Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University

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Bachelor’s programs
Specialist’s programs
Master’s programs
PhD programs
scientific schools

Admiral Ushakov  Maritime State University is a major water transport university and the only university in the South of Russia that trains marine specialists for shipping companies, shipbuilding and ship repair yards, water transport enterprises, ports, and transport terminals.

Starting from 2013, the university is annually awarded the Leader of Industry title by the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport.

International cooperation

  • The university has concluded 12 agreements with the universities in Europe, Asia, and Latin America
  • The university enrolls students from former USSR countries and other foreign countries such as Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and other countries
  • The university cadets undertake navigation internships on the ships of foreign and Russian companies

2 branches:

  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Sevastopol
VK – @aumsu
Youtube – @gmunvrsk

Admission campaign

Bachelor’s and Specialist’s programs

  • June 20 – July 15 – applications dates for those applying based on the results of entrance exams
  • June 20 – July 25 – applications dates for state-funded places based on the results of the Unified State Exams
  • June 20 – August 20 – applications dates for fee-paying places based on the results of the Unified State Exams

Master’s programs

  • June 20 – August 10 – applications dates for full-time and extramural studies
  • August 11–20 – entrance exams

PhD programs

  • September 1–15 – application dates
  • September 18–26 – entrance exams
  • Until September 28 – the university accepts original documents of higher education and enrollment consent applications

Required documents

  • Academic credential
  • Document proving identity and citizenship with notarized translation
  • Academic credential nostrification, if necessary
  • Russian language course certificate
  • Health insurance
  • Legalization, if necessary
  • 4 photos

About the university
Virtual tour
Doors Open Day

Admission Office for international students

+7 8617 76-78-10
+7 8617 71-63-03

International Relations

Center for Online Professional Retraining

Retraining courses:

  • Translator in the Field of Professional Communication
  • Theory and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages
  • Foreign Economic Activity Specialist
  • Foreign Economic Activity Manager
  • Commercial Agent
  • Technosphere Safety Specialist
  • Preschool Teacher. Psychological and Pedagogical Support for Child Development during Implementation of the Federal State Education Standards

Online courses:

  • English for Everyone
  • English for Stewards
  • Russian as a Foreign Language

Face-to-face courses:

  • English for Beginners
  • Spoken English
  • Business English
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Preparation for an Interview

Popular fields of study

  • Navigation
  • Operation of Ship Power Plants
  • Operation of Ship Electrical Equipment and Automation Equipment
  • Land Transport Technology
  • Operation and Maintenance of Transport Radio Equipment
  • Customs Affairs
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Technosphere Safety
  • Technology of Transport Processes
  • Operation of Transport and Technological Machines and Complexes
  • Water Transport Management and Hydrographic Support of Shipping
  • Shipbuilding, Ocean Engineering and Systems Engineering of Maritime Infrastructure Facilities
  • Economics
  • State and Municipal Management
  • Law

Institutes and faculties

  • Faculty of Water Transport Operation and Navigation
  • Faculty of Marine Engineering
  • Institute of Maritime Transport Management, Economics and Law
  • Faculty of Secondary Vocational Education and Pre-University Training
  • Faculty of Extramural Studies
  • Research Institute
  • Advanced Training Institute


  • Four educational buildings, the educational and laboratory building “South” and three dormitories
  • More than 500 laboratories and classrooms, an electronic reading room, the library with a book collection containing around 400,000 items
  • Modern marine equipment simulators, including a ship navigation and manoeuvring simulator and communications and digital mapping simulators
  • University history museum
  • Navigation school
  • Military training center
  • Legal clinic

Student life

  • 12 scientific communities
  • 20 sports clubs
  • The KVN Club (the Club of the Funny and Inventive)
  • The Media Club comprising a thematic video channel “Compass”
  • Psychological Game Club “Day and Night”
  • History and Politics Club “Loco fermissimo”
  • Photography Club “Paradox”
  • Cybersport tournaments
  • Movie Club “The Last Showtime”
  • Literary creative salon
  • Anime Club
  • On-stage performance groups
  • Volunteering Club “Transport Volunteers Center”

Employment Promotion Center

  • Consulting and information services for students, graduates, and employers
  • Providing information on job openings and events via the center website, information stands, and multimedia
  • Employment of graduates in their degree field

+7 989 765-94-71

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