Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping

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international cadets and students from 35+ countries

The flagship of maritime education in Russia – that’s what a well-deserved name for AMSUMIS is. The university trains professional captains, navigators, mechanics, engineers, electricians, specialists for shipbuilding and ship repair companies, heads and other staff of sea and river ports.

The quality of education is proved by graduates’ professional achievements that popularize the university in more than 100 countries. Top-ranked specialists work on foreign-flag ships, in Russian and  mixed crews.

Admiral Makarov SUMIS is included in the leadership group of maritime technical universities in Russia and abroad.


  • Water Transport
  • Maritime Academy
  • International Transport Management
  • Professional Development Programs

Tuition fees per year

180,000 – 360,000 RUB


  • Participation in the competition for study places funded by the Russian Federation
    • citizens of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Belarus, as well as compatriots permanently residing abroad
    • foreign citizens and stateless persons have the right to study within the Russian Government quota
  • Fee-paying places
    • admission as part of a separate competition

Admission Office

Admission of Foreign Citizens

    Preparatory courses

    The language of instruction is Russian for all programs. That is why foreign citizens may need additional language training, as well as preparation for admission to the chosen program.

    The courses offer the opportunity to prepare for further higher education in engineering and technology.

    Subjects: Russian as a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics.

    • The special Russian language program is developed by the leading specialists in teaching Russian as a foreign language
    • Student testimonials
    • Guaranteed accommodation in the comfortable rooms on the university campus

    Duration 10 months (October-July)

    Tuition fee 160,000 RUB

    +7 812 251-62-28

    Center of Educational Services for International Students

    • Migration registration
    • Adaptation activities
    • Advisory services during university studies

    Fields of study

    Bachelor’s programs

    • Applied Mathematics and Informatics
    • Civil Engineering
    • Information Systems and Technologies
    • Applied Informatics
    • Technology of Transport Processes
    • Operation of Transport and Technological Machines and Complexes
    • Water Transport Management and Hydrographic Support of Shipping – Hydrographic Support of Maritime Activities
    • Shipbuilding, Ocean Engineering and System Engineering of Marine Infrastructure Facilities
    • Economics
    • Management
    • State and Municipal Management
    • Law
    • Tourism
    • Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering

    Specialist’s programs

    • Navigation
    • Operation of Ship Power Plants
    • Operation of Ship Electrical Equipment and Automation

    Master’s programs

    • Technology of Transport Processes
    • Water Transport Management and Hydrographic Support of Shipping
    • Shipbuilding, Ocean Engineering and System Engineering of Marine Infrastructure Facilities
    • Economics
    • Management
    • Law

    Studies and practical training

    The training process at the university in maritime fields of study is implemented in accordance with the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

    Students hone their essential professional skills at the Maritime Training Center.

    The university places emphasis on students’ practical activities. It cooperates with many Russian shipping companies in the field of marine specialist training, as well as engages foreign partners in cooperation.

    The world’s largest sea port in Saint Petersburg is located near the university, which helps students get acquainted with the water transport operation management in practice and get into the spirit of their future profession.

    Career Center

    • Student and graduate employment promotion
    • Holding recruiting events and presentations at the premises of the university and employer

    +7 812 748-96-14


    • 7 campuses
    • 4 dormitories
    • Library with a complete literature collection
    • Modern educational laboratories
    • Well-developed sports camp for training exercises

    Student life

    The university offers an eventful and exciting student life. Everybody can choose an occupation to their liking and join creative studios and teams of the university such as the Gulfstream cheerleading team, the Balance dancing group, the Vocalist vocal studio, the cadet choir, the brass band, the Seawolves folk dance ensemble, the Baltic Seagulls drummer girls studio, the SDK dance team.

    Students can try their hand at reporting or editing at the Vestnik journalism studio publishing the Makarovsky Vestnik student newspaper. The MakarovToday independent news channel is also at students’ disposal.

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