
  • University of Limoge, Limoge, France
  • University Charles de Gaulle, Lille 3. Lille, France
  • Language School IOR, Freiburg, Germany
  • Language School Verbun Novum, Meinz, Germany
  • University Juray Dobrila, Pula, Croatia

HEI enrolls foreign students from the following countries:

In 2018-2019 academic year different educational programs involved 159 international students from:

Azerbaijan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Afghanistan, Belgium, Great Britain, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Latvia, Mali, Syria, USA,  Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, Estonia, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea. 

Foreign staff members:

  • Dr. Marlis Wenzel, DAAD, Director DAAD RepOffice, Lector in German Philology;
  • Galan Sousa Nuria, Spanish Agency on International Cooperation, tutor of Spanish language;
  • Eduardo de Oliveira, Kadiz University (Spain), tutor of Spanish language;
  • Justina Anna Pilak, Ministry of Education (Poland), tutor of Polish language;
  • Margo Rochefor, University of Brussels (Belgium), trainee tutor of French language;
  • Jacline Godelein, University Lille 3(France), trainee tutor of French language;
  • Penelopa Clair Womsli, Oxford University (Great Britain), trainee tutor of English language;
  • Claudia Castaneda, “Fundacion Camilias” Foundation (Spain), trainee tutor of Spanish language;
  • Christof Toma Duchosuas, University Lille 3 (France), tutor of French language;
  • Djibril Taiar, Universite de Caen (France), trainee tutor of French language.

Educational programs partly or fully taught in foreign languages: 

Educational programs taught partially in foreign languages (incl. e-learning):

  • 41.03.03 – Oriental Studies (Chinese language);
  • 45.03.02 – Linguistics / cross-cultural communication (English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Arabic); 
  • 45.03.02 – Linguistics / Translatology and Multilanguage Studies (English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Arabic).

Besides, all professional programs/majors are provided obligatory  in combination with 1 or 2 professionally applied foreign languages. 

International alumni associations:

Association of PSU International Graduates – Ms. Arevik Gevorgyan,  e-mail:


Enrollment and training conditions for foreign citizens

Admission regulations of foreign citizens and the list of required documents:

Educational infrastructure and activities (Preparatory department for foreign students, summer/winter schools, language courses, buddy program):

Accommodation for foreign students:

All enrolled international students including pre-university (preparatory) department enjoy shared room accommodation at the University dormitory

Scholarship programs, social adaptation support to foreign students:

The University does not offer scholarships to international students. Meanwhile the program of social adaptation and ongoing support for international students is provided on regular basis by the International students Office.

Employment opportunities for foreign students during study and after graduation:

The University does not provide services in employment of international students other than native speaker – trainee instructor of foreign language.

Does the International Department have an opportunity to interact with the target audience via HEI’s official website?

The interactive contacts with international applicants provided round –the– clock via special internet account


Consultation services

Ms. Chernova Anna, Head, International Students Office, Tel.: +7 8793 400 222,  e-mail:
Ms. Pivovarova Anastasia, specialist-consultant, International Students Office, Tel.: +7 8793 400 222,  e-mail:


357532 Pyatigorsk, Kalinin Avenue 9, Russian Federation (Russian) (English)